Friday, September 24, 2010

Ballroom Blitz

First off let me apologize for the extremely depressing blog that preceded this one. My hormones have been getting the best of me lately, and it's been a little hard to deal with all my emotions. I'm trying to get through everything by keeping my mind focused on Skeletor and our impending future.

One thing that has distracted me has been the constant movement that Skeletor has been doing inside my belly. It is soooo weird!! I cannot believe that their is another human being inside of me right now. It keeps becoming more and more real everytime he kicks me, everytime he switches sides, and everytime i see my belly move. He has been all over the place this past week. It's like he doesn't have enough room inside me, and he is constantly trying to stretch out. For all I know he could be doing laps inside there...although like I said before there probably isn't enough room for that.

I'm going on 26 weeks which means (and I'm hoping) only 11 to 13 weeks left. Damn it's going by fast! To think my little zombie will be here that soon...OH MY GOD! That's so close. Am I ready? Do I have everything I need to be prepared for a baby? Am I going to be a good mama? What if I have a mental meltdown when he gets here? Stop....relax and breathe.

The "Baby Bible" has begun to give advice on labor and birthing classes. I tried to read ahead so I could get informed, but I realized that I am NOT ready for that information. I made the mistake of watching a live birth on YouTube the other day. A little friendly advice: DO NOT WATCH!!! I don't know what I was thinking. I think I'm better off just reading up on the info instead of viewing what my body is going to go through.

Well, the next couple of weeks should be interesting!

Monday, September 13, 2010

Emotions are Running High

Today has been an emotional day for me. I'm 6 months now and I think the reality of everything is finally hitting me. I am coming to terms with the fact that my life is going to change drastically. It's not that I haven't realized this already. I know all the changes. I guess I just didn't think about all the changes that would affect me now during my pregnancy. I am lonely. I can't go out and do things with my friends like I used to do. I know it may sound stupid, but I don't feel like I'm fun anymore. I don't want to be one of those people who sits at home with her dogs just because she's pregnant, but I don't feel like me anymore. It's a little overwhelming for me.

To resolve this issue, I have decided that I just have to keep busy. That means lots of working out, going home to The Creek, and anything to pre-occupy my mind. I just need to stay busy and it will all pass. Soon I hope.

Thursday, September 9, 2010

The Ever Growing Belly, Ladies & Gentlemen

I swear everyday when I wake up my belly continues to grow and grow and grow!!! I get up out of bed and I can literally feel my skin stretching. It is sooo weird. Needless to say I have taken stock in Nivea body lotion and Mama's Toning Oil. I refuse to have bad stretch marks or cellulite as a result of Skeletor. This is my daily mantra and oath to my former body. I will succeed!!!

Skeletor has also been very active in the past week. He has been kicking up a storm and rolling around in there so much. It is the strangest feeling and it is really difficult to describe. When he kicks it feels like a cross between a muscle spasm and popcorn popping. The other night I had my hand on my stomach and all of a sudden it jumped. He kicked the hell out of me! The left side seem to be his favorite. Sometimes when he shifts sides I can feel him roll through. That is the strangest feeling because the front of my abdomen all of sudden gets really tight and then it's normal again. I feel like the zombie chick in Dawn of the Dead right before she gives birth. Hopefully my little zombie doesn't want to eat the delivering doctor's brains.

Sorry to keep it short today, but I have to get moving so I can feel some movement from him tonight!

Have a great day!

Wednesday, September 1, 2010

Hungry and Tired

So it's been awhile since my last post and I apologize for that. It's been a little hectic since my last post with work and I have been exhausted! I think the excitement of the shower and seeing sister took a lot out of me. Plus work has been crazy. On days I want to leave early, I get really busy. On days I'm hoping to be busy, it's dead. But I'd rather be busy than not.

The baby shower was great! My sister did a good job of organizing it and I really enjoyed seeing family and friends. I got a lot of great stuff too! I got a lot of stuff on my registry and a lot of stuff I wouldn't have even thought about. I had no idea what a Bumba was, but I got one. And I definately won't have to worry about Skeletor being naked either. Plenty of cute outfits to put him in! It pays to have people who have been through babies before. They think of everything! I know I said I would post some pics but there should be some on my facebook page from the shower.

So my appetite has been pretty much at an all time low, but the doctor said I'm where I should be as far as size and weight goes. Nothing sounds appetizing to me. Don't get me wrong...if it's put in front of me I will probably eat it. But cooking is not something I enjoy right now. I think it's because I have no idea what I want to make, and I don't want to go through the process of making it either. I'm just too tired to cook. Man, I wish I had a personal chef right now to do that work for me. Hopefully my energy will come back in the next couple of weeks.

To close out on this blog I have a new revised list of names for Skeletor. Apparently, (according to Auntie Meg) he is already a legend with her soon to be nephews. So I have decided to let you guys in on some of my options. (Side note: Meg DO NOT even think of using these names) My list is as follows:

Beckett, Miles, Finn, Eliott, Sullivan, Elias, Owen, Mason, Dexter, and Abram

(These names are interchangable between being first, middle, or either.)

Input is greatly appreciated although that does not mean I will take it into consideration. Lol!

Have a great week!