Thursday, May 14, 2009

Oh crap

The vomiting has returned. I have heard this happen to some women in their 3rd trimester. Two days in a row now after lunch. I am keeping my fingers crossed this is a fluke.

Wednesday, May 13, 2009

Does labor hurt as much as...

At our birthing class there was one dad to be that was trying to compare labor pain to the pain he encountered after back surgery. I have never been in labor, but I know women do not talk about it, so it cannot be good. Frankly, I do not want to know in advance, it will just freak me out. The dad to be pushed the questions further asking "Is labor like an 8 on the typical 1 to 10 pain scale?" One woman who had previously given birth said it was about a 20. Finally the dad to be shut up! Afterwards I told Neal how thankful I am that he is not like this. Not once has he said "suck it up, I have had multiple abdominal surgeries including 2 kidney transplants". Or "I felt worse than you when I was on dialysis". Never has he tried to compare my upcoming pain to his. I feel bad for that mom to be that is married to a douche bag!

Tar Poop

Another lesson learned at birthing class.... Apparently the first few days of your beautiful child's life, their poop is similar to tar. Perhaps this is another thing we would rather not know. Neal and I are already fighting over who will change the tar poop diapers. I have full confidence Neal can do it.

In case he cannot, the alternate plan is for him to leave the room and me to hit the nurse button and claim I am in too much pain to get up to change the diaper. That is of course if my mommy is not in the room. I know she will do it!

Tuesday, May 12, 2009

31 weeks

It feels like time is moving slow. I have had a good week. Feeling good. Some nights it is difficult sleeping and I certainly use the bathroom a lot. My swelling has been under control. My pregnancy brain is totally useless. Some days the babies move more than others. Our boy definitely moves more than our girl. I am curious to see if this is reflective in their actions when they are actually here. Things are pretty much set up in the house and ready to go. Ryan and Leslie have let us borrow a lot of Connor's things, which will really help us out. I cannot wait to meet the babies. I have had a couple of offers from friends to help me after the babies are born and I intend to take them up on it. Every book I have read says do not take turn away help. Especially good help. We have no idea what we are in for!

Neal got to feel some good kicks yesterday. His face is priceless. I have read of women that get sick of the babies moving, but I don't know how. I wish they would move all the time. It is amazing to feel. Sometimes I just lay on the couch and watch my belly. Our son still gets the hiccups a couple of times a week. They are kicking me as I write this. I am guessing they are cramped and ready to come is just a little too early for that!