More Storms

Since we seem to have only so many days of sun then it rains again.  In case, you are still clueless we have had above average rainfall for Dec and Jan.  Pretty sure, Feb will hold the same.  We didn’t lose power this time and yes the storms hit at night.  But if you live outside the county they rarely lose lights.  Just one more reason to live outside the county.

Colder weather does mean that R, can wear her flannel purple footed pjs to bed.  No, we have never bought flannel pjs for R.  We just kinda figured why bother.  Our climate isn’t that cold.  However, these were given to her.  And they are PURPLE.  She does look pretty adorable in them.  Purple is her fave color.  So when Sunday she got to wear her purple dress, big purple bow compliments of Daddy, her snow boots, and purple sweater from Aunt Tay she was tickled purple.  She said she needed to have purple boots, I said good luck with that.  She has pink cowgirl boots and black furry boots  (aka snow boots). 36 week appt tomorrow, I have to see the dr weekly.  R will be at the sitters and she will get to go to school for a little while.    She will be happy.

34 weeks

Your baby now weighs about 4 3/4 pounds (like your average cantaloupe) and is almost 18 inches long. Her fat layers — which will help regulate her body temperature once she’s born — are filling her out, making her rounder. Her skin is also smoother than ever. Her central nervous system is maturing and her lungs are continuing to mature as well. If you’ve been nervous about preterm labor, you’ll be happy to know that babies born between 34 and 37 weeks who have no other health problems generally do fine. They may need a short stay in the neonatal nursery and may have a few short-term health issues, but in the long run, they usually do as well as full-term babies.  From babycenter.

Actually, Emily’s weight today was measured at about 5 lbs 2 oz.  Although, you can’t always put much into suggested ultrasound weight.  Either way, she will most likely be bigger than R.

No, swollen feet or ankles. Sleep at night is hard, and then with the storms this week that didn’t help.  I feel good over all.  The dr wants to see me weekly until I give birth, oh well.  Everything is fine though.

 

Storms

When R got up yesterday she asked if it was going to rain.  I told her yes. So her morning prayer was for rain and not snow.  Why that I have no clue.  She loves snow.  She should have prayed for no storms!!  Either way, it started storming early this morning after midnight.  We lost power at 2, I think.  We still didn’t have power this morning.

I keep a flashlight by my side of the bed.  I hate storms ok, especially at night they freak me out. Besides going to the bathroom without that flashlight would have been hard.  So when I got up, I turned on one of my QVC flameless candles.  Those things are literally the best, and the scent I have vanilla is great too!  The candle stayed on until the lights came back on. Robert got up and rushed off to work, I wasn’t pleased with that.  Since we still didn’t have power, and R loves her warm milk.  We got power back by 10.  Or else he would have been hearing from me-cause I wasn’t going to stay in a house without power.

We got 3 inches of rain, which we needed.  A few high water rescues, which one I noticed made ABC news this morning.  Seriously, people when will you learn.  I love the rain, the storms not so much.

29 Weeks

I have had a bad case of nerves today and some this week.  Around this time, my doc with R became well mean.  Honestly, I think it was patient abuse.  Also, makes me wonder how much it happens.  You should never berate a patient, and a PATIENT should never put up with it.  I can’t even go past the hospital R was delivered at.

I would have a midwife but I was turned down, due to stupid moron doctor.  Then the midwives, I did meet I didn’t like.  I love my dr though.  That is saying alot, since I don’t trust most doctors.  Anyway, everything still looks good and you can’t ask for better than that.  Although, I think my feet may have gotten bigger.  If the next 11 weeks, continue like this we will all be happy!  And since, I can’t let stuff get me down and I know this.  I rewarded myself with a decaf peppermint mocha, YUM!!

I am thankful we aren’t going anywhere this year.  Really I am, it seems to be less stressful.  Sorry family, but I am.  It doesn’t mean, I don’t miss people though.

It really makes you feel good knowing you have so many more lbs to gain and everything else.  Seeing as some shirts barely fit me as is.  Emily and I are both healthy though, and her growth is normal.

Better to Give Than Receive

We are trying to get R to realize all the good of Christmas.  Somehow after the comment, she made yesterday I think it is setting in.  Either that or she is listening in Church. I am not that much into Christmas, Hubby is.  Yes, R has seen Santa, some Christmas movies, and lights.  Does she believe in Santa?  I don’t think so.  I don’t want her to force to believe in Santa, if she chooses to then fine.  She does love going to see Santa.

We have an elf on the shelf but she ignored him.  All of a sudden he is a friend, who she named Belle.  We named him, George.  He sleeps in her room.

We always help out at Church during the month of December.  This year, a bit less due to sickness.  This year, we also have two Angel Tree kids.  That is something we want to be able to do every year.

A friend of mine was saying, that their Angel Tree kid had toilet paper on their list.  That really kind of put stuff in perspective.  Minutes later, R called me from the bathroom.  She had unrolled an almost full roll of tp.

Not that I am trying to saying that giving only needs to happen at Christmas.  It doesn’t.  But we really want R to have the right idea.  To be thankful for what she does have.  Not sure a 3 year-old can understand that, but she is pretty simple.  She does love to help others and cheer them up.

I am also trying to have either a gift limit or price limit to R’s toys at Christmas.  Hubby still has not agreed to either yet.  Small steps.

Our little community had it’s yearly Christmas light up last night.  The lights are always so pretty.  I like our little area.

RG III

We were very happy that Robert Griffin the third won the Heisman.  I grew up in minutes from Waco and the Baylor Bears.  I love Waco, love it.  Still want to move back-yep that one is not happening.  Anyway, the first college I ever toured Baylor.  The first team I ever cheered for was the Bears.  So for a Baylor Bear to win the Heisman, was a dream come true.  That they are playing in a great bowl game close to home also great!!  It almost makes A&M bad season worth it.  (Don’t push your luck.)

I also dreamed of attending Baylor for years.  Never did.  Where I grew up you where either an Aggie fan or a Bear fan.  Cause we are just country people.

So for a local boy to win a Heisman, it is a big deal.  Go BEARS!!!  We are very proud of your great season.

28 weeks

By this week, your baby weighs two and a quarter pounds (like a Chinese cabbage) and measures 14.8 inches from the top of her head to her heels. She can blink her eyes, which now sport lashes. With her eyesight developing, she may be able to see the light that filters in through your womb. She’s also developing billions of neurons in her brain and adding more body fat in preparation for life in the outside world.

You’re in the home stretch! The third and final trimester starts this week. If you’re like most women, you’ll gain about 11 pounds this trimester.

At this point, you’ll likely visit your doctor or midwife every two weeks. Then, at 36 weeks, you’ll switch to weekly visits.

Around this time, some women feel an unpleasant “creepy-crawly” sensation in their lower legs and an irresistible urge to move them while trying to relax or sleep. If this sensation is at least temporarily relieved when you move, you may have what’s known as restless legs syndrome (RLS). No one knows for sure what causes RLS, but it’s relatively common among expectant mothers. Try stretching or massaging your legs, and cut down on caffeine, which can make the symptoms worse. Ask your caregiver if you should try iron supplements, which can sometimes relieve RLS.

Other than allergies, and acid reflux I really do feel ok.  I had a bad leg cramp the other day but it turns out I just needed more magnesium and calcium.  Haven’t had one since.  Emily likes the banana, I eat with breakfast as well.  I am so not a banana person, but as long as likes them! I do get pretty tired at the end of the day though.  Emily’s kicks have gotten stronger and she is as feisty as ever.  I still do not want red meat.  Any other meat, I love!  Have eaten more fruit this week.

This pregnancy aside from the allergies which I knew would be the same, has been way different. Morning sickness, different cravings.  Then again, with this kid we eat way healthier and I rarely do caffeine.  No sodas, at all well I did do the occasional ginger ale with morning sickness.