Wednesday, November 18, 2009

I'm done!

Last week I finished up my birth kit. I am so excited it's done, but funny enough, I'm now stressed out that I have no birth kit to work on. LOL! I guess I need to unwind a little. ;) I do still have plenty of packing to do.

I am feeling great. I do have some back pain, but that is pretty normal for me. My back pain has never really gone away since my hospital epidurals years ago. It just bothers me more when I'm pregnant. I haven't been exercising as much as I would like, but I have been eating better. Last night was the first night I had soda in I don't know how long. I was feeling queazy, so I had some ginger ale. BTW - don't drink ginger ale and eat a cookie just before bed. Expecially if you have pregnancy heartburn all the time.

I am looking forward to the big move. We will be moving to the farm soon, and can start preparing for the arrival of our little one. I just can't believe I'm all set for it. I am such a procrastinator. It seems strange to have it all done months ahead of time.

I thought it might come in handy for next time, so here's the birth kit list.

Poise Pads (postpartum bleeding)

Adult Diapers (for labor if water breaks and postpartum bleeding)

Chux Pads


Cold Pack

Massage Oil

Olive Oil (perennial massage)

Molasses (up iron and help with constipation)

Witch Hazel (16 oz)

Epsom Salt

Baby Powder

2 Night Gowns

Bulb Syringe

Digital Thermometer (for baby)



Evening Primrose Capsules (cervix ripening starting at 36 weeks)

Mistletoe and Shepherd's Purse Tincture (hemorrhage preventive)

After Ease Tincture (ease after birth pains)

After Birth Herbal Sitz Bath

Stiz Bath (that sits on toilet)

Dr Christopher's 6 Week Formula (prep for birth)

Birth Ball

Birth Pool - kiddie pool (with portable water heater)

Fish net (to scoop poop in pool) - LOL! I had to repeat myself as to why I need
this 3 times to DH today in Sears (they didn't have one - need to go to Walmart)

Printed Keepsake Birth Certificate

Ink Pad (for foot prints on Birth Certificate)

Cranberry and Crangrape Juice (64 oz each)

Prune Juice (for after birth to help with constipation)

Digital Hanging Fish Scale (to weigh baby)

Sling (to put baby in to weigh with hanging scale)

Umbilical Cord Tape

Sterile Gloves

Exacto Knive to cut umblilical cord

Towels and Wash Cloths

Baby Clothes


Birth Information for DH (always nice to have for reference)

Sunday, November 1, 2009

27 weeks 1 day

Wow! I have really slacked off on keep up with this.

Things are going well with this pregnancy. I have been working hard on getting my birthing kit together, and am almost done. I got my mistletoe and shepherd's purse tinctures, Dr Christopher's 6 week formula, and my hypnobirthing book in the last few weeks. I am going to Joyce's today, and am going to go through my kit to see what I have and what I still need. I'll post it on here later.

The baby is doing great. Baby moves all the time, especially at meal times. LOL! Baby loves to eat. ;) I, however, am having a harder time with eating. I have had a loss of appetite for the last week or so, and have had to force myself to eat. I know I need to eat, but the though of food seems so unappetizing. It's obviously not effecting my weight gain, since I've gained about 25 lbs so far. I have been working out a little, but not enough. I was able to walk 3 miles on Friday, with almost no soreness the following day.

I did manage to get a picture of myself. It's not the greatest, but the best I could do on my own. :) It's today's photo at 27 weeks 1 day.

Monday, August 24, 2009

17 weeks 2 days

Well, not much happening right now. :) That is always good. I am getting bigger. I am trying to focus more on food right now. I am wanting to eat healthier. It should be pretty easy soon, after we move. For now, though, it is not so easy. I always feel I am surrounded by food that is anything but healthy no matter where I go. It is hard to fight my willpower when it's everywhere. I have decided to stop drinking soda, however. I am going to start grinding my wheat again and make whole wheat bread and use whole wheat in a lot more stuff. I need to start eating more vegetables and less cereal, unless it is oatmeal. I am going to start snacking on healthier foods like cheese, fruit, vegetables, and home-made granola (one of my projects I want to do this week).

Breakfast -
1 english muffin w/ an egg and 2 slices of cheese

Snack -
1 cheese stick
1 granola bar
2 glasses (1 Qt total) 100% grape juice

Lunch -
2 Talapia fillets
1 glass water

Dinner -

1 helping pasta salad
4 small pieces beef
4 glasses water

Snack -
1 granola bar

Thursday, August 6, 2009

14 weeks 6 days

Just a little update. Things are still going well. It is harder to keep me eating because I just don't feel hungry. I am still nauseous at times, but it's not as bad. I've been trying to keep an eye on what I eat, and how much. Not eating too much has been easy since I just don't feel like eating, but eating enough has been a struggle.

It's funny, because I really don't feel pregnant yet. My tummy is getting a little bigger. I think I feel something sometimes, but it's too faint to really know. When I lay on my stomach, it feels like I have a hard lime in there. LOL! That's pretty much where we are right now. :)

Weight: 148.5
BP: 108/62 BPM: 87

Friday, July 17, 2009

11 w 6 d

I am trying to keep track of my eating and drinking. I haven't been doing so well with keeping up on my liquid intake. I should be getting about a gallon a day, but have only been drinking about 1/2 to 3/4 most days. I also seem to skip meals, making me feeling sick and weak. I believe seeing what I'm doing will help me out.

2 eggs w/cheese
hash browns w/cheese
2 pieces toast (white bread) w/honey
1 glass (2c) orange juice

2 of 4 prenatal vitamins
1 kelp pill

2 cups water
2 cups juice
1 banana

2 calcium/mag pills
1 vit E
1 vit C

2 cup water
1 baked potato (cheese, salt, sour cream, L&P, bacon, green onion)
1 serving meat loaf
1/4 cookie

I did weight myself the other day. I haven't taken my blood pressure lately, but will get that done today and post it on here(if I can remember). :)

Weight: 145 lb
BP: 113/60
BPM: 72

Not bad, but I need to start exercising again. Today my goal is to do 30 Hindu squats and walk 2 miles. I hope to get up to 5 miles by the end of next month.

Friday, June 19, 2009

New Baby!

Alright. I am 8 weeks 0 days today. I am trying to get started on another of my babies on here. LOL! I'm not good at keeping up (as you have seen), but I'll try my best. For now, I shall just put down my info. I have a 'not so good' self photo of my 4 week along self. I thought it would be good to have so I can compare.

LMP - April 25, 2009
PP weight - 138

June 18, 2009
Workout - 35 minutes on eliptical - burned 242 calories
Swim - 1 hr
Blood pressure 96/55 - pulse 69
took vitamins - 1 kelp, 1 vit C, 1 Cal/Mag, 1 Prenatal, 1 vit E

June 19
30 squats
took vitamins - 1 kelp, 1 vit C, 1 Cal/Mag, 1 Prenatal, 1 vit E

Here's me on July 9. It's not the best picture, but I thought it would be good to see where I started. :)

Moses is 1

Moses turned one June 5. We had a little cake for him, but didn't get around to eating it until about 9pm. He didn't really care for it and just played with it a little. He then promptly threw up on Grandpa Bill. LOL! Poor little man.

Here are some pictures of him on his birthday. The ones after the cake pictures are him in the morning. I was crawling across the floor in front of him calling his name to get him to look at me. Every time I tried to take his picture he would put his head down and crawl with his face in the floor so I couldn't get a picture. What a little tease. LOL!