Tuesday, August 23, 2016


Ella woke up at 6 am crying. Well she actually didn't wake up. She was still asleep and crying. I tried to comfort her and she was still crying and still asleep.  Finally I got her to stop but I brought her to bed with me.  She slept past 8:30 so we missed 9 AM gymnastics.

But someone cancelled for the making pancakes meetup so we got to sign up for that.

We drove Dave to work and got a call that the person bringing syrup cancelled. Since I wasn't home, I couldn't bring ours so I had to stop at the store. Of course this makes me later because I had to figure out where a store was and also shop with Ella.
We were there just for the tail end of a book before cooking started. Man was that hectic. Everyone couldn't fit at the big table but that's where all the ingredients were. Also only 1 copy of the recipe for amounts was trouble. Ella still managed.

There were 6 kinds of pancakes. Ella enjoyed eating all the kinds. She ate more than the other kids so then I didn't get to eat any!

We went to a park after pancake making. Ella wanted friends to go but they start nap time before she does.

We drove around after to try to get her to nap but then that failed.
We had lunch and then we played for awhile. Then we went for a car ride again to get her to nap.

At least the 2nd car ride works.

I jotted down notes for the day and wrote "package" and have no idea what it meant now.
We picked up Dave then went for dinner.
On our way home we stopped at the park. 2nd park of the day.   Then we ate leftovers while on the swing. She sure ate a lot. She liked that.

We watched baseball. Ella liked learning about it. Well it was T-ball and it was a little weird because there were like 15 kids in the outfit. Innings had every person in the batting order bat before they switched sides.

Ella was bad. I put that in my notes but not sure what she did. She's often bad.  We called mummaw on a hangout. Ella likes to feed her.

More notes on candy and heating pad that I have no idea about. Funny I rarely make notes without writing a full post. So I either write the post or I wait until I post it when I pop pictures in then write about the day based on pictures.

Monday, August 22, 2016


We did our Monday run then went to a celebration. We got there late but made it. Ella liked parachute time.

Ella went for using the shortest step stool!
We went to the park. Ella had to take her golf club out of the car and swing with it.
Ella's hands got cold so she put them in her sleeves.
 Ella sleeps with her eyes open. I do the same thing!

Baby bump shot!

Sunday, August 21, 2016

38 Weeks (8.21)

I had my doctor appointment on Wednesday. She did an ultrasound to check the size of the baby and confirm head down. The ultrasound says 7 lb 6 oz already. He is definitely head down. This baby moves so much that she had issues just getting the 2 parts to measure. Then doctor pushed around with hands and said she feels weight will be around right for what ultrasound says. She says the baby will be in 8 lb range (depending when I deliver). 1/4 lb to 1/2 lb weight gain a week. We were discussing last time how I was 8 days early and as soon as I got to the hospital I was 8 cm dilated. She told me not to linger at home when I go into labor and if I have to bring Ella and have someone meet us there. I mentioned the friends coming to help with her are all 20+ min away. She said yea bring her have them pick her up from hospital. If Ella is good then she can be in the room until someone gets there but if not then Dave has to leave the room and be with her!

My cervix is thinning which is first step before being dilated at all but no dilation. I said this was good to know since last time I got to hospital so fast and was 8 cm. Also she said definitely boy and also definitely felt a head. Apparently they start checking at 38 weeks but since I was midway through 37 weeks I could be checked or not. The nurse assumed I wouldn't want to be but I chose to be checked because if I was dilated already or something that would be good to know.  Oh she also said he's posterior but I said I didn't know what it meant. I just looked it up to see.
My ankles were swollen this week. It's the first time besides the carnival that they were.

I looked at Target for curtains. Then 2 days later went to Bed Bath & Beyond to look at curtains. I failed and left empty handed. Then I dug out curtains we have and decided to use some green ones we had. I don't think they match very well and the greens clash but at least they make the room nice and dark. So now we just need to buy a curtain rod.

I had a baby sprinkle today. It was for the one mom group. It was a joint sprinkle. This was the first sprinkle they did not do the homemade onesies. I was so looking forward to that. I can't believe they didn't do it. Ella loved to color in after I drew last time. I was going to have her make one for Tobe. 
Size of baby: Celery Bunch, 19.6 inches long from head to heel. My app on my phone says the baby weighs about 6.5-7 pounds.  The baby gains a half a lb a week. At the ultrasound this week, the weight is predicted at 7 lb 6 oz ± 18 oz. 

Total Weight Gain/Loss: 47.6 lb gain overall. I gained 4.7 lb  in the past week. I actually gained over a lb in the past day. I'm huge! Clothes don't fit. Well my maternity shorts finally fit better. 

Movement: This baby moves so much and there's a lot more pushing out of the skin than with Ella. 

Sleep:  Sleep is pretty much awful.

What I miss: Running! lunch meat. Exercise. Being mobile. 

Symptoms: My back gets sore. I go to the bathroom a lot.  I am swollen.  I am so tired. It's quite difficult to go from lying to standing. 

Best moment this week: making more onesies.

Looking forward to: Getting curtains up and cleaning the crap out of the nursery. 

Exercise:  I'm not exercising. I'm playing and climbing with Ella. That is like exercise. 
Ella has to help take pictures so then I end up with a lot
Same this time: I made onesies both times. This time though I did not have to use an exacto knife to cut everything and used my Silhouette machine.

Different from last time: Last time the baby was predicted to be 6 lb 7 oz ± 15 oz. and this time 7 lb 6 oz ± 18 oz. Last time I mentioned crazy dreams and I don't even remember those this time.