Saturday, May 18, 2013

My Little One

Here's a recent video of a bunch of pictures I took of Diesel last week. He's growing up too fast!!


Friday, May 3, 2013

Sunday, April 28, 2013

Here He Is!!

So it's been five hundred years since I've blogged! (or so it seems!) Quick update, and then what you've all been waiting for!

Baby D was due on March 17. March 17 came and went and there was no sign of a baby. *sigh* I was dialated about 2.5 cm on the 15th and it looked like labor would need to be induced. I got a call on Monday, March 18, telling me my induction had been scheduled for March 20th and I'd need to come in on the 19th to fill out some paperwork. I was a little nervous about the induction, but at the same time thankful to know this baby was finally coming. I felt huge. I hurt. I kept having contractions that never lead to anything. I was walking all the time to try to get the labor started. It was just miserable.

Late Monday night, I started having some more regular contractions, but they were every 7-12 minutes and then would go away for a while. I ended up falling asleep for a bit and waking up at 3am with the most unbelievable pain ever!It was such a deep, intense pain and no matter what way I moved it still hurt. I continued timing them and at this point they were 3-5 minutes apart and time to go to the hospital!

I'll spare you those details for now, but Baby D arrived at 2:05pm on Tuesday, March 19, 2013! He was 20" long and 8lbs 5oz and perfect in every way!

So, what you've really been waiting for is pictures! For whatever reason, Blogger won't let me upload any right now, so to hold you over 'til I can, check out some cute ones I've posted on Instagram!And you can se his first ever photo shoot pictures here!

I'll try to update a bit more often so you can see how he grows!!:)


Saturday, February 2, 2013

Baby D's Baby Shower!

Last weekend some of the girls from work put on an amazing baby shower for us!
The decorations were fun; the food was delish; the gifts were amazing; and it was great to have so many friends celebrating with us!

The party was scheduled for 1-5, and being the guests of honor we made sure to get there a little before 1. A huge surprise was that my Nana had driven over two hours to be there!!
But then no one else was showing up. I was so nervous that no one else was coming! That was silly because people treated it more like an open house and started showing up around 2.

While waiting for the party to begin, we got to have all the fun (bird and pig) themed food that the girls had prepared! Wings! Pigs in a blanket! Deviled eggs!

The games were fun and not tacky (thankfully!) We started with a TV Moms Trivia game. Kimi would read off the names of the TV children and the first team to answer what TV show it was got a point--a bonus point if they could provide the name of the mom! It ranged from shows like the Brady Bunch and Partridge Family to the Cosby Show, Home Improvement, and even Family Guy and the Simpsons!

After that it was gift and Bingo time! Each person got a Bingo card and filled in all the squares for items they thought may show up when opening gifts! (Chris and I each got Bingo!)
The gifts were fabulous! Lots of people got stuff right off the registry so it was almost all stuff we actually wanted:)

The end of the party was just some informal socializing and cupcakes!! OMG, the cake was simply fabulous!!
And there was this amazing punch! (I'm told it was a Paula Deen recipe made of lime sherbet, ginger ale, and pineapple juice!) Sooo very yummy!!
All in all, it was a super fun day!

Ooh! And I can't forget to show you how my nails turned out! Yes, I even did Angry Birds nails!!:)
 Well, my toes were baby blue with little baby feet on them;)


Friday, January 18, 2013

Updates and Such!

Ahhhh! It's been sooo long since I've posted on this blog! Let's see if I can do a whirlwind catch up!

Christmas was fun; traveled half way across the world (or at least to the middle of the United States lol) to visit Chris's family. It was cold; I decided I still do not like being cold. It was a great trip other than that though! We got a LOT of stuff for Baby D including a hand-me-down mini-van! (Oh yes, I'm *that* mom now;)

While we were there, we did the 3D/4D Ultrasound! The whole pregnancy, I'd had kinda mixed feelings about it because insurance doesn't cover it; it's not medically necessary, blah blah blah. We did it. And the little man is simply gorgeous!! I am totally and completely in love with him! He was being difficult and kept his arm in front of his face for most of the session (Chris says it looks like he's sucking on it. Great, some kids suck their arms or toes, *mine* sucks on his arm!! Crazy kid.

We got one where it looks like he's smiling. Chris thinks it's more of a Regardless, he's the cutest baby ever! (I know, I know, every mom says that about her baby, but he really is!)

Some of the pix make his nose look flat, but he's just smooshing against the side of my uterus or something. (and he was using the placenta as a pillow! This kid is ingenious!) But it's a cute little button nose just like his Daddy's.

The way I see it, he got Daddy's eyes and nose and my lips and cheeks (poor kid). I can honestly not wait to meet him for real and see how closely he resembles these pictures!
his little hand grabbing his little toes!
So! Here we are now at almost 32 weeks! OMG! It honestly feels like we just started this adventure and here in just 5 weeks he'll be considered "full term" and we'll get to meet him in about 8 weeks! Then our lives will never be the same!

I'm up 22lbs right now and still feeling pretty good. Lately, I've been getting some lower back pain (especially if I walk a lot or try to do too much); and some tightening/cramping in my stomach area (Braxton Hicks? possibly).

As for Baby D, he is still doing great!! As of our last appointment, he was measuring just a half a week ahead of schedule. His movements are becoming more alien-like as he runs out of room in there. It's crazy to see my entire stomach roll out from one side to another lol.

The baby shower is just a week away now! And I'm hoping for at least a decent turn out! We still don't have a lot of local friends here; and some ladies from work were sweet enough to host and plan a party for me anyway!:) More on that later!


Friday, November 23, 2012

This *is* the 21st century... right??

Happy Black Friday!!! It is by far my second favorite holiday in the world! (not a real holiday? Please! Any day that is specifically ALL ABOUT SHOPPING, is a holiday;) Chris and I managed to snag the last Nikon Coolpix L310 from Target around 2 this morning! It was HALF OFF!! We are super excited about having a more "grown up" camera than our last one to capture all of Baby's most precious moments! (Yes, it's still technically a "point and shoot" BUT it looks and feels like a *real camera* so I still feel more grown up. lol)

Anyway, after taking a nap from all the shopping, I decided to log on to my old friend and check out Mommy groups. I don't have a lot of Mommy friends in the area, and thought it would be fun to get to know some other women and get Baby D socialized (trying to plan ahead here!;)

It was a complete failure. Every group within a 25 mile radius of my zip code was for stay-at-home moms. So, of course, most of their outings/activities are during the day.

Now, not that I don't love SAHMs! My mom was one, Chris's mom was one, I'd love to be one... you know, if money weren't a necessity, lol. But at this point, I'll be returning to work a couple months after Baby's arrival and Chris will be the stay-at-home parent (and I honestly have mixed feelings about him joining a "mommy" group...)

The whole purpose of my title is just that I'm so shocked. Like, this isn't 1950 anymore where everyone's mom is June Cleaver (ah, but what a world that would be;) so what are other working moms doing?? Just not making friends? Letting their babies socialize at day care? Do they already have a strong support network of other mom friends? (I'd find that one hard to believe because, if this is indeed the 21st century, which I'm *pret-ty* sure it is, people are moving more now than in any generation before! Except for maybe during Oregon Trail days when everyone was going out west.) [No. I have no statistical data to back up any of those last statements. Just trust me on this one;)]

And yes, I *could* start my own group, 'cause I imagine we can't be the only working mom/SAHD combination, I'm just not sure I'm ready for another added responsibility... Has anyone else had issues like this? Trying to find where you fit in?


Thursday, November 22, 2012

A Thankful Heart

So! Here we are at 23 and a half weeks! I feel like the pregnancy is speeding up!! And while I am super excited to get to finally meet Baby D, I'm just not quite ready yet!!

Anyway, being that it's Thanksgiving Day here in the US, I've decided to write a quick post about things I'm thankful for (specifically with my lot in life right now;) and give you some updates!

First and foremost, I am super thankful for this little boy growing inside me! If you had asked me this time last year (or heck, even if you'd asked me early this past summer) if I thought I'd be a mommy, I probably would've laughed at you and made some smart comment about how, no, never, not for me, etc. LOL Ah, how things can change.

I'm thankful Baby D has been growing and developing properly--that he passed all the genetic testing with flying colors, that his heart beat is always strong, that his kicks and movements are getting stronger. (To the point where now, I can actually SEE him moving. Okay, that kinda freaks me out, but it's comforting to know he's still there!) Also, this week, since his hearing is even stronger now, the past couple days when my alarm goes off in the morning (yes, it's loud. Yes, I snooze it. Yes, I have a hard time getting up lol) as soon as he hears it, he starts moving!! Not a little--like a lot! Like he's saying, "Okay, Mom! Time to get up! Let's do this!!" (or he's just freaked out with the alarm, hard to say;)

I'm thankful my health has been good during the pregnancy! There's been no vomiting or low iron or any scary things. The heartburn has been getting pretty bad--no matter what I eat (or don't eat) or when or how many Tums I take, etc. It's more annoying than anything else. And this week, I've started to get hip pain while I sleep. First it was just my left side, so I could roll to my right and be fine--last night my right side started hurting too. I've also started to become a bit emotional... commercials make me cry. Everything makes me cry. These are all such minor things though, so I'm still thankful for such a great pregnancy!

I'm thankful for my job--both the money and flexibility it provides so I can make it to all my doctor appointments! Also, for my insurance! I don't know how some women do it with no or little insurance; I am so blessed to having paid for nothing so far!

I'm thankful for my friends--especially those who are already first time mommies--who have given me so much support; answering my questions (no matter how silly) and offering encouraging and straight talk advice anytime I want it. I'm pretty sure, I'd be lost without you (yes, Andrea, this means you;)

Finally (and most imporantly?) I'm thankful for Chris, my DH. I know throughout the blog so far, I was referring to him just as "Daddy," but that is too close to "Baby Daddy" which kinda seems impersonal. lol. Without him, clearly I wouldn't be pregnant, hahahaa. But he has been sooo super supportive and helpful with this entire process! I probably would've lost my mind in the beginning when those two lines showed up if it weren't for his level-headedness. Even now when I become overwhelmed or stressed or totally freaked out, it's he who talks me off the ledge and reminds me that everything is going to be okay! I'm also thankful for his family (especially his mom and sister) who are ensuring Baby D will never not have enough clothing;)

And it could go without saying (and this could offend you, but sorry! My blog!;) I am especially thankful to God, who even though I've made a number of mistakes in my life, He continues to forgive and bless me.

In other baby news, I'm up 13 pounds now (feels like a LOT more). It's almost all in my tummy! Still no real cravings (kinda bummed about that. I thought I'd want something craaazy lol).

Happy Thanksgiving to you all!!!