Tuesday, July 29, 2008
I had my OB appointment today. Baby's looking good, but I'm not. This rash is driving me up the wall! Doc decided to give me something stronger and hopefully it works. I also have numb hands. Yes, numb. I cannot feel my pointer, middle, and ring fingers on both my hands, and it's worse when I wake up in the morning when my hands are completely numb and achy. And well, it's pretty much guaranteed that we'll meet baby boy within the next 2 weeks. Doc recommends that I have a c-section, however he'd like another growth ultrasound. Yay for another ultrasound, but boo to the c-sect. I'm a little bummed about the c-sect but I kind of knew the chances of having one we're going to pretty high. However, there's always a possibility that I may go into labor on my own. I hope this happens, but as far as I know (or feel) nothing is happening. No significant contractions at all, nada. Again, however, there's a possibility to still go into labor with out any foreshadowing symptoms. We'll see what happens within the next couple of weeks.
Let's talk about the weekend. Saturday I went with my sister and her family to drop off my nephew at camp. It's a cute little camp located just a few miles from the beach in Malibu. The drive was nice and scenic. We cruised up the coast through PCH, and scoped out all of the beach bums and celeb cottages on our way to the top. On the way back down we were starving and my niece had mentioned an Italian restaurant they had gone to a few weeks ago that they absolutely loved called Louise's Trattoria. I ordered the chicken marsala along with a caesar salad and lemonade. The food was delicious, and they have the best foccacia bread e.v.e.r. Sunday I spent the afternoon with my brother, sister, mom, and niece house hunting for my brother. After that, we had dinner at a yummy Mexican restaurant in Yorba Linda. The name escapes me, but it was good. I had a a chimichanga. Yum!
As for the rest of the week. I have nothing planned but to finish getting Baby J's stuff together. Wish us luck and lots of labor *dust*!
Friday, July 25, 2008
Today Jess and I picked up our magnificent wedding album. We've now been married for 9 months. A little delay in getting the album, but it was my fault for procrastinating on picking pictures. I love the way it came out. The first time I looked through it, I remembered the fun and specialness of the day, and then I looked through it again and I went through all the things I could've changed. Not many changes, just one or two, but I still wouldn't change that day for the world. Here are some pics....
After picking up our album, we also took my niece and nephew out to lunch. Jess picked Chili's even though we just ate there last week. Apparently he really liked their burger. On the way there, we made a quick stop to pick up a "baby crack machine" (aka Homedics Sound Spa Lullaby). Yes, this is what it is being called. I'd first seen it months ago at Target, and I thought "we need one of those" and then just blew it off. But then I started hearing more about it on the Nest boards, and then I also heard about it from a fellow blogger (Jennifer). So, I got a recent tip from the Nest boards that it's only 19.99 at Bed, Bath and Beyond, while Target has it for 29.99. And well, what do you know? I had a 20% off coupon for BBB, so I got this lovely machine for only 15.99! Let's hope Baby J really loves it!
Other than that, today has been pretty uneventful. And as far as weekend plans go, nothing much is going on. I plan to go with my sis to drop off my nephew at summer camp, but other than that nothing else is going on...for now.
Wednesday, July 23, 2008
And since I'm coming down to the wire I'm looking to old wives tales to help get this baby out. The one I'm hoping will work is the one that got us in this situation. Anyone have any suggestions? Oh yeah, and I may try the walking thing, but I get super tired after that. Right now, it feels like this baby will not budge. I've had no contractions, no mucus plug fall out, no weird pressure that lasts, nada. Please, please send me some labor dust. I don't think I can hold out another 3 weeks of itching! Oh yeah and to the doc's comment about this still being a big baby...he needs to come soon.
The view from above...
Sunday, July 20, 2008
Saturday night was less eventful, I sat myself in front of the TV and watched The Phantom of the Opera. I hadn't seen it since it was in theatres back in '04. I absolutely love the music. I also started getting hungry for dinner. I must also mention that before Phantom, I was watching a burger challenge on Food Network. So, what did I want for dinner...a burger, and where did I send hubby? To In-N-Out...
I had a cheeseburger with grilled onions, animal style fries, and a strawberry shake...
Sunday was boring, too. I was super duper lazy. Jess was working overtime, and I had the TV all to myself. I watched a lot of MTV, which I've not done in a looong time. I watched a couple episodes of True Life and Made. I was quite entertained. But by the time Jess came home I was over TV and I wanted to watch a movie, so he suggested Blockbuster. Yes, it's true we do not have Netflix but we do have Dish, but nothing was on, so we resorted to Blockbuster. A couple of days ago Jess and I had been joking about the movie The Great Outdoors, so we picked that up along with Semi-Pro. Oh, and Cold Stone ice cream. I had Birthday Cake Remix: cake batter ice cream, with rainbow sprinkles, brownie, and fudge all in a waffle cone. Jess had an Our Strawberry Blonde: strawberry ice cream with graham cracker pie crust, strawberries, caramel, and whipped cream. It was yummy :0)
Now, I'm just prepping for tomorrow. I have to fast before I have blood drawn tomorrow. Hopefully, everything comes back negative.
Thursday, July 17, 2008
My OB appt was later in the afternoon, so I rested 'til it was time to go. Napping and such. For my OB appt, I took an entourage. This time my sister joined me and Jesse. During this appt I had a vag exam and the strep B exam. I was also ordered to get more blood work done, but specifically for this rash that I have all over my belly. According to my very scientific Internet research, it's PUPPs. A rash that appears on the belly first and spreads to legs, arms, butt, and can be caused by baby boy's DNA which can be a skin irritant. Crazy, huh? Also, there's a more serious rash that can be very dangerous to mom and baby called Cholestasis, this has to do with the liver. So, doctor is checking for this. I was very nervous about yesterday. I know that things can go from good to bad in an instant and I thank God that everything is still looking good, and I could possibly have a vaginal birth, if I "can handle it," as my doctor had said yesterday since he thinks my baby will be an 8 or 9 lber! Thanks, doc!
Baby J @ 35w5d...
Tuesday, July 15, 2008
Monday, July 14, 2008
"Happy birthday to you..." again...
The boys playing poker...
My adorable little cousin Salina...
All in all, despite the heat and humidity, we had a good time.
Saturday, July 12, 2008
Thursday, July 10th was my mom's and nephew's birthday. We celebrated with my mom's version of Chinese food which was delicious. She made fried rice with vegetables and chicken, and I made the cake...
I should be a cake decorator, don't you think? Yeah, right. But it was tasty. Actually, I've always wanted to do those cake decorating classes at Michael's but have always procrastinated doing them. Maybe one day I'll actually do it. So anyway, since it was their birthday we're going to have another little get together tomorrow afternoon. I think I've reached party overload.
Wednesday, July 9, 2008
I watch this show every Monday night. It's basically about a husband and wife who have 2 sets of multiples, twins and sextuplets. The show follows their daily routine, and how this large family gets along in general. So here's why I think I relate. Jess is similar to Jon who's very passive, while Kate can be aggressive and is very anal and organized, and well, I can be somewhat too. I also have to say that Kate can come off as quite a b*tch, but with everything on her plate I think she does a fab job. The day this show goes off the air I think I may cry.
Another show that I try to catch regularly is Tori and Dean: Home Sweet Hollywood. This one airs on Tuesday nights, and while I used to strongly dislike Tori Spelling, after watching the first season of their show, I changed my mind. With all the billions her father had, I assumed that she was pretty bratty and snobby, but after seeing the show it basically confirmed my thoughts. But I also saw the down-to-earth side of Tori. This show is basically about Tori and Dean's trials and tribulations being a "Hollywood" couple. Dean is busy doing voice overs and acting while Tori is pregnant with a second child, a girl, and busy with a book tour. This is somewhat of a guilty pleasure.
Now the dorky side of me. A show that I catch every Wednesday night is...I'm so embarrassed to admit it. It's Ghost Hunters! There I said it/admitted it. Jess makes fun of me for it.So this show is about a group of "investigators" who check out and try to debunk ghost/paranormal activity. Do I believe in ghost? Yes and no, I've never seen one in my life, but I'm sure there's something walking with us. Oh, and they also have another show called Ghost Hunters: International. I'm a geek.
Monday, July 7, 2008
My sister's good friend lives down in Carlsbad, and she invited us over for Sunday breakfast. She made us home made Belgium waffles, apricot turnovers, bacon, sausage, eggs, and hash browns! It was all sooo delicious. She even made me decaf coffee. My first cup in over 8 months. I loved it! So, the night before we had decided that since we'd be in Carlsbad that we'd head down to the outlets. Like the savvy little shopper that I am, I printed out some outlet coupons and was ready to go. We hit the outlets at around 11am, got really good parking, the weather was slightly overcast, and we were full from our grub. The first store we hit up was Coach! And I scored. I bought the following purse, which was originally 328.00, marked down to 199.99 plus an additional 20% off! Yes, I got this bag for 159.20!
I didn't stop there! I needed another diaper bag (aside from the one I just bought earlier in the week - pic below). So I tried to find a Coach one, and I did! I bought this black beauty originally 398.00 marked down more than 45% to 207.99!
Aren't they the cutest?! I'd like to say these are the first pair of shoes I bought him, but last week I bought him 2 pairs from Me In Mind. Anywho, we finished off shopping with some Hot Dog On A Stick. I had the cherry lemonade. It was tasty, and we headed back home. Last night, we just relaxed with The Simpson's Movie and ice cream.
Finally, today my sister and I attended a conference on Asperger's Syndrome. For those that don't know, I have a 12 year old nephew who was diagnosed with autism at the age of 2.5. The conference was held from 8:30a to 4:30p, and was rather interesting. We got so much out of it. So much so that we had information overload, but I'm extremely glad we went. The information we gained will be very helpful for the upcoming school year! And I am pooped!
Wednesday, July 2, 2008
A hat with baby's name...
And a ton of "window" shopping for other things I want, and will eventually get.
Update for Monday: I went for baby's NST and ultrasound. Guess what?! Baby's head down again! For the last couple of weeks every other visit he flips. One day he'll be breech and the next he's head down. I wish he would stay head down already. It makes me nervous. But on the health front momma and baby are still perfect. However, I do have a regular OB appointment today, so we'll see how that goes. Wish us luck!