Friday, August 7, 2009

No Baby Yet

Still waiting. But time flies when you're having fun, and having my mom here is fun. We've organized my room (to accomodate the influx of baby stuff) and are moving on to other areas of the house. My mom is a pack-rat and I've inherited her genes so we both need help to get rid of stuff :D We've gone to the campus so I can walk and she can run-and discovered the Orclette ADORES "runnin!" She'll do a running man imitation everytime she wants to "I go runnin!"

We've also gone to the pool. My mom is a lifeguard, tri swim coach and I think sometime in her life she's taught classes so she's one of the safest people to introduce Orclette to the water. The Orclette thinks the pool is the GREATEST thing ever and cries when it's time to leave. I sit sedately by the pool and read/watch. I really don't like the water. Fortunately Damm does so when he gets back he and the Orclette will have great times splashing in the pool.

I've been practicing relaxation techniques. With my mom, since she's my coach. I do not want medication this time around. I think it was the most wonderful thing ever with the Orclette but she looked medicated the first 24 hours of her existence and wouldn't eat anything. I really don't want Brendan to have to go through that. So I am mentally preparing. I am proud of myself this time around: I've asked so many questions, made a birthing wish list, and have actually gotten pre-registered. I know how it's going to go at this hospital and I've pre-rehearsed the stages of labor and my responses to the nurses questions (the ones we could think of anyway). I am positive this will be a better experience than last time.

Oh-I didn't gain any weight this week. Hurrah! The scale kept on going up and up and up. It was time for it to stay the same :D

Damm has been battling allergies and also found out that he's got a hernia that will need to be operated on. Both of us would appreciate prayers for a safe surgery, fast recovery, and that he will not have to restart his training. Other than that he's doing fine and is excelling in class.

Posting will be sporadic most likely but I will ask that my mom post when the little one arrives. Hopefully that will be soon.

Monday, August 3, 2009

Food food food

I'm hungry all the time. Forget ladylike portions. Give me Hungryman-sized portions. /sigh. Not really. Hand over the child's-sized meal. Lately I think all my time has been spent gaining weight, even though I'm trying my darndest to not eat too much. Still walking, still spending time with my weights, but nothing can stop the growing. Well, birth will. And since my mom is getting here today that can commence at any time. I am now prepared.

I was looking through pictures of when the Orclette was a mere week old. Damm was quite chubby-about 30 pds heavier than he is now. I looked like I had just been pregnant, of course. Lots of extra poundage that quickly disappeared as we discovered that the Orclette had quite an appetite. I'm counting on the same thing happening this time as I watch the scale inch closer to the 40 pds gained marker. And the Orclette was so tiny. Tiny babies scare me-bear in mind she was 8 pds 8 oz. I can't imagine a smaller baby. I'd have to bring a nurse home with me because I'd be too scared to hold him/her.

It does look as if Damm will be allowed to fly home after child#2's appearance. He can then experience the glories of a swamp cooler. We're either moving to an apartment with refrigerated air or investing in 2 portable AC units when he finishes AIT. I'd rather move-I'm hoping I never have to live anywhere that would require me to retain my portable AC units. Then again moving is such a hassle ...

And that is my life currently. I'm re-reading old favorites to wile away the time. Waiting, waiting, waiting. And then more waiting. And then more wondering: how big is he now? Have we topped 9 pds yet? Are we going to reach 10? At least that explains the weight gain :D