Sunday, June 26, 2011

29 weeks

29 weeks and going strong. Life is good, and things are looking good with the new company I now work for. Things are not perfect like they were but we will manage and get through it. I'm grateful I still have a job, and grateful for the new CEO that has made a really good first impression. He actually gave me a gift card so that I can go and buy something I need for the baby. Wow, such a nice guy.

I have been feeling pretty good still, and have been taking my iron supplement every night. I think it has helped some. I still get pretty exhausted, but my energy is coming back some. My back is slowly starting to hurt again, but I'm okay. It's not nearly like it was several weeks ago. I get so excited each new week that is mostly pain free. This weekend is my baby shower and I am sooo excited. I think it will be a blast. We are having a cookout/pool party, and it is guys and gals. I'm not a big fan of traditional showers, personally. I really think this will be fun and I can not wait to see everyone and have a good time.

My friends had their baby on the 24th and I am so happy for them. He is a healthy baby boy and is just too cute. Tuesday, the hubby's best friend from college's baby is due. I have a feeling birthday parties will be a lot of fun with all of these babies being born around the same time. I can not wait for September...just 11 more weeks!!!

Monday, June 20, 2011

28 weeks

Wow, a lot has happened in one week. Some good, some bad. Let's start with the good.

I had my 28 week check up last Thursday and it went great. Baby is doing great. He is healthy and right on track. It was also my glucose tolerance test. I passed. YAY!! I did find out that I am a bit anemic, and had to start taking iron supplements. No wonder I have been so tired. Other than that, things are going great. My feet are pretty much constantly swollen, but I can handle that. He has been moving around like crazy and the movements are becoming more and more visible and powerful. I absolutely love it. Also, I weighed this morning, and it turns out I have gained 20 pounds! Wow. I am trying to not think too much about it. As long as baby is healthy, I am happy. I will get back into shape after he is born. :)

So last Thursday I also received some very shocking and bad news. The division of the company that I work for was sold. I now work under new leadership, benefits, and policies. This means so many things. This is not great for someone in the middle of a pregnancy. I am fairly organized and quite OCD, so change can definitely rattle me. I have had everything set and planned for my pregnancy and maternity leave for some time now. I planned on taking 12 weeks off, and still do. I had saved up all of my paid time off to help pay for that. Now, that is mostly gone. I'm hoping the new company will provide us similar time off. Also, I will have completely different insurance, which I am very uninformed about, so I do not know what that will mean for me. I've already paid for my pregnancy through the old insurance, so I'm not sure if I'll have to pay more or not. We haven't met to discuss everything yet. Basically the old company sold us off and have nothing to do with us now. I am very disappointed and really thought the company I worked for actually cared about their employees. I feel like they should have given us a heads up and not just threw us out the way that they did. I was able to introduce myself and my concerns to our new CEO, who is super nice. He has assured me I will be taken good care of. I know God will take care of me. He never puts us through anything that we can not handle. I have to have faith.

So that is was is going on right now. I now am going to the doctor every 2 weeks. I am excited for my 32 week appointment because then I get another ultrasound and get to see my little man again! I can not wait!

Friday, June 10, 2011

27 weeks

13 weeks!! I am now in my third trimester. I am so excited. Things are going great and still going smoothly. I feel like I have really "popped" these last few days. I took my first pregnant picture and can not believe how big I am. I just recently started noticing my belly getting in the way and my maternity clothes getting tighter. I tried to post the picture here but I couldn't figure it out. If you know how...let me know!

The nursery looks great. The hubby has finished the crib and now we just need to put the finishing touches on the room decorations. I am getting more and more anxious for September. My baby shower is July 2nd. Instead of a traditional shower we are having a cookout. Men will be allowed, hamburgers and hot dogs will be served and the pool will be open! I am so excited about it.

Right now I am feeling pretty good. My feet are staying swollen and my back isn't super but both have been tolerable. I hope it stays that way at least a little bit longer. :)

Friday, June 3, 2011

26 weeks

Just a little vent for my "vent": Advice is only appreciated when requested. "Just wait" is an annoying phrase. Sorry, had to get that out. I understand these things are not necessarily being said to me to be annoying, but trust me it is.

Ok, I had to get that out of the way. Maybe that is my way of reminding myself not to do that to others when I look back at this one day. So 26 weeks today. Next week will begin my third trimester. This is what I have decided. The hubby swears up and down that it starts today. Apparently there is no real answer because when I search online it says many different things. Oh well, I'm saying at 27 weeks I'll be in my third trimester. So exciting!!

So the swelling has started! My feet and legs get so swollen by the end of the day. I tried to have my legs waxed last night but they wouldn't do it because of the swelling. Oh well, part of the process. I will take swelling over back pain or nausea any day though!

I have been feeling great these last couple of weeks and have actually been enjoying the pregnancy.I hope it continues. Summer has definitely arrived, and it has been 95 degrees here all week. Joy!

So my little man is doing good and kicking my stomach and making it move. It is so exciting to be able to watch my stomach move now!