Friday, November 21, 2008
Not that I don't trust her, but I just went on-line to see the tests they have to determine your baby's gender. This site mentions a list of things, like symptoms, that will give you an idea of which your baby is. Seriously...the way my pillow faces while sleeping? Another point was "You add your age at the time of conception and the number for the month you conceived and the sum is an even number." I wonder if that's how the Chinese calendar works. "Your hair develops red highlights" points to a girl...which is kinda funny since we know we produce red heads.
Where do these people get this stuff? I guess only time will tell...
For the longest time Kartos took her first nap on Sundays during the service. Big Red would leave the room if she got too fussy and just held her close until she stopped fighting and gave in to rest. This has always been a huge gift to me. It also shows how much he desires me to hear the Word of God without distractions.
Thanks you, honey, for being such a great daddy!
Thursday, November 20, 2008
The painting, from Bed, Bath & Beyond, and sconce crosses, from Mervyn's, are permanent fixtures for this room. The fall garland was $15 and the turkey on the floor was under $15, both at Tall Mouse. I also got beads around the candle from there as well; gold and red are there now and I have a set of green strands for Christmas.
Wednesday, November 19, 2008
- Karrots holding things up to her ear and having full of conversations as if she's on the phone.
- Hearing Karrots playfully talk to herself after we've put her down to bed.
- Morning moments with Karrotsof nursing her in bed...adding 30 mins. to rest.
- Big Red coming home before 7 pm.
- Big Red being motivated to work on things around the house without a word from me.
- Karrots becoming a little cuddle bug!
- Finishing homemade meals - making them and eating them.
- Eating with Big Red. I seriously missed that during the fast!
- Karrots leaving in hair clips.
- Being almost done with buying Christmas presents! One more!
- Watching Karrots waddle around the house like mommy.
- Falling asleep with Big Red's hand on my big belly.
- Having friend volunteer to watch Karrots for a little while so I can nap.
- Karrots sleeping through the night.
- The baby moving in the womb just as I lay down to sleep.
Tuesday, November 18, 2008
Another obvious difference is my lifestyle. When I was pregnant with Karrots I was working, which meant getting up early and taking naps when I got home. Now I have a toddler to run/look after and get naps in if I can fall asleep during her naps. It's also a little more work with her since she's always wanting to be held, especially when we're out and about.
The whole appetite issue is back. Now that the baby's taking up so much room in me, I feel like my tummy has shrunk and I can barely make it through a meal. I eat like my grandma did...slow!...and have little desire for food, which has been causing spells. Thankfully it only got really bad once, when I was driving. My vision became so overexposed that everything looked white and I couldn't see and I felt light headed. I, of course, pulled over, waited for it to pass, and returned home. I'm finding it hard to eat things that are full of protein. It takes every ounce of forced strength to chew and swallow pieces of meat. Not fun.
I've also been experiencing acid reflux. My friend recommended Papaya Extract, which has been helping, but you can only take them after a meal. This, along with my hugeness and loose joints, has been making it difficult to sleep. I already feel like there's no more room for this kid to grow, knowing I have around 2 months left. He/she's in my ribs, poking my bladder, pinching nerves leading to my legs...the whole bit.
One thing I haven't gotten, praise God!, is leg cramps at night. I have some liquid calcium for it, which Big Red used during the fast, and haven't needed it. Hopefully this will last the rest of the pregnancy.
I'm learning why moms have such a reputation for empathy...they've been through almost everything during pregnancy! Acid reflux, leg cramps, dizzy spells, back pain, (ANY pain!), eating issues, headaches without medication, colds without medication, etc., all making it easy for a mom to empathize with her loved ones years down the line.