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|20-9-2010 - 35 weeks
||My mood while writing this blog:|
tired and hurting
Good morning ladies
Today is 36 weeks and to be honest I am finding it hard to even lift my fingers and keep my eyes open to even write this. Week 35 was a pretty darn good week! Brian came home on Monday THANK GOD! I figured that would mean handing over most of the responsibility and tough stuff around the house but honestly, its hard to give up responsibility when you are so used to being super woman when DH is gone… but I would like to relax a little more lol I have been doing my physical therapy on Tuesdays and Thursdays which works out pretty nice. Tuesday I did GREAT! They always keep adding a little more each time or just variating things to see what I can handle. But I was even able to do the leg extensions (hands and knees and extend left arm front right leg back and switch) I did 4 on each side where as last week I was only able to do 2 on each side! Brian put up the crib on Tuesday and I love it! It is absolutely beautiful! I finished going through the stuff from the first shower and washing things that needed to be washed and organizing the rest of the stuff. Wednesday I did all the laundry in the entire house. Brian just came home on Monday so all of his yucky stuff from being out to sea needed to be washed and then I cleaned all the cute little girl clothes! When Brian got home from work we went food shopping and I guess all that walking did not do Ali and I any good! I got some really low blood sugar for a few minutes and had to sit down.. I had countless contractions, I always do when walking though. But cheese and crackers! That was rough! And Wednesday night was just as rough! I woke up several times through the night and then was awake from about 3 until 30 minutes before I had to drive DH to work. He had duty and I needed the car for PT and since his truck was still broken I had to drive him. I came home at like 6am and passed out on the couch… NOT A GOOD IDEA! I woke up 3 hours later with a throbbing pelvis and had to go to physical therapy already in a great amount of pain. I could barely do anything they wanted me to… I felt awful cause I had just done so good on Tuesday and here I am on Thursday and I am an invalid. The rest of Thursday I should have rested but I desperately wanted pumpkin ANYTHING and couldn’t find any anywhere! Damn you bad pumpkin crop! My poor dogs also caught kennel cough from the neighbors dogs and she wont admit that she has done anything wrong even though I hear her dogs coughing. I am not trying to get her to pay for treatment for my dogs but honestly, my dogs aren’t going to get better unless her dogs aren’t sick. Friday Brian attempted to put together the dresser for Ali’s room but we are missing parts and have some damaged parts so I need to contact them about that. The whole thing is together… we just need some replacement parts to be able to finish 2 of the 3 drawers.
And finally for the good stuff! Saturday was the baby shower!!!! Brian and I spent Saturday morning cleaning and organizing in preparation for house guests. My dad and I only just recently reconciled and he has NEVER been to our house in the over 2 years we have lived here. So I wanted it to be just right. Brian completely emptied the garage and then refilled it in a better fashion lol Just in the nick of time, the house was cleaner that when we first moved in and Brian and I showered and headed to the shower. It was so nice walking up and seeing everyone there! I invited many Navy wives from the boat who I get along with (2 of which are 20 and 22 weeks pregnant) and I told them husbands are more than welcome to join. Brian even invited a few single guys from the boat who he likes and gets along with. My dad brought two of my cousins down with him and it was great seeing them because we haven’t seen then since we went to Scotland in 2009! My mom made a beautiful cake with a little pink and brown lady bug tier on top. We froze it to save for her first birthday (kinda like you do with the top tier of a wedding cake) My mom told everyone, no wrapping paper or bags or cards since Brian and I are earth friendly. Instead my MIL found an old clothing rack from fashion bug and everyone hung up the clothes they bought and my mom made little tags for everyone to write on who all the gifts were from. The gifts that weren’t clothes were arranged to look like it was a store. Pretty much my sisters entire living room looked like an adorable high end baby boutique! It was really cute! Instead of cards people were told to buy books for Ali and write in them as though they were cards. We played lots of cute typical shower games and then we made the boys blow up a balloon, put under their shirt and then tie their shoes. And we also made them drink 4oz of beer from baby bottles with slow flow nipples! LMAO that was HILARIOUS!!!!! And of course my husband won! The boys also did jager bombs all afternoon so they were a little tipsy most of the day and they even played flip cup lol As the shower died down and people started to leave I was able to sit and chat with everyone and hang more with everyone and it was nice. My dad is an alcoholic which I don’t mind as long as he doesn’t get mean… instead Saturday we got 3 year old drunk LOL First he cried (most people were gone thank god) then he got pretty incoherent and we had to cut him off. Brian loaded the car and then we headed home. Colleen said she would bring dad to our house later. We hung for a while and then Dad and his g/f and my sister and her boyfriend and our cousins came over. Dad was better but still drunk and not making as much sense as he thought he was. He tried to say one thing and something else came out that made my sister (who was also a little drunk and due for her period so she is a little moody anyway) think he called her fat so she got upset and left.
But honestly dad was good for the rest of the night. We chatted a lot… we have a lot of catching up to do since we spent over a year not talking. He seemed really impressed with our house. I mean for being 22 and 23 years old Brian and I are doing pretty darn good for ourselves. But we sure did work hard to get here! I mean our house is far from perfect… I have lots of touch up painting to do and we still don’t have baseboards but we have a nice house and we are not in over our heads. The house is our only debt… well now the house and motorcycle. But our cars are paid off and we don’t have a bunch of credit cards or anything. I t was very nice to be able to talk to and just hang with my dad with out any drama. Its been a really long time since we have been able to do that. For the longest time he had this vision of who Brian was that was just wrong… and not to mention he kept this picture in his head of Brian basically being the typical teenage boy that he met 8 years ago. But he is finally seeing the “grown up” Brian. We all stayed up late catching up. The next morning I woke at my usual 6am (LOL) and made French toast eggs and bacon for breakfast. I really wish that they all could have stayed longer.. it was hard to say good-bye but I told him to try to come for Thanksgiving, since we are planning on Alison’s Christening being that weekend since Brian’s grandma and my grandma will be here then.
Then we hung out with my sister all day! We went shoe shopping, I finally got new flip flops so I don’t have to wear Brian’s anymore. And then we had a True Blood marathon, Brian and I were really far behind! Now we only have 3 more episodes. Sleep last night was just awful! The worst I have had in weeks. I was up several times and then finally gave up at about 4am and came downstairs, stacked all the pillows behind me so I was able to sleep basically on my back propped up like in a lazyboy. Brian came down at 5 getting ready for work and he looked so sad that I left him in bed alone… I eventually woke this morning at just before 8am. I SO needed those extra few hours and honestly I may take a nap later today. I am exhausted and plan to spend this entire week in my PJs! At least the house is spotless! I am so happy to say I am 36 weeks but I am also just exhausted and in pain! I cant believe I have had this pelvic pain for 2 months now! And I still have another month or so to go and so I have way more time to deal with this junk. I love this little girl so much and would do anything for her but cheese and crackers I am ready to have her and not be hurting all the time! Sleep deprivation from a crying baby is so much more rewarding that sleep deprivation for extream pelvic pain!
K, gonna grab a glass of water and maybe pass out again for a few hours! Thanks for reading girls! I love you all oh so much! I am so happy for my friends who have their little ones in their arms and those with recent BFPs and I am keeping everything crossed for those who need it! Baby dust to everyone!
5 Comments on 35 weeksPocahontas
- Tuesday, 21 Sep 36 weeks!!! YAY! YAY! YAY! Only a week and you will be full term. Your shower sounds like it was fabulous and I am glad that you had a good time with your dad. I am so excited to meet Ali and think I can officially say that I hope she does not keep you waiting much longer. Good luck with all the pain. Hope it won't be to unbearable. - L girlinterrupted
- Tuesday, 21 Sep Wow Em, can't believe you will have your little sea monkey in your arms soon!! I'm sorry you are in so much pain. Your shower sounded fun - we don't have those over here :(xxx min41
- Monday, 20 Sep Great idea with the books and no wrapping - genius. I know it i spainful, but she willbe here soon. Hugs *** fruitful
- Monday, 20 Sep I love all the good news and am so happy that Ali will be here in 4 weeks or less. But I am sorry you are experiencing so much pain. All my best Nichole. *PreggersAfter2Angels*
- Monday, 20 Sep Wow EM- I wish I would have seen this sooner! I LOVE the book idea!! I think I'm going to try to do that for Skylar too. My baby shower is Oct 2nd... So hopefully it isn't too late! I'm sooo glad you were able to get the house done too! And yay for a good weekend with your dad. My MIL is a pill head... A functional one, but nonetheless. I made it very clear, that she won't ever watch my kids. But as long as she isn't beligerent, than I take her as she is. :/ Soooo excited that Ali's birthday is coming soon! You are soooo close! I was telling hubby this last wee, that I wish I had 'real' friends to invite to the baby shower. All my online friends just live soo far away :) LOL.... Take the week off and relax now Momma!