Tuesday, July 29, 2008

I Must Read! (and a few updates)

Hey - thanks again everyone for the comments. It's nice to know that people are still reading when I have been so neglectful about posting as well as commenting on other blogs. Today I shall read and comment! I actually have been keeping up with reading a lot of blogs but have been terrible about commenting. Sorry (again?!)

Kicking. ('P' Stuff)
Butters didn't kick a whole lot yesterday - was having trouble getting my 10 kicks in three hours. I felt much better after using my little doppler to verify a steady heartbeat. I did wake up around 2:30am this morning, as usual, to go to the bathroom, and was able to feel about 10 kicks within a half an hour, but he/she sure has been a lot quieter in the past 24 hours. Now that I've said that, hopefully I'll get pummeled all day. I actually like feeling the kicks, and sometimes I now get a feeling like... how do I describe it... like a rolling feeling inside. It feels pretty funky and the first time it happened it freaked me out - but in a cool way.

Tonight someone is coming over to fix a couple of things on my computers that I couldn't quite resolve myself in my 'computer nesting' frenzy (I have 3 desktop PCs and a laptop... why? Because.I.am.a.geek...but not enough of a geek to get everything fixed myself.) I just know I won't have time to address anything like that come the fall. I have been getting other things done too - you know, things that might actually benefit a real live baby! Cleaning, moving things, throwing things out like crazy, getting the room ready to paint.... um.... but...I still need to get nursery furniture!!! I do have bedding, blankets, rattles, lamps and some other things, but none of the important stuff!

Will I be able to do this?!
As I mentioned briefly in an earlier post, I recently became an aunt - my SIL had her baby. She and the baby are doing just fine, (the baby is just so cute!!) but I am seeing first hand how you really just don't get any sleep once the baby arrives - and my SIL is used to a stressful schedule and a lack of sleep - she worked as a trauma nurse for 10 years! I always knew that newborn babies were hard work, but....wow. I didn't know breastfeeding could be so difficult?! I did read (thank goodness) Nancy's 'What I wish I knew' document (which I can't find the link for now) about being a new mom, and my SIL is going through many of the exact same things, so I e-mailed her the document. Now I sit here and think 'Holy sh*t ... and here I thought I understood how hard it was to care for a newborn - I had no idea! Ack!!'

28w3d. Think anyone at work would notice if I slipped out and went baby furniture shopping?!


Baby Steps to Baby Shoes said...

I just felt a somersault roll for the first time last week and was totally discombobulated!

Denise said...

I am trying really hard to live in denial and not think about how hard it is going to be!

Egged Out said...

"The first year is the worst and then it is fun and easy" says my brother who has five kids including a brand new infant.

nancy said...

lol. My document is ~not~ supposed to be a scare tactic!! :)

Maria said...

I'm not even pregnant yet and I have moments where I freak out and think I won't be able to handle a newborn. I definitely think it's something we all try not to think about until we're given no other choice, i.e. when the baby is born.

Rebecca said...

The rolling is cool and it gets more intense! I know where you're coming from with knowing whether or not you'll be able to do it. With everything that I read and everyone that I talk to, I'm more confused, but I'm hoping that somehow it will work itself out! Take it easy!

momma2garrett said...

Just wanted to say Congrats and good luck. I have been reading your blog for about an hour. Was just searching for info on a trigger shot on google and it brought your page up..lol.. So here I am. I am where you were and have a bit of hope after reading your blog. We sound very similair. I was diagnosed with PCOS in December and having major ovulation issues. Well anyways.. Congrats!