Holy Moly...this is the end of our 8th month, next week we'll be in the home stretch. Yikes. I'll have to start posting some pics of the baby's room so far for you all to see. It's a work in progress, but it'll get there. We need some things on the wall and some curtains, but it's looking very cute. We've actually decided to put up a chair rail and do the bottom portion white as it's looking a little too blue in baby Katz's nursery. And my dad is making a couple pieces for the baby's room, a small side table and a toy box...I can't wait until it's all done :) yeah. So big news...our friends had their baby girl on Monday. Emma Elizabeth, she's absolutely beautiful and such a little peanut. She'll soon have a friend to play with, and only 6 weeks apart or so. Let's see...what else...oh yeah, yesterday was Christmas. Merry Christmas! It was very very nice. We spent the day with my family and all our nieces and nephews...it was crazy to think that this will be our very last Christmas without baby Katz. Next year we'll be unwrapping gifts with our almost 1 year old son. WOW. Also, on Christmas morning I woke up with another braxton hicks contraction. It was crazy. Aaron couldn't believe how awkward my belly looked and how hard it was. It was pretty uncomfortable for the minute that it lasted and so weird to look at. We have our next doctors appointment on Monday which I'm actually looking forward to. I'm hoping they'll do something more than just check my weight and blood pressure. I want to hear something new!!!
Friday, December 19, 2008
Another week gone on the 40 week countdown. Crazy. So what can I tell you that's new this week. Not too much I guess. Baby has the hiccups as I write this blog entry and is stretching out the entire right side of my stomach. Can you believe that he is about 20" long right now (his full birth length). He'll only grow in weight from here on out, not height. It's absolutely amazing that a 20" long baby can fit inside this stomach right now. It just doesn't seem possible, but I guess that's why I feel him all day long. He must be stretching out constantly. Oh, and I had what I believe to be a braxton hicks contraction the other day. My stomach got soooooo tight. It was like someone was wrapping my belly in saran wrap. Not painful, just uncomfortable and it only lasted a couple minutes. And tonight I sit here...just me, the baby and Herbie in this treacherous snow storm. We're going to watch some type of holiday movie once I'm done typing, so I guess I better hurry up. Herbie is patiently waiting :) man, he's so cute. Oh, and that's why I'm in my PJ's taking pictures of my belly by myself. Something else you may all like (or maybe not) to know is that I have that dark line on my belly that some woman get when pregnant. It's not super dark, but it's there!!! Kinda strange. Our next doctors appointment isn't until the 29th. I'm kind of excited for it as I'm tired of simply getting weighed and my blood pressure taken. I really want them to do something else. Tell me something that I don't already know. Anyways, until next week...
Saturday, December 13, 2008
Well, not too much to say this week. Mom, dad and baby are all still doing and feeling well. We had our 33 week check up this week. Everything went great...so the doctor says. I have to tell you...the doctors at my practice are soooooo impersonal and are NOT giving me the attention I want our baby to have. I'm in and out (once they actually see me) in literally 4 minutes. A quick belly check, heart rate check and Q&A session if I have any. I know I should be greatful that everything is great and I'm in and out so quickly, but they're not even telling me what my belly is measuring or what the baby's heart rate is...just that it's looking great. ugh. So anyways...don't anyone get concerned (my doctor isn't in the least), but I only gained 2 lbs since my last visit 5 weeks ago....which are the 2 lbs our baby actually gained. I've gained 14 lbs to date. Let me tell you...I was VERY concerned when I got on the scale, but my doctor says we're doing just fine and that I should consider myself lucky and keep up the good work. I guess so right???? It made me feel a little better that she actually said my belly itself is measuring 1 cm large, so she wouldn't be surprised if we actually had an 8 lb/9lb baby. She said we're ALL baby in there and that's partially the reason I feel EVERY SINGLE little movement the baby makes. He goes crazy in there sometimes. It's actually uncomfortable at times, but still absolutely amazing. So anyways...things are going very well in the Katz household. We're looking forward to the holidays, seeing our friends and family and relaxing on our days off as much as possible. After the new year baby Katz could technically make his appearance at any time :) ahhhhhhhhh!!!!!!
Saturday, December 6, 2008
Oh my goodness, is my bladder out of control or what. I'm not exaggerating when I say that I think I pee about 15-20x a day and 3 of them being during the midnight hours :( so obnoxious. And every time I cough, sneeze or laugh really hard I get super nervous that I'm just going to let it all go :) haha...I'm sure some of you just looooved that one! So only about 8 weeks left...can you believe it. After the holidays are gone it's really going to be right around the corner. Aaron and I are busy trying to get the baby's room organized along with trying to get our house baby ready...well actually people ready I guess. It's still slightly empty looking, but really getting there. We have our furniture in, we just need to get all the little odds and ends that really make it feel lived in. But quite honestly I'm really lagging on all that stuff and am totally ok with it. I'd much rather come home after work and relax vs. going out shopping after work for Christmas or house stuff. ugh. Well...enough about the house, more about the baby. He's still moving around like crazy. He's a little out of control I must say. His little feet and maybe hands keep getting lodged into my rib cage. It is sooooo uncomfortable. And the time of day when he's the most active is right around when I head to bed and about 4 am in the morning :( Please tell me that's not a sign as to what his schedule is going to be like when he makes his appearance?? Anyways...things are going great. We have our 33 week appointment next Thursday. We'll let you all know how that goes. Until next week...