Friday, February 26, 2010
I managed by dangling "Baby," a name I named her when I was 2, by the leg. As I was drinking I heard someone saying, "Miss, excuse me Miss!" I look up and a nurse was walking/running towards me. As she reached me, she said "Oh, my goodness, I thought you were holding a real baby!" I laughed and said "oh, this?" as I lifted Baby up higher. "Trust me if she was real, I would have killed her a long time ago."
She then looked at me and my belly, mortified and I had to quickly explain that I've had Baby since I was 2.
And then she laughed and walked away but over her shoulder she yelled, "You would be surprised how many parents I see holding their real babies like that!"
Really, parents? You hold your babies like this...
Tuesday, February 23, 2010
So far Dr. Naylor's consensus is we are looking at a 9lb baby or more (eek!) when it's time to deliver.
I wondered why I looked as big or bigger as my child birth classmates that are due in March. It's mostly because I have a lot of fluid and water surrounding the baby, a lot more than most (whatever that means.) But Dr. Naylor says that's a good thing.
I think Brigitte and my cousin are right, I am in desperate need of an epideral come labor day!
Love you all!
Mel, Kiel and Baby C
Saturday, February 20, 2010
I thought classes would help ease the anxiety but they just remind me of all the things I am not yet prepared for and overwhelm me with 50 handouts to read. However; I recommend the breastfeeding class to all new parents and those who are interested I think it will end up being a great help once the beginning is here or is it the end?
Last night I asked Kiel if he would get an epidural if he knew he was going to be tased for 14 hours straight and he simply replied "you aren't in labor for 14 hours straight, you get breaks." Which means he really didn't answer my question and thinks tasing hurts worse than labor...does it? (Because that would give me hope.)
Today, I have a list of things to do and was motivated to do them until I sat on the couch to eat and peruse blogs. Now I don't want to get up. A sign that my 2nd trimester energy is fading and my 1st trimester fatigue is revisiting...sigh.
They say the time will come when you can't wait to get the baby out of you but is it not obvious that time is not yet here for me? (That was a weird way of structuring a sentence.) On a walk or was it a drive? I told Kiel, I wouldn't mind having the baby in my womb for 18 years and then one day he pops out and says "thanks for the warm nest, peace out" But then again, I wouldn't like that either.
Tuesday, we will see our baby via ultra sound and we can't wait. I, like most mothers love ultra sounds. This time he might be awake and we will get to see him move. I always wonder if it's his hand, elbow or foot that he is poking me with.
Anyway, that's enough randomness for one day.
Thanks for reading!
Tuesday, February 16, 2010
Monday, February 1, 2010
You can buy it here: SMITTEN MITTEN
What are you getting your valentine?
Brian, a co-worker of mine, ordered the smitten mitten for his girlfriend (but he doesn't like that title so he calls her friend) and she LOVED it! I asked Brian to demonstrate the smitten mitten, hence the pic above.