Monday, February 16, 2009

The Boy is Very Active!

My visit to the OB/GYN today was pleasant. My total weight gain is now 32 pounds. A bit high, but not terrible she says. My blood is great and she was quite pleased that I passed all tests and was not anemic (most pregnant women are at this point). The doctor says the boy is very active, according to his heart rate. I pretty much already knew that by how he moves around at night. Hiccups are a daily occurance. My next visit is in 2 weeks. The end of this pregnancy business is almost over (thank God)! Then I'll have poop, puke, and crying to deal with.
I was told today by the local Quizno's owner (we've been in his restaurant several times and he's big into astrology) that since Lincoln will be an Aries baby, he will be a very active go-getter and quite head strong. He'll like to ride motorcycles, sky dive, and travel. Oh, great. NO MOTORCYCLES! Already, Lincoln is looking to become the bouncy little monkey. That's fine - I'd rather have an active child than a lazy toad like some of the kids in my class.

Saturday, February 14, 2009

Dino Painting

Hooray! The dinosaur painting is finally finished! Overall, I am quite pleased with how it turned out. The next step is to take it to Michael's for framing.

Sunday, February 8, 2009

Hiccups and Continued Preparations for Lincoln

Lincoln continues to grow and move! He has been hiccuping in the afternoon or evening pretty much every day (just a bit annoying). I continue to have a pretty much symptom free pregnancy so far. Bending over is gradually becoming more difficult, but luckily at school I have 17 children willing to scramble when I drop things on the floor. The frequent urge to pee is returning, and from what I've read it's because the baby is resting on top of my bladder. Friday night Bill and I went for a walk, and by the time we were half way done, I had to pee. He ran ahead of me with the dog to open the garage and bathroom door so I could make it in time (luckily, I did, with some sideways crazy walking)!
I've been steadily gaining a pound a week, and I can tell it's all in the belly. When this whole thing is done, I'm guessing that my total weight gain will be around 40 pounds. A bit high, but nothing too horrible! I am learning to deal with it. Amazingly enough, I still appear to have a waist from the front! I will be happy when the weight is all off. Riding my bike and running are two activities I can't wait to return to!
I continue to purchase things and prepare for Lincoln to arrive. My new swing/rocker chair arrived a few days ago. Hopefully the mattress for the crib will be delivered this week. Even though we had an appointment for a pediatrician on Friday, we rescheduled it for next week. The office was running an hour behind and we didn't want to sit. The nurses said that is definitely not the norm; one of the doctors was out and they double booked patients that day. The dinosaur painting is just about finished. It would have been completed a couple weeks ago, but I just don't have the desire to sit down and work on it. I am quite pleased with how it's turning out. It will be done before the week is over because Michael's is having a framing sale!

Sunday, February 1, 2009

Afternoon Naps

As I enter the third trimester, I find myself becoming more excited for this journey to finally end. I read my pregnancy book and cringe at the new symptoms I may encounter. So far, I have been pretty lucky. It seemed that when I entered week 29, that my energy level plummeted. Evening naps are becoming routine. Today I woke up at 10am, only to take a 3 hour nap this afternoon. Unfortunately, I'll be looking forward to this wonderful drained feeling for quite some time...
Two months seems like a long time until the baby arrives, but there are so many things that need to be done before that! Next week I have a couple appointments with pediatricians. We have to find someone soon so I can send in my hospital registration. There are some classes I want to enroll for at the hospital, but Bill needs to check on the dates so he can attend. He did order a crib mattress and a Boppy product I wanted, but there are still more items we need. Things will eventually fall into place. I'm not stressed about it (yet).