Friday, December 10, 2010

Friday Thoughts...

Well, we hit Target this morning and so did everyone else in town. CRAZY. We are expected to get 1-2 feet of snow in the next two days. Not sure if I believe it because I first heard of this monumental storm this morning. So we'll see. We are stocked though. With no where we have to be...well, except for our annual Salvation Army Bell Ringing event. Brrrr...


Today I got my "You are now 34 weeks pregnant update." from Babycenter.  Let me share...

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.
By this week, fatigue has probably set in again, though maybe not with the same coma-like intensity of your first trimester. Your tiredness is perfectly understandable, given the physical strain you're under and the restless nights of frequent pee breaks and tossing and turning, while trying to get comfortable. Now's the time to slow down and save up your energy for labor day (and beyond). If you've been sitting or lying down for a long time, don't jump up too quickly. Blood can pool in your feet and legs, causing a temporary drop in your blood pressure when you get up that can make you feel dizzy.

Then this gal suggests: 

Slide your way to slumber "In the third trimester, turning over in bed is a nightmare. The solution? Big satin pajamas and even satin sheets — the slipperiness of satin helps tremendously!" — Carrie

 I am not sure if I believe Satin sheets are the solution. But I will say that I am almost to the point where Ed has to roll me out of bed. Sleeping is hard...peeing, leg cramps, thirst, hunger, thoughts that I can't turn off, and then the nesting energy that seems to want to peak in the wee hours. But we are surviving.


The boys woke this morning at 5:10.  They did lay back down until 6, but let me just point out that by 5 pm tonight they will have put in a full 12 hour day.  So we'll see how we survive the bewitching hour tonight.  I am thinking I might cut out some giant brown paper gingerbread men or some trees and give them any random little junk (cheerios, marshmallows, stickers, etc.) and have them glue the evening away.

I am making the beef stew recipe that I posted on Wednesday.  Not tonight, missed the 5 hour window in the crock pot...but tomorrow I think it will be brewing in our house - during the massive snow wallop! 


You know you are with a good friend when you lean over to pick up something off the floor and you toot and it is okay.  You might be red faced and embarrassed but you don't cry or hide in shame.  Gosh, I love being pregnant. 


Don't forget to enter to win an Organically Grown outfit or onesie set.  If not for your child....someone else's or....mine :)  The opportunity to enter to win goes until Tuesday, December 14th.


There was a man at Target this morning that rammed his cart into the back of an older ladies leg - by accident.  He was so sorry.  She was so crabby.  But his wife, laughed.  LAUGHED.  Maybe she was uncomfortable or maybe she thought it was funny - but it kills when you get a cart in the back of the ankle area.  I felt bad for the older woman but I was more irked at the lady for laughing because it took away from the apology that the man was trying to convey. 


I have not ordered our Christmas cards yet.  I just haven't been inspired yet.  I am loving the mail moment these fun to see and hear from all our loved ones.  I just need to commit to spending an hour picking out a design and picture etc.  Maybe this weekend...when we are snowed in. 


Alrighty, time to end the little blurbs that are sailing through my mind as I sit here in quiet...well, actually the Veggie Tales holiday type movie is on in the other room.  The boys are quiet, their bodies are resting, and I am relishing the peace...

Oh, and if you aren't pregnant...indulge in a cup of hot cocoa or coffee and spike it with some Baileys.  It is the time of year to indulge in a bottle.  I also love it with root tastes like a root beer float.  Or on the rocks..I think that is how my mom likes it best.  Me...I will have to enjoy my peppermint tea and a cookie or three.

Happy Holiday weekending!  Enjoy the snow!  Stay warm and safe if you travel! 



The Tompkins Family said...

Well, I'm no longer pregnant but still no booze for this breastfeeding mama so I will join you in that peppermint tea...but no cookies for me, still have 11 pounds to lose! :)

Grandma Charlie said...

12-18 inches is predicted for here! So much for the plan to do the Holiday B&B tour in Duluth on Sunday, can't imagine sliding around on those hills. Stay safe and warm!

Meghan said...

I had to laugh at your pregnancy tooting story! When I was ridiculously pregnant with #3, without even bending, I had a bit of a slip-up mid-conversation with a Toys R Us employee. He acted like it never happened, but everytime I see the store, I relive the horrifying moment! :)

Raina and Andy said...

I love these posts. It's almost like an email just to me. :) thanks for sharing everything. You sound like you're in a good mood. Funny, I remember that babycenter described the baby as a "Her" or "him". If you haven't used that site before, you would think that you just let it slip you are having a girl. Although we all know you haven't found's KILLING me to know. Boy or girl!? That is THE most exciting part of all of this. RR

Goings on at the Glenn's said...

congrats on being 34 weeks! I just hit the 26 week mark and can already feel the tiredness! I haven't gotten the nesting urges though. Must be because my mind is still too busy with trying to figure out what to do with all these boxes from our move. But at least we got the tree up this past Monday. At least that way it feels somewhat like Christmas around here. Stay warm with all your snow.

Anonymous said...

Cannot wait to meet Baby W.! :) Boy or Girl! So excited to find out.



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