Monday, October 29, 2007

No one told me...

pregnancy was painful! I've had backaches, leg cramps and now stomach cramps! I've had this really sore spot on my belly for 2 weeks now. I think it's muscular so I haven't panicked. I decided to up my 24 weeks appt. at the dr. today just to check though. Things didn't get better this weekend and sitting or laying down seem to be the only things that help. The dr. said "Yeah, that sounds about right!" She had no other insights! When I told her Tylenol didn't help she said, "Probably not. Try Ben-gay." So not only am I supposed to be in pain, but also stink! Ofcourse, on the up-side...I'm trying to think of what I can get for this. There's got to be a way to use pain to my advantage! Oh yeah! And if you look really close at the photo, you'll see that my belly button is no longer all innie, but I guess that's what happens when you gain 21lbs. But Connor seems happy and healthy, so I guess I should stop bitchin'.

Monday, October 22, 2007

Connor's room!

Dave's been a very busy Daddy-to-be lately. He got the room repainted even though he claims that I am the only person in the world who thought that the Dr. Seuss characters were scary. Anyway, we just need to put it all together, but there's plenty of time for that. Sophie, our not-so-little beagle, has already tried to eat the Snoopy off the lamp. Sophie's going to be a stuffed beagle just like Snoop if she doesn't get her mouth under control.
We also got registered at (our cloth diapering service) this weekend. I know it's not the easiest route, but it is the best for Connor and for the world. We're not going overboard though. I'm not taking cloth diapers to Ireland and then dragging all that poo back! I'll keep some regular diapers in the closet in case of emergencies too!
I need to put a picture of my belly up. It's getting big. Connor is a busy boy too! I think he tried to jump out last week. It was the strangest feeling. He's hitting low these days!

Friday, October 12, 2007

22 weeks

Well, remind me to stop complaining about gaining 1 lb. a week. Last week when we went to the dr. it appears I've been gaining almost 2 lbs. a week in the last month! I'm definitely on track to being a whale! (I say as I sit here and eat a cookie!)

We also got registered at Babies 'r Us recently. That was interesting. We walked out of the store after an hour and a half and had only registered for 9 things. Trying to decide which stroller, play pen, bouncy seat, swing, monitor and diaper bag is A LOT harder than one would think! But the rest I registered for online. That was much easier.

We spent last weekend in the Adirondacks with the Kostusiak Klan. A great time was had by all. Dave got to feel Connor (did I mention we picked a name?) kick for the first time. Connor's been busy lately. He's swinging and kicking and having a grand old time in there!

The crib is in! We just have to figure out how to get it from the store. And all the Peek-A-Boo Snoopy stuff will be in on Monday. I just finished taping the edges of the walls in the nursery and we need to hit Home Depot to pick paint (and get rid of the crazy Dr. Suess decor).

Oh yeah! Dave got a promotion! We're not sure quite what it means yet, but at least they are recognizing all the hard work and LONG hours he's been putting in.

Have a great weekend!