Tuesday, January 29, 2008

Messages boards

I've been sitting on this one for a few days but I kinda want to rant about baby messages boards. Yes, they are meant to be helpful and a lot of times people ask questions I want to ask but don't but lately, some of the ladies are getting on my nerves. For example, someone asked about immunizations. Most people are for them with the exception of one mom who describes physicians as "being in it for the money and paid by the drug companies." Excuse me? Wow! All physicians? She went onto say that none do work for free either. I BEG YOUR PARDON? A lot of doctors go on missions and volunteer in third world countries. Many locally volunteer at our community clinics.

There was also this long argument about natural child birth. I'm sorry but if I'm in pain, give me drugs. This isn't the 1800s. Call me lame but it's my choice. I can't believe how many women jumped down another's throat about the suject. Other taboo topics to avoid breastfeeding, cloth diapers and anything green. You're a horrible mother if you don't go green. Who can afford that? NOT ME!

The internet has made us all try to self-diagnose before picking up the phone to make that call. I'm guilty of it. It's amazing the stuff on immunizations on the internet. It's just as bad as the stuff my husband found on circumcision. The rule, don't believe everything you read on the internet. It might have an agenda esp when it comes to your kids.

For now, I'm going to stick to the Dr. Sear's books and my pediatrician for advice -- not messages boards.

Maybe that should be my next topic -- picking a pediatrician. Of course, I'm totally biased since I work with two of the most wonderful docs in Bend and choosing between them is going to be really really hard.

Saturday, January 26, 2008

Do's and Don'ts with your baby

I'll make sure I bookmark this for future reference.

Thursday, January 24, 2008

19.6 Appointment

I can not believe tomorrow I will be halfway through this pregnancy. It's amazing how fast it's gone. I went to my 20 week doctor's appointment. Last month it was no weight gain, this month it's too much so it's back no sweets or limited sweets. Or maybe I should go to the gym more? I can get my sweets from fruit no problem. She says everything is going well! Woo hoo.

I go in for another ultrasound in 4 weeks since the tech couldn't get the front of the heart which is fine with me. It will be nice to get another peek at the little guy.

To go along with the annoying tingling in my leg, it's now happening in my left wrist. Fun, huh?

I'm slowing working on the list though my husband will be doing most of it. He needs to paint and put chair rail up and then get the crib/dresser/changing table ready.

I promise to write more but it's so hard after working all day to sit in front of my computer and think!

Sunday, January 20, 2008

Random thoughts for week 19

I can't believe I'm having a boy. I'm not sad about it but I'm still in a state of shock about having a boy. Now I pay extra attention to baby boys and boy clothes and even bought our little man a few outfits (6-9 months) and we officially bought his "coming home" outfit yesterday.

Everyone is asking us about names. Months ago when I was convinced our boy was a girl, I told my husband he could pick the name. He has picked Benjamin or Ben but not Jamin as someone joked. So far, Lil Berger has been replaced with Benjamin. It's sticking but I also really like Andrew or Drew for short but the husband isn't convinced. We will keep the middle name secret.

After having lunch with Alyssa and Owen the other day, I've decided my baby's "thing" will be hats!!! Since I've found out it's a boy, I've bought three cute hats.

I'm having a lot of anxiety which I'm told is normal. I am mostly freaking out about bringing the baby home and not knowing what to do with it. I think I need someone here with me the first few days and without my mom to turn to, I'm quite anxious about it. My friend who is moving has offered to come stay the first week which has calmed my fears a little. I usually don't miss my mom as much but I'm missing her more.

I love my deep water fitness class!

My birthday is two weeks from today. I feel the need to "live it up." That used to mean martinis but now means staying up past 10 p.m. I want expensive things like a Wii, a new ipod and a Coach purse.

I will need to post the story about the ultrasound but the gist is that my baby is laying breech, face down for now and his little legs are punching my bladder. Once my bladder fills up, it crowds him and he starts kicking my bladder or that's at least what the ultrasound showed. I may have to go back for another one since they couldn't get the front of the heart which is fine by me!

I am in shock that Friday will mean I'm halfway through! Yay!

Thursday, January 17, 2008

Wednesday, January 16, 2008

Big day is tomorrow

I've been too busy or tired to write lately. Mostly, I love being pregnant except when I'm required to sleep and my right hip falls asleep. Apparently, my uterus is hitting a nerve when I sleep causing a pins and needle sensation. It's really annoying. I thought the snoodle would help but it's not.

But I don't want to be a complainer, I love being pregnant. I finally look pregnant.

Tomorrow is the big day where we might find out the sex of our Lil Berger. I didn't want to get my heart set on boy or girl but I have. I hope it's a girl which means it will be a boy. A gal I work with really wanted a girl and found out it was a boy yesterday. She said she was sad at first but today is excited. This is her third. I guess the biggest thing is that he/she is healthy and moving around. I plan on drinking a big ole cup of leaded coffee before hand to get Lil Berger moving.

Wish us luck!

Friday, January 11, 2008

Random thoughts (because I'm wiped out)

Today I'm 18 weeks. In two weeks, that means I'll be halfway through. I can't believe how fast it's going.

I started pre-natal deep water fitness tonight. I was really scared of over doing it so much that I thought I did but I didn't. I am tired though. I'm mad at SCMC for canceling their pre-natal fitness classes. I complained to my counter-part at SCMC about it and gave her a few promotion ideas to better market the classes.

New pregnancy symptoms: tingling legs while sleeping, heartburn, shortness of breathe, STRETCHMARKS (they are totally hereditary), tons of energy.

The baby is moving a lot. No kicking mostly wiggling after lattes and anything sugary.

I have an aversion to red meat and vegetables.

My snoogle came! I love my snoogle. My husband loves it too and wants one. Sleeping is much better now.

I'm having weird dreams like we're polygamists that add a new husband to our family and my dog telling me he's not happy about the baby.

Told you my thoughts were random. My legs are so tired from swim class. Must snuggle with the snoogle and get some rest.

6 days until we know the sex of the baby.

Saturday, January 5, 2008

Yes, I registered for a $160 swing

When my friend and I went and registered, she insisted that I register for a swing for the baby. I opted for a small, space saving swing that was reasonably priced -- well, that was until I saw the swing she had that night at her house. The Starlight Papasan Cradle Swing was so cool I had to register for it! The problem, it's $160, but the thing is darling. It vibrates, it rocks, it lights up. I am on the lookout for a used one on craigslist but until I do, I'll keep it on my registry.

I scored a exersauser, gynmi, pack n play, stroller and car seat from my gracious friend Becky so I took those off my registry. I think I also located a glider via craigslist I'm going to check out tomorrow. Gotta love a deal.

Thursday, January 3, 2008

Getting ready for the little guy/gal

I've been talking with my husband for weeks about a list of things to do before the baby is born. He finally asked me last night to acutally type up and print the darn thing so he can get cracking. I about feel off my chair. So here is the list for the whole internet to see -- nesting officially has begun....

Clean office
- organize closet
- organize desk
- organize wall hangings
- get hide a bed

Paint bedroom
Paint hallway/kitchen/living room
Paint Lil Berger's room

Organize bedroom closets

Organize laundry room

Organize garage
Paint garage

Get the baby room ready
- buy crib/dresser/changing table
- buy closet organizer
- buy glider
- register for gifts

Clean carpets

In other news, I bought new bras last night. I could not stand it anymore. The girls were spilling out. The bra extenders have been working great -- too bad they don't make cup extenders. I was completely shocked at what I had to move up to. I also bought a cute dress and maternity top too because you gotta be fashionable still when you're knocked up.

Two weeks until we know the sex of our baby! I almost can't wait.

Wednesday, January 2, 2008

My back is killing me

This morning I was singing a little jingle to the melody of the Modest Mouse tune (w/ Flaming Lips, I might add) "The Good Times are Killing me." It was "my back is killing me." Why is my back killing me? I asked the doctor this and her explanation was the hormones relax your joints therefore your back hurts. This explains the knee and elbow pain as well.

Anyway, I had to go around the office trying to find someone with tylenol. It didn't help much. So, I ordered a Snoogle and everyone says it will help. I hope it does. Now if I could get my husband to quit snoring and the dog to sleep on my husband's feet, maybe I'll get a good night sleep for once.