Thursday, October 29, 2009
Wednesday, October 28, 2009
Monday, October 26, 2009
Friday, October 23, 2009
Our neighbors - who are also terrific friends- whipped up a batch of their homemade diaper cream for Cooper. This stuff is AMAZING! Cooper has only had a diaper rash a couple of times - if you can even call it a rash, more just red. The first time I used Triple Paste and had to use it for a couple days to see results. The next time I used Donna's super, magic diaper cream and it was gone in one use. WOW! and the other day Cooper had what looked like a little red pimple on his bum and after one rub of the magic cream it was gone. I keep telling her she should market this stuff. It rocks. Check out the personalized packaging just for Cooper:
Thursday, October 22, 2009
Tuesday, October 20, 2009
Cooper was still 100.5 at the Dr's office and was braking out in a rash literally in front of my eyes. He was so sleepy and I felt so bad for him. They did a rapid flu test and he tested positive for the type A which included H1n1.
When Dr. Kramer walked trough the door and told me it was positive I couldn't help myself, "Shit" was my reaction. Nice. "Yes, I was really hoping I wouldn't see a positive" She said. I am sure I am not the only new mom that has had a (few) choice word(s) with such news. She went on to explain to me that 90% of type A positives are H1N1 so that is what they diagnosed him with.
She sent me home with a prescription for Tamiflu and told me he could have Tylenol if needed for his fever.
Monday, October 12, 2009
Thursday, July 23, 2009
Tuesday, July 21, 2009
Monday, July 20, 2009
So we are still working on it and don't worry...we are not keeping it from anyone!
Wednesday, July 8, 2009
We also had our shower on June 20th. It was AMAZING! Family flew in from out of town and Mandie from Been Blessed Photography took photos for us. Here is a sneak peek! We went with a Baseball theme and my mom, sister and aunt went ALL out. How lucky are we?
So where are we at with Baby K? Here's the scoop:
How far along? 33.5 weeks
Total weight gain/loss: I don't weigh myself!
Maternity clothes? Yes - Love them! They are SO comfy. However - I am still fitting into my Juicy velour pants which have become my weekend uniform!
Stretch marks? Nope **crosses fingers**
Sleep: Some nights really good and some nights not so good. I bought a Boppy Pregnancy pillow and I love it. Even if you are not pregnant, I would highly recommend it!
Best moment this week: Ed, my mom and my sister agreeing to help us with the nursery. It is turning out BEAUTIFUL. I will post pics soon!
Movement: A lot! My stomach moves all over the place. It is fun trying to figure out if it is a foot, elbow or what!?!
Food cravings: None
Labor signs: Nope **crosses fingers once again**
Belly button in or out? Out - I hope it goes back in!
What I miss: A cold beer or margarita! **Sigh**
What I am looking forward to: Our ultra sound at 36 weeks - can't wait to see Baby K again! And spending Saturday at the pool with Abbey!
So there is a quick update..
Tuesday, May 5, 2009
Jason & I can not agree and come to a compromise for this space. This 11 x 14 area has been discussed more often in our home than the Swine Flu (which I bring up A LOT!). That is the bad news. The good news: Jason & I can not agree on this space. I LOVE the fact that he is so into this and isn't just telling me to do whatever!
What to do? Turn to Layla at the Lettered Cottage of course! I emailed her our dilemma, photos of the space, Jason's likes, my likes and I can't wait to see what she comes up with. I will keep you posted!!
How do you eat an elephant??? One bite at a time!!!
Monday, May 4, 2009
Sunday, May 3, 2009
Anyhow - back to pregnancy. This is hard work. I really have started to feel like my body is not my own anymore and that is just so.darn.hard. to accept/grasp. I have fleeting moments where I am just so uncomfortable in my own skin - I can't really explain it. It is just a feeling of wanting to be anywhere else, doing anything else at that exact moment. I tell myself that this feeling will pass and it always does within minutes - it is just that those minutes can bring on such emotions. On the flip side - there are times that I am just so in love with the overall process and overcome with such love that tears well up in my eyes. Jason does not know what to do with me!
Physically - I am very uncomfortable. Already. It feels as if my stomach sits right between my boobs and has shrunk to the size of a quarter. I just get SO full SO fast which is SO frustrating. I am trying to eat smaller portions through out the day but that really is a hard habit to get into when for the past thirty some years you have eaten three times a day - as much as you want! My skin on my belly feels so incredibly tight and itchy and I just wonder where we are going to find room for this baby to grow for 4 more months. Hmmmm? I just thank God I am not an Elephant whose gestational period is 640 days - 91 weeks - could you even imagine!
Sleeping has become somewhat of a chore - which bums me out - because I usually have no problems with sleep. To get comfortable I put a pillow between my knees and one along my side. The hard part comes in when I want to roll over. It is a job of complete rearrangement.
These are all small things but I think what it is is that that add up to that feeling of your body not being your own.
HOWEVER, at the end of the day - I can NOT wait to meet this incredible baby boy. Sometimes the anticipation is so overwhelming. I am so excited for him to be here and I know as soon as I lay eyes on him all of these feelings will be a distant memory.
Now before you publish flaming comment and tell me how lucky I am to be pregnant after our 2 1/2 years of trying I want you to know that I realize that. I feel that we are truly blessed and I wouldn't change it for the world. However - the reality of it is that not every single women loves pregnancy. I don't hate it - it is just not what I expected.
Tuesday, April 21, 2009
The Easter Bunny happened to leave some goodies for the Baby Boy! A cute little basket with a car and some M&M's (for Mommy!?!) made their way from my sisters house and the most ADORABLE stuffed Lamb made its way from my moms house.
At the end of it all everyone was sleepy and as we watched some golf my precious niece, Abbey, cuddled up next to me and fell asleep. She's the BEST!
vegetable soup (thanks Mom!) and just hung out. It was nice but looking back I feel like a total slacker! Now we are in for a week of 70 to 80 degree weather - you gotta love Colorado!
Monday, April 20, 2009
I thought about this yesterday morning listening to the birds chirp - sounds so Mary Poppinsish but that made the list in my journal many times. It is one of my favorite things - a great way to start the day.
I need to start that journal again - I really enjoyed it.
Friday, April 17, 2009
Wednesday, April 8, 2009
I have just started to show. I will have to start posting belly pics - there just hasn't been anything to see up until now. Also - I can feel him moving all around. He seems to be more active at night which thrills Jason as he says the baby is already like him (a night owl!).
We still have done nothing with the nursery but we are now thinking of the blue/brown option since we now know which team we are on.
We are in our 20th week already and baby is the size of a Cantaloupe!
Baby's digestive system is busy creating meconium (a tarry black substance made of swallowed amniotic fluid, digestive secretion and dead cells), which will fill the first diaper after birth. And, speaking of the diaper situation... baby's genitals are now fully formed!
The results from our ultra sound were great - everything looks just as it should and Baby is measuring right on track. His heartbeat was 164 and Jason got to hear him kicking. The Dr. is not thrilled with my weight gain. I have actualy lost a half of a pound which means I have only gained one and a half pounds. This suprised me as I feel as though I eat a lot and I am always full. So I will be working on my caloric intake. I need to gain 4 pounds by our next appt in May.
Friday, March 6, 2009
Thursday, March 5, 2009
Monday, March 2, 2009
roses, body lotion, body butter and lip balm. The lotion and body butter smell SO good and the lip balm is amazing. I just love the roses - they are so dainty. Can you tell she hopes we have a girl!
I am so grateful with all the sweet things everyone has done - it makes Jason and I even more excited for Baby (if thats possible!).
Sunday, March 1, 2009
an orange! Yummmm - I LOVE oranges and they have been one of the things that have sounded good since day one of being pregnant! So what's Baby up to you ask? We'll here's the scoop!
Continuing the march towards normal proportions, baby's legs now out measure the arms. And, finally, all four limbs have functional joints. Baby is squirming and wiggling like crazy down in the womb, though I still can't feel his/her movements.
As you all know I have been complaining about how busy I/we have been. Work has been super, crazy busy as well - which is good (we need to save money for maternity leave!). As I type this I am at work on a Sunday and I worked yesterday morning as well. I did not have to be at work today until 11:00 am and guess what Jason did?!? He made the most DELICIOUS breakfast for us...eggs, bacon, hash browns and toast. Jason cooked the eggs over easy, which in my 33 years I have never had them that way. YUM! I cut up some cantaloupe and we actually sat at the table (we usually sit in front of the TV :) ) and had this amazing breakfast together. We even used these cute little juice glasses that we got for our wedding that I am not sure we have ever used!!! WOW - it was SO nice. I should have taken a picture of the table - it looked so nice. I told him that we might have to make this a Sunday tradition - he just laughed! Thanks Jason - I am one lucky girl!
And the baby got the cutest little Valentine from my Mom...
Isn't that adorable? The lion is SUPER soft and makes different noises when you pull his tail or squeeze his paw. Thanks Mom!!! The baby will LOVE it!
HAPPY VALENTINE'S DAY EVERYONE!