Thursday, August 27, 2015

38 Weeks... Who's Ready?!

Less then two weeks left and even with everything that's happened during this pregnancy... the constant nausea, the gestational diabetes, the insulin injections, I don't feel ready for it to be over just yet.

We are now playing the waiting game to see if she comes on her own or if the doctors decide to intervene. The not knowing is the worst bit.

I'm a very organised person. I like to be in control and know exactly what's going to happen. This is something that I have no control over and haven't had any control for the entire pregnancy.

The next stage is scary. I'm not worried about the labour, pain is easy. But after that, there is a baby and it's MY responsibility. I will be someone's mother... Shit!

Lately I've been thinking a lot about the last 8 1/2 months and everything that's happened.

I always thought that when I got pregnant I would stack on the weight. You know, blame it on the pregnancy cravings and just eat whatever i wanted. But it's been the opposite. I lost 10kgs in my first trimester which had me the lightest I've been for a long time and thanks to the diabetes I've had to be very careful with what i've eaten throughout the rest of the pregnancy.

I'm constantly being told that I'm very small. Which I'm quite happy about. I don't feel like I'm carrying around a watermelon in my top. I feel like (most of the time) I look pretty alright for someone who is so far along. But I am getting a lot of pain in the back of my ribs and shortness of breath when I sit down. So that's not fun.

I always hear stories about strangers going up to people while they are pregnant and ask them how far along they are or try to touch their tummies or giving their opinions. Strangers always seem interested in pregnant people but this was not the case with me... Thank goodness! I kept telling BJ that I must have a face that scares them away. I was looking forward to the moment when some stranger tried to touch my belly and I respond by touching THEIR belly but alas I don't think I will get a chance.

I have however had SOOO many people tell me their stories... They are either about issues and complications during their pregnancy OR they are about how great and easy their pregnancy was. Either way it's been super annoying and not something I've wanted to hear about.

I've had someone tell me about their horror birth where they nearly lost their baby and blame the hospital... which is of course the hospital I am going to and they knew this before starting the story. And then another person told me about an experience they had when they were a cop and had to deal with a pregnant woman who was hit by a car and died. Why do people insist on telling me these stories?!

This morning I woke up to find that BJ had finished painting in the nursery and moved the change table into their and hung a beautiful piece of artwork we received from a friend of ours. So today while he was at work I put the cot together and start organising things (Better late then never hey). I got the other artwork we have and framed it up ready to hang and the room is finally coming together.

There have been quite a few issues when it comes to my appointments. The doctor will say 'come back next week' but they'd be all booked up and I'd have to go on a waiting list and hope someone else goes into labour so that I'll get their appointment. This happened again this week and it's the most annoying one. Doctor wanted me back on Wednesday and mentioned booking me in to be induced Thursday or Friday if she hasn't come prior but they couldn't fit me in Wednesday so I'm booked in to the hospital on Friday morning and now I have no idea what's going to happen.

I have been misinformed and uninformed about a lot of  things throughout this pregnancy. So once she comes I will be happy to not have to deal with that anymore. I'm hoping to not have to be induced and I'm convinced that she will be a September baby. So I have at least 5 days to go hahaha.

Wish me luck


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Sunday, August 23, 2015


When we got married we made a wedding album which we gifted to our guests and since then BJ has made one every year for our anniversary. We go to the same place each time to take our cover photo. BJ then scrolls through his music collection and creates the perfect playlist. Often using songs that he's found and kept from me until the next album because he knows i'll love them.

It was a little late this year with everything else that's been going on so I finally got it off BJ this week.

He makes every album so special and unique. I look forward to it every year and it is always on regular rotation on my ipod.

I pressed play in the car as I drove to work for my last 'official' day in the office on Thursday and enjoyed every second of it.

This years album starts off with a beautiful song about having a newborn baby girl and I was instantly in tears listening to it. It continues with a lot of beautiful sounding songs and is a nice easy listen. I have listened to it a couple of times already.

Now he just needs to finish our 'labour playlist' ready for the big day.

The tracklist:
Just A Dream - Tobias Jesso Jr.
This Must Be the Place (Naive Melody) - Iron & Wine and Ben Bridwell
Beginners - The Tallest Man On Earth
Wastes Of Time - Elvis Depressedly
Slow Show - The National
If I Love You - The Brain Jonestown Massacre
West Virginia - The Front Bottoms
Depreston - Courtney Barnett
Against Pollution - The Mountain Goats
A Girl In Port - Okkervil River
I Went To The Store One Day - Father John Misty


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Tuesday, August 18, 2015

37 Weeks Now

I honestly don't remember what it felt like to not be pregnant. BJ and I found out on New Years Eve and I had about two weeks before i started feeling sick as a dog.

Now we are in August and I have 3 weeks until my due date. Basically my little girl could come any day. But we have an agreement that 38 1/2 weeks is fair. I have shit to do this week to prepare so she is just going to squirm around in their for a little longer.

We have had friends and family helping us soo much since we moved to prepare this place for our new addition and it is starting to come together. This Saturday our fence goes up and our boys can come home and that makes us both soo happy.

BJ had finally setup his record shelf which is looking awesome and we ordered our new couch which will arrive at the start of October.

This week I have two pregnancy related appointment and the car booked in to get the car seat installed. I'm only doing part days in the office and setting up everything setup to work from home.

Last weekend our awesome mate and tattooist came over and painted a mural on the wall in the nursery and it is AMAZING!!!

He did it all freehand and I love it so much that i'm trying to figure out how to position the furniture in their so nothing covers it. Check it out!!! and check him out!!!


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Wednesday, August 12, 2015

We Moved!

Two weeks ago we moved from our cute little place in Croydon to a much larger place in Chirnside Park. From the moment we walked in the doors of the new place we had a lot to get done.

While the guys were unloading the truck, the mothers were painting our master bedroom which was a horrible metallic purple/brown colour. It took 4 coats to get rid of the damn thing.

We had a cleaner show up that same day to do the bathrooms and the kitchen as the previous owners had left the place looking quiet horrible. The oven was only 3 years old and looked like it hadn't been cleaned for 2 decades.

Our first night in the house was spent on a mattress on the floor which was lovely for a pregnant woman.. NOT!! We learnt very quickly that we were not allow in this house. There is a possum living in our lounge room wall who i've named Jarryd. He likes to knock on the wall as if he wants us to let him inside. It's super creepy. The other morning BJ heard Jarryd and went to see if he could see where he is getting into our wall. BJ swears that Jarryd is the BIGGEST possum he's ever seen and by the sounds he makes I am not surprised.

We got the kitchen sorted pretty quickly. It's soo nice and big with LOT'S of cupboards and an island bench which are both in love with. The other rooms are still a bit of a disaster zone.

All the baby stuff got unpacked so we could organise washing things and I could start packing my hospital bag. It is almost complete though I feel I have waaay too much stuff.

While moving the already broken part of our couch was broken even more to the point that we cannot use it. So BJ and I went looking for a new couch last weekend and have found this retro looking one that we are going to order soon. It wont be available until the end of September which works well because I would hate for my waters to break whilst sitting on it.

Our boys, Cooper & Gordon are not yet living with us as we need to get a fence installed before they can. We had a sleepover with them last week which went well. They spent most of the evening standing guard by the windows in the lounge. We are hoping to try for a sleepover again soon but it's difficult because we have to take them out on their leads and I am no longer able to squat down and put their harness on them.

I am now 8 months pregnant and shit is about to get real.

I have noticed that my energy levels have dropped (Not that they have been very high throughout this pregnancy but still.) We are trying to get the baby's room all sorted before she comes. I feel like every second is spent at appointments now and that i'm not getting anything done.
As of next week I hope to be setup to work from home which will make things a little easier. But I still have soo much to do at the office to be prepared for that.

I had an ultrasound this week and they switched to 3D which is something I haven't had before. BJ couldn't make this appointment so my mum came and she purchased a video of the scan so he could see it. It was pretty cool. She is growing well and looking good. Though she was not willing to let us take a nice photo of her. I also had a doctor's appointment and they hooked my up to a monitor for 20 minutes to check the babies heart rate. I'm going to be doing this weekly to ensure everything is ok.

It's been a crazy couple of weeks and I don't think it's going to slow down at all before she arrives. Hopefully we can get everything ready in time.


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