Sunday, December 22, 2013

....still no baby

Pregnancy Update! 

I'm not quite sure if its possible for my belly to get any bigger...but it probably is. Scary thought.

How far Along?

40 weeks, 3 days
(for those of you who are new to this baby thing that means my due date was three days ago)

How big is Baby?

I haven't actually gotten an ultrasound confirming baby's real actual size, but according to the Baby Center website he's about the size of a small pumpkin:

Aka about 7 1/2 pounds and about 20 inches long. 
Now, those of you who know me know that I have pretty much accepted the fact that I am going to have a GINORMOUS baby. My mom had big babies (I was 10 lbs 6 oz) and both of my tiny petite sisters-in-law on Cameron's side have had BIG babies despite their small statures. So I have BIG coming from the Griffith and the Jensen side. So the last time I went to the doctor I asked him straight up: 
"Is there anything telling you that this baby is huge?"
He laughed. I was completely serious. 
He told me that there was absolutely nothing telling him that this baby was any bigger than average. It gave me a little comfort....but I still imagine pushing this out of my vagina:

How am I feeling?
You know what? I'm still feeling pretty good! I have good days and bad. Mostly good. The other day I had a BAD day and I thought maybe it was because he was coming. He didn't. Most days I still feel really good and am still able to exercise, clean, and function fine. 

What do I miss?
 I miss running. And hugging my husband without a big huge belly between us. And sleeping well (that will not return to me from what I hear). I also miss being busy. I know that this sounds crazy, but I actually MISS working. I miss relishing my down time instead of being bored out of my mind. I am also missing out on being at home with my family right now for the holidays which is really hard for me. I am already excited for next Christmas when the three of us can take part in the festivities! 

Unfortunately I have felt nothing. No contractions. No cramping. No nothing. Which means the baby is still hanging out waaaay too high to be born. 

I haven't had a pregnancy full of crazy cravings. The last few days I have really wanted like fancy salads. I think the baby is telling me to ease up on all those holiday treats. 

Highlights of the week?
Baby is still active and healthy. I have to be grateful for that :)



Wednesday, December 4, 2013

Turkey Day 2013

Thanksgiving 2013 was unlike any Thanksgiving I have ever had. Considering I was already 37 weeks pregnant on Thanksgiving, Cameron and I were not able to travel anywhere to be with friends and family. Anybody who knows me knows that I am a big baby when it comes to missing out on family time. ESPECIALLY during the holidays. When Cameron and I found out that we were due in December it was really hard for me to accept knowing that we would be spending both Thanksgiving AND Christmas here in San Diego (most likely alone) because baby boy would be making his appearance sometime between the two holidays. Oh the sacrifices that parents make for their children...even before their out of the womb!

Regardless of the fact that we were unable to travel to see family, Cameron and I had a very peaceful and enjoyable Thanksgiving. We made a big turkey feast just for the two of us. Neither Cameron or I had ever made a turkey before and I tell you what...It super duper intimidated me!

I think I called my mom like 100 times just about the turkey

Also, seriously, raw turkeys are disguuuusting

...But I am proud to say that in the end I was able to not only get the turkey in the oven but stuff it with some delicious stuffing (thanks to Mom and Aunt Jeans over-the-phone tutoring session) Here's the bird in the oven just before we added the Apricot Glaze.

So proud of my apricot-glazed 1st turkey ever! (also, yes, I am totally swollen already...and really pale...but at least I was showered)

Cameron carving our first turkey! Bearded again (and yes, I like it...more like love it)

-Green bean casserole (my first time ever having it. It was not a tradition in our family. Cameron was completely appalled that I had never had it. It was pretty good!)
-Mashed Potatoes
-Homemade rolls
-Pretzel Crusted Jello Salad

-Best holiday drink ever: Sparkling Cider!

I also have to write about my very first experience ever


I grew up hearing my mom and aunts talk about how only crazy people Black Friday shop. I agree with them. But this year because we are a poor college family and we are trying to prepare for baby...Cameron showed me some of the ins-and-outs of Black Friday shopping.

Now before you imagine my huge 37-week-pregnant self pushing, grabbing, yelling, and participating in stampedes, that is DEFINITELY not how it went down...

We went to Toys-r-us and Target on Thanksgiving night. BOTH of which were CRAZY. I mean, I will stand in a line for 2 hours to go on a ride at Disneyland, but to buy a few toys? I don't think so. People are nuts. We ended up going to see Frozen while we waited for the lines at Target to go down. I'm so glad we did! It was one of the cutest Disney movies we have ever seen! Great story, great music, great movie! If you haven't seen it yet, GO!

On Black Friday we stocked up on diapers and wipes from Babies-R-Us, got a Pack-and-Play for a great price, baby laundry soap, a hand mixer, got new pillows and sheets, and we found a Baby Bjorn carrier for about $25.00 less than we could find them anywhere else! I have to admit, I am PRETTY proud of the things we have found to prepare for baby. We really saved A LOT on things we were going to have to buy anyway! Good feeling. And the stores were really not that crazy on actual Black Friday during the day. 

I hope everyone else had a wonderful Thanksgiving. This year I am so thankful for a wonderful husband, this baby boy inside of me, for the beautiful place that I live. I am thankful to have spent this holiday with my own little family and have some down-time before the baby comes. We have so much to be thankful for!