Monday, May 30, 2011

36 weeks and the word of the day

holy scknikes i am already 36 weeks! been feeling lots of contractions, but they are still pretty irregular so just resting and trying to get through the next 2 weeks. after i hit 38 weeks, i'll be a walking fool to get this girlie out!

and onto the word of the day ... swelling. s.w.e.l.l.i.n.g. ummm, where did my feet go? my toes are starting to resemble baby sausages! (if i see you in real life, please don't mention this as i am sensitive about it) i didn't have this when i was pregnant with boo, but i was also 7 years younger. i am constantly thirsty so i am hoping this is just extra water weight and will disappear when little missy is here.

hope y'all have a fantastic and safe memorial day!!!

Wednesday, May 25, 2011

weighing in

35w2d today and time for another baby sesame update ...

... i gained 4 pounds, so total weight gain is 20 pounds so far
... baby sesame is being a good little girl and remains head down
... 2 1/2 cm dilated and 50% effaced
... having lots of contractions when i walk too much
... have noticed some swelling in my hands and feet when i'm up a lot

i guess that's about it. i feel good and don't really expect anything to happen in the immediate future. i'd like her to cook till about 38 weeks, but we'll see ...

Sunday, May 15, 2011

baby shower

today was the day for baby sesame's baby shower. the day started off cloudy and chilly, but the sun came out and it was a beautiful day! :) about 30 of my im's family and friends came to celebrate this little girl. the shower was held at my im's bff's house and it was lovely. it was special to be able to meet family members and close friends and see just how loved this baby is already. momma-to-be got so many cute girlie outfits and accessories too that baby sesame is gonna be one well dressed little girl!

tomorrow will be 34 weeks down with 6 weeks to go! where did the time go?!? i am feeling great! tired during the day still, but nothing a little nap can't fix! my next md app't. is next wed. and i'm anxious to see if i've gained any more weight.

well it's been a whirlwind of a weekend so i'll post a few pic's. for y'all to enjoy then i'm crawling into bed and back to the 'ole grind tomorrow!


the cake was cut before i got a pic. of the whole thing, but it was delicious!


my grama, me and my momma taken by my daughter


one faux mommy, baby sesame and the momma-to-be :)


me and my boo!

Sunday, May 8, 2011

happy mother's day ...

... to all the momma's, surromomma's, new momma's, veteran momma's, intended momma's, grandmomma's and prego momma's!!!


boo wrote on my belly! :)


happy mother's day from me and my boo!

Saturday, May 7, 2011

happy (belated) birthday miss audrey!!!

my surro soul sista had her beautiful bebe cupcake last night! miss audrey entered the world on 5.6.11 (5+6=11 cute huh?)! poor girl had an emergency c/s, but bebe and surromama are doing well. congrats miss e to you and your id's!!!

nothing new on my front. just relaxing today in the beautiful 70 degree weather! :) one of my aunt's is visiting from new jersey so it will be nice to see her. baby sesame seems to be doing well in my tummy. she wiggles around all night long and sleeps most of the day. only a few more weeks before this long awaited miracle graces the world with her presence. my im's baby shower is next sunday and i'm looking forward to meeting her family.

off to the beach for my family bbq. have a great weekend!

Wednesday, May 4, 2011

cnm check-up

i was so happy to be seeing a new cnm today. she's new to kaiser and new to me. she was very sweet yet professional. my measurements are right on target, but she was worried cause i didn't gain any weight over the past 3 weeks. she asked if i was eating and i answered with an enthusiastic YES!!! (total weight gain still at 16 lbs.) i gained 20 with boo so i'm not too worried about it. baby sesame is still head down so that's great news!

my doula and im got to meet today. it was so hot out that i didn't feel so good while we were outside talking. i sat down and my im got me a soda so i didn't fall over! this heat is killing me! i am getting more and more excited as my due date approaches to have a whole different kind of birth experience than i did with boo. quiet. non-medicated. peaceful.

Tuesday, May 3, 2011

32 weeks

the countdown is officially on! i feel like this pregnancy is so rapidly coming to an end and it is surprising to me how fast it went! i am having sporadic contraction here and there. a little painful when they come, but nothing i can't breath thru. i've been doing my hypnobirthing breathing and listening to my relaxation cd's and music in hopes that my unmedicated delivery is a quick one!

i have a check-up tomorrow morning to check on baby sesame and her growth (and mine!). i've been listening to her heartbeat with my stethoscope every night and i just can't believe the miracle growing inside my belly! i feel so honored to be this baby's surromama.

it's been warm (read HOT) here this week and it's been hard to sleep. i was gonna go to the pool with one of my gf's today and found it hard to keep my "cupcakes" contained! :) guess who's kicking up a storm right now? i will surely miss those kicks and flutters, but i can't wait to meet her!