Archive for February, 2012

baby bedroom – done!

February 26th, 2012

Dear Baby –   You don’t have a known gender yet, but no sweat, your bedroom is FINALLY done & your car seat is installed (albeit it still has its tags on). Also, don’t worry, your dog, Lucy, does NOT like to lay in your bed, so you don’t have to worry about sharing with […]



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Dear Baby –

 

You don’t have a known gender yet, but no sweat, your bedroom is FINALLY done & your car seat is installed (albeit it still has its tags on). Also, don’t worry, your dog, Lucy, does NOT like to lay in your bed, so you don’t have to worry about sharing with her…yet

 



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Besties & it MIGHT be a girl

February 20th, 2012

I’m not sure why I think the baby is a boy, but I do.  I have no real reason to base this assumption on.  I’m not sure if it’s mother’s intuition or the fact that Matt wouldn’t let me find out, so I read a bunch of Old Wives Tails & the majority pointed to […]



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I’m not sure why I think the baby is a boy, but I do.  I have no real reason to base this assumption on.  I’m not sure if it’s mother’s intuition or the fact that Matt wouldn’t let me find out, so I read a bunch of Old Wives Tails & the majority pointed to boy.  Regardless…I’ve been going with boy, even though I have no clue.

 

The other day I was entertaining the thought of a little girl.  I was thinking it would be great to have a little girl because than her & Ally Jean could be the bestest of friends since they’ll really only be about 8 months apart.  After this brilliant idea, I called my sister up, and she agreed, Ally & this baby would for sure be great friends.  Not to say, if the baby is a boy, he couldn’t be best friends with his girl cousin, but it just seems more natural for girl cousins to be close.  You know, they can gossip about hair, boys, & the mall.  *side note – this baby LOVES madonna…so if it’s a boy, maybe he’d enjoy gossiping with Ally about those things anyways*

 

I shared my brilliant idea with Matt.

 

C: So, I was thinking, wouldn’t it be great if we had a little girl?  Her & Allison could be best friends.

M: I don’t think they’ll be best friends.

C: I do!  They will only be 8 months apart, so will have similar interests.  B thinks they will be best friends too.

M: Really?

C: Yeah…really. You know kids these days & technology, its totally easier to be friends halfway across the country.  We already use skype & face time and by the time they are 5, I’m sure both will have their own cell phones.

M: I don’t think they’ll be best friends.

C: B & I decided we’re going to make them be.

M: You can’t force your kids to be best friends.

C: Sounds like a challenge to me.

 

B…are you ready for the challenge?  Although I don’t think we’ll have to force it.  They’ll naturally be besties.

 

On a different note, but kind of the same thing – it MIGHT be a girl.

I got this email from one of my boss’ yesterday.

1. I talked w/ so & so about blah blah blah blah blah

2. Can you send me a .pdf of this?

3. how is the relocation of blah blah blah going?

4. Most importantly, how did your appointment go on Friday?  How is little Sherwin brewing?

 

Thankfully this boss happens to be a near & dear friend – so when he asks me a questions & gets a crazy response like below, he’s not phased.

 

I responded with this:
1. our work is not interesting to anyone that reads this blog.

2. what’s a .pdf?

3. blah blah blah blah blah

4. Sherwin is great, still kind of looks like Matt – I, however, am a wreck.  The Dr. made reference to “she’s still measuring 2 weeks ahead”.  DOES THAT MEAN IT’S A GIRL?  Should I be buying super cute little ruffle butt pants?  Is being able to buy a super cute easter dress complete w/ mortifying hat going to be a reality & not just a dream?  I called matt up immediately – here is our conversation

C: I think we’re having a girl

M: Did you see the bits on the ultrasound?
C: No…but Baby Mama Doctor made reference to she

M: well a girl would be awesome.

C: Matthew…did you call ahead & tell them to make that reference to throw me off the trail?

M: *laughs* no…I did not

C: I hope not.  You know how hard it was for me to finally decide & go with “I think we’re having a boy” so when people ask me what I THINK we’re having, I don’t have a deer in the headlights look.  And you know I’m still not sure on that answer – and I don’t like to be wrong…

M: I know…I promise I didn’t call ahead.

C: I don’t believe you.  I’m so confused.  I have to call my mom.

I called my mom, and I said “I think it’s a girl” and my mom says “well don’t get your hopes up” – THE INSANITY.


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Childbirth Preparedness

February 14th, 2012

Matt & I finished up our last of 4 childbirth preparedness classes last night.  Do I feel more informed?  Yes…   Here is what we learned:   Childbirth is a natural process & your body & baby know what to do – no sweat, just sit back & relax. Encapsulating your placenta is when you […]


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Matt & I finished up our last of 4 childbirth preparedness classes last night.  Do I feel more informed?  Yes…

 

Here is what we learned:

 

Childbirth is a natural process & your body & baby know what to do – no sweat, just sit back & relax.

Encapsulating your placenta is when you have a 3rd party pick it up from the hospital.  They then grind it up & put it in pill form for you to ingest.  This should not be surprising or gross, because every other mammal eats the placenta – humans are the only ones who don’t.

Natural is the way to go, because an epidural or any other form of pain and/or induction medicine might kill you & your child.  Along with any other medical intervention – like breaking your water.

Childbirth is no-thang – out of the average 12 hour birth, the mother should only be in pain for 3 hours & 18 minutes of it.  If that’s the case, I don’t know why everyone looks exhausted after it & say it’s one of the hardest things they’ve ever done.

Breastfeeding is ideal – even if it isn’t working out for you, you just need to try harder because formula, much like medicine, MIGHT KILL YOUR BABY. It’s an absolute miracle my sisters & I are not only alive, but smart & productive members of society.

 

I figure how you decide to have your baby & what you decide to feed your baby is totally your own business, but please pass me the epidural – and put it on a heavy drip.


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Snow Storm

February 7th, 2012

No worries family…Matt & I survived the snow storm this weekend that dropped about 2′ on our lawn.  We wouldn’t have made it if Matt wasn’t the thinker he is & stopped to stock up on supplies (i.e. diet coke, cheetos & brownies) on Thursday PM.  He’s my super hero.



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No worries family…Matt & I survived the snow storm this weekend that dropped about 2′ on our lawn.  We wouldn’t have made it if Matt wasn’t the thinker he is & stopped to stock up on supplies (i.e. diet coke, cheetos & brownies) on Thursday PM.  He’s my super hero.


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Drama Kueen

February 2nd, 2012

Sorry for lack of posts lately…I’ve been busy – at work AND home.  I feel this immense pressure to finish all of my projects at work before the end of February…just in case.  Last weekend my mom & sister’s were in town for my baby shower…which was AWESOME by the way.  I’m so lucky to […]



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Sorry for lack of posts lately…I’ve been busy – at work AND home.  I feel this immense pressure to finish all of my projects at work before the end of February…just in case.  Last weekend my mom & sister’s were in town for my baby shower…which was AWESOME by the way.  I’m so lucky to have such great family & friends!

 

You might think “hey Catie, you’re a moron & spelled queen wrong”.  I didn’t, that shenanigans is on purpose.    We don’t know if the baby is a King or Queen yet, but today we found it’s dramatic.

 

I had a growth scan today, because for the last 2 months I have been measuring consistently 2 weeks ahead (yay for consistency).  I learned today the baby, albeit is on the “larger” side of normal, is normal (5lbs 5oz. or something…I forgot the oz. she said).  According to thebump.com at 34 weeks, the baby should be between 4.2-5.8lbs…so Pork Chop is on track.

 

It’s a running joke in our house w/ the baby that I tell it “that deep voice you hear is your daddy & that hot & heavy lump you feel is your dog”.  Lucy HAS to lay her head & part of her body on my belly when we snuggle on the couch.  There is no arguing w/ that dog – I move…she moves.  She’s relentless.

 

During the ultrasound, when you looked at the profile of Pork Chop, it’s hand was resting on it’s forehead.  I sent a picture of the picture (see below) to matt & my mom.

 

Matt: Babes…the baby is spending too much time w/ dog – you need to stop letting her lay on your stomach.

C: Why?  Because the baby is apparently as dramatic as Lucy B?   I’ll worry if the baby comes out barking…

 

Mom: Looks like your baby is taking after it’s big sister!

C: You mean Lucy B?

Mom: Yes!!!

 

Moral of the story – the baby AND Lucy are both dramatic…we are going to have our hands full!

 

Let me explain....you're looking at it sideways...that "spiney" white thing on the left is the hand on its forehead. See it now?