Thursday, October 28, 2010

Blonde or Brunette...Bets Are On!

 Nils and I are making a little bet- he thinks Kaylyn will be a blond, I am thinking she will be born with dark hair. I tried to convince him whoever lost the bet would have to be the one to get up with her every night for the 1st week...he doesnt like this idea since he has to work we need some other idea, just for fun...LOL

Tuesday, October 26, 2010

Maternity Leave is Set!

Everything is set for my maternity leave from work. I have already contact Liberty Mutual and opened up my Short Term Disability (AKA maternity leave) and FMLA (Family Medical Leave Act) claim. My human resources department as well as my supervisors are all aware that my last day will be November 12th. I will be receiving 6 weeks of paid leave. I have not decided whether or not I will be extending my leave beyond that 6 weeks since anything after 6 weeks is unpaid.

Sunday, October 24, 2010

Slippery When Wet

Ow Ow Ow Ow! This morning while stepping into the shower, my foot slid causing me to kinda do a little split and while I didn't actually fall, the motion of one leg sliding out from under me has caused me even more pain in my pelvic, hip, and lower back area! We need some of those non-slip applications that stick on the bottom of the tub for sure!

Friday, October 22, 2010

I Got a New Phone!!

Since my Blackberry Storm had been acting up quite a bit recently, Nils and I went to go look at possibly getting me a new phone. Having a cell phone that is not reliable this close to delivery has got me really worried. So after talking with the sales rep there, I walked out with a shiny new Droid X! Its SOOOOO AWESOME! And now I can rest assured that when I go into labor, I will actually have a phone that will allow me to make the necessary phone calls needed!

Doctor's Appointment Update

Doctors appt went great! I am already 1-2 cm dialated!!!!!!!!

I gained about 2.5-3 lbs (groan!), my blood pressure was slightly more elevated but still normal, Kaylyn is very low right now and apparently still head down, and my fundal height was 37 centimeters- also normal.

Wednesday, October 20, 2010

Packing the Hospital Bag

Oh how glamourous it is to be pregnant (sarcasm!)

Monday, October 18, 2010

Full Night's Sleep- What's That?!

What's a full night of sleep feel like anyhow?

 Lets see- I woke up to Shaylee peeing the bed, Shaylee wanting a drinky-drink, Shaylee complaining that her pig didnt smell (its a scented stuffed animal, FYI), and Shaylee not bing able to breathe through one nostril. On top of waking up with pain and popping everytime I rolled over and Nils' stiring and snoring. Oh yeah, and having to pee every hour....

Sunday, October 17, 2010

Note to Baby...

Dear Kaylyn,

I know it can be boring in my tummy but seriously sweetheart, my bladder is not a squeeze toy.

- Love Mommy


Today my mom and I spent several hours organizing Kaylyn's clothes by size...her closet is full, her drawers are full, and I need about four tubs to store those that are sized 12mo to 3T. Fashionista!

Friday, October 15, 2010

Another Restless Night

Ugg..tossed and turned all night- kept getting cramps in my legs and sides and of course with each turn there was pain and popping....then I kept having weird dreams! Feeling especcially painful all of yesterday and this morning...glad when Kaylyn is finally out!

Thursday, October 14, 2010

Doctor's Appt Update- Due Date Bumped Up a Bit!

Kaylyn is currently weighing 5lbs 4oz...estimated due date is now 11/22. We weren't able to get a 4D picture as Kaylyn's face was squished up against the placenta again....but she is head down still and everything looks good! Now seeing the doctor each week.

Wednesday, October 13, 2010

Is it November yet?!

It would be so nice to have one day where it didn't hurt to walk and I could roll over in bed without pain and popping....momma bear is sooooo sore these past few days! Is it November yet?!

Tuesday, October 12, 2010

Labor at Work?! LOL!

Had to coworker came up to me today and said she had a dream about me going into labor while at work...and they took me into one of the conference rooms to deliver! Oh gosh, can you imagine if that really happened?! EEK!


Wwent to Babies R Us with Shaylee and used the last of my gift card and exchanged a few things for a Avent bottle sterilizer, got the Soothie pacifiers I wanted, got an Avent bottle brush, and a rear window sunshade. Went to Target and used giftcards for Gerber infant gowns, sleep and play footed jammies, and matching infant caps in the princess pattern I wanted :)

Wednesday, October 06, 2010

Sleep Specialist Needed!

Its for sure- Shaylee needs a sleep specialist...she just tried to sleepwalk out of the house and pee on the bench in the living room...she had her eyes open but completely clueless as to where she was...I want to cry..its getting too weird....

She just walked into the livingroom and dropped her pants and started to try to sit on the bench like it was the I lead her to the bathroom and she kept whining as she walked into her room and in circles while stripping down to her underwear....finally got her on the potty and then she continued to walk in circles in the living room before taking my seat and going back to sleep. Her sleep habits are getting worse and worse....she wakes up crying every night and says she doesn't want to sleep because she is afraid of having bad dreams. When I last looked into the sleep specialist, out of the list of traits that would require one, she is showing more and more of the signs. I have to bring her in....its getting worse and I don't think I can handle having her disruptive sleep pattern and a newborn at the same time. Nils is a big help but he can sleep right thru the crying...I can't. I need to find out the cause of the issue and go from there depending on what they suggest. If its something we are doing or if she has an underlaying medical condition like sleep apnea or something like that.