Friday, February 27, 2009

Double Whammy

So Wednesday night, I'm on the computer, floating between GP and Second Tri waiting for Bee to post her big u/s results (yay Team Pink!) when everything just shuts off! Ok I'm being a little dramatic, but the computer, TV, and phone stopped working. Turns out there was a down cable wire and it wasn't going to be fixed until Thursday. At first I didn't know what to do with myself...when you can't watch TV or use the computer the only thing you want to do is watch TV and go on the computer. But it actually wound up being nice. Andy and I played cards and cleaned out the nursery a little bit more, until my cell phone rang...here comes the second whammy.

It was one of my best girlfriends telling me that her grandmother passed away. She was old, 92, and it was expected but she was still upset. So last night I went to the wake. Which is always awkward for me. I always get the urge to laugh. I guess it's nerves, but still. It didn't help that I was with my two other friends Christie and Christina and they also get the urge to laugh. We had to walk in one at a time in single file so we didn't look at each other and laugh. We managed to hold it together though.

So that's been my week so far, I'm going out to dinner tonight with Andy, my friend from work and her fiancee, so that should be fun and I don't have to cook.

Monday, February 23, 2009

What's in a name?

So when Andy and I got married I didn't change my last name; I kept my maiden name.  Not because I'm a feminist and it goes against my beliefs, but because I was just too lazy to take care of all of that paperwork.  Who really wants to go to the DMV anyway?  And besides, my last name is way cool.  However, now that we're having a baby Andy is really pushing me to hyphenate, which I wasn't too keen on at first, but I'm coming around to.  I guess I want the same last name as the baby anyway and I'll still have my name attached.  So I agreed that if he got the ball rolling and helped with the paper work I'd do it.  He just might be too damn lazy to do it so I may end up just keeping my maiden name, but if not I could soon be a hyphen.  


On another note, I went back to work today and my kids were so super annoying.  They don't STFU for one damn second.  They better get their act together if they want to go on any field trips this year.  

Sunday, February 22, 2009

Thanks Jessie

My good friend Jessie sent me the cutest little dress for Isabella.  I can't wait to see her wear it! 


 
Thank you so much Jessie, you're so thoughtful!
It's so amazing to me that virtual "strangers"  whom I've met on GP have come to mean so much to me.  I get excited for them and I worry for them and I hope for them.  Even though we've never actually met face-to-face, I truly consider them to be my friends.  Sending much love to all of my PD girls.  

Friday, February 20, 2009

Belly Pic for the Week

It's a little late, but here it is. My 21w4d belly pic. It was taken right before we went to Wicked.
Wicked by the way was awesome. The next one I'd like to see is Avenue Q. I played cards last night with some of my girlfriends and I lost 20 bucks...boo! That's really it for yesterday and today.

Wednesday, February 18, 2009

Back From the U/S!

It was awesome! The 3D/4D was a huge difference from the regular 2D and we got to sit and watch Isabella for 30 minutes and we get to go back in the middle of April. She was so cute. She didn't have a lot of fat on her so she was pretty boney, but the tech said next time she'll have a lot more fat on her. We have a nice shot of her giving us the finger and she kept putting her hands and arms over her face, but we still were able to get some nice shots of her little face. At one point she was hiding so far in my hip that the tech had me get up, walk around, use the bathroom, and drink water. She finally came out, but I guess towards the end of the session she had had enough and she turned her back to us. We got a DVD and a CD of pics, which I think I could stare at all day long. I'll post some of the better shots here.






Now I have to go and get ready for Wicked. Such a great day!


Tuesday, February 17, 2009

Here are pics of the bedding/nursery furniture that we registered for.  My parents have offered to buy us the furniture which I'm so excited about!  I like the bedding with the cherry wood, but Andy thinks it's too dark for a girl.  I like the light wood though as well.  
Tomorrow we get to see little Isabella again at the 4d u/s.  My mom and sis are going to come with us.  I can't wait to see her little face again.  Then tomorrow night Andy and I are going to see Wicked (my Christmas present).  Lots to  look forward to tomorrow.  I also have to upload a belly pic for the week, which I will, I've  just been so sick that my nose is super duper red...trust me you don't want to see that.  So hopefully tomorrow  I will be looking prettier.  



       

Monday, February 16, 2009

What a Weekend!

Such a busy weekend I had...and week for that matter. My cousin got married this Saturday on Valentines Day and I was a bridesmaid. I forgot how time consuming being a bridesmaid can be! I feel like everyday this week I was helping out with something, but she did it for me so I can't complain. Friday I slept in Brooklyn at my Mom's because I had a hair and nail appointment at 7 am and I didn't want to have to drive in super early. The wedding was beautiful, but freezing. We took pictures outside with only a shawl on and now I'm sick! Boo. It was fun to dance and see my whole family together, I didn't even mind not being able to drink. The only thing that that was upsetting was at the end of the night. Apparently one of the valet guys robbed a bunch of stuff from the cars he parked. Ipod's, phone chargers, E-Z passes, and GPS were missing. The cops had to come. It was a mess. Luckily our car was fine.

Andy got me a great Valentines day present! He bought me two sessions at a 4D ultrasound place so we can see Isabella again before the 8 and a half month mark. I'm so excited. We're going Wednesday and then I'll make another appointment in my third trimester. I'm so excited to see her little face in 4d and get a video and pics.

Yesterday we went to register which was so fun. We're almost done, we just need a walker and a stroller. We registered at Babies R Us and then went out for dinner. My mom and sister came with us...it was lots of fun and she's becoming more and more of a little person everyday and not just an abstract concept of "baby". I'll post pics of the furniture and bedding later.

I'm excited to have this whole week off to get some organizing done in the future nursery and get ahead on my grad classes. Sorry this is so long, just a lot to update.

Wednesday, February 11, 2009

It's a Girl

So today was my big u/s and Baby E is a She! A very healthy and active little girl. At first the tech couldn't tell because she was kicking around so much and had the cord between her legs (modesty is good!) but then she opened wide and it was def a girl. We're so thrilled. I was a little nervous because I know Andy wanted a boy so badly and I've felt from the beginning that it was a boy. So much for mother's intuition. I'm so happy to finally be able to say "she" instead of "the baby" or "it". We're going to name her Isabella Grace.  I just scanned in the one good shot that the tech was able to get of her.  Here is my precious little girl.   Although in this pic she kinda looks like an alien, but we love her anyway.

                                                            

Monday, February 9, 2009

Road Rage Baby

So I have a faculty conference this morning which means I have to be at work at 7:50. Not a big deal I'm usually there around 7:30 anyway. Except I'm about to cross over the Outerbridge but traffic is dead stopped. I mean not even crawling. So I sit...and sit...and sit. I put on the radio and a disabled tractor trailer has the entire bridge shut down. Instead of pushing the truck over to the Staten Island side, they drag it backwards back into New Jersey. Idiotic if you ask me. That's not the funny part. As I'm sitting there, stuck in traffic for 2 hours and dying to pee, the baby starts to get angry. He/She kicked me about 10 times in a row. Hard. My baby has road rage which is funny because I'm very zen about stuff that I can't control. It must be from Andy...he'll be so proud.

I didn't get to work until 9:15.

Sunday, February 8, 2009

So Productive

Today was a really great day.  I got a lot accomplished.  I woke up early and finished a paper for one of my grad classes, then Andy and I went out for breakfast and went food shopping.  He's so funny.  He won't let me bag the groceries or carry any of them in because I'm pregnant.  I'm like "What do you think I do when you're working and I have to go shopping by myself?  No one does it for me!"  Silly man.  Then I cleaned the house, organized my closets, did the laundry, and started sorting through the future nursery.  Then we went for a nice long walk because it was so beautiful outside today.  It was 60 degrees!  I haven't seen a temperature above 30 in over a month!  


The baby was moving around a lot today, but every time  I put Andy's hand on my belly.  The baby would stop moving.  We were getting so frustrated.  I can feel it from the outside, but Andy hasn't yet.  He thinks that the baby is shy around him because he/she hears my voice all day, so he read a book to the baby today.  Which reminds me that I need to get some more baby books, I'm getting really sick of rereading the same three books over and over again to my belly.  The baby is probably bored too.

Anyway...only a few more days until I get to find out if the baby is a he or a she.  It seems like there is an onslaught of boys and I'm thinking I will have a boy as well, not that I really have a preference.  I just really really want to know!  I'm hoping the days fly by.  I'm also so excited to just see the baby again.  The last time it was just a gummy bear at 7 weeks.  Now it's a full fledged baby.  I can't wait!!!

Saturday, February 7, 2009

Halfway There

So today I hit my 20 week mark.  I'm officially halfway done.  I can't believe how fast it is going and here is my belly pic for the week.


  

I can feel the baby move a lot now, which is the best part of being pregnant, I think.  I felt the baby kick from the outside once, but Andy hasn't felt it yet.  I feel like he'd have to sit with his hands on my belly all day because the baby's movements are so random.  

Tonight I realized just how different my life has become since getting KU.  After my cousin's rehearsal dinner tonight, I usually would have hopped in a cab and spent the night in the city dancing and drinking with my girlfriends.  However, tonight I was home by 10pm!  My nights didn't used to start until now.  I guess it's good practice for the many  nights I'll be spending at home taking care of a newborn.  My sister promised me a night of margarita's after the baby is born...Lord knows I could use a stiff drink!  

Tuesday, February 3, 2009

Misconceptions / Irrational Pregnancy Fears

A few days ago there was a post on 2nd tri about what misconceptions you had about pregnancy and what fears you had. I was surprised, and relieved, that I wasn't the only one. I thought that I'd feel all happy and glowy and peaceful when I was pregnant. So not true. Between the worry, heartburn, fatigue, nausea, and bloat, the first trimester was a nightmare. I thought I'd love having a belly, but I'm kind of ambivilent about it. It's annoying to spend so much money on clothes I'll only wear for a few months and people are always staring at it. But then the baby kicks and it's all worth it.

I'm also terrified of labor and delivery and I get anxiety just thinking about cleaning out the guest bedroom/office for a nursery. There's so much to get done and not that much time to do it in. Also, when the baby is born I'll have to go back to work and I'm worried about how I'll handle working full time and raising a baby. I'm scared of how the relationships with my friends will be effected since I'm the only one who is on the baby track.

I know it's normal to feel scared and anxious, I'm sure once I'm holding my baby everything will just vanish.

Sunday, February 1, 2009

Watch Me Grow

So as of yesterday I am 19 weeks pregnant.  I can't believe how fast it's going!  I also can't believe that I'm almost halfway finished.  I am officially wearing only maternity pants now and I bought some maternity tops yesterday too.  Andy came with me and he was so cute.  I was in the dressing room and he kept bringing me more and more things to try on because he said I looked like such a cute pregnant lady.  I wound up buying 3 pairs of jeans, 2 work pants, 1 pair of cargo pants, 4 tops, a pair of leggings, and a pair of tights.  This combined with all of the t-shirts my cousin gave me I should be good for a while.  I'm def looking pregnant these days and not just bloated, my belly is also getting (and staying) round and hard.  I'm putting in some belly pics to show how I've grown through the weeks.  It's from weeks 15-19 respectively. 



   



I'm going to post an updated belly pic every week from now on, especially since now there's actually something to see.