Monday, February 9, 2009

Life is tough enough without having someone kick you from the inside...

This weekend was really a tough one for me. Work was going pretty well until I pretty much lost it at the 15 year old who insisted on pulling up my shirt to touch my bare skinned belly. And things with Brennan have come to an end. Not to mention the constant back pains and muscle aches that never seem to go away. And I havent been sleeping well at all. Things have really been starting to add up this past week and I cant believe how hard life can get. When it rains it poors right? Then today I was feeling especially down and out and my boss said "You shouldn't be trying to hide your belly and your pregnancy. Your lucky you can get pregnant. Some women would kill to be able to have children. You need to learn to embrace it and be happy." This his pretty close to home. In spite of all the negative things that have happened over the past few weeks I truly am so blessed. I never stop to think about the blessings that I have in my life... just all the negative things. And it really has started to take a toll on me. Instead of looking at how horrible my life is and how depressed I think I am, I need to focus on how blessed I am and what I do have. Im sure its easier said than done.
I did finally get to target and registered for all the baby things that I need. Which is EVERYTHING. I couldnt believe how expensive everything was. There was a lot of really cool things tho. I am getting more and more excited.
I have been reading a lot of pregnancy magazines and books. And really starting to study labor and the delivery. Funny thing - the baby is due on Labor day. Ba hahaha. Anyways, there is so much to learn and so much to study its really been keeping me busy. I can see that this is deffinately a time that a husband would come in handy. This has been hard up to now, and its only going to get harder. It would be so much easier with a spouse and within marriage. BUT, since I am the exception to this case I will have to make it on my own. As hard as this is and is going to be I know that I can do it. I have been through a lot in my 21 years of life and all of that just prepared me for this.
I am going to put a poll up on a few baby names that I have been thinking of. So make sure and vote for your favorite one!
Ive also been thinking of using cloth diapers after the first few months. Does anyone have any first hand experience on how great or horrible cloth diapers are?
I have seen some ads for some really cute cloth diapers and they seem like they would be a lot cheaper than diapers. And Im all about saving a dollar.
Ill keep you guys updated on whats going on as much as I can. Thanks for all your support mom and sissy. I love you guys.

Fetal development in pregnancy week 25:
fetus in sixth month Your little grower’s physical proportions are evening out at this point and most of their remaining development will largely be weight gain and lots and lots of nervous system development. The good news is: if your child is born premature now they’ll be more likely to survive without too much trauma as their lungs began to produce “surfactant” last week, which means their tiny respiratory system is getting stronger with each passing day. Yes, now’s a good time for a minor sigh of relief and a quick pat on the back. All that hard work and conscientious living is really getting your child prepared for a healthy delivery. Keep up the fabulous work mama! This week they’ll be scootching slowly out of the old breech position and start rotating (already!) into a better position for exit during their birth. Their head and feet are slowly rotating so that the head is pointed down towards the birth canal. Time is short (or really long, depending on who you ask)—just (still!) 14 weeks left before you can go back to being a single-resident human.
And how's mom doing? Trimester two is finally almost over, which means you have that one final trimester of pregnancy to enjoy (and suffer through). You could celebrate this landmark passage by purchasing some piece of clothing designed to make your curvy body look as gorgeous and classy as possible... and don’t let the Try to practice good posture—it will alleviate some of the back fatigue as slouching is actually harder on your back price tag stop you, this is an act of self-love not book-keeping. But before you max out your credit card, remember: you’re only going to get larger, so buy smart. Speaking of larger, you’re obviously carrying more weight now and your back is going to let you know. Don’t let this get you down or make you feel like a weakling—it all comes with the territory of being preggers. Try to practice good posture—it will alleviate some of the back fatigue as slouching is actually harder on your back. It’s also common for women to experience leg cramps during this period. Go ahead, strong arm someone who loves you into giving you a massage. Or if you're lucky enough to have the extra bucks, head to a spa that specializes in pregnancy massages and get the full-treatment.

You may have already noticed that your hair seems fuller, thicker, more plentiful and darker-- especially your body hair. There are two basic reasons for this: 1) you're shedding much less (head) hair than you usually do and 2) your body's hormones contribute to the way your body hair is growing right now. Not to worry, all the hairiness will return to normal after you've delivered your baby.

1 comment:

Em said...

I remember talking to a guy on the train to NY that sold cloth diapers. They have a come a long way!!
You really should look into it. Just as long as you have a washing machine. If you live in the right place I know they had service that would pickup soiled ones and drop off clean ones. I see what I can find on that. Not a bad idea.