~Momma Piñata~

Nothing prepares you for Mommahood!

Sunday, April 30, 2006

Is She Here Yet? Is She Here Yet???

Is she here yet? If she calls me ONE MORE TIME to ask me if she's here yet I'm not calling her when I do give birth!

Listen if you are impatient that my little Sweetpea hasn't popped out yet she's not due until May 12th!!! AND I am the only one who is allowed to get impatient...she's not growing inside of you, she's not breaking YOUR ribs, she's not re-arranging your internal organs, that's all me. Eric can get a little impatient because he has to hear about it, but NO ONE ELSE! Got it?

And guess who's the one that keeps calling...that's right the MIL!

ARGH!!!!!!!!!!

Thursday, April 27, 2006

Week 38

Week Thirty-Eight
  • If she is the "average baby," she weights 6.8 pounds (3083gm)and is 19.6 inches (49.8cm) long. (She's not average...she's heavier!)
  • Have you noticed she hiccups a lot? Because there is no air around her, those breathing exercises cause amniotic fluid to get into her windpipe. The result? Hiccups!
  • Your child's intestines are accumulating lots of meconium. Meconium takes on the role of being your baby's first bowel movement -- removing the waste that has accumulated.
  • She may have a full head of hair now -- an inch or more long! Don't be surprised if it's an unexpected color. Some blond couples have dark haired babies; some dark haired couples have red-haired babies; some couples have babies with only peach fuzz! It may just persuade you to take a closer look at your family tree!
  • Circumference of head and abdomen are about the same size for your baby. No wonder it's so hard to get a t-shirt over a newborn's head!

Wednesday, April 26, 2006

Wednesday's 10 Sentences...

1. Today I am giving my baby girl her one week notice of eviction! I want her out next week :)
2. We finally had a little bit of sun today, though its -6C with the windchill...where are the warm spring temperatures?
3. The song of the day today seems to be Crazy Train by Ozzy Osbourne!
4. I get to meet Nat for a lunch date today, woohoo!
5. My biggest fear is still that my water will break when I'm on the bus or in the mall.
6. I've considered tattooing my due date on my forehead because I'm tired of that question.
7. Yes, you think I'm not *THAT* big. Let's see how comfortable you would be with this big baby inside you re-orgnanizing all your internal organs!
8. Although my pregnancy has been considered a breeze by most, I will still be happy when its over.
9. I don't think Eric has a clue as to how "noisy" a little baby can be. Hopefully she's not going to be colicky!
10. If I didn't have Eric, I don't know if I could do this. I am terrified that I will screw her up or that I won't be as competant as everyone seems to think I'm going to be. Can you say, this is not the same as daycare?

Friday, April 21, 2006

Baby Girl Kibbee!

She's got a site of her own now....There isn't much there, but you'll all be able to see pictures of her there once she's born. Her latest ultrasound picture is on there, and her name will be posted at a later date (after her birth).

There are Fun Facts about my due date, and they are pretty interesting, especially if you go to the History Channel link, and change the date to May 12th and then you can see what has happened on that day in history.

The link to her page is on the right side of this screen!

Today's OB Appointment....

Well the wonderful weekly appts are starting!

I gotta that there isn't much change. The baby belly has dropped a little, causing me even more pelvic pain, and stronger urges to pee! One good thing is that she said that my heartburn/acid reflux should *hopefully* lessen a tad now. Also makes a bumpy bus ride even more interesting...nothing like feeling pressure bouncing up and down in your....we'll call it birth canal...

Other than that, I miss Emily way too much some days. Yes, she's living with my mom now, and its only been a week so it will get better, but I am officially alone all the time in the apartment now. Though I guess I'm not really alone, since I am two people (which might I add is a very bizarre concept to grasp)...

I love this nicer weather, makes me spend tons more time on the balcony. I guess that's it for now!

Week 37

Week Thirty-Seven
  • This week, the average size is about 6.3 pounds (2859gm) now and 19.1 inches (48.6cm) length.
  • She is official full term now but can still benefit from extra days in the womb.
  • Your baby continues to practice breathing movements. Isn't it amazing how she can breathe "under water?"
  • Grasp is firm now. It won't be long until you'll feel that strong little fist confidently grasping your finger (or tightly clenching your hair)!
  • A few weeks ago, your baby would move her eyes toward light. Now she turns towards light outside the uterus.
  • " As the uterine wall stretches and thins allowing more light to permeate, she develops definite daily activity cycles. You will want to be sure to establish good patterns yourself at this time, thus encouraging them in your child. Ever heard of a baby getting her days/nights mixed up? Now's the time to try to avoid that!

Thursday, April 13, 2006

Week 36

Week Thirty-Six
  • Your baby is almost ready and most likely, so are you! The only organ still to mature is the lungs. While certainly you are both growing anxious to meet, remember that each day (up to 42 weeks), that your little one stays within your womb will multiply her chances to breathe on her own.
  • If she hasn't already, this week your baby may drop into the birth canal. While breathing for mom becomes easier, walking may be the exact opposite! If she's not your first baby, this "lightening" may not occur until right before labor.
  • Fat is dimpling your baby's elbows and knees, and forming creases in the neck and wrists.
  • Her skin is growing smooth and, shall we say it, "baby" soft.
  • Her gums are very rigid. It won't be many months before you'll see her teeth.
  • She has a fully developed pair of kidneys and her liver has begun processing some waste products.
  • Your child's average size is now 18.66 inches (47.4cm) and 5.78 pounds (2622 g). Between now and birth she will gain about an ounce a day!
  • (She's already estimated to be bigger than that...).

    Thursday, April 06, 2006

    Week 35

    Week Thirty-Five
    • The average baby weighs almost five and a half pounds now. (But my monkey is already bigger than that).
    • Most babies born now will survive and without many long-term problems.
    • Fat accumulations plumps up the arms and legs this week. These layers of fat will help her regulate her body temperature. They also provide those cute little dimples on elbows and knees!
    • Her hearing is fully developed, so be sure to talk to your daughter. Do you find yourself speaking in a high-pitched tone? That's okay since some studies show babies respond better to higher pitches.
    • It's getting crowded! Your baby is now taking up most of the uterus and you may even feel like your chest has run out of room! Soon enough though, baby will move down and you'll be able to breathe easily again (just not walk so easily! Ha!).
    • Your baby is 18.2 inches (46.2cm) long and weighs 5.3 pounds (2383gm).
    • The testes have completed their descent in males.
    Taken from: http://www.pregnancy.org/pregnancy/fetaldevelopment3.php#week35

    Wednesday, April 05, 2006

    Week 35 Ultrasound!

    Holy big baby Batman!

    She's looking like she's somewhere between 5lbs 10oz and 6.5lbs! I still have 4-5 weeks to go and that means you need to add another 2 to 2.5lbs and that makes her in the 8lbs range....that's where I was so I don't know why I would expect anything else!

    Another thing is, she's got a head full of hair! I thought that was really cool, and it looks like the technician is putting my due date more like May 2nd, and not May 12th (which is exactly where I thought I was). I keep saying I'll have her May 3rd (wishful thinking I know!).

    Click on this to see her face:

    April 5th Ultrasound picture

    Its a digital picture of the u/s because I don't wanna wait until Eric comes home to scan the u/s picture....

    Tuesday, April 04, 2006

    Sesame Street Videos Spark Controversy

    Here's the link to the article:

    http://entertainment.msn.com/tv/article.aspx?news=220194&GT1=7703

    Basically people are freaking out because Sesame Street is coming out with a new line of videos geared towards the 6 months to 2 years age group! Parents/people are not suggesting that we sit our infants in front of the TV all day long, but it would be nice to have an option other than the Baby Einstein videos for a 30 minute distraction/interaction for your children.

    They say that no one under the age of 2 should be watching ANY tv. Do they really think that most parents/caregivers wait until children are 2 to turn the TV on for them? I used to let Rachel watch TV at 14 months and let me tell you, they don't sit and watch. They have it in the background and play with their toys. Sometimes she would sit and watch but never for more than a few mins. Mostly she would turn around and dance/sing when there was a song on the TV. What's wrong with that???