Nothing too exciting to blog about! I am done with my classes at the birth center, and as long as he holds off until Friday we are good! I can’t believe I have less than 3 weeks left (hopefully!). I have his bag all packed and ready. I still need to pack mine, but yesterday I did get some of the stuff I still needed to buy. Oh, I also dragged Steve stroller shopping yesterday! LOL I really wanted the Chicco Keyfit 30 travel system, but with not babysitting anymore money is pretty tight. Luckily my Graco carseat from Addison didn’t sell in the garage sale, so I’m stuck using that. I think we are going to go ahead and get the Joovy Sit and Stand. With the carseat on it both girls can still hitch a ride if they want so they thought that was really cool. We’ll see. There are other things we need first, but at least now we have an idea so I can just send Steve out to buy something when we need it instead of all of us going to Babies R Us. That was FUN! Not. So, here’s 37 weeks. I made Steve take the picture this time b/c I’m tired of taking pictures of myself in the mirror 🙂
I have a friend who owns her own photography business and as soon as I got pregnant this time around I knew that I wanted to get pictures done by her. She is amazing and I was so excited to see how they would turn out! You can check out all the pics here:
Some are already edited and some are not.
In the top right corner click on “online proofing”
Then click on my name, Christina Menis
Then click on “View Portraits Here”
The link “Other Portraits” are the ones where the girls had silly smiles or that I just didn’t like as much. I am so excited about how they turned out!! The day we went to get them done the kids weren’t very cooperative and I left their frazzled and ready to strangle them, but looking at the pics you’d never know. So, for anyone in the South Bend area, Eileen is awesome and if she can get good shots of my kids on a crazy day, she gets two thumbs up from me! Before this it had been two years since I had any professional pics done b/c it is just way too stressful. I am so excited for Noah to get here now so I can take him in and have her work her magic again. Thanks for looking!
Today’s been a weird day. I had my 36 week appointment this morning and while I was in the bathtub I noticed my belly looked a lot smaller than just yesterday. I didn’t think anything of it, but then as I was getting ready I was able to wear a shirt that hasn’t fit over my belly for probably 2 months now. I was also noticing I hadn’t really felt him move at all for a good two hours, which is very usual. Of course I got a little worried and panicky and called Steve to see if he could maybe come with me to my appointment. Of course he couldn’t leave work so I finished getting the kids ready and made sure I got there a little early b/c usually if I get their early I get seen early too. After we talked about the girls sibling class for a little bit she measured me and I’m still measuring right on at 36 cm. I told her about how I had only felt him move about 3 times in the last 3 hours and so she listened to his heart rate for quite awhile and used her hands to move him around. She was looking for accelerations when she would move him and he did what he was supposed to 🙂 She then went on to tell me where everything was at in terms of his body parts. Well, since last week he has moved from laying face up completely on my right side to laying on his right side with his butt up by my left rib and his spine/back along the left side of my body. I’m thinking that at some point when I was sleeping he flipped over like this b/c I know just yesterday he was still mostly on my right side. His head was also lower than where it usually is so I’m thinking that these changes in position have just altered how much my belly sticks out and how much I’m feeling him move. I feel a lot better but still a little freaked out that there was such a drastic change just over night. I have to do a one hour kick count every day after a meal from now on. Here’s my 36 week pic, you can see a little bit of difference in this one compared to my 35 week pic.
I keep getting comments about how “small” I am for only having a month left. Apparently the people saying this haven’t see any of these pics! I feel huge. Not much new with my pregnancy, although my best friend had her baby yesterday and she was due 3 weeks before me so I got a little nauseous thinking that I’m next! LOL He has strict instructions that he’s not allowed to come before July 4th though, so let’s hope he listens. Oh, and I’m getting that damn pregnancy nose. I swear it’s doubled in size. Ugh.
I’ve been ignoring you. Things just really suck here right now and I’m attempting to pick my emotions back up and dust them off. I really wish I could blog about everything going on with us right now, but I really don’t have the energy or the desire to defend what I write to anyone that may be reading so I’ll just say that Steve and I both come from families that are very difficult to deal with at times (who doesn’t right?) and we both are just emotionally exhausted right now and have been trying to just focus on keeping the girls happy. I’m tired of them being disappointed and upset by the people who are supposed to love them the most.
I just have to say to say to all my SM’s and ZBZ’s that I don’t tell you how much I appreciate you and your friendship often enough. You mean the most to me and I love knowing that I have all of you to turn to when shit happens in my life. So, if I’m MIA for awhile like I have been for the last week or so just know that even if I don’t return your messages, calls, etc. I appreciate knowing you care and are thinking about me.
When I was pregnant with the girls around 33 weeks is when I was miserable and ready to be done. It’s no exception this time! I don’t know if it’s the fact that the weather is warming up or if it’s just that my pelvic pain is so much worse this time around, but man the next 7 weeks can’t go by fast enough.