Sunday, November 28, 2010

Get this Baby Out of Me!

So I have 5 weeks to go and it is absolutely true that this is the most uncomfortable part of being pregnant. I would take morning sickness any day over heartburn, indegestion, swollen ankles, ect. I have to pee like every 5 minutes and I waddle around like an old lady recovering from hip replacement surgery. I can put every ounce of effort I have into looking decent, i.e. full makeup, hair did, cute outfit; and I still look like a bloated, swollen fat whale. It's very discouraging.

But I know every nightmare has an end. Not that being pregnant has been that bad, but I am so over it. I'm ready to meet my baby and hold him. It's so strange. I'm really excited about him, but I feel kind of disconnected from him because I haven't actually met him yet.

So Mama Mia and I took our last birthing class this week, and I'm really glad I took them. A lot of people say "Oh, you don't need to take birth classes. They are a waste of time." Screw that! At least now I know what to expect when I show up at the hospital and when I go into labor. We took a tour of the birthing center, I learned some breathing techniques, and it just made me a little more at ease about the whole process. Not that I won't go into total freak out mode when I actually go into labor. Hopefully I can remain calm, but that's what Mama Mia is for, right?

So with Christmas coming, I am going to be kept plenty busy before Skeletor arrives. Between the house, work, and Christmas festivities I will have no time to be nervous about meeting my little punk. I put up my tree today and started decorating. I usually go for a real tree, but this year I opted for a fake tree considering it would be nearly impossible for me to water a real tree. Plus this way I have it for the next couple of years for me and Skeletor. Daniela and I are going to be baking cookies within the next week for clients, friends, and family. I have shopping to do and hopefully will be booked up until the baby arrives. Like I said, no time for nerves to get the best of me!

Wednesday, November 10, 2010

Counting Down the Weeks

So it's been a while since my last blog but I have had a lot going on in the past couple of weeks. My doctor appointments are every two weeks now and I have been back and forth between Swansboro like every week. So here is a little recap of what's been going on in this Modern Mama's life.

So I had an appointment this week and it went really well. Skeletor is growing and moving and progressing along really well. I origninally had my appointment scheduled with the evil Dr. Vogel, but after hearing several horror stories from clients and my own previous experience with him I called and complained. The receptionist was very understanding. She must hear the same complaints from other patients. So my appointment this week and my following one are with different physicians who have a much nicer bed side manner. Unfortunately, Dr. Vogel could still possibly deliver my baby so I basically will have to pray that he will NOT be the delivering doctor.

Mama Mia and I started childbirth classes last week and will have one each week of November. Pretty interesting stuff even though I have been reading up on the "Baby Bible." At least I now know that it will cost $180 to circumcise my little man. Apparently Medicaid believes that this is a purely cosmetic procedure. I beg to differ, and I'm sure that any other man would agree with me. Now I know that in several countries and cultures they do not practice circumcisions, but there are reasons for doing them other than for looks. So, needless to say, my new tv fund is now "Skeletor's cosmetic surgery" fund.

I have so much to do in the next couple of weeks it's ridiculous. We have started working on the house, and hopefully will start painting this weekend. Dad has been working on a few things that needed to be patched up, but all in all I know we will get it done before the baby comes.

Finally, I think I have settled on a name for Skeletor. I figured since he looks less like a skeleton now, it's only fair I start calling him by his name. Now that's not to say it may or may not change when I see him. I was leaning towards Owen Kellum, but then I thought "Do I really want my child's initials to be O.K.?" I mean, that's just asking to be made fun of on the playground. So I'm thinking his name will be Ethan Kellum. However, I did just go see Due Date and Zach Galifinakis's character's name is Ethan. Maybe he will grow up to be a comedian.