Friday, October 15, 2010

Confessions and a little nesting

I have to admit, the other night when I said I was going to go work on some sewing while watching MNF, I ended up going straight to the couch and not getting up until bedtime.  {Well, it's MNF, so it was way past bedtime.}  I had every intention of truly sewing a project but my tired body overtook me and I have yet to sew what I have been promising myself I'll work on tonight for weeks now.  Seems I do this all the time, and though I really want to get things accomplished and plan on making a major dent in my want to-do list, it just isn't happening.  So, basically if you haven't noticed yet, you can't really believe me when I say I'm going to do something on here!
People are constantly asking me how I'm feeling, even my doctor yesterday.  While I'm glad their asking, I'm always a bit reserved to answer, because honestly I don't know where to begin.  I have so many aches and pains.  I'm miserable at night, I can't get comfortable.  The two sleep position options I have are not cutting it.  One side makes my back hurt and the other makes my shoulder hurt.  So I toss and turn back and forth, which isn't as easy as it sounds when you have a huge watermelon to take with you each time you roll over.  I wake up a couple times a night to a random cramp in my legs.  As I mentioned before, I can't bend over.  I have heartburn every evening, I crave chocolate and coffee that I can't have...shall I go on?!
And the answer I always give people is, "Good."  Because to be honest, I feel really guilty complaining about being pregnant.  It's exciting having a baby and I'm super happy to be blessed to have another child.  Some things in life never get old, pregnancy is not one of them, yet having a baby is.  10 months ago I didn't know if my body would ever be straightened out enough to become pregnant, let alone carry a baby for 9 long months.
Despite my sewing procrastination, I have managed to start getting Brady's corner in our room ready.  This will be his room too for the first 2-3 months, then he'll be roommies with Joseph.  We really needed another baby bed for Brady, Jenna is still using hers and has stopped climbing out of it.  I feel like she has enough transitions ahead of her already without rocking the boat even more by kicking her out of her bed.  We found this bed that converts into a toddler and then a twin at a yard sale.  It was never used, the parents ended up co-sleeping with their baby.  It was a great price, the Lord really blessed us with it!
Jenna was admiring the diapers on the changing table last night.  She asked me the same question as she does everyday, several times a day, "When Bady gonna come out?"  I told her the same answer as always, "When he gets big enough."  She thought a moment and asked, "Bady gonna wear diapers?"  I told her yes and she said, "Oh, cool!!!"
Ever since I found out I was pregnant I have been looking for a number 4 to hang on the wall or display.  I've envisioned an old sign of some sort.  I haven't found anything, and probably couldn't pay the price for such a thing if I did come across it.  For now, I've resorted to a piece of cardboard, an Exact-o knife and red paint.
Another huge necessity we had was for a baby swing and a bouncy seat.  I had gotten rid of my old ones because they really needed replacing.  Once again, the Lord provided for this need that I really didn't want to break the budget on.  I searched Craigslist and found a swing, just like I'd been wanting at a price I was willing to pay.  The lady selling it emailed me before I came to look at it and wanted to know if I might be interested in any other items she had for sale.  I wasn't in need of anything she had listed, but replied back and let her know that I was looking for a bouncy seat if she had one.  She didn't respond to that specific statement so when I arrived at her house to look at the swing, I was shocked when she showed me the bouncy seat, matching the swing!  This is the first time I have ever purchased anything off of Craigslist, have any of you had great success with it?
I had a 31 week doctor's appointment yesterday.  Everything is going well, I'd lost a pound, that's what happens when you eat the Gestational Diabetes diet.  My blood pressure and Brady's heart beat sounded great.  My doctor said she will induce me, if I don't go before or there isn't reason to induce me sooner, in 7 and half weeks.  {What she might as well have said though is never, because I feel like he is never going to make an entrance.}  I was kinda hoping for sooner, at least a few days earlier, but we will see.  I'm worried about how big he's gonna be, plus I'd really like for him to not have a December birthday.  Who knows with babies, right?!
Sarah B. your crock pot recipe suggestion is what's for dinner tonight!  It smells great, so thanks for taking the time to share it.  And Devon, I can't wait to try out your favorites, they sound yummy!  The weather is beautiful here, hope you all have a great weekend and enjoy the colors of fall.


Sidnie said...

I know you are anxiously awaiting Brady's arrival!

I must confess too-- I decorate with cardboard! :)
The boy's bathroom has fingerpainted, cereal box dinosaurs on the walls. And Cade's room has glittered cardboard stars/moon!
I love it. It's cheap. Easy. And disposable!
Perfect for little ones who grow way too fast!

Sarah B said...

Oh, I feel so honored, I hope you enjoy it!

On the back ache thing, I know you have been pregnant more than me so I really am in no place to give advice, but in my one pregnancy I had bad back aches early on. My solution ended up being to always wedge a pillow under my belly. By the end of my pregnancy I was sleeping in a fortress of pillows, propped everywhere! My husband couldn't even get to me for all the pillows.

I also had heartburn like no other and ended up on a regiment of Pepcid every morning and every night. I was to the point that I would actually have acid reflux puking when I was asleep and would wake up with acid vomit in my lungs where I was aspirating back in. I know, probably TMI, sorry. You should ask your Dr. if it's ok to take Pepcid.

I know it's miserable, but just keep thinking that every day that you have him in your belly is really a blessing as it is another day for him to grow and develop and be healthy and perfect when the time is right.

{Kimber} said...

I'm glad you are doing "good"
I can't wait to meet Brady!!!

I can all to well remember those last couple of miserable months..try to stay strong!


Devon said...

Wow! It's looking great! I can't wait to see pictures with sweet little Brady in them. :)

Only when you are pregnant can rolling over be considered exercise. lol

Heather said...

OK, where are the crockpot recipes again??

And as far as Craigslist...we bought a piano on Craiglist from an aweome family near New Haven. What a great experience and wonderful addition!

I love reading your blog Miranda! It's awesome and inspiring. Keep up the good work on the blog and "baking" Brady :)

Our Crazy Crew said...

We buy and sell off Craigslist all the time and have for years. The Denver site is active and you can always find several of the items you are looking for. Searching for what I'm looking for has become easier with my Droid. It has an app that allows me to post what I'm looking for and I get notifications when something becomes available. That means I'm not randomly on the site buying other things I don't really need and saving money all over the place!

Rob said...

Sorry for how you have been feeling lately. I can't even imagine what you are going through. We have bought and sold alot of items on Craigslist and haven't had a problem. You just need to know what you are looking for before heading there. Good luck with the rest of your pregnancy.

Doll Clothes Gal Pal said...

be positive dear! Everything will be fine. :)

Janae @ Somewhat Couture said...

I like your simple and neat little corner. I hope your little girl leaves those neat piles of diapers alone! :)