Did you know that baby poop shoots out? Like it literally shoots out of the butt. I found poop on my wipe warmer. I feel like this baby should come with an apron. Andy and I had to laugh today because we were changing her diaper and she pooped three times. All we heard was a big fart and more poop came shooting out. You have to wonder how so much poop can come out of such a teeny tiny tush. And trust me her tush is tiny. I think she left half of her butt in the hospital b/c Andy and I are both packing some back. Hmmm.....
Saturday, June 27, 2009
Tuesday, June 23, 2009
So here's the long story. On Thursday after dismissing my students for the first dismissal while walking back into the building I slipped and fell on the wet floor (it had been raining in NY for days). I didn't land on my stomach, on my knee and my face. My principal had a coworker drive me to my dr immediately. When I got there they did an u/s and saw that the baby was doing well, but just to be on the safe side she hooked me up to a fetal monitor for a half an hour. I'm glad my friend was able to stay with me, but I wasn't really nervous at this point. I figured my doc was just being thorough. I started feeling some contractions, but they were irregular, or so I thought. Turns out they were coming about every 4 minutes. My dr said that it was probably nothing and they would go away, but just to be on the safe side she wanted me to go to the hospital to be monitored for a few more hours. I called Andy and told him to meet me at L&D and to bring the bag just in case. At this point I still didn't think that I would have the baby yet b/c the contractions were getting farther apart and they weren't painful at all.
Posted by Melissa G. at 10:38 AM
Tuesday, June 16, 2009
How far along? 38w3d
Total Weight Gain: 23 pounds
How much does baby weigh? I'm estimating her between 7 and 7.5, but she could be a big fatty and weigh closer to 8
Stretch Marks? No
Sleep? Some nights are better then others. I'd say I get up at least once to pee.
Best moment this week: Realizing that this is my last week of work! I took off the last week for a little R and R before baby comes. I'm so excited not to have to make that drive after Friday. My bladder can barely take it.
Movement: Yes, big painful jabs and rolls
Labor signs? Irregular false contractions that are getting way more intense
Belly button in or out? I have to say this skeeves me out the most.
What I miss? When maternity clothes didn't make me look like a tent.
What I'm looking forward to? Sadly enough I'm looking forward to looking 6 months pregnant again (this is what I hear you look like when you leave the hospital)
Milestone: No milestones this week.
Posted by Melissa G. at 8:03 PM
Monday, June 15, 2009
So today was my graduation from graduate school. I officially have my masters in early childhood education. Now I get my raise and my permanent certification. I'm so happy it's over. I'm sick to death of working full time and taking classes. But it's over now and I don't have to worry about going back for my 30 and above for a while, at least until Isabella is a bit older.
Posted by Melissa G. at 5:21 PM
Thursday, June 11, 2009
How far along? 37w5d
Total Weight Gain: 22 pounds
How much does baby weigh? Close to 7lbs I would say
Stretch Marks? None, but I'm over caring about whether or not I get them
Sleep? Is ever elusive
Best moment this week: Getting my hospital bag packed...it's finally starting to feel real
Movement: Tons of it
Food Cravings? All food
Labor signs? Irregular false contractions
Belly button in or out? Popped and nasty as ever
What I miss? Seeing my feet
What I'm looking forward to? Finally being able to meet my little girl
Milestone: Full Term. Holla!
I can't believe I'm finally full term! She can come whenever she's ready. I had my first internal today. I'm 50% effaced and 1cm dilated. It's progress, but my doc said it doesn't really mean anything. I can go into full labor tonight or it can take three weeks. But I was excited for progress.
My contractions are coming more and more. Sometimes they're regular and sometimes they're sporadic. I need to go to the hospital when they come 5-10 min apart for a solid hour. So I'll be on the lookout for that.
I didn't get a chance to put a pic up yet, but I will. Not that there's much new to see; still a big huge belly
Posted by Melissa G. at 4:39 PM