Tuesday, March 9, 2010

househunting and food

It's yet another Tuesday and I still don't have a baby. Kind of crazy considering the bed rest and the on again off again nights full of contractions.

Last night we had Travis' aunt and uncle over for dinner, the first time we've had dinner over at our apartment and we've been here since July? Time goes by quite fast. Yesterday I spent all day cooking sauerbrauten, red cabbage, and knudel. It was such a wonderful dinner, not trying to brag about the cooking, which was really good, it was more like just having people over and eating a good meal. I know that the last two to three weeks of pregnancy the baby gains the most weight and even though I've done relatively good all this pregnancy on weight gain I just don't really care anymore. I know that the more carbs I eat and soda I drink the baby will be really heavy but that hasn't curbed my roll addiction or my cravings for things like peanut butter. Oh baby. I wish he were here already.

We are still house hunting, finding some homes that we really like and I would like to go actually look at one or two homes we've found online. I think the only day this week we are going to go look at houses is next weekend...Hopefully I'll be able to go because I'm due next Sunday. Who knows, I might have a baby tomorrow. Travis and I have decided that even though we can live in a 3 bedroom home easily for now, we do plan on having more children and people over. SOooo it would be the practical thing to look at homes with either more then 3 bedrooms or a 3 bedroom with a second living room or den area that we could use as an office or game room with a pull out bed for guests. We'll see what happens.

Friday, March 5, 2010

Knitting Frenzy

I'm 39 weeks pregnant now, round, hungry, with limited energy sources but I really love to knit. For some reason I have been on a knitting craze the past few weeks. In the past two days I have completed two sets of baby booties and an Easter egg. The Easter egg was something I just did within the past hour and fifteen minutes. I want to give them to people as gifts to decorate little Easter trees.
<--- Easter egg

Although I have overall really enjoyed being pregnant, I am ready to have this baby. I really have enjoyed being pregnant. At first the excitement was wonderful and then the hormones kicked in, a huge sense of overwhelming and then tears for absolutely no reason. Nausea and rarely getting sick in the early part of my first trimester turned into randomness hurling through the second part of the first trimester. I did notice a change in the actual times I would physically get ill when I skipped the yummy over-processed breakfast kolaches and McD's. *sniffles* McDonalds was my favorite place to go before I got pregnant. I was a MickeyD kid and if I were feeling let's say....crabby... Travis would take me to McD's. Pretty sad but definitely effective. Not so after my first trimester, definitely didn't like McD's nearly as much. However being a dedicated MickeyD eater I continued to periodically visit the fast food joint throughout my pregnancy and have enjoyed several burgers throughout the end of my second trimester and in my third. But the second trimester was wonderful, we found out that we were having a boy and I started to feel him moving. I just love that feeling of a little person inside of me, two souls in one body and that connection I feel with him all the time. People can look at you and see that you are pregnant but only you can tell when that life in side you turns over, kicks a foot, stretches out or rolls over. I love it. Now that I'm here at 39 weeks I really want it to be over, mostly because I want to meet Peter but also because towards the end I have been uncomfortable. It's a three step process to roll over in bed and then there have been the sleepless nights with contractions that don't lead to labor. It'll happen when it's supposed to happen though. I'm so excited.

I'm going to try to complete at least one small knitting project a week indefinitely. I find that when I complete something I get a huge feeling of accomplishment and plus I have plans for all these projects. Also, Travis and I are house hunting all this month and into next. So far we've seen one or two homes that we really like and on Sunday we'll go look at one that I really love. Shhh! You aren't supposed to get attached to houses ahead of time. :-) So it's time to go back to knitting and cleaning and prepping constantly for the little man to make his arrival into the world.