Wednesday, May 28, 2008

GD Testing Tomorrow

And as a result, I'm sitting here craving a snack. It's 10pm and I haven't eating anything since dinner... so around 7pm. So sad... I could so use a snack. LOL.

I'm a bit nervous about this GD testing. I really don't know why. I've been trying to maintain good nutrition but I will be the first to admit it that my sweet tooth has really kicked in the past two months or so. But I don't even know if craving sweets is an indication of GD or if I'm just craving sweets. And it's not any type of sweets - primarily chocolate and ice cream. :)

Work has been good and I'm impressed with my new coworker. I really like her so far and she really wants to be working where we're at so I'm happy. Yay!!

I went to Babies R Us yesterday just to browse and there was so much nice stuff there. Man I wish I had oodles of $$$ to spend at BRU. LOL. I'm actually impressed that I didn't go a bit crazy and actually buy some stuff. What self control!

Sunday, May 25, 2008

I think I'm Missing Some Brain Cells...


I so do not recommend prenatal classes to anyone who has a schmeck and knows something about their own body and has read at least one pregnancy/birthing book. Seriously. This weekend I lost 16 hours sitting in a classroom with my husband and 10 other couples listening to what pretty much added up to a grade 9 health class lecture. It was a complete waste of our time. What's worse, I feel mislead because on the website and the curriculum that was posted it really seemed like we would get a lot more information on natural pain management and postpartum issues such as breastfeeding, etc. Well, the natural pain management techniques pretty much lasted for 2 hours and that included about 30 minutes of practice and postpartum was oh... maybe an hour at the most. I'm very disappointed. I can now tell you in detail about the three stages of labour and the three parts of Stage 1 Labour and I can tell you all about C-Section births and everything else... but honestly - I've already read about all that stuff. Having a facilitator re-teach me everything I've already read is a complete waste of my time and money. At least we got a tennis ball and one certificate (without our names) out of the deal.

Really though, I don't think I'm ever going to waste my money on this again. Maybe something more "advanced" or more specific like a breastfeeding class or something. But definitely not a general prenatal class.

Oh and best of all, there were two doulas-in-training sitting in on the classes and you would think that they would have the courtesy to just observe (like they were supposed to be doing). No.... they always had to pipe in with their two cents and their experiences. Helloooo... you're "in training..." how about letting the facilitator who is an experienced nurse talk?? How about that? It was just irritating.

So, that was my weekend. What a waste.

And such gorgeous weather too!!!

I'm at 27 weeks today - I can't believe that the baby will be here in 13 weeks give or take! The girl who is going to fill part of my mat leave starts work tomorrow and is actually going to shadow me for the majority of the day tomorrow as well. I don't know how I feel about meeting my replacement already. It's a bit weird. That's my own control issues though. I hope she's nice. I don't know her from a hole in the ground but a couple of people that I work with know her on a personal level (not professional) and say she's a bit of an airhead or ditz. So I'm trying to keep an open mind... Really really trying.

I think I'm going to turn in my memo soon outlining my mat leave plans. I really don't know yet when I want to go off but the more I think about it, the more I think I would like 1-2 weeks to myself to veg before the babe arrives. And on the offchance she's early.

So much to think about.

I'm going for my GD testing this Thursday so I have to keep on reminding myself - no more food after 8pm on Wednesday. That's going to suck. :(

Wednesday, May 14, 2008

Hump Day yet again...

And there's really nothing new to report today. Work was good - they've announced a new hiree (temp) who will be replacing my coworker that's off on sick leave and who'll end up covering part of my Mat Leave. She's starting on the 26th... We'll see how that goes.

Baby's kicking up a storm and it's great... I'm loving the feeling. :)

I'm tired today so I'm not going to blog for very long... maybe take a bath soon.

Tuesday, May 13, 2008

Just a quick check in today...

My parents were here and now they're gone. It was a nice visit but they did exhaust me after a while. I really felt like I had to entertain them 24/7 even though I know I really didn't. But other than that, we had a nice visit. For Mother's Day my father took the four of us (mom, dad, John & I) to an Austrian restaurant and I had the yummiest weinerschnitzel. It was absolutely delicious. I haven't had food like that in a while. And then my mom cooked for us yesterday (roasted pork loin... yummy). So that was good!! They've gone to my older brother's for a few days now before they head back home. I didn't get to talk to them about the plans for August for when the little one is born but they didn't bring it up at all so I didn't want to wreck an otherwise pleasant visit.

I went to the MW on Monday for my check up. It was cancelled from last Thursday as the MW had to go deliver a baby. :) Everything is great - the babe's measuring on schedule etc etc. There are some concerns with GD since I've gained 30 lb already this whole pregnancy. So I have the requisition in hand and I need to go do the GD testing in the next 2-3 weeks. Yay. Have I mentioned that I'm not looking forward to that. Hopefully I'm just a fatty mcbutter pants and the baby likes the food that I'm eating. :)

So since the parents left, I've put the crib together in the nursery!! It's so exciting!! The bedroom is starting to look like a nursery now. Oh and today I went and bought three more even larger bras. Yay. Who would have thought such a small thing would cause so much joy! LMAO. I am seriously feeling way more comfortable though so I'm happy!

And even though it's only Tuesday, I'm already looking forward to the long weekend. I loved having four days off and I think I'm really digging this staying at home sh!t. :)

Wednesday, May 7, 2008

The week is coming to an end for me...

Tomorrow's my last day at work this week and it's going to be a short one too which is nice. I have three clients booked in the AM and then I'm off to family court to provide support to a client. Then I just have some drop-in time booked for people to come in and see me if they need to and I'm off at 2:30pm to go to my MW's appointment. I'm so looking forward to a short day... Friday and Monday I'm off... YAY!!!

I talked to my parents last night and they're getting excited to be coming down to visit. They'll be here sometime early Friday afternoon. It sounds to me like the plan is that they'll stay with us till Tuesday and then they'll head to my older brother's for a few days. Should make for a nice visit hopefully. My mom's also all excited because it's Mother's Day this weekend and she gets to spend it with her preggo daughter. =P

So I think that we have decided on a name for the little one!! How unbelieveable is that?? I think we're going to go with Kaitlyn Vera. John wanted Caitlyn initially but I prefer the "K". I don't know for sure yet though so I'm still going to juggle both around and see what I like the best.

Sunday, May 4, 2008

24 Weeks!!

So it's 24 weeks today... which is technically six months if you count four weeks per month.... but that leaves 16 weeks or another four months to go. Yikes! Honestly though, the time has gone so quickly for me so far...

Today I saw my baby kick for the first time. That's right!! John and I were sitting on the computers upstairs and she started kicking so I thought I'd lift up my shirt to see if I could see any movement and I sure did! It was so cool!

Saturday, May 3, 2008

My Pity Post

It's a rainy Saturday here so we spent most of our time indoors today. Which wasn't necessarily a bad thing. John finished up the baseboard in the nursery and I spent the majority of the day cleaning the house in preparation for my parents next weekend.

I do have to have a pity post for myself right now though about my weight... I'm officially 178lb today which is 28lb more than my pre-pregnancy weight. WTH is that??? I'm only 24 weeks along which means that I still have 16 weeks to go which means I can still put on more freakin' weight. Everyone I've complained to so far tells me not to worry as I'm carrying all this weight in my belly which I guess is a good thing. I can't help but worry though because "all" the books recommend a 25-35 lb weight gain throughout the whole pregnancy. Well, if I'm at 30lb now and can only gain 5 more... LMAO. That'll never happen. What frustrates me alot too is that it's not like I'm eating an unhealthy diet and gorging on sweets or fatty foods. I am eating slightly bigger portions than normal but am eating healthy and am not indulging for the most part. So where is this weight coming from?? Seriously.

Thursday, May 1, 2008

Apparently I've "Exploded"....

So one of my coworkers today looked at me and said, "my gawd you've exploded." So seriously, what's that supposed to mean?? I really don't think that alot of people actually think before they say stuff. I've exploded??? Really now. The funny part is, what I wanted to say was "hello pot, this is kettle.... you are black." This woman is not overweight; that would be an understatement. She is rather large. She has no neck. She's shorter than me. And she walks like Shrek. She huffs and puffs the minute she has to get her lard ass out of her office chair and walk down the hallway to get a client. Her face turns red with any amount of physical exertion.

And I've exploded.


So John and I talked some more tonight about the mother situation. He thinks I'm overanalyzing this whole thing and I think (hope) that he's right. He thinks that once we sit down and talk to my parents (mostly mother) she'll get over the "baby brain" and realize what's best and what makes the most sense (come down to visit after the baby is born and not a moment before). I hope he's right. So I'm now going to do my best to not worry about this again.