Thursday, December 26, 2013

38 Weeks Preggo Update

*The picture is a "selfie" because I am on vacation and got dressed after the hubs left the house for work.

  I thought for sure I would have made progress over the past 10 days.  I have been having contractions and felt like Hannah dropped.  However, I was very wrong because my sweet doctor said, "same" today after checking me.  Oh well!  I am actually okay with this and I feel blessed for a full term baby.
  I was all about being induced but honestly my feelings have changed.  I go back Monday for another check and discuss the "plan."  If I have made progress and she offers an induction I may take it according to how I am physically feeling.  As of today I feel pretty good and plan on waiting on Hannah to enter the world when she is ready.

A few things to remember:
  • 29-30 lbs. gained as of today.
  • Not much heartburn anymore.  
  • Back and hips hurt when I try to sleep in bed, couch, or recliner.  
  • Sleep is hit or miss due to the pain.  I also find myself thinking of life with two kids and then I definitely can not sleep.  :)
  • Nesting constantly but with the bud around it will never stay as organized as I would like.
  • My shirts are getting tighter...and I REFUSE to buy more.  
  • Still able to get on floor with William but not for very long periods of time.  I am also picking him up but this is for very short intervals.  
  • William is ready for sissy to get here and sit on his lap.  Also, we mentioned in passing that Hannah may bring him a new back pack and he has not forgotten this.  It is so important to him that we already bought the back pack and its ready to go.  
  • We will see if I am back for another update...

Wednesday, December 11, 2013

Thoughts: Diapers vs. Potty Trained

  Here are my thoughts on the pros and cons of potty training.  I say potty training because a month in and we are still training.  Do not get me wrong I am so proud of William but it is not easy for any of us.

  • William does better at school then home...peer pressure?
  • He does not like using the potty first thing in the morning.  Does he really want to pee in his diaper after keeping it dry all night?  
  • Not a fan of washing his hands; he would rather use the sanitizer.  This is fine most of the time but sometimes he wants to dump his potty, touch things he should not, etc.  
  • Speaking of dumping the potty...he spills it or at least some falls out.  Yuck but you know if it that motivates him then I just clean more often.
  • Work in progress but misses the potty at times.  Once at the beginning he literally aimed to the side of the potty and it got all over my feet.
  • Knock on wood--has only had one poop accident and that was during the first weekend.  Pee-that is another issue!
  • Going out in public-OMG!  I never thought about this until now.  William does not tell us that he needs to go potty enough for us to trust him.  We have to remind him constantly so in public we make lots of trips.  
  • Like when making a quick trip to WM we gotta use the potty.  Please do not misunderstand me I know this is part of it but after using diapers its a big change.  Many times William does not want to go because he wants to see the store or wherever we are at.  
  • He is not a fan of using the potty before leaving the house.  I mean full on tantrums.  Did I say he gets excellent, lovely, amazing potty goer reports from school?  
  • Leaving my list on positive note...William is a great kid and has done amazing with the potty.  He is a big boy and does not have to use a diaper anymore.  He will continue to improve and I will not be taking a 10 year old to the potty every 30 minutes.  It just seems like it at this moment.  

Monday, December 9, 2013

36 Week Preggo Update

*28 lbs gained as of Monday
*Having contractions but nothing consistent.
*Controlling heartburn with meds.
*Back pain is in full force.
*Had a beautiful baby shower at work.  Hannah was blessed with so many nice things!! 
*Rudy will be installing the car seat soon and the pack n play is ready!  The clothes are washed and ready to be put away. 
*Had an US and Hannah weighs a little over 6 lbs!  The doctor says she looks great and everything is right where it should be.
*Based on doctor's schedule I will be induced on the 2nd or 9th!  Let's hope she comes sooner but after Christmas.
*Looking forward to my in laws arriving on the 26th and of course Christmas with the bud.  This is the first year he seems to really understand the concept of Santa.