Maternity Mondays: Week 32

Monday, February 13, 2012

Yesterday M asked me if I need to keep track of how many ounces baby Blair eats a day and at what time. I said "yes" because I'm sure that I should be keeping a very detailed calendar of her schedule (poops, sleeps, shots etc.). And while this was a good reminder of what's to come it definitely freaked me out a bit... I have NO idea what I'm doing! Agh! Since it will make me feel better I'm going to list the things I must do before this baby comes...

1. re-read Baby Wise
2. Watch the dvd called "The Happiest Baby on the Block"
3. get my act together and write out a birth plan. (is there a template for this?)
4. finish packing my hospital bag (B's is done. mine consists of lollipops and a designer hospital gown a friend got me as a gift. I probably need more than this for my stay...)
5. get my maternity leave all squared away ( i am dreading this. M can't help and it is SO confusing!)

Well I don't know if making that list made me feel better or worse. Number 5 totally stresses me out. But below is my growing bump with a sweet baby girl inside and this makes me happy. :)

saved the balloons from shower # 1 :)
When I first saw this photo I said "Dang my hair looks good!" M noticed the drain in the shower hasn't needed to be cleaned out lately so I guess I'm not shedding as much as normal...nice! It will be a sad day when it all falls out after delivery. Boo. 

- finding out I have gained 25 whopping pounds...WHAT?!?! Doctor says I need to stop eating cereal for breakfast and no more carbs for dinner. Waaaa! I was loving my cereal and pasta. Back to oatmeal and veggies. Dang it.
- a homeless guy at the grocery store thought he was funny when he pushed out his pelvis and imitated my walk. I did a very fake laugh and then immediately checked myself out in the freezer section to see if he was justified...not even! how rude! 
-Blair finding my ribs and me yelping at odd times throughout the day. surely my students think I'm losing it...
- I refuse to admit I have an outtie. the thing is that my belly button still isn't out. the best way to describe it is a "volcano." it's peaking around the edges but still has a deep hole! M says I'm trying to justify...

- having two amazing baby showers this weekend! I received some great things and can't wait to share them with you this week! 
-feeling so much movement inside! Blair is really a wiggle worm lately and I have loved feeling her "roundness."
- having two more weeks left in escrow...keep praying! it looks like this one may "stick!"
-our garage being filled to the brim with baby stuff. it's awesome because it means we received tons of great things from family and blessed!
- having over 100 followers...yippee! now how am I going to celebrate that...

a guest at my baby shower addressed my card like this. i loved it! :)


  1. Let me know how the maternity leave chat goes! I have talking with HR in about a month...nervous about that too! And I thought 25-35 pounds was totally normal for total weight gain?? Seems like you're right on track! You look great! And I can't wait to hear all about the shower!!!

  2. You look great! Congrats! And you're right, dealing with the maternity stuff is annoying. But then the baby comes and all is right with the world. :)

  3. There is a great app to record feelings, immunizations, etc... Similac

  4. love reading your updates - you look great!! i'm sure everything will work out fine with your maternity leave!


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