Monday, March 28, 2011

Little of This and a Little of That

I know it's a little late, but the doctor appointment went great! Aniston is in the right position with her head pushing against my cervix. She has a strong heart beat, and is more active each day! I had gained 5 pounds in 3 weeks....WHAT?!? This puts my total weight gain at 21 pounds. Still good, but man seeing that number was a shocker! lol! She is almost 4 pounds already and is about 18 inches long. We had a good long talk with the doctor about labor and he answered some of the questions that have been floating through my head! We start birthing classes on Wednesday and I am SOOO excited :)

Now to a me losing my mind. I had no idea how serious this baby brain becomes. She completely consumes me and I am no longer the organized, planner of our relationship. In the past few weeks I have left my credit card at a restaurant, thrown away a $100 bill that I spent an hour digging through the trash to find, locked Cody and I out of our house, left Cody's IPhone on a bench in Universal Studios so that I could throw away trash, and left my IPhone at Famous Dave's. Thankfully there are still good and honest people in this world and all things were recovered! But come on...this is NOT like me at all. I always have a place for everything and know exactly where things are. I sure hope this is temporary. I am beginning to think that some of these things are just my "new normal". On a positive note, I only have about 8 weeks and 2 days left before I meet my baby girl :) WOOP WOOP!!! I have currently  taken on the project of finishing my wedding scrapbooks because I know that once Aniston gets here that will NEVER get done. Especially since I have so much I want to scrapbook of her and the pregnancy already. My goal is to completely finish the wedding scrapbooks (there are 2-I am just a few embellishments away from being done with the first one which is proposal-rehearsal dinner and then all I have is the wedding-honeymoon) and have all of my showers for Aniston done and the belly pictures/ultrasounds started. That way when she is born I am not behind and can do her scrapbook as I go. High ambitions I know, but I am determined :)

Aside from me leaving Cody's IPhone at Universal, we had a very relaxing/stress free weekend together. We drove to Orlando Thursday after Cody got done at school and met his family at Bubba Gumps for some food. Friday we woke up and went to Universal and Islands of Adventures. Mrs. Andrea and I were the purse/phone holders...not a good idea since I lost Cody's. I thought I was going to go into labor going back and forth between the parks trying to retrieve the phone. We then went back to the Hard Rock Hotel and napped until it was time to save seats for the OneRepublic concert. We waited for 3 hours or so before Cody and I realized it probably wasn't safe for me to be in such a big "standing only" crowd so we left and listened to a few songs from the back before going on our own little date. The rest of the clan met us when it ended at the hotel to watch the FSU basketball game. The next day everyone had to head out because Cayden had the Tallahassee Idol talent show (which he placed 3rd in by the way) so Cody and I relaxed at the pool all day :) We both got a little too much sun, but I think it's safe to say I have the tannest baby belly of all baby bellies. It was wonderful. That night we had a dinner date and rented Little Fockers in our hotel room. Sunday we shopped at the outlet mall before heading was a perfect little babymoon :)

Monday, March 21, 2011

Catching Up

Well lately we have been pretty lazy, and have loved every minute of it! This past weekend we literally spent everyday at the pool. It was great. For my birthday, Cody woke me up to cinnamon waffles with a sliced banana on was like a breakfast banana foster! He made it for me every morning this past weekend, and I almost cried when we ran out of bananas. This morning I realized I was spoiled when I complained about having to get out bed and make my own blueberry waffles....Cody has created a monster. Or maybe it's the mixture of getting no sleep because Aniston still thinks she is teeny, tiny and can move around in my belly like she did when I was 20 weeks prego and the rush of hormones that are coming back from the beginning of pregnancy! This brings me to our 30 week 4d ultrasound! Like the last, we had an unbelievable experience! Aniston had turned to where her head was resting in my hip and her body was diagonal, but she literally moved and changed positions the entire ultrasound. The lady felt sorry for me! lol. I was shocked to see how much weight she had put on in just 2 short weeks though. Her cheeks had filled out and her body was plump! She played with her umbilical cord and would put it in her mouth to get a taste of the funfetti cup cake I had eaten on the way :) Sabrina also commented on my "nice" placenta...she said it was huge. Which is how everything is on me lately! We were joined this time by both sets of Cody's grandparents, his parents, and mine! The grandparents provided free entertainment....they were like little kids on Christmas! Every little change of position or facial expression was accompanied by WOW and AWWWW :) Grandma Ledford refers to Aniston as Miss America or the President of the United States!!! I think Gdiddy (aka Cody's dad) is a little terrified....he has sat in silence each time! Its either fear or he's trying to hold back tears and both are very logical explanations! Aniston still looks like her handsome daddy, but I did see a little more of me this time compared to the last! We did do a little in her nursery this weekend...Cody has put together the crib and changing table! I'll post pics of the nursery when it is complete! I go to the doc on Wednesday...I'll let you know how that goes :)

Monday, March 14, 2011

Beach Weekend

So this past weekend Matt Adkins invited Cody and I to stay at his parent's beach house in Panama City. It was a much needed vacation for us!!! Poor Matt got to experience what it's like being a husband and having a pregnant woman in the house though! On Friday it was too cold to go to the beach so we shopped all day :) and the shopping consisted of every baby boutique and pregnancy store there! Once again....SORRY MATT :) But I was able to get 2 adorable outfits for Aniston, my Easter dress, and my baby shower outfits!!! I'm super excited! Saturday it had warmed up just enough for us to go to the beach! Cody and I got up around 10:30 (which is sleeping in for us) and went on to the beach, and Matt met us when he woke up at around 1 or 2! lol! I had packed us a little was SO fun :) We were also lucky enough to have free entertainment. A group of college guys set up camp right next to us...they were getting a kick out of my pregnant belly. lol! But then again everyone on the beach was! But the tan is definitely worth showing off the bare belly. I am proud of my baby in there and don't mind showing her off :)

On a side note, the awful sickness from the beginning has made a dreadful come back. I have thrown up profusely the last four times I have taken my prenatal vitamins. Last night it was so bad it came out of my nose and then I smelt puke all night. I am SICK of this!!!! I told Cody I am going to beg for a c section at 36 weeks next doctors appointment, but in reality I won't. I want Aniston to be as healthy as possible, and even though it is uncomfortable and sucks for me...she can stay in my belly as long as she'd like! As long as that isn't too far past May 26 :) lol! It's not just the sickness though. Cody and I are dying to have her with us. We want to cuddle her, and bathe her, and feed her, and do all of the day to day things with her! I love my  Aniston. We are on the home stretch...I am almost 30 weeks, which means 10 MORE TO GO!!!!!

Saturday, March 5, 2011

I'm in Awe

We went for our 28 week 4d ultrasound yesterday, and I am in complete awe. Cody and I have looked through the pictures a million times and find something we love even more about her each time. We were able to share the experience with my mom and dad, Cody's dad, Jodi and Channing, Dayne, and Kaylan. Cody's mom and brothers weren't able to make it because there was a death in the family and they were attending the funeral in Ohio....but on the bright side, Mrs. Andrea is paying for us to go a 3rd time in just a few weeks so we can gawk at our beautiful baby girl again!!!!

I layed down on the bed with my family comfortably seated on the couch. We were all so anxious to see Aniston projected on the wall in front of us! I was pleased to see that Aniston has turned head down now and is very, very low!! She will most likely stay in this position until birth! We got a recording of her heartbeat that is in a stuffed frog (that I am enjoying much more than Aniston ever will) and then there she was! There was no wiggling, walking, or music necessary....she was so cooperative. She was looking straight at us with her hands beside her ears, and the first thing I said was she looks like daddy!!! I think she has the shape of my face, but that cute little nose and juicy lips are ALL Cody. We spent 45 minutes watching her as she yawned, kicked, cuddled with my placenta as if it were a pillow, licked my uterus (I had just eaten a Special K cereal bar and she liked the sweetness), and smiled showing off that cute little dimple we think she got from Gdiddy! The ultrasound tech was amazed at how clearly we could see her dimple and head full of hair...apparently it is pretty rare to be able to see SO much detail. But what can I say, Aniston is PERFECT :) And she has great fashion some of the pictures she has the umbilical cord around her shoulders like a boa or a scarf! This freaked me out at first, but the lady reassured me several times that she will move it so much before she is born and it is not around the front of her neck just draped around her shoulders. She was so happy the entire time, and we had such a great experience. I am more in love with this little angel than I even knew existed. How will I wait 12 more weeks for her to get here?!?
Umbilical cord boa!

She's ticklish!

Sucking her thumb!

BIG yawn!

Look at that dimple!!!

Feet and hand

Cuddling on the placenta "pillow"!

Tuesday, March 1, 2011

28 Week Check Up

Today Aniston and I had our 28 week check up! She looked great!!! My sister, Jodi, went with me and we could see her so well. She is sitting with her booty on my bladder...apparently she likes water beds!! The doc said she is about 2.5 pounds, but we'll be able to see more detail when we go to the 4d on Friday. I am right on track. So far I have gained 14 lbs. I talked to him about the contractions I have about every two weeks and he said it is not effecting her and just sucks for me! lol! I now go every 3 weeks! Can't wait to meet my Aniston :)