Thursday, June 11, 2009

28 Weeks

Well, here I am at 28 weeks pregnant! I'm not sure what else to say about it since you can see for yourself. Anyway, how is pregnancy going? It's still going really well. I might not be quite as chipper about it if you asked me that at bed time when my body is sore and I'm hungry, but I just brushed my teeth so I don't really want to eat anything. Or at 3:00am when I wake up to go to the bathroom. But overall things are going really well. I just saw the doctor last week and he said that everything looks normal, which is great! I did, however, have a blood test to test for gestational diabetes. I came up negative for that (whew!), but I did come up as being slightly anemic. Basically that means I need to start eating something besides cereal and cookies all the time. I guess I wasn't completely shocked when they called me with that result. But now that I know I'm trying harder to eat real food. Last night Bryan even cooked chicken! Yum. I haven't really had any desire to cook meat since I first got pregnant, so I haven't cooked as many meals as I should, but I really love roast beef just cooked all day in the crock pot, so I think I'll do that in the next few days. Hopefully I'll be able to find a big roast so we can have left overs for a long time. And hopefully there are no weavels (I have no idea how to spell that) in our potato flakes.

Our baby girl seems to be doing well, too. When I was driving home just now it felt like she had the urge to use my insides as a punching bag for a minute. It didn't hurt, so I guess it's an okay activity for her to do, but I hope she doesn't continue to punch and kick me in the stomach once she's born. I guess I'll have to teach her some manners. Bryan has tried telling her in a very fatherly voice to be nice to me, but so far she doesn't seem to be listening. Hopefully this isn't a precursor of years to come. Haha! A daughter of mine? Of course she'll be a pill! Maybe we'll get lucky and she'll be nice like Bryan.

In other baby news, I think the baby's room is ready for her. Well, it was ready for her before, but last night I cleared out the rest of the fabric and extra stuff from there so I can get to it while she's taking naps and stuff. If you want to read more about my cleaning last night, you can read my writing-every-day-blog by clicking here. We have a lot of the baby stuff we need, but certainly not all of it, so I'm happy that I now have almost a whole empty closet in her room to fill with the rest of the baby things we still need. Speaking of baby stuff we need, thanks again to everyone who commented on my post about baby stuff a while back. It really helped me out a lot! And I think there were a couple of other expecting moms who read it that told me they appreciated your comments too, so, thanks! All of your comments on that post also really helped me when I went to register for baby stuff a few days later. On one hand it helped a lot to hear all of your opinions and great advice about baby stuff so I could register for good quality things, and on the other hand it helped to know that people have different preferences and that there isn't necessarily one "right" car seat (or brand of diapers, or stroller, or pacifier, or whatever) and that made me feel a little better when I felt like an idiot walking around Babies 'R Us for three hours thinking, "I have no idea what to register for! I've never had a baby!"

So back to what I was saying about being more ready for the baby. Her room is pretty much a Baby Stuff Only zone now except for the iron and ironing board, which I might move somewhere else too. We're also storing farmer's market stuff in there right now, but we'll be done with that when the baby comes, so it's not like it's permanently being stored in there.

I think I'm also getting more and more ready for her to come emotionally. 99.9% of the time I'm just really excited to have our baby girl here and be a mom, but there are those times when I get totally freaked out. Sometimes I wonder if when she comes I'll know how to keep an infant alive and happy. Yikes! I take a lot of comfort in knowing that there will be a bunch of nurses and other nice people at the hospital to help me learn how to nurse and all of that kind of stuff. I am also very comforted by the fact that I will be delivering her in a hospital because that means there will be plenty of people around who know how to keep a baby alive in case anything does go wrong. I'm admittedly a little freaked about labor as well, but not as much as I have been the rest of my life up to this point, so I'm taking that as a good sign and planning to just go with the flow when it happens since I've never done it before and there's not a whole lot I can do to prepare for it except read. Bryan and I are signing up for a birth class, though. I think that'll be good for us. We have no idea what we're doing. Haha.

Okay, well, I hope this has satisfied those of you who have been eager for an updated pregnancy picture and news on how the pregnancy is going. If there's anything else you'd like to know, feel free to ask. Have a good day!


Bart said...

Found this post through facebook. Congratulations to both of you (or all three of you?)!

Lisa Lou said...

hooray hooray! not that I know a ton about newborns, but I did get to baby sit the soapers for a few hours when she was 3 weeks old for and I was freaking out! I kept watching her waiting for her to stop breathing or something. When she would open one little eye to stare at me I almost had a panic attack that something was wrong and I had no idea what to do. But she didn't cry, so that was good. So, now that I'm an expert newborn baby babysitter, feel free to call me whenever you want!
Also, nice headband!

Sylvia Louise said...

Katie! How cute are you!?! This is awesome! You guys need to come over for dinner soon (we'll make something just brimming with iron).

P.S. This is Amanda, your across-the-hall neighbor.

Whitney said...

Yay! You're such a cute pregnant lady!

Anonymous said...

I think you should post picks of the baby's room. I would love to see it!

Kathy Haynie said...

You will be an awesome mama - your baby will be darling, and she will cry sometimes, but that's ok - that's what babies do. I remember when Julia was about 6 weeks old, I was so overwhelmed at home alone with her all day. I remember thinking to myself, "Why didn't anybody tell me it was going to be like this!!??!!" There is so much responsibility, and it changes your life forever. But then I realized that no one could have told me. I had to experience it for myself. And I did. And I got through it. You will, too. I love you, Katie!

Stephanie and Todd said...

Hey I didn't even realize you had this post! Todd asked if I had seen any pics of you pregnant and I went to show him one from the MTC and I noticed this! So, thanks for posting pics... even though you don't like pictures of you right now! :)