Tuesday, March 4, 2014

24 weeks and 4 days

(I feel like I can never get a good picture anymore, ugh) In the last few weeks, my varicose veins have been giving me the most problems.  I'm wearing a compression sock on my right leg and luckily, no varicose veins on my left leg.  I have a family history of varicose veins.  My dad and his mom both had surgery on their legs so I'm sure I will have to get treatment at some point.  Luckily, it's just laser treatment now, and not full out surgery.  I still have a lot of pelvic pain.  I talked to a nurse and bought a special support belt that helps.  If I'm not wearing it, I'm hobbling around the house.  I have a check-up in a week where I will bring up both issues because it wasn't really a big deal a month ago, but have certainly increased since then.  I think I've reached the point where I'm like, ok, this whole pregnancy thing isn't cute anymore, I'm ready for it to be over. Three to four months left!

Penelope has been doing great with her naps in the last few weeks.  She now sleeps about 2 hours, when she was taking 30 minute naps for months and months before.  It's so great.  She goes down between 11 and 12 and it depends how long she sleeps if she gets another nap.  I will try again at 3 to get her to sleep and if she isn't down by 4, then she is up for the rest of the day until bedtime at 8.  She's still waking up at night.  Usually around 12 or 1 am.  I have turned into a zombie at this time of night and either take her to bed with me or pass out on the couch with her and wake up at 7 or 8 am.  Then I get mad at myself for sleeping with her all night.  I don't mean to, but it seems like it just happens.  I know when my family comes to visit, her sleeping schedule will change and hopefully for the better.

I feel like I have just about everything I need for Oliver now.  I could always use more diapers though.  I know my family has been buying and collecting things for him, but I don't have those yet.  The thing with Penelope was, I got almost everything used and thought, I'll just buy this new for the next baby.  I guess that kind of made sense since there was a lot of things I needed to start off with a new baby.  Oliver has a new swing that has a removable bouncer.  He just got a new pack n play/bassinet.  This is our 3rd pack n play.  The first one was used and eventually the arms wouldn't lock anymore so I bought another used one for $10.  It didn't have a bassinet attachment and I still have it but wanted a brand new one.  He has a new infant car seat.  I'm wondering how much of this I mentioned in previous posts.  My brain is kind of mush now-a-days. 

Most recent purchases

Diaper Bag- Not going to use this until he's here, even though Penelope's is ripping.  This bag is awesome and has so many magnetic pockets!  Zippers can be annoying. I feel like I'm going to have trouble filling it.
Edgar gets ready for bed-  This book is larger than I thought.  It has paper pages.  I thought it was a board book.  The story is cute.
Soft chew toy- Penelope wants to play with this so bad.
Pack n Play - Still in the box.  But I like the picture on the box =]

The great thing about living on a military base is that there are lots of young couples and lots of parents selling baby things because they don't have a place to store it all.  Most things are in pretty good condition.  I bought a grocery bag of newborn clothes.  Most were brand new.  The woman who was selling them, her son was too big for newborn clothes at birth so he didn't even wear them.  Some of them were wintery clothes, so I was able to resell them.  I'm buying another lot of clothes today, 3-6 months.  When I go shopping, I get him 0-3 or 6-9 month things.  All he really needs is probably socks and swaddling blankets.  I would like him to have boy bath towels because I gave all my neutral ones away so all I have are princess towels.  Same with burp clothes.  He will survive with his sister's pink hand-me-downs if need be.  I'd feel the same way with bottles. All of Penelope's are girly.  Since I already have most of what he needs, and he won't be here until the end of June, I will probably continue shopping and he will get his monster bath towels and football burp cloths. 

My favorite baby stores right now are Baby Gap and SlyFox Threads.  Not the cheapest though.  I've only bought 2 things from Baby Gap when they have sales, and still dreaming about Sly Fox Threads.  I don't have a registry, but have a searchable Wish List on Amazon that's full of baby stuff.  Hint Hint. =] Just kidding.  I don't need anything on that list. It's mostly just cool things I find and I can easily "add to cart" when I'm in the shopping mood.  I do almost all of my shopping on Amazon. 

Whew, maybe I should update more than twice a month so my posts aren't so long =]

How far along? 24 weeks and 4 days
Maternity clothes? Yep.  Jeans for sure.  I need more shirts. I have been wearing a lot of regular shirts with a tank top under it to cover my belly.
Best moment this week: It's been a pretty good week.  Nothing really major happened. Probably most excited about getting his pack n play in the mail along with my new phone (it's still in the box though).
Miss Anything?  Sleeping on my back 
Movement: I can see him move from the outside now, but he won't kick my hand.  He stops when I try to feel him.
Food cravings: chocolate
Sleep: Not great
 Anything making you queasy or sick: Nope
Have you started to show yet: Yes
Gender: A little mister!
Labor Signs: No
Belly Button in or out? Far out! Seriously thinking I'll have a permanent outie after all this.  
Wedding rings on or off? On.
Happy or Moody most of the time: Happy
Looking forward to: We move in six days!  My sister flies in in 3 days!  My mom and dad will be here in 10 or 11 days.  Really excited to be moved in already.  I forgot how much prep it takes.  Calling everyone to change address, along with internet and cable company and carpet cleaners.  Thankfully, our address is only changing by the last house number, switching from a 3 to 8.  Moving a few houses down will be nice.

1 comment:

  1. no pictures from the visits yet =,,,,[[