Monday, June 30, 2014

The Story Part 1

 Wednesday morning I woke up and I just didn't feel right. I had a doctors appointment at 2:30pm so I decided that no matter what I'd go to class and then hubby would meet up with me for the drs appointment and she'd tell us more about what was going on, how far along we were and if we were still looking at a scheduled C-section like they originally said the week before.

I got to town to meet hubby for lunch and I got a phone call from the doctors office. Dr had been called back to the hospital so they were having to reschedule everyone's afternoon appointments. Well I had rearranged my schedule for Thursday to take my final a day early so that I could possibly have the c-section Friday. When the drs office called the talked like they wanted to schedule for next week. Then asked what my due date was. Now the drs office figured my due date at Saturday and hubby and I had Thursday but I told them what was on my chart. So they wanted to have me come in on Thursday afternoon at the same time I was to take my final. I told them that wouldn't work so the scheduled me for Friday at 10am.

With that change in schedule my blood pressure went through the roof. I went home and while I was there took it. It was 149/100. I was told anything over 140/90 I was to notify the drs office. I calmed down and sat on the floor for 10 minutes and it dropped down to 135/90 and just kept going down from there so we went on about our business.

I kept saying Wednesday afternoon I didn't feel the greatest and it was different than what I had experienced before. Everyone talked about how when I got finished with my final on Thursday afternoon they were going to take me down bumpy roads to help move her down so that maybe she'd come on her own.

After we went and helped the guys at 5-Mile camp we went and ate Ice Cream and then headed home. I took a shower and scheduled this blog post and we all got to sleep after 11pm.

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Saturday, June 28, 2014

The Saturday Post {Week 55}

Top 5 Posts of the Week
1. She's Here

2. Festive 4th of July Toes

3. 10 Things to Smile About June

4. Week 38 & Week 39

5. I found the Culprit

This Weeks Posts
10 Things to Smile About June
Oy, I think I'm done...
Week 38 & Week 39
She's Here

Blast from the Past
2013 - Gino's East - Chicago IL
2012 - Rotel Chicken Sketti
           Can't Died In The Corn-patch - PMM
2011 - Need a Name
2010 - OMG Seriously??!!
           Show Me Your Bra's
           One Year Ago... Part V

Recipes made from the Blog This Week
++This was a weird week.... None!++

Instagram Lately

Week's Happenings
++I had a baby... does anything else need to be mentioned??!!

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Friday, June 27, 2014

She's Here

Wow, I scheduled yesterday's post around 11pm on Wednesday night. I had every intension of getting up on Thursday morning, going to American Literature and then taking my American Lit final. Going to the Drs office on Friday morning at 10am and she would be here via C-section Monday sometime...

Plans changed and I'd like to introduce you to our Little Bundle of Joy. She came into the world on 6/26/14 at 2:50pm on her own terms. She weighed in at 7lbs 9.6 ounces and was 20 inches long. And she's just perfect and beautiful as can be!

Everyone is doing fine. Happy Friday Friends!

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Thursday, June 26, 2014

Week 38 & Week 39

How far along? 38 weeks 6 days (Which is actually 39 5 days or 6 days... remember I got off on my counting... oh well)

Total weight gain/loss: We're not going to think about this....

How big is baby? Week 38: Your baby's the size of a pumpkin! Baby is about 18.9 to 20.9 inches long and weighs about 6.2 to 9.2 pounds. Her head is now about the same circumference as her abdomen. 
  • She may have about an inch or so of hair already.
  • She's slowly shedding that white goo on her skin (called vernix caseosa) but you might see some of it at birth.
Week 39: Your baby's the size of a watermelon! Baby keeps growing, despite being so crowded in there. She probably weighs around 6.2 to 9.2 pounds and measures about 18.9 to 20.9 inches. 
  • She's probably able to flex her limbs now.
  • Her brain is still rapidly developing -- she's getting smarter by the week!
  • Her nails may extend past her fingertips.

Maternity Clothes? It's crazy... some of my maternity shirts are showing the lower part of my belly. Yikes!

Stretch Marks? I mentioned last week that I found this stuff and I think my lines are getting lighter even though they are there.

Best moment this week? Does eating purple icey thingy count? If not, then to be reminded that no matter what, people will judge the way I'm raising my baby, but it's my baby and I'll do what is best for my baby :). Thanks for that reminder Earl!

Movement? I seriously think this is what I will miss. But at times I think I upset her or cramp her style... she tells me I have bad posture (which I do!)

Food Cravings/Aversions? Nope... nothing more than usual I guess.

What I miss: Sleeping well. Yup, that's probably it... and I hear that won't get any better which makes me sad.

What I'm looking forward to: Seeing what this baby girl looks like.

Nausea/Vomiting? Yesterday morning I choked on tooth paste which I haven't done in a while.

Labor signs? You know, I think I might be starting to feel contractions but I have no idea what they feel like to actually confirm or deny it.

Gender? We have had them verify it's a girl 4 different times. I'd say she's a girl :) I guess we'll know for sure shortly

Belly Button in or out? Oh we should all know this answer, right?

Wedding rings on or off? I tried my rings on this week for a picture and I couldn't get it past my knuckle. I almost started crying, but I didn't.

Sleep? Oy!

Weekly Wisdom: I think I'm out of wisdom at this point.

Due Date: Thursday June 26 but she's measuring about a week ahead of schedule... by golly I do believe she'll come when she wants :). Wonder if I make it through Summer School before she comes.... Today is my last day/final... think I'll make it?

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Wednesday, June 25, 2014

Oy, I think I'm done...

Oy, I think I'm just done. My nerves are shot... or something. ha! So here's today's thoughts that are sooooo completely random, good luck following them :).

+I had a drs appointment today at 2:30 or so I thought. The doctor got called to the hospital so they had to reschedule everyone. By talking to the lady on the phone it sounded like they wanted to reschedule me for next week until I told her my due date and the plans as they'd been made after last weeks drs appointment. They changed their tune real fast.

+I'm tired of sitting on my butt. I've kind of been doing that for a while now... I'm tired of sitting with my feet up. And I still love naps. I take it that may never change.

+I woke up this morning and didn't feel too good. I can't really explain it but it's a different not feel good than I've been feeling for a while now... so are we getting close?

+Do you have an Aldi food store near you? If so, did you know they did photos? I did not until now after reading their flier. Interesting.... I'm easily amused I guess.

+My feet are swollen. Like totally swollen! Um... I can't even remember if I've already told you that or not.

+I've actually written posts like this every day this week driving to school. I can't help it... So random, I know, but that's how I feel right now.

+So I get to take my final early because they were looking at doing a C-section on Friday but after the dr getting called to the hospital today that probably won't happen so baby girl won't be born on my great-grandmother's birthday. That's okay, hubby really wanted her to wait until Monday anyway... I keep saying the stinker will come tomorrow as that was the original due date and she'll come just to prove a point. She likes to be right just like mommy :).

And just because you can't have a post without a picture... here's a picture of the silly dang cat :)

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Tuesday, June 24, 2014

10 Things to Smile About June

So you know that I've been claiming I've lost my mind, right? Well I swear I have! So anyway I point this out because guess what.... I remembered that today is the last Tuesday of June (wait, where did June go!?!?) and that means that it's time to link up with EmmyMom for her 10 Things to Smile About {Insert Month Here}

1. Wow, by this time next week, I could quite possibly have a baby.... Here are the weekly photos, although remember I got off a week somehow... Today we're actually 2 days from my due date. (Week 35, Week 36, Week 37) (oh and we'll have 38 which is actually 39 before the month is over but not today...)

2. We celebrated all the wonderful Father's in our lives this month!
And my FIL who I can't seem to find a picture of right now...

3. Tbug showed her first Cutting Horse at NCHA Day.

4. Tbug finished up her Scuba Diving Certification

5. Hubby and I worked on another round of Maternity Photos...

6. I tried to break down the things that no one warned me about when it came to this pregnancy... or if they did, maybe I didn't listen... or I can't remember. I'm going with C... because I've lost my mind I swear :)

7. We made this which is soooooo much better than even this picture does it justice!

8. Summer school will be over this week. I'm kind of excited about that. cramming 16 weeks into 4 hasn't been the most fun, especially since this pregnancy makes me exhausted all the time. I love naps... should that be it's own number?

9. I like Cheeseburgers... I've mentioned this a time or two! Although I might have worn myself out on them... lol :). (I promise there is cheese on this burger, it's between the 2 patties)

10. Saving the best for last... we're looking at Baby girl being here either Friday of this week or Monday of next which is still this month. We shall see right? Now excuse me while I go lay in the fetal position because I'm scared out of my mind!

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Saturday, June 21, 2014

The Saturday Post {Week 54}

Top 5 Posts of the Week
1. Things They Don't Tell You

2. Father's Day 2014

3. Week 37

4. No Bake Oreo Ice Cream Cake

5. Festive 4th of July Toes

This Weeks Posts
Father's Day 2014
Things They Don't Tell You
No Bake Oreo Ice Cream Cake
Week 37

Blast from the Past
2013 - Fresh From The Farm - Awe, it's the Fresh Prince Parody promoting Agriculture!!
2012 - Stocking up for Cake Decorating Part 1
           Get Your Hair Out Of Your Face
2011 - Marlee's Creamery - Raw Milk
2010 - 75 and counting

Recipes made from the Blog This Week
No Bake Oreo Ice Cream Cake

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Week's Happenings
++Naps became my friend this week
++I'm at weekly drs appointments
++Went and helped with 5Mile Camp
++I got teased a lot... I got accused of being done with this pregnancy... lol
++Went and took pics for TB again since I broke my memory card a few weeks ago as I was transferring them onto my computer. Don't ask it was a freak accident!

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Thursday, June 19, 2014

Week 37

How far along? 37 weeks 6 days

Total weight gain/loss: Like I said last week, don't eat and then go to the dr to have yourself weighed, it's really hard on your mental psyche!

How big is baby? Your baby's the size of a winter melon! Yay! Baby has reached full term. She likely measures around 18.9 to 20.9 inches and weighs about 6.2 to 9.2 pounds. She's gaining about 1/2 ounce each day.
  • She's practicing some skills: inhaling, exhaling, sucking, gripping and blinking.
  • She's getting her first sticky poop (called meconium) ready for her first diaper.

Maternity Clothes? I had to give up a pair of my shorts this week... not because they didn't fit but they only had the short band (vs having the high up band) and it kept pinching my lower belly. It's summer, I need shorts man... lol.

Stretch Marks? So last week I went to a Pure Romance party and they have this stuff called Save My Skin. I'm sure no matter what I'd have stretch marks but... I got that stuff and it has made them where they don't hurt/itch nearly as bad and hubby thinks they're actually toning down in color.

Best moment this week? Just all the love from my family and friends checking on me since I'm getting so close. I don't like to be center of attention so I'm not saying that because of that, it's all true and sincere that everyone is making sure I'm okay. I have the best family and friends! I've tried very hard not to milk the "I'm pregnant" card like some do :).

Movement? Yup baby girl is still moving. It's funny feeling when she gets the hiccups which I think she has right now. It almost feels like a heartbeat... very consistent.

Food Cravings/Aversions? I never really had these... not any more so than not being pregnant... well I guess the aversions I've had... lol :). But I still really like Cheeseburgers :).

What I miss: I miss not having swollen feet. People don't believe that my ankles and feet are swollen, but here's what my feet usually look like (pre-pregnancy) (oh and ignore the funky tan lines please please...)
And here's what I'm dealing with right now...
And here is what my feet are looking like most days anymore....

What I'm looking forward to: I'm really looking forward to meeting this bundle of joy although I'm scared out of my mind too! I'd really like her to hold off until I can finish up summer school next week!

Nausea/Vomiting? No not really.

Labor signs? Not that I know of. Maybe some Braxton Hicks contractions every now and again but I'm not really sure because I don't know what they should feel like.

Gender? We have had them verify it's a girl 4 different times. I'd say she's a girl :) I guess we'll know for sure when she comes out.

Belly Button in or out? Oh it's out. It spends most of its time out these days. I did learn that the brown/black look it has is normal. It has something to do when she came together and formed or something like that. After I have her it should go back down in color.

Wedding rings on or off? I am sooooo ready to have my rings back.

Sleep? Naps have become my friend again this week. I'm always tired.

Weekly Wisdom: Okay so I should come clean and admit that somehow I got off on my weekly numbers (but I'm still counting along even though I'm off so technically as of today I'm 7 days away) and I'm actually at 38 Weeks 5 days or something like that. Saturday I hit 39 weeks. To say I'm freaking out is a huge understatement. And after yesterday's drs appointment, they think I might have to have a C-section because she's not dropping like she needs to so I'm actually kind of really glad I have school right now because it's keeping my mind off of things!

Due Date: Thursday June 26 but she's measuring about a week ahead of schedule... by golly I do believe she'll come when she wants :). Wonder if I make it through Summer School before she comes.... After yesterday's drs appt I'm thinking she's not coming for the next week.

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Wednesday, June 18, 2014

No Bake Oreo Ice Cream Cake

I've been seeing this No Bake Oreo Ice Cream Cake going around facebook for a while. For some reason it extremely appealed to me so I really wanted to try it and I thought Father's Day would be a fun day to try it, because why not? We actually took it to Father's Day Sunday Night Dinner. I might have enticed you with this picture on Monday... Now here's the recipe!

  • 1/2cup  hot fudge ice cream topping, warmed
  • 1 tub  (8 oz.) COOL WHIP Whipped Topping, thawed, divided
  • 1 pkg.  (3.9 oz.) JELL-O Chocolate Instant Pudding
  • 16 OREO Cookies, chopped (about 2 cups), divided
  • 12 vanilla ice cream sandwiches

1. Whisk fudge topping and 1 cup COOL WHIP in medium bowl until blended. Add dry pudding mix; stir 2 min. Stir in 1 cup cookies. 

2. Arrange 4 ice cream sandwiches, side-by-side, on 24-inch-long piece of foil; cover with half the COOL WHIP mixture. Repeat layers. Top with remaining sandwiches. Frost with remaining COOL WHIP; press remaining cookies into top and sides of dessert. Wrap loosely with foil.  

3. Freeze 4 hours.

Oh and don't get caught snacking on the leftovers....
 Coolwhip and oreos...

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