Hey all two of you who still check this...
We started a new baby blog and I'll just be posting over there. Not every post will be about the baby, just 99% of them!
Monday, November 15, 2010
Hey all two of you who still check this...
Posted by Benay at 6:57 PM
Friday, July 30, 2010
And it's in the nursery to boot. How about that gut, eh? We're officially full-term this week and also traveling to Dallas for our last baby shower/fun weekend with family.
So this baby might be born a Texan, but let's hope not.
Also, before I forget....happy birthday to my dreamboat husband! It's actually not until tomorrow but I have a feeling I'll be too busy to blog. He has the same birthday as Harry Potter! (The character, not the actor) Love you, Nicholas!
Wednesday, July 14, 2010
So, my only pregnancy complaint is sleep, or lack thereof. And let me tell you something right now, my loyal 4 readers: If ANY of you leave a comment along the lines of "Just wait until the baby comes and then you'll know what no sleep is!" I will drive to your part of the world and punch you. Repeatedly. We are all intelligent adults here, so spare me the platitudes. (Wow, I'm such a bitch when I'm pregnant and sleep deprived!)
In the last few weeks, I've been having trouble falling asleep, staying asleep and getting comfortable while sleeping. Some of the falling asleep problems are anxiety related, I'm sure (Holy shit, we're having a baby in about a month!) but alot of it is due to restless leg syndrome. Ugh. I got the Jimmy Legs. I lay there and try to relax but after about 20 minutes I just start twitching and adjusting and flipping and stretching. I would say it makes me feel bad for Nick, but he has not once woken up to my endless movement.
Then there's the staying asleep problem. Tonight I got in bed at 9:30 to read myself to sleep. (I'm reading Sarah Silverman's book and it is H-I-larious, and I'm not really a fan of her TV show.) Anyway, I fell asleep pretty quickly and was WIDE awake by 11pm. I read on my iPhone for awhile but then I had to keep getting up to pee and pretty soon I just gave up and came into the living room. For the past 3 nights I have been sleeping on the couch. Sigh.
We met with the midwife today and everything is going really well. I have to get tested for Group B strep in my next visit (the appointments are coming every week now!!) and hopefully it will be negative which means I don't have to worry about getting antibiotics during labor. Nick mentioned to the midwife that I am having trouble sleeping and she mentioned the old wives' tale of "nature preparing your for less sleep". And when I thought about it, I had to agree that there is some merit to it. Before I got pregnant, if I got this little sleep I would have to call in sick to work or else I would be a total zombie. I would get sick and feel generally crappy for a few days. But now, I get about 5 hours of very broken sleep, wake up at my usual time and get on with my day.
Really it's just the boredom at night that I hate. At least after Calvin gets here, I'll have something cute to look at when I'm up all night. Until then, I'm just chilling on the couch, alone, watching the Office reruns.
In all honesty, though, I have been so lucky in this pregnancy. I feel good most of the time. I haven't even been bothered by the heat so far. In the coming weeks we have a lot of fun things planned. My mom is coming this weekend to rearrange all our nursery furniture. Next weekend we have 2 baby showers and our childbirth class at the hospital which includes our hospital tour and I am really excited about it.
And after all that...he'll be here.
Posted by Benay at 10:54 PM
Wednesday, June 30, 2010
I am too tired to make this funny so here is a list of observations I had during my morning viewing of the third chapter in the Twilight Saga.
Bella is finally cured of her lip-biting tic.
Her wig is totally fugly.
Why do they insist on giving Jasper lady hair?
Jacob's teeth are too, too white. They look blue sometimes.
Finally, Edward and Bella act like they like each other in this movie.
I still think Edward is on the verge of being an abusive boyfriend.
But he is just so attractive.
My brother says he looks like a hammer head shark.
Why is Bella wearing so many flannel shirts?
That ring that he gave her is not what I pictured at all. Bad move, Ed.
Shut up, teenage girl who are whispering constantly behind me.
I only need to go to the bathroom once during the two hour movie. Yes!
Why do they design bathroom stall doors that you have to practically step into the toilet to enter?
How pathetic is it that I cried during the Harry Potter trailer? I'm not sure I'm ready to say goodbye.
Posted by Benay at 11:26 AM
Tuesday, June 29, 2010
When two or more Owens' have gathered in one place.
Dad, Tyler, Sandy, Nick and I spent the weekend in the tiny, TINY village of Cedar Rapids, Nebraska visiting our grandmother and favorite aunt, uncle and cousins. Not much to do in that town, so we had to resort to playing Hair Salon.
I was sort of dreading the 8 hour car trip, expecting my feet and ankles to swell to elephant proportions, but surprisingly they didn't at all. We rented a sweet minivan (yes, you read that right) so we watched movies and everyone had plenty of room.
Here comes the Much Promised Belly Picture:
Ha! Okay, the photo is blurry and with two other dudes one of whom is Mr. Doug Benson - stoner and comedian and podcaster extraordinaire. We went to his show last night and laughed our asses off.
But, this is about bellies, not asses. Take a look at that gut will you? Lately the babe has taken to putting his feet under my ribs and sticking his cute butt out which causes a weird lump that you can see in the above photo. Also, I probably keep pissing him off because when he pushes against me, I push right back and he gives it right back to me. Sometimes I'll rest my hand up against my belly and I get a sharp nudge exactly where my hand is, almost like he's trying to tell me, "Lay off me lady. I'm running out of room in here."
Seven or so weeks left. Can't wait to see his face.
Posted by Benay at 9:35 AM
Tuesday, June 15, 2010
Sorry folks. The month of May rushed by so fast, I had no time to document any favorite things. Plus, it was kind of a crappy month if I'm honest. Our car was in the shop for the ENTIRE MONTH, I found out my maternity leave isn't going to be all that great, etc.
However, I will say that the highlight of the month was a trip to Austin, Texas to visit my step-father's family. They have a beautiful house, an amazing pool and are literally the nicest people you could ever hope to meet. Not only are they wonderful hosts, but they kept shoving me to the front of every food line and making sure my every need was met. They have two adorable daughters who talked to my belly the whole weekend and gave us the sweetest hugs.
AND to top off an already perfect weekend...they got together with Sandy and Mom and threw us a surprise baby shower! They sent me and Nick and my brother to the store and when we came back there were decorations and gifts everywhere. It was so incredibly sweet. Everyone chipped in and got us a pack and play, which vibrates and plays music. The future is now, people. My grandmother also sent a little handmade baby blanket and my aunt from California sent a gift card and an adorable outfit. My mom and Sandy are the premiere party planners, I'm telling you. Sandy made the cutest paper pinwheels that I'm going to hang in the baby's room and my mom bought Cal some adorable blue plaid sneakers.
I will never, EVER get tired of baby clothes.
I know everyone complains that all you get are baby clothes at a baby shower and not the stuff you register for, but to me, I'd rather have the people I love hand pick outfits for my kid and leave the boring stuff like a diaper genie to me and Nick.
We also made some major progress on the nursery this weekend. I invited my dad up for the weekend and promptly put him to work painting the baby's room. I didn't mean to, but as my brother and I talked about later: He's just so damn good at painting! It takes him like 5 minutes to tape off a room. So, dad, if you're reading this, sorry we used you for your mad skills.
Nick finished painting the crib and it looks great. Do I have a picture to show you? Well, what do you think? I know, I know. I'm failing again.
This week marks another pregnancy milestone: We're into the single digits. Weeks, I mean. Only 9 left, unless baby wants to stay in there awhile longer. Hopefully not too long.
Posted by Benay at 8:46 AM
Monday, May 24, 2010
With the onset of the big, bad THIRD trimester that I am now enjoying...here's a little pregnancy info on yours truly.
How far along? 28 weeks (I'm rounding up)
Weight gain/loss: What? I can't hear you.
Maternity clothes? Yes. Currently looking for more long dresses to wear on the cheap.
Stretch marks? No, but there are hints of them coming.
Sleep? Actually having alot more energy and also sleep is getting more difficult.
Best moment this week? Having Nick talk to my belly all the time. Can't get enough.
Food cravings: Ice. Everyone in earshot hates me.
Belly button in or out? Still in.
Movement? When I lay down at night, he goes nuts. I love it.
What I miss? Beer.
What I'm looking forward to: Getting the nursery done. Or started.
Weekly wisdom: Let's only worry about what we can actually change. That really limits the list doesn't it?
Milestones: My son's testes are migrating into his scrotum. All that's going on inside my uterus. Weird eh?