Monday, April 14, 2014

Week 35 is full of Insight

I've been very lucky not having too many people give me unwarranted advice, rub my tummy, all the cliche awkward moments.  But I just wanted to give some advice to anyone who's willing to listen...

This past weekend I got to spend some time with one of my best friends and her sweet adorable daughter.  She's also a first time mom and helped me put a few things into perspective (in addition to solving some of the reasons I've been so cranky the past few weeks).

Ok so as you probably figured out, I'm a first time mom.  I really have no idea what I've gotten myself into.  Literally a week ago, I watched a YouTube video on how to change a diaper because truth be told, I wasn't sure I knew how.  What Kaitlyn helped me realize is everyone has their own way of doing things, in their own time, it'll all get figured out.  I'll figure it out.

I'll figure out what works best for me.  And Molly.  And our family.  I'll figure out how to change a diaper, how to give a bath, how to do it all but I'll do it in my way and in my time.  I've been inundated lately with people telling me, "you'll be able to do that", "you should be able to come to that", "if you haven't had your baby yet you'll be fine coming to this event an hour away the day after you're due".  You're right.  Maybe I should be able to do this or that or come to an event an hour away the day after I'm due, but the thing is, I may not feel comfortable doing any of that.  I may not be ready and guess what - that's ok.  I can't allow myself to feel pressured.

I'm a new mom.  This whole thing is scary for me.  I'm going to over-analyze, I'm going to be overcautious and that's ok.  I'll figure it out.

Thank you, Kait for helping me feel better!

Tuesday, April 8, 2014

30 something weeks

I give up.  I've lost count.  But for the 2 of you who really want to know, according to my "What to Expect" app, I've been pregnant for 34 weeks and 5 days.  Yes, almost there but still weeks away.  And those weeks sound like an eternity.

This pregnancy thing has been fun but I'm over it. The past few weeks have gotten tough. The 8 month mark came accompanied by a bad memory and worse attitude.  Short term, long term, doesn't really matter - I'm not guaranteed to remember anything.  And people have never driven me more crazy, seriously is this world full of idiots?  I guess is a good thing they came together though because if at any point I decided I dislike you, I quickly forgot that's how I feel.  And no need to worry about PT, he hasn't been harmed at the making of my bitch-mode.  He's actually been an amazing support - letting me vent, get out my crazy and then letting me know it's all worth it.  And now I'm tearing up.  What a train wreck!

Here's why these last few weeks have been difficult...
  • I'm getting big, this baby won't be the 5 pounder I was.  Which makes moving, sitting, laying down, basically every movement more difficult and less comfortable.
  • I'm working a lot.  Which is good.  I like my job and being busy means I don't just sit and think about being pregnant all the time.  Thank you, Job, for keeping me occupied.
  • Our calendar is booked, with a mix of fun and not fun things but booked none-the-less.  Again, great to keep my mind off of being pregnant but a lot of the things going on are baby related - doctor appointments, child birth classes, pediatrician open houses, etc. Yay!
I know I sound like I hate my life and right now, it's really not that bad.  I'm very blessed to have had an easy and healthy pregnancy so far so ignore my negativity : )

Monday, March 24, 2014

Week 32

This little baby has quite the personality, let me tell ya.  PT says she's clearly my kid because she's already a piece of work.  Rude. but true.  Thanks, babe.

Sunday, March 16, 2014

Week 31

We're down to single digits!  Only 9 weeks letf!!!

Yesterday we had our second baby shower and it was incredible!

Thank you to my amazing sister Jackie (and Molly's godmother) for planning the whole thing. Thank you to my family who drove all the way down from Michigan.  Thank you to all our friends who took time out of their Saturday to join us and thank you to Rappahannock Cellars for letting us use their beautiful space! (If you're looking for a nice space to host any event or just looking for a nice winery to enjoy some great wine, RH is a great choice!)

P.S. - I've had a couple people ask where my dress is from so here ya go - Asos Maternity.  It's amazing!  Very cute clothes and reasonable prices.

Tuesday, March 11, 2014

Week 30

This past weekend we had our first baby shower and it was awesome!  This kid now has clothes for days, literally the clothes do not all fit into her dresser (she's clearly my kid). 

Thank you to my in-laws for hosting the shower!

My family and a few great friends are coming to town this weekend for shower #2 and I CANNOT wait to see everyone!

Thursday, February 27, 2014

Week 28

Nothing big, except me...

Babymoon pictures

Oh ya, we fancy
 I'm pretty sure PT was imagining this as his "man-cave".
Sorry babe, not getting this set-up in a tiny 2 bedroom apartment

I have a few baby showers coming up so if there are any "must-have-it" items I should add to my registry - please let me know!

Thursday, February 20, 2014

Week 27

Sorry I've been slacking, I don't even have an excuse.  Oh well, here's another update!

We're now 13 weeks till the due date but my mom delivered me early so I'm mentally preparing myself to be early (just in case).

I've been really good this pregnancy with reading very little - I figure, the less I know, the less crazy and scared I'll be.  Well - insert Pinterest here.  I LOVE Pinterest.  It's close to my favorite leisure activity - just laying on the couch, watching a chick flick, pinning away.  Until I read one article, "Things know one tells you".  It should have been called, "Read this only if you plan on never having children".  It detailed the few weeks after you've given birth.  Oh. My. NO!  I'm no longer scared about the birth and all the pain I hear comes with it - I'm scared about the after.

Thank God I have a wonderful husband who will love me through it all.  Right, babe : )