Thursday, June 30, 2011

Counting sheep

Sleep has been a long hard rode the last few weeks. Getting comfortable proves to be ridiculously hard. Little Ocoee is also a night time kicker. She gets really active as soon as I lay down for bed and then also has a disco party around 4 a.m. that wakes me up. Thank goodness it is summer and I don't have to get up super early. I love watching my belly bounce and move and knowing that there is a little baby in there....mine and hubby's strange and wonderful.

The belly seems to be a world all of its own outside of my world. So far no stretch marks and I also got a maternity support belt that should help with the back pain I have been getting. My belly button is still and innie but I am not sure for how much longer. I am officially 7 months tomorrow.....3 months left...woohoo. It seems to be going painfully fast and slow all at the same time. We have done many of the items on my baby "to do" list. The birth class was more educational for hubby than me since I felt I had read much of the same info in books and online already. We also had the maternity tour and I just kept thinking....this is no 5 star hotel. You would think that the miracle of birth could come with a little luxury! The hospital is highly rated for their nicu unit and professional, high quality staff so I am just being picky.

Last doctor appointment went well. We are now on the every 2 week visit plan and things are looking great. We are heading camping and fishing this weekend which is the first trip for the summer and I hope we make it ok. Camping with a belly this big may be a little much but the fresh Alaskan air and beautiful sea, mountains and wildlife will be worth a little discomfort.

Happy 4th of July. Remember that we are really celebrating the fact that a bunch of rich white men didn't want to pay taxes :)


Tuesday, June 14, 2011

Bambino is a big girl!

So after an ultrasound on Wednesday, we found out that Ocoee is a big girl! She has consistently measured in the top 97% for babies at her age of gestation and on Wednesday they said she was already 2 pounds! Most babies are 1.25 by the 25 week. Now we are in week 26 and she is kicking like a she is krumping in there or something. I am glad she is healthy and growing well but the fact that Mike was a 10 pound baby is not making my fear of delivery any less.

Also can I just say that I love Pottery Barn Kids. Not only do they have cute organic bedding that I ordered for the nursery, but they had half the order at my door step in 3 days. Also when the cool cherry blossom decal I purchased went on sale 2 days after I ordered it, I called and they refunded the difference before I even asked. Love that customer service. The nursery is starting to take shape. The hubby flew home early from Nome to surprise me on Saturday and then whipped into handy man mode and put together the crib and bookcase. We also received the organic mattress for the crib yesterday-thanks to Mike's mom Peg! It was nice to open the mattress and not have that weird chemical smell.

We are down to the last few months of this pregnancy and I still have a lot to energy is running low and I am pretty uncomfortable at nights, when bending, and about a dozen other times during the day. I would not trade it for anything in the world though. Can't wait to meet my little Ocoee.

Friday, June 3, 2011

Six months today!

Officially six months today. I am celebrating by doing a little prenatal yoga, watching birth videos on youtube and walking a 12k race with some friends. My hubby will brew a fresh batch of beer with Alaskan Holy water (glacial water from an artisan well down the Seward Highway). The youtube birth videos sucked me in while I was looking for some prenatal yoga videos. They made me alternate between crying and being totally grossed out. It is starting to sink in that this baby is only a few months away from wanting to come on out and play....that part scares me. I know women have done it for a really long time so I am hoping that I will be ready when our time comes. We have our birth class scheduled for June 19th which is Father's day so that is very fitting. I need some good ideas about what to get hubby for Father's day....a new tool belt since he has been Mr. Fix It around the house.

My belly and weight have been about the same for the last month. I guess I am an early popper but it hasn't gotten much bigger since. She kicks and moves so much! Hubby is really starting to be impressed with the force of the kicks. Makes me happy to know she is healthy and seemingly happy in there.