Wednesday, February 29, 2012

37 weeks, Maternity leave

I am 2 students making up tests away from Maternity leave.  I just feel the need to shout it from the rooftop.  It's a very anti-climactic ending, and I don't know if I'll be getting calls from my substitute every other day, but at the moment?  NOT caring.  I have a dr. appointment in 1 and a half hours, and I'm trying to think about how once I'm there, I'll be done with work!
Have I mentioned the size of the baby?  At the ultrasound in December the baby measured 12%.  This is on one hand surprising, DH and I are not little people by any means.  However, her sister was only 7#6oz when born, so it's not like I had a huge honking baby the first time.
Last Wednesday I had a final ultrasound and baby girl was measuring at 7%.  So the doctor wasn't 'concerned', but did order an ultrasound for each of my next appointments.  So that does perhaps raise up a flag in my mind.  She just wants to make sure the baby is growing (as do I!), but they estimated that at 36 weeks she was 5 or 5 1/2 pounds.  If she gains half a pound each week, that puts this baby girl on track to weigh 7 or more lbs by due date (in 3 weeks!).  Also, Macie was 5 days late and was still only 7#6oz, so...I'm not too worried.  But I am anxious to see what the size is today.
This doesn't help me try to eat less either by the way.   It's not that I am gorging myself, but if given the opportunity to eat a cookie, somewhere my mind justifies this idea that I can't deprive baby, she needs all the weight she can get.  Ha.  As of last week I had gained 32 pounds total.  I really only wanted to gain 25, so I'm not looking forward to getting on the scale today.  I didn't do terribly this week, but even gaining a pound would be disheartening.   Do/Did any of you worry about getting on the scale?  That's the worst part of the OB check in my mind.

I'll update when I have a chance!  I'm signing off from work for now!  Bring on the moble blogging!

Monday, February 27, 2012


It's not that I don't have a lot to say, or a lot of thoughts, it's just that there is absolutely no time to write them.  Part of it is that at home I don't turn on the computer much, I just use my smart phone, and seriously, trying to write a blog entry on a smart phone (or Ipad) is so annoying.
So here I am, staying updated on all of your lives through Goog.le reader, but not updating my life. 

I have 2 more days of work before I am a SAHM until August!  I am thrilled and feeling ready.  Today during first period this baby girl was kicking me so badly I couldn't continue my lecture!  I think I scared the kids that I was going into labor, but it was mostly just funny.  They told me to 'kick her back'.  Those are freshman and sophomores by the way. 

I have such emotions about having 2 kids.  I am so thrilled and excited.  I really am.  But I just can't help but think that this time life isn't going to stop.  Having Macie was the center of the world.  Everything we did was centered around her and her naps and us resting while she rested...and now I know it won't be so 'easy' this time.  I say easy because having your first baby is not easy (no matter how many people tell you it is), but I am just thinking so much about how after giving birth, I'll be taking care of 2 little ones, mostly by myself (not that DH isn't a super help, he is, it's just that after a week, he'll be back at work).  I have friends and family that will help, but ultimately, I'm in charge.  (and those words are a little daunting for me to type). 

So I am due in 3 1/2 weeks, and excited.  I've got to get going even now (it's lunch at work and I have students making up tests who need me).
More to come!

Wednesday, February 8, 2012

21 & 34

Macie turned 21 months and I am 34 weeks pregnant. How did that happen? I had my appt today and it seems like all is well. Good bp, good heartbeat. It seems like time is going quickly. But then earlier this week, macie turned 21 months. I am feeling extra protective of her these days. I don't know if that's because everything is about to change or just a new portion of mommy hood. Probably both. I'll try to update more later. Just letting you all know we're doing well.