Wednesday, February 17, 2010

Is it over yet??

So I should be doing more cleaning, but here I am writing this instead! I am sooooooo ready to not be pregnant anymore!! Just three weeks till due date. Baby has definately dropped, he is hanging out low! When I work and I have a very busy labor pt. it is almost unbearable. He is so low that when I move often or quick he ends up positioning on nerves and I get twinges down my legs that hurt so bad, and I end up contracting a bunch until I am able to rest!! I almost lost my balance on Monday night running down the hall as my pt's baby wasn't behaving on the monitor.  The other workers are so good at helping me out, it is soooooo nice!
I go to the doctor's tomorrow. Maybe he'll check my cervix. I like to know where I am starting from!! These last few weeks are so nerve recking. I am trying to get ready, but I don't really want to do anything. I am also nervous about Josh getting back up here from Seattle to make the delivery. Being as this is baby # 3, it could move faster. We don't have a name yet, but I think we have a few to pick from. We do have his middle name. That has been picked out for a long time. I am pretty sure he won't have an official name until he is born. Josh is determined to be the offical name picker and shows me names and then I tell him the one's I like. I actually don't have a name that I am feeling is THE name. I knew as soon as I found out Jack was a boy that his name was Jack no matter what anyone said!! So you'll all be surprised like me!!

I have my baby shower this weekend and am super excited about that!! It has motivated me to clean my house, which needed to be done anyway!! I have cleaned my room and the upper bathrooms so far and now I am blogging. I promise I will finish today!

I am going to get a spray tan on Friday......I am a little nervous. I wanted to try it because I look dreadful in my bridesmaid dress- very pale and very veiny (yikes!).  I am hoping it goes well. I am going to the place I used to tan at in Highschool and they do it by hand. I talked to the owner about it for a long time today and feel it should be okay!! I hope it goes well. I look so ill without a little color and am trying to avoid the tanning beds and too much sun.......I love the sun!! I'll let you all know how I look!

Well I better get back to cleaning as as Jack will be awake soon and Tatum will be getting home from school.

Thursday, February 11, 2010

36 weeks

I absolutely can't believe I am already 36 weeks pregnant! Where does the time go. I am soooooo ready to be finished with being pregnant, but can't image what life is going to be like with another baby!! I saw my doctor today and we did the GBS swab, fingers crossed for negative. I do not want to be on antibiotics. I plan to labor at home as much as possible.

We also did an ultrasound to see how big my little man is. He is approximately 5lbs 9oz right now. That is just about what the other two were at their 36 week ultrasound. Hopefully that means another 7lb baby!! We were able to see him breathing- soooooo amazing. He was also rooting and suckling on his fist. I have a picture, but this thing isn't letting me upload it- so you have to see it on facebook!!

The doctor says I can safely deliver at any time now, that they wouldn't stop my labor if I started. I am okay with waiting two more weeks though, 36 and 37 weekers don't always do so well with respiratory function or latch on well with breastfeeding. Oh, and he is face up right now- lets just say this usually makes for harder deliveries, so he better rotate!!

Well I guess that is all for now. I'll let you know if I go into labor!! I can't wait to meet my new son!!

Tuesday, February 2, 2010

Big pottying boy!!

I have been a little nervous about how to potty train a boy and when to do it. Tatum was so easy and potty trained by 2 years during the day just needing a pull up at night. Since I heard boys are much harder to potty train I decided to introduce the potty pretty early.We have two potty chairs that Jack used sporatically for awhile and then showed no interest. So one night Josh got him on the "big" potty and gave him a treat or "bite" as Jack calls it! Well this got the little man pottying all the time. For a few days we would just ask him and take him as he allowed and gave him a treat! You gotta love positive reinforcement!! Now Jack asks us or better yet tells us "potty" and runs into the bathroom!! He will rarely use the potty chairs I bought and likes to sit on the big potty. He is mostly in his big boy underwear when at home and doing great!! I really wanted him well introduce to pottying before his little brother comes. I know that his arrival is going to be hard on both the kids. I have no great expectations of him being fully potty trained, but am super proud of how well he is doing and how much he wants his "bite", which reminds me that we need to go to the store soon to get more "bites"!!

Here are some cute pictures of Jack in his big boy underwear- I still want to call them panties like I did with Tatum! Having boys is soooooooo different!

Sporting his handy manny underwear
Elmo of course
Helping Daddy put new locks on the door so a certain little boy can't get into everything anymore!!
A funny face while saying "cheese" for the camera!!