Thursday, December 17, 2009

Last Weekend

We had our first party in our house, and it was great. We had yummy food, music, movies, and family and friends. Not everyone we expected came, but we had a blast with those that did. I was so tired by 1030. We didn't do anything on Sunday b/c we did so much that Saturday.
I want to be able to do as much as I did preprego, but it's just not possible.
In the morning, we cleaned and cooked. I cooked half the food and my mom cooked the other half at her house. Then, entertaining is tiring too; which you don't realize until you can't walk anymore. My mom helped pick up some things before she left, and Marcus washed dishes the next day. I slept on the couch most of the day and ate when I was hungry.
A first for me was something that happened to me late in the day. Marcus and I were playing Scrabble, and I guess because I did not wear a bra all day, my shirt was wet. I totally freaked out when Marcus asked what I had on my shirt. Even though I had been expecting it I still was surprised and a little embarrassed. I know Marcus doesn't care and he was probably expecting it too, but I still get a little red in the face. Actually, I was worried b/c I hadn't had any leaking. Nothing has happened since then, but I'll be buying some pads this weekend just in case.

My Weekday

It's getting tougher.
It starts with getting out of bed. I have to push myself up and sit for a little while before stepping onto the floor with out feeling the baby move sharply. Looking at my awful stretch marks gets me upset too. Then getting socks on depends on the day and how baby is sitting. Sometimes I need Marcus to help me and sometimes I can do it myself with a little bit of a struggle. It continues when I'm driving to work; I think baby feels that he doesn't have enough space so he will push against my ribs through out the drive, and it's even worse on my way back home. While at work I get so so sleepy around 1030; I can barely manage to keep my eyes open. Afterward it feels like the day drags on until it's finally time to go home.
The part that's not hard is getting home and seeing Marcus. We watch some tv together and cook together. I wish the evening wouldn't end so early, but I am exhausted by 930.
I think being 6 weeks away from my due date is getting to Marcus even though he won't admit it. I got up at 3am to use the restroom, which is somewhat normal, and he got up all of sudden an said, "are you ok?" He sounded like he was freaked out a little; he said that I sounded like I was in pain, but I'm pretty sure I just exhaled a little loud.

Thursday, December 10, 2009

Time flies

Time flies when a baby is growing in you.
Tonight I'm redecorating the Christmas tree...long story. We also went grocery shopping for our first house party, Saturday. I'm so excited! We're going to have a full house, and it'll be the first time a lot of our family will see our house. Marcus has the colorful lights hanging outside, I have the mantel decorated and getting the tree decorated. All that's left are the poinsettias, the drinks, the music and the people. I wounder how baby will feel hearing all the sounds?
I've had both my baby showers and we got some great things. Of course, everyone bought clothes so I think he has enough for every day of the first year. Now I just have to send the Thank yous. I think the noise soothes him b/c at both showers he did not move the way he usually does. He's really calm, and usually on my bladder.
Christmas is coming up, and we still haven't bought all the gifts. We have New Year to think about, which we still don't have plans for. Marcus will be leaving for China shortly after, and he'll be here 10 days later waiting for the little one. ALL OF THIS IN SEVEN WEEKS.
How did we get here? Who knew we'd be in this position? Just over a year ago we were getting married. Nine months ago we bought a house and a car. Wow, how far we've gotten! Please hand me a clock to turn back.

Thursday, December 3, 2009

Two months left

It's hard to believe that Thanksgiving has passed, Christmas is coming and a short month after is when we'll be awaiting the arrival of a whole new little person.
I went to CO for Thanksgiving, which was a long overdue break I really needed. It didn't snow and we didn't go up the mountains, but I still had a good time. The turkey was fab, the clam chowder was delish, and the Chinese and wings takeout was tasty.
I think Nicholas had a great time too b/c he would not stop moving. Now it has gotten to the point where it really hurts. He's constantly kicking, punching, and moving now. Sometimes I just want to cry b/c it's painful, and he moves so awkwardly that he just wants to make me pee. Does he use my bladder as a pillow? YES! What is funny, and at the same time not so much, is when he has the hiccups. I really didn't know what it would feel like, but it's funny when you start feeling a slow pulsing in your va-jay-jay. Oh the joy! I can't wait until he's out.
Next week is out Christmas party, so I've started to decorate all while getting the baby's room ready. Yes, we've made progress; no, I haven't taken pictures. We have the crib, glider, and dresser. I have to give thanks to a great husband who has done most of the work in the room than I have. We also got a ton of fabulous things at the baby shower that I need to organize and put in the room.