Friday, April 24, 2009

Gonna topple over

Look at this - I am huge! This was taken at 33 weeks. The kid in there is only 4 1/2 what's all the rest???


Only a year ago I had a waist, no stretch marks, and could see my feet...


Actually I still do have a waist, strangely. But although I can't see my feet, I refuse to give up my heels - at least until my feet, which are slowly getting fluffier (as Monica says), don't fit into them anymore or I can't bend down to buckle the straps.

33 weeks 3 days

Thursday, April 23, 2009

Get off my bladder, little monkey

Dear Jack,

In case you hadn't heard, we're under water restrictions here in San Antonio. So your little game of 'bounce on the bladder and make mommy think she needs to pee even though there's nothing in there' really is not good for our aquifer levels at 1.6 gallons per flush.

Or my work efficiency, or sleep, as getting up all the time interrupts my budget preparation and much-needed slumber.

Your host for the next 47 days

33 weeks 2 days

Friday, April 17, 2009

Broke the 4 pound mark!

Today we got to see Jack again and the doctor estimates he weighs 4 pounds, 4 ounces. That is awesome because it's right on track and because at one time I was worried about having him too early and too small. He's been super active today (as have my Braxton Hicks the past few days) - I think he knows it's Friday and was excited for me.

We had our first baby shower this past Saturday with Travis' coworkers and it was really fun and everyone was so generous. I was jealous of the Pinot Grigio T got to drink...I had a sip and it was yummy. I am making up for it with St. Pauli non-alcoholic beer at the moment. It's not bad!

Here are a couple of cute outfits Jack received:




Do you see those pants? They're seersucker!

Wednesday, April 15, 2009

Potty training

I think I am going to print this out and save it for when I'm trying to potty train the little monkey. I can only imagine that it will be a little frustrating.

Tuesday, April 14, 2009

32 Weeks!!!

Today we've reached the 32 week milestone!

When we had surgery at 20 weeks, the surgeon said that most babies with TTTS and the laser procedure we had came around 32 weeks...I think. I was on morphine and then vicodin.

Don't worry, I've told Jack that he has to hang out for at least another 5 weeks. Poor guy has had tons of hiccups lately!

Jack: if it's because you're practicing breathing, keep doing it. If it's because you're drinking your own pee too fast, then you're just like your dog brother Paisley.

32 weeks today

Wednesday, April 8, 2009

Tormenting the kid

Dear Jack,

You probably think daddy and I are mean for messing with your environment while you sleep. It's fun for us to poke your bubble and feel you react. I know, I know, I do it a lot during the day, but if you'd be less lazy and jump around a bit, I wouldn't feel the need to make sure you were okay in there. Tell you what, this afternoon I'll make a big sacrifice and drink a huge sweet tea to get you going instead of poking your bubble. Darn.

By the way, thanks for sitting all the way on my right side yesterday and showing the doctor how lopsided I could get. She did think you were funny!

your mommy

31 weeks 1 day (and doing really well!)

Saturday, April 4, 2009

To remember Jameson

Travis and I went to James Avery Saturday to get him a new wedding band and to get me a charm for my charm bracelet. I never had a charm bracelet until Travis and all of my charms are about our life together. It will have Jameson's name engraved on the back. I think I will like having a little reminder that he'll always be our angel.

Is this what they call nesting?

I am so tired. So, so tired, and sleepy. But I can't lay down and take a nap, or go to bed. I have to get baby stuff organized and clean. It's like a compulsion. I wonder if they've compared the brains of nesting pregnant women and sufferers of OCD?

Baby laundry all inventoried and ready to wash

Diaper drawer

Blanket/sheet drawer

I had to take this picture to convince my mom that Jack doesn't need any more stuffed monkeys!

Yes, I inventoried everything. I'm a bit obsessive like that. BUT - I discovered that I have 18 bibs. Who needs 18 bibs? And get this - I did not buy one of them (Jack has his grandmas to thank for the drool rags).

The nursery is set up but I need to hang the 6 foot giraffe on the wall, hang the monkey sign, and the mobile before I post pictures. Oh, and mom and I just discovered this room on Rate My Space, and are now obsessed with hanging a monkey from a tree branch.

Friday, April 3, 2009

New pictures of the monkey

We had another specialist appointment and Jackson looks great! The doctor estimates his weight to be about 3 pounds 14 ounces, which is perfect. Looks like he'll be baking a little while longer.

The ultrasound tech said she could tell he had some hair on his head, which is so cool. And she got some 3d shots of his face. He's tough to get 3d pictures of because he ALWAYS has his hands up by his face. Today it looked like he might have been sucking his thumb!

Thursday, April 2, 2009

What a diaper bag should look like

Baby Gap home

Tell me I should order it! It seems like everything I like online lately is gone soon after I find it. Who cares if it doesn't match the stroller or that I'm having a boy and this has a pink bow...right?

30 weeks 2 days