Friday, February 26, 2010

My Baby Doll at Breast Feeding Class

Yesterday, was the last night of breast feeding class. My friend Rachel graciously went with me since The Husband was working. Before class Rachel went to the restroom and I went to drink out of the water fountain. Not an easy task when you are juggling a big belly, purse, breast feeding folder and this baby doll:
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...

I'm concerned!

Tuesday, February 23, 2010

Big Baby Boy

Baby Christensen is doing great (and so is mom, if anyone cares!) The doctor wants us to have another ultra sound in 8 weeks to monitor his weight. He's about 3 and 1/2 pounds at 28wks which is in the 70th percentile but his head or should I say GIANT head is in the 99th percentile, I think the doc wanted to say 105th percentile but there is no such thing (or is there?).

Anyway are you surprised? He has two amazons for parents. I know I can't tell for sure but his nose looks like a Keddington nose...what do you think?

But his HUGE foot, well that's a Stirling/Chamber foot for sure!

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

Final Stretch

Yesterday, marked the start of my third trimester and the panic that it is all coming to an end or a beginning depending on how you look at it. Either way I or should I say we? No, it's I (Kiel is cool as a cucumber, like always, except the night he proposed or the day we were sealed for eternity) am not prepared for the end or the beginning. So for the next 3 months I will be doing just that, preparing.

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

Pregnancy Prank

I like to play this joke on strangers, trust me it never gets old ;)

Yesterday Kiel and I went to the furniture store after our lovely massages at Burke Williams in celebration of Valentines Day. I played the best pregnancy prank on the salesman at the store. We bought our couches from him, so he sorta knows us but hasn't seen me since I've been expecting so he asked me: "how far along are you?"

I replied, "oh, I'm not pregnant" with a very serious face and watched his face turn sheet white and then he said, "Oh"

Then I told him I was kidding and I was a week shy of 7 months and he laughed and said, "please don't ever do that to me again I almost had a heart attack."

Ha ha - It's the best ever!

Monday, February 1, 2010

Love Month Day 1

It's a smitten mitten...and they are so cute and perfect for holding hands in the winter time with your love or your child.

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.