Monday, July 21, 2014

When your husband goes out of town..

You call your mom and have a weekend long sleepover! Omgah, hanging with your mom who will take care of you when you are uber pregs= heaven. She drove me around to run all my errands, stopped at the donut shop for me, not once, but twice. Chaffeuring at this stage of pregnancy is highly appreciated.

You make it through buy buy baby and babies r' us trips to return items and check out new items. Sidenote: I can't get my pinks to match and its driving me bananas. End sidenote.

You have a successful trip to ikea, even if only for few nursery knick knacks. EVEN despite the masses of people. One look at this line and my husband would have said: "I'm out. Buy this crap online." 

You also get to eat healthy. With the exception of the donuts, I was in serious eat high protein, low fat and lots of veggies mode. Somewhere in my third trimester, I turned into a junk food monster - at the delight of my husband. I was ready to get a hold of myself, and my mommy helped me with just that. Especially since she's all gluten - free and stuff! 

And you make it to the pool for a bare bump tan with some great support! No picture here. #notbraveenough 

And my favorite part of the weekend? I erased my Instagram app and hardly touched my phone to look at social media. Now that, is a cleanse my friends! Try it. You won't regret it. 

Happy Monday peeps.  

Thursday, July 17, 2014

Dear Baby Cook | 33 & 34 weeks

Ok. I'm writing from my celly, don't have the bump survey format to copy/paste, and frankly don't have the energy to go hunting for it. So I'll be shooting from mah hip on this one!

So what is most memorable about the last two weeks? Well. I'd say today (Wednesday, As I type this in bed) is the day my body officially started to show signs of giving up. Don't worry, I laugh as I type this. But my feet look like the flintstone kind.  I swing back and forth between baby pushing my diaphragm causing a serious huff and puff session to get my breathing correct, to her floating down and playing soccer with my bladder. 

I'm glad I know my coworkers well. Because not being able to poke fun at myself as I huff and puff while waddling to the bathroom for the 37th time would be a would be a serious shame. 

What I couldn't live without this week: my house slippers. Chafing cream. Bio oil. Zantac. 

Mood: meh. Just kinda waiting for my third wind to get my butt in gear. Maybe it won't happen! I'm telling ya, it's getting more and more tempting to just wing it. She's in charge and I can't control this. I've done enough to be able to manage anyway.

Wedding rings: off at the moment. I can get them on, but it hurts to pull it over my knuckle. I pick and choose what days to wear it. update: I wore it today, but I might have to leave it on. It's seriously painful to get it over my knuckle.

Sleep: getting a lot of it for being so prego. I toss and turn a lot, and have woken up at 5 am twice this week, but I'd def say I'm rested as possible. It's walking in the heat that causes an indescribable physical exhaustion.

Weight gain: 21 lbs.

Stretch marks: just the little ones on my thigh still. I still can't believe that.

Favorite moments this week: The Heights moms group meet up, and our hospital tour! Everything really clicked at the hospital tour. Then I really started planning our maternity pic session yesterday. You know, when I woke up at 5 am. Just gotta get my thoughts to the photog! 

Looking forward to: I am so ready for our big ultrasound on Monday. I just want to know how big she is, is she head down? What's going in there!?? Then maternity pics and our family baby shower next Sunday. And spending this weekend with my mommy. 

Random things I don't want to forget: I'm really trying to strike a balance between over preparing and winging it. I don't want to become too attached to anything before she's here. I read a ton of happiest baby on the block. I want to pack my hospital bag, but worry it will make me SO impatient. And I got a little freaked about breast feeding this week.

That's it in a nutshell! only 2 or 3 more of these bump posts. Crazy stuff. 

Monday, July 14, 2014

Weird dreams + Scary Stuff

had my first weird mama dream last night. I was driving all around town and late for work. All while little miss had blown out her diaper and poop was everywhere. I think since it was a dream the blown out diaper was a bit exaggerated. It was like a car full of poop. No joke. I looked at the time and realized it was 4:30 p.m., so I probably wouldn't make it to work. And then I woke up to realize, ah I've overslept! 

Onto the scary stuff: I don't know what it is about Mondays, but I just get a little anxious about everything on the first day of the week. I particularly can't get words like episiotomy and colic out of my mind. I can thank a random stranger for her scary episiotomy story, and that stupid happiest baby on the block book for my colic fears. And today,  a friend just forwarded this HILARIOUS, but also terrifying link of all these crazy post partum things that happen. Yea. Not looking forward to my 'uterine massage.' 

I promise it's not all doom and gloom over here. We went to our hospital tour yesterday and it was the coolest thing. Seeing all the rooms we'd be in, and walking through exactly what you do when you go into labor was surreal in this fuzzy kind of way. We are so excited to experience becoming parents.  Even if some of it will be a little strange (for me mostly), we are so ready. 

I just can't believe anytime in the next 4-8 weeks I'll have a baby!   And as much as I want to fast forward and know  exactly how our birth story will go,  I will just have to wait and seeeeeeee. The biggest mystery of my life :) 

Oh, and I have my first 'mom meet up' group thingy ma-jig tonight, and I'm so pumped.  A room full of pregos + italian food sounds like a blast to me! 

Over and out.

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