Thursday May 27th was my last day of work! I am so happy to be done work. I have been so tired these last couple of weeks that I found it difficult to make it through some days. I now have to nap every afternoon for at least an hour or two or I am totally exhausted the next day and can’t really do much. Friday I slept in until 10am, still did not want to get out of bed but remembered that I had a Dr.’s appointment, so I better get up and eat etc. After the appointment I had big plans to do some running around and mudding once I got home. What I did was make a sandwich and nap until 3pm. I finally collected myself and got out the door around 4:50pm and went to the Superstore to get some food for dinner. Growing this little bean is work enough for me right now 🙂
You know I am talking about the baby, right? The baby engaged on Monday May 24th! I woke up in the morning and could not feel any little feet kicking my left side and then I felt a couple little taps just under my diaphragm, next I felt around and viola! the baby was now vertical and in position. When I walked into work on Tuesday everyone noticed right away that the baby dropped, which now has everyone second guessing their original bet on when the baby is going to be born. (At work there is a calendar up where you place your bet on the day and the sex of the baby.) When I saw my Dr. on Friday she confirmed that the baby is engaged, she said that she could just feel the back of the head in the pelvis. According to the measurement of the baby it looks like it has gotten smaller, which it has not, it has just dropped into the pelvis. I lost one pound since last week so this means that I can get back on my super size me diet. My Dr. said that this can happen but that I should continue to gain weight over the next couple of weeks, I guess we shall find out next week.
I am sure most people have heard of the 3 point turn?
For me to roll over in bed now it is a 3 or 4 point roll over. First, I am on my side, then I shift my weight and usually get onto my back and then have to shift my weight (AKA belly) and try and make it over to my other side which doesn’t not always happen so I may have to then wiggle the hips and shoulders to get right onto my side. I read yesterday that getting satin sheets helps this process. I may have to consider it if the roll over starts to be a 5 or 6 point roll over.
Next Thursday is going to be my last day of work! I am really looking forward to being done work. Don’t get me wrong I love my job but the combination of lack of sleep and achy body make it hard for it to be enjoyable. I will miss aspects of work, like the swiss bakery lady on Thursdays! I just might have to go in to get my favorite blueberry custard danish some weeks 🙂 I will miss my co-workers, clients and my couch, as well. I don’t know what I would have done without my couch, it brought me many of hours of much needed rest, and it was perfectly hidden so people walking by never saw me! I am not sure I could have made it through my pregnancy without my co-workers, they have been so supportive and caring since the start of my pregnancy.
Obi and Jackson will be very happy to have me home. Obi is one of the best napping partners around! Jackson will make sure I get out of bed and take him for walks and get me to participate in his playtime in the backyard. Jackson is probably the best dog I know at entertaining himself and others as we watch him chase and bark at his tail, pull 360’s so low to the ground that his bum almost hits and throw his bones and stuffies around the backyard for him to chase.
My nesting instinct has started to kick in which is kind of difficult to satisfy when you are in the middle of renovating the main floor of your house. Right now in our kitchen we have a stove, at least I can cook on it, the fridge is in the living room as well as the rest of the kitchen. Our beautiful Ikea kitchen cabinets are patiently waiting to be put in their proper place in the kitchen. Thank goodness for Land’s parents, they have been helping us out a lot with all the reno’s. On Friday Land and his parents pretty much finished gyprocking the kitchen. It is great to see it taking shape. Every so often when I get stressed I just visualize what the new kitchen is going to be like.
On top of renovating my baby insomnia is taking over my sleep. My Dr. told me last week it is due to the increased levels of progesterone right now. Don’t get me wrong I think progesterone , although I was beginning to wonder last week, is a great hormone I sure wish that I could sleep. Other great news my Dr. shared with me last week was that she had insomnia with her pregnancies between weeks 32 and 36- YIKES. 3 more weeks of this. I guess mother nature is trying to get me ready for what lies ahead. Maybe I struggle with the insomnia more than others because I LOVE my sleep, oh sleep please come back to me.
Most people who know me know that I like to eat fairly often and when I don’t…watch out! I know I practically say this everyday but I really do mean that I am more hungry than I was yesterday. I can’t believe it myself but my appetite is practically insatiable these days. I am usually trying to find food somewhere. Since I have been pregnant I have put a fridge in my office at work where there is a constant supply of food either on it or in it 🙂
I was tired last night when I went to bed but for some reason I flipped back and forth like a fish out of water most of the night. Once I fell asleep little bean decided to practice some dance moves and kickboxing sequences which of course woke me up. I decided to make my nightly trek to the toilet and grab a snack. Finally I fell asleep and before I knew it my alarm was going off 😦
I get weekly updates from http://www.babycenter.ca Yesterday I was told that I may start feeling Braxton Hicks contractions which :
- are infrequent, usually happening no more than once or twice an hour, a few times a day
- often stop if you change activity, so, walk around if you’ve been sitting, and vice versa
- are usually irregular, and if they are regular they only stay that way for a short spell
- do not last long, usually less than a minute
- continue to be unpredictable and non-rhythmic
- do not increase in intensity
I read another site that said Braxton Hicks are painless, of course, it was written by a man! They are not painless, they are not excruciating, but you do feel them and I thought that they were slightly painful last night! I guess a nice introduction to what lies ahead.
Land and I decided that we want to give cloth diapers a go. When we moved into our house last May we needed to buy a new washer and dryer. We specifically bought ones that would be good for cloth diapers. I did a bit of research on cloth diapers and was shocked at how much the start up cost for this venture would be. I decided to put an ad in the local paper looking for cloth diapers and was able to purchase an assortment of 48 cloth diapers for a fraction of the cost of new ones. I was stressing out because none were small enough for a newborn baby. I was going to bite the bullet and purchase some brand new ones but couldn’t do it, I couldn’t pay $24 for a single diaper. Then I happened upon a link to eBay where I ended up winning a bid for 10 newborn cloth diapers (weight 6 lbs and up) for $53.00!! For a while I figured we are set, then I remembered how much these little ones pee and poop in the beginning, at least we are off to a good start 🙂