Thursday, July 31, 2008

29 Weeks!

How your baby's growing:Your baby now weighs about 2 1/2 pounds (like a butternut squash) and is a tad over 15 inches long from head to heel. Her muscles and lungs are continuing to mature, and her head is growing bigger to make room for her developing brain. To meet her increasing nutritional demands, you'll need plenty of protein, vitamins C, folic acid, and iron. And because her bones are soaking up lots of calcium, be sure to drink your milk (or find another good source of calcium, such as cheese, yogurt, or enriched orange juice). This trimester, about 250 milligrams of calcium are deposited in your baby's hardening skeleton each day.

Tuesday, July 29, 2008

It's hard to believe

that soon we'll have a little baby this article of clothing will fit. My goodness, don't I look giant next to it! Aunt Babe bought this outfit. Too cute!

Saturday, July 26, 2008

Me and my Pussy Posse

Me and my Pussy Posse spent Saturday chillin' out. I did some other things too but the Posse was very content for me to come back to bed and watch TV!

Friday, July 25, 2008

Merely an update

Well no doctor appointment yesterday. She blew me off to do an emergency C-section. Can you believe that?! Just kidding.

All is well with me except maybe for some insomnia and heartburn. I'm sure I could remedy the heartburn if I ate smaller meals, so it's my own fault. The baby moves around a lot and Noel tells me he likes to check out my belly and watch her move while I am sleeping and snoring (I'm sure the snoring part is not true). I guess that way he can get some alone time with Ruby since I get to be with her all of the time.

Check out this little onesie I bought her the other day. (Only because it was so cute and half off and 20% off of that, because goodness knows thanks so much to everyone, we don't need anymore clothes!)

Thursday, July 24, 2008

28 Weeks!

How your baby's growing:By this week, your baby weighs two and a quarter pounds (like a Chinese cabbage) and measures 14.8 inches from the top of her head to her heels. She can blink her eyes, which now sport lashes. With her eyesight developing, she may be able to see the light that filters in through your womb. She's also developing billions of neurons in her brain and adding more body fat in preparation for life in the outside world.

I have a Dr. appointment this morning and this starts the beginning of me going every two weeks. I can't believe how fast everything is moving. I have a feeling that all these Dr. visits will make it go by even faster!

Monday, July 21, 2008

Grow tomatoes grow!

This is my attempt at planting tomatoes! I planted them in these upside down planters because we have so many deer and I figured the deer would eat them up right away! The plants are actually not doing too bad and you can see that one has four tomatoes growing on it. The other plants have not produced any tomatoes yet, but I haven't given up hope because they do have blooms. Hopefully before too long I'll be feasting on tomato sandwiches from my very own crop!
Check these out. I used pots with soil in them from last year. The plants didn't grow at all. I wonder if I could get a deal for a commercial with Miracle Grow?!

Thursday, July 17, 2008

27 Weeks!

How your baby's growing:This week, your baby weighs almost 2 pounds (like a head of cauliflower) and is about 14 1/2 inches long with her legs extended. She's sleeping and waking at regular intervals, opening and closing her eyes, and perhaps even sucking her fingers. With more brain tissue developing, your baby's brain is very active now. While her lungs are still immature, they would be capable of functioning — with a lot of medical help — if she were to be born now. Chalk up any tiny rhythmic movements you may be feeling to a case of baby hiccups, which may be common from now on. Each episode usually lasts only a few moments, and they don't bother her, so just relax and enjoy the tickle.

Monday, July 14, 2008

Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers with special guest Steve Winwood

On June 22, 2008, Noel and I went to an awesome concert at the Blossom Music Center in Cuyahoga Falls, OH. We got to see Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers and Steve Winwood. It's hard to believe Steve Winwood is an opening act for anyone! Anyway, we spent the entire weekend in Cleveland as a mini vacation. Friday we went to a restaurant called Fahrenheit. We always do a nice restaurant whenever we go to a big city and this was the best meal we've had in Cleveland so far. I had a beet salad I still dream about. This was even better than Iron Chef Michael Symon's restaurant Lola. Later on that night, we went to a comedy show. The show was OK but not quite as good as the others we've attended. Saturday, we took a ride on the Nautica Queen which is a boat that sails around Cleveland in Lake Erie. This, unfortunately was a huge disappointment. The boat was filthy dirty and that is where we had to eat lunch. Furthermore, some of the other patrons on the boat were either unsavory or very distracting. I will never do this again and recommend others stay away. But the day picked up when we went to the West Side Market and bought breads, cheeses, meats, and produce. We bought way more than we needed but everything looked so good and the products are not the kinds of things you can get just anywhere. We also went to the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame store and bought Ruby some clothes and bought ourselves a Rock and Roll trivia game. (Believe it or not, Noel is the reining champion. You can imagine the big head he gets from that- he can hardly get it through the doorway.) Later that evening, we went to a restaurant/bar called Fat Fish Blue. There we had a nice dinner and then for $0 got to see a live Blues show from an awesome musician named Sean Carney. He has won some awards, one being the 2007 Albert King Award. Apparently, he is also a friend of Eric Clapton. He played three sets and we were there until about 1:00am. How lucky we are. So Sunday rolls around and we are about to do one of my favorite things on Earth-Gospel Brunch at the House of Blues! This time was even better than the last! The music was rockin' and the food was spectacular. It was fun going when pregnant too because everyone expects you to pig out! After the show we traveled about 30 miles south to Cayahoga Falls and checked into our room. Next thing you know the sky is black and it's evident there is a storm a brewin'. It wasn't just any average storm, there was actually a tornado right in Stow, the town where we stayed. This is a problem because the concert is at an outside venue. Luckily though we had pavilion seats so we did not have to sit in the rain; however, the walk from the car to the seats is not covered so if there was a downpour we'd still be hurting a little. We got the parking lot extra early but the close spaces were already full-no problem we should get out faster after the show. Noel and I took our wares from the Market, had dinner in the truck, and played trivia until the rain subsided and it was close enough to show time to go in. It was a hike to get in the show, but concerts are another one of my favorite things on Earth to do so the walking didn't bother me one bit. This venue even allows you to bring in food and water so I packed sandwiches and water and we didn't have to purchase one thing. Needless to say, the show was awesome. Steve Winwood played some hits from Traffic, Blind Faith, and his own collection. Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers played hit after hit after hit. It's a rare show when artists can and will play all hits. It was sad when the trip was just about over, but we were glad to get home too. I just wish we didn't have to work the next day! All in all, our trip was a blast!

Thursday, July 10, 2008

No Diabetes!

I just called the doc and found out that my diabetes test came back normal! I had a bad feeling about this test but my feeling was unfounded!

26 Weeks!

How your baby's growing:The network of nerves in your baby's ears is better developed and more sensitive than before. She may now be able to hear both your voice and your partner's as you chat with each other. She's inhaling and exhaling small amounts of amniotic fluid, which is essential for the development of her lungs. These so-called breathing movements are also good practice for when she's born and takes that first gulp of air. And she's continuing to put on baby fat. She now weighs about a pound and two-thirds and measures 14 inches (an English Hothouse Cucumber) from head to heel.

Tuesday, July 8, 2008

Testing for Gestational Diabetes

I had my Gestational Diabetes test this morning. I had to drink a cup of liquid that tasted like extra sugary orange pop. Honestly it wasn't too bad. Then I had to sit around for an hour an have my blood drawn. Here's the funny part. I have really small crappy veins hidden beneath my skin. You can not see them at all from the outside. Tanya, who usually draws my blood, was busy so the new girl was going to do it. I get pretty nervous about giving blood so I'm thinking OH NO! She ties the rubber around the top of my arm so tight I think my arm might split in two and then she goes about searching for a vein. She then wants to check the other arm. I know the other arm is not going to be any better because I gave the best one first. After checking the other arm she starts talking about taking it from my hand. Oh crap! Is she for real?! I was starting to sweat at that point, no joke. Thank goodness Tanya came out of the examining room at just the right time and she was able to draw my blood as usual. She's never missed. Although, she is slipping because this time she left a bruise;) I expect results from the test within two days. I'll let everyone know. If I have Gestational Diabetes and have to go on a low carb diet look out world because that diet makes me crazy!

Sunday, July 6, 2008

Del Yeah!

We just returned from an exciting bluegrass festival weekend at Snowshoe. It rained pretty much all weekend but we had fun anyway. The shows were supposed to be outside but due to the rain they were held inside the expo tent. We were lucky enough to see some awesome vocalists and musicians and to see the Del McCoury band two nights in a row. The only complaint I have is that being pregnant makes it hard to sit somewhere for hours straight. Bring on the cramps!

Thursday, July 3, 2008

25 Weeks!

How your baby's growing:
Head to heels, your baby now measures about 13 1/2 inches. Her weight — a pound and a half — isn't much more than an average rutabaga, but she's beginning to exchange her long, lean look for some baby fat. As she does, her wrinkled skin will begin to smooth out and she'll start to look more and more like a newborn. She's also growing more hair — and if you could see it, you'd now be able to discern its color and texture.

Tuesday, July 1, 2008