Thursday, May 31, 2012

Almost 38 Weeks

He's Almost Here!

The time has come.  This pregnancy is coming to an end and my second little man could be here any time now.  We are all so incredibly excited and can not wait to have our new edition in the house.  My 3 year old is so ready for his baby brother to be here!

I have actually become more anxious this time around.  I can not remember being nervous or anxious when I was pregnant with my first son at all.  Granted my water broke at 38 weeks, and as a first time mom, I naively thought nothing was going to happen until I was at my due date.  I am not sure I even gave myself time to be nervous, because I was in labor before I really thought about it.

This time around is different.  I do not have to pretend to be a super woman.  I want the juice! I fully plan on getting an epidural as soon as they will give it to me.  I am actually worried that I will not get there in time or something will cause me not to be able to get one.  My husband is very encouraging and believes I am strong enough to this no matter what.  I suppose the reality of the situation, is that I will have to do it no matter what. 

My sister seems to think this newly developed fear is derived from me watching her give birth less than a year ago pain medicine free.  Due to spinal issues, she could not receive an epidural.  There may be some truth in that, despite how beautiful the experience was. 

Regardless of my nerves and current fears, I am so excited to welcome my new precious angel into this world.  I can not wait to lay on the couch with my 3 favorite guys and just enjoy being together.  My husband should be deploying soon, so we will not be taking any time for granted. 

I look forward to blogging and possibly starting a vlog on my adventure of loosing my baby weight and getting back into shape!

Thanks for reading!

Thursday, May 24, 2012

Did You Stop Wearing Lipstick or Lipgloss After Having Your Baby?

Before I had my son, back in 2008, I was a lipgloss fanatic!  There was never a time when I did not have MAC Lipglass on my lips and two or three tubes of it in my purse.  But that seemed to all change after I had my little guy.

All mommy's know of the constant desire to kiss their little ones cheeks.  I hated getting sticky lipgloss or leaving lipstick marks on him so eventually I just stopped wearing it all together.  My son will be four this year and I've just recently gotten back into the habit of wearing lipgloss and lipstick again.  I must say, I am LOVING it!

Now, I'm due to have my second baby on June 17.  So, I am once again faced with the dilemma of not wearing lip products.  I am a stay at home mom, so I am not presented with too many daily opportunities to wear lipgloss without being with my son, and I will be honest that by the time I go to night classes I forget.

Am I in this alone? What do other moms do?

Sunday, May 13, 2012

Strange Pregnancy Craving!

My New Craving!!

Craving the smell of fabric softener??

Is this normal? I'm not sure that there is much about pregnancy cravings that is normal!  As embarrassed as I am to admit it, when I was pregnant with my son, I craved the smell of the cardboard FedEx envelopes.  How totally strange is that?!

This time around I'm craving the smell of fabric softener! All I want to smell is Downy in the scent Clean Breeze.  I have some in a spray bottle that I use to spray down my snuggle pillow every night.  I have to smell it or I will not be able to fall asleep.  I have sprayed Downy on that poor pillow so much that the once white pillow case is now BLUE.  I can not wash the blue out, it is actually stained my from my addiction to the smell.  

I look for reasons to wash clothes just to smell it.  I've been washing my sheets several times a week just so I can smell my new favorite combination of Tide Clean Breeze along with the Downy.  Who ever complains about clean laundry but this is becoming quite expensive. 

I have to wonder if this is something that will go away or if I'm going to be going through weekly bottles of Downy forever.  

35 Weeks Down, Hopefully Only 5 Left!

35 weeks and counting...

Today is Mother's Day! I had a great day with my husband, little man, and my mommy!  I'm officially 35 weeks along today and I'm so glad that I'm finally here.  I'm not a first time mom, but in the beginning of this pregnancy it seemed like I would never see the end.  Now I'm down to 5 weeks, give or take 1 or 2, and I'm seriously in amazement that I've made it this far but I'm ever so grateful!

I have a minor case of nesting, which is really only causing me to get things started.  Then my exhaustion sets in and I'm leaving my clothes in the dryer for 2 days.  This is nothing remotely close to what I experienced with my first son.  I cleaned and organized at all hours of the night and I was not exhausted until the 2 days before his arrival. 

I have so much left to do before my second little man gets here.  I hope I can find the energy this week to get most of the things done.  I just have to keep reminding myself Laundry, Laundry, Laundry!!!