Saturday, June 28, 2008

Shabbos Slumber

Shabbos came and went with no signs of baby. Sigh.

T'was nice though! Friday night we ate by The Bloom Family (as their message machine likes to point out) - they live across the street from us and we practically live there. Well I do anyway! Shabbos day, my father and sister came over for lunch. I was quite a grump all day. I'll blame it on the hormones and lack of sleep. I'm allowed!

Shuky didn't go to shul in the morning so when he went in the afternoon, he got lots of 'So no baby then?' comments. Which I warned him would happen. Being pregnant also makes you all-knowing. I should know! I'm always right these days!!!

I've started reading my baby books again, trying to find some tricks on how to get this process going....Apparently the best way is to wait, but seriously, for anyone who really knows me, I'm probably THE most impatient person on Earth. And yes, I've met everyone so I know!

Anyway, we're about to have mac and cheese for dinner, at 11:30 pm. Yum! Good night all and shavuah tov!

Friday, June 27, 2008

Erev Shabbos Walmart Fun

I decided I get 'Pregnant Wife of the Year Award'. Today I went to Walmart with Rochel (THANKS FOR ALL YOUR HELP!!!!!!!) and made Shuky a brand new list of what to get...complete with company name, model, and shelf price. He will literally just have to walk around and go 'Oh, that's on this list' - a complete no-brainer!!!!

And I bought him a present, a great new tool kit with power tools and everything. Probably should have bought that yesterday, BEFORE he had to put up that ceiling fan! And last week when he fixed our 'new' dining room table. Might have made things a smidgen easier for him, but hey, don't want things being too easy!!!

Anyway, gotta start getting the house ready for Shabbos and put away all these groceries I just got...

Love you all and hopefully we'll hear good news soon!

Sleep has finally arrived!!!

I slept so well last night! For the first time in who knows how long!!!!!!!!

Hopefully that's a sign for how good today is gonna be!

Oh, and I had another REAL contraction last night. Oodles of fun!

Thursday, June 26, 2008

The End of a Long Day

Sigh. It's been a looooong day! Shuky starts work at 7:30 so the alarm usually wakes me and sometimes I fall back asleep, sometimes I don't. Today I didn't.

The public pool here has special hours for the Jewish women in the community and that starts at 11. I work very hard to be sure I make I'm there as water tends to calm the baby down alot! Today, though, that was not the case. The whole time I was in the pool, there was NO end to the kicking and pushing and shoving in my huge belly! Oh well. It was still nice being in the water...

So, right before Pesach, we moved into a bigger house. For some reason, the lights in the two bedrooms upstairs don't have a switch on the wall. They only have the small chain, to which the previous tenants tied extremely long shoelaces and hung off a hook on the wall. Of course, this is only a light with no fan. Aside from being beyond obnoxious, there is no air circulation and the AC just doesn't seem to work as well upstairs as it does downstairs! Anyway, we bought a ceiling fan/light fixture with one of those wireless remotes so that we wouldn't have to bring in an electrician to bring the wires down the wall. We now have a beautiful fan that works great, with air moving around in the room, thanks to Shuky! And Rochel helped too. Thank G-d for helpful siblings!!!

And, of course, not knowing when I won't be able to work anymore, I keep trying to get all these projects done right away. So I'm still working.

Sigh again. Good night everyone! Love you all...

P.S. Any tips on ways to get the feet out of my ribs? Aside from going into labor obviously...

Small Town Frustrations


Just a quick vent, creating these registries for Shuky is much harder than I anticipated. The fact that we're 'small town folk' means not having everything easily accessible, which means that registering for these things doesn't really mean I'll be able to get it all as quickly as needed! Grr! Most things are not actually stocked in our local store!


Well, I'm gonna try and sleep some more before the pool opens. Thanks for the shoulder!

Wednesday, June 25, 2008

37 weeks and 2 days

Ok, now that there's less than three weeks left till my due date, I am finally starting this blog! Hopefully I'll be able to keep everyone updated and this way I won't feel bad as I pick up my phone and can't remember why I picked it was to call all of you! Gotta love baby-brain!

So, a few fun things that have happened in the past few weeks...people in Shul have been asking Shuky if we're having twins! Thanks alot everyone!...I am barely sleeping anymore, at least not during the night anyway!...Shuky obviously loves me ALOT as he puts up with all of my fun demands and mood swings and hot/cold flashes, and convenient lack of memory when it comes to things I may or may not have said and/or done!...About a week and a half ago, I couldn't sleep and Shuky was away at the farm so I got up in the middle of the night and rearranged the furniture in our bedroom (thanks Mom for that gene!)...I remembered at 4 in the morning, a few nights ago, that I left my windows of my car completely open and Shuky had to go down and close them - I was worried it might rain (it didn't)...Friday afternoon I had my first real contraction, OUCH!, not the regular Braxton Hicks I've been having for a few months already...

Today, at my doctor's appointment, my doctor and I discussed when would be the best time for me to go into labor as she is going to visit Grandma with the kids. Score. So I have until the middle of next week or anytime after the 11th. I'm hoping for before her vacation. I can only get so much bigger!!

Of course I waddle, no walking for me, and I feel like I'm menopausal at the lovely age of 22! Isn't pregnancy just a bundle of joy!!! And the baby is EXTREMELY active! I noticed that when I go swimming or take baths, the baby calms down alot and just relaxes, so I try and do as much water activity as possible!

I've been trying to prepare lists for Shuky so he doesn't freak out when he has to run to Walmart to stock up on baby stuff once I have the baby! I made some baby registries for him so he can just print them out and go. Decided to put them up here for fun, let everyone see and make suggestions...There are some things that we're ordering online from other sites so they aren't on any of the registries, if anyone wants to see anything (like the stroller or car seat) let me know and I can put up those links too!

Anyway, it's now 8:40 pm and due to my lack of sleep last night and early morning doctor appointment, it's time for me to go to bed for my party with my millions of pillows that Shuky gets to regularly rearrange for me all night! Love you Shuks!

And I love and miss everyone else and please let this be my call to each of you, personally! I mean to call....really!

Good night and we'll keep you posted!