Thursday, February 23, 2012

Katiedid bare the belly. {7}

Oh my goodness, I am having a baby in a matter of days!
{Insert every emotion possible!}
Time is truly flying by. 
Will one ever feel prepared?!
I have been doing a million things each day just to ease my pre-baby anxiety. 
Keep reading and you will understand...

The bare belly. 
36 weeks. 
37 weeks. 
I skimmed through my previous bare belly posts earlier today and I am completely amazed at the extensive changes that have occurred in the past 9 months. 
Click on the links below to watch mini-Martin grow!

Mini-martin Update. 
We had our 38 week OB appointment yesterday. 
Mini-Martin is weighing in at exactly 7lbs and is still in the exiting/head down position. 
Momma is 1.5 cm dialated and 40% effaced. 
And my doctor is expecting a delivery sometime next week!
Holy moly. 
I may or may not have had a brief Mommy-to-be meltdown afterwards at lunch with Auntie Holly. 
Here we are looking plump and about ready to pop at our appointment. 
I think I was having contractions from about 3-4:00 this morning.
I woke up to a tight belly combined with a tad bit of pain.
Must have been?!
I am a newbie at this baby thing and I {personally} have no idea what to expect/feel/watch for. 
As a Nurse Practitioner in 2 months I SHOULD know this. 
But, when it's you and what you are feeling...
You forget or second guess everything you thought you knew. 

My back pain improves when I am "resting."
My foot swelling decreases when I elevate them. 
But, the sleeping sucks more and more each day. 
Enough complaining.
I am okay, managing relatively well, and still smiling!

The baby prep.
The BOB arrived a few days ago. 
Now it and the Bugaboo are ready for takeoff!
We have been assembling things out the wazoo!
I honestly believe the instruction writers make it their objective to make you feel as if you will completely FAIL as a parent. 
The instructions absolutely make no sense and every part resembles another one. 
So, if you can't put a bouncer/stroller/pack and play together...
How in the world are you supposed to care for the kid that will be using them?!
And kids don't come with instructions. 
We are doomed. 
{But, I guess we will give it our best shot!}
Daddy-to-be success!
I have packed bags and made last minute "don't forget" lists for myself, mini, and Grace. 
Big boy MM said he has his under control. 
I also whipped up these thank you hospital treats for staff/family/friends. 
As a nurse, I know how precious snacks are throughout the day. 
Another HUGE task was figuring out how to transfer videos from our camcorder to our computer. 
I gave MM the camcorder on our wedding day {2.5 years ago!} so we could videotape our  honeymoon and other fun married events afterwards. 
We have 3+ hours of footage and I have been having nightmares for months that something would get deleted or not recorded on delivery day. 
So, last night I sat down, connected the camcorder to our Mac, and magic happened!
All the video's seamlessly transferred into iMovie and were even categorized by the day. 
This morning I played with iMovie and created this little honeymoon montage.
It is complete with a title, music, and a few of my favorite photo's at the end. 
I am pretty impressed with my new found skills and my first homemade movie!
Also, I am thinking I need to bring the video to the hospital with me...
Bora Bora and Moorea are the most relaxing places on earth!
See for yourself...
{Please disregard my silly self and our shaky camera skills!}

Currently, this Momma-to-be is manicured, freshly highlighted, and ready to go!
The Daddy-to-be is {and will be for the next 4 days} running around the Houston Livestock Show and Rodeo BBQ Cookoff entertaining clients and having free food and beverage fun with friends...
Jealous is an understatement. 
We look forward to this weekend ALL YEAR LONG.
And to make matters worse, I just received this text from my cousin-in-law. 

Anyway, hubby is on high alert and watching his phone constantly.
I, on the other hand, will remain at home BBQ-ing the little cowboy or cowgirl in my belly. 
On the upside, we will have a cute little tot to tote around next year!

That does it for today. 
Big bare belly hugs to you all!

1 comment:

Molly Dorsey said...

Katie - I am so excited for you and Matt and your family! You are so precious and are going to be a great mom. AND - I think that baby is going to have 2 of the best grandmothers on this earth. I can't wait to see pictures and hear stories from Gina/my mom. Thinking of you this week! XOXO-Molly