Saturday, May 23, 2009

They Travel In Packs

Last weekend, my husband and I attended a surprise 30th birthday party for one of his friends. The friend ended up being very surprised despite the fact that it was not planned out all that well. He was clued in when his mom showed up at their house to watch the kids... his wife just told him they were going out. So when he got to the bar and 15 of his friends were there, he was pretty surprised.

I only knew the birthday boy and his wife. There were 2 other couples there who had attended our New Years party with them but I didn't know them well. Regardless we all had a good time... all 5 of us girls who were pregnant. :-)

There are 3 girls who I work with who are also expecting... all 4 of us happened to be at one of the baby showers (held in a bar and grill for some strange reason) so we got a nice picture of us together... except the one who the shower was for was wearing black and the rest of our bellies kinda covered hers... We got a funny look from a table full of guys as we all filed out one after the other. :-)

When my mom was expecting me, a cousin and another couple were also expecting. The 3 couples all went out to dinner one night. And like women do, they all went to the ladies room together. As they were coming out, 2 college-aged girls were waiting to go in. My mom said they looked at each other and as she was walking away she heard one of them say, "I don't know if I want to go in there..." :-)


My husband and I have been married 6 years today... I wonder if he will remember...

Thursday, May 21, 2009

Prego Brain

I am kinda forgetful. I right everything down and I double check most everything I do because I can't remember if I did it right or if I finished it or not.

So now I am in the family way and it has gotten so much worse.

I forgot to do a report on one of my employees... it was due back in March... I just completely spaced it.

Yesterday left my ID at home today... big problem...

I work on a secure unit that I scan my badge to get into. So I had to call security to let me into the garage, then go by the actual security office to trade my DL for a temp badge. When I got to the floor where I work, the badge wouldn't scan. I had to go back to security so they could fix it.

The key to my office and supply room are also on my badge... security had to unlock both doors for me.

We have a special bin where we put papers with confidential information that need to be shredded. It is locked and serviced by an off-site company. I had a list of patient names in one hand and my cell phone in the other. As I was walking by the bin, I went to toss the patient list in, but instead, I dropped my cell phone in. I had to call security to open the bin to get it out. The guard was very nice about it and laughed at me and told me that I had him running so much that day that he was starting to take it personally :-)

Not too sure what else I have forgotten... hope it wasn't anything too important... and I hope I can get through the rest of the week without doing anything else too stupid!!!


21 weeks today!

Thursday, May 14, 2009

The Dance Of The Spider Baby

So although I have been calling the little punkin Peducci since the very begining (what my dad called me before I was born), I have begun to call it the Spider Baby now.

We had our big ultrasound a couple weeks ago and everything measured out like it should... except the arms and legs were both almost a week ahead of what they should be... so it looks like the big and tall stores if its a boy and if its a girl, well, she is just going to be out of luck...

So Spider Baby has been dancing around like crazy for the last 11 days... I have consistently felt movement every day since the first day when I posted about it. I have to admit I am kinda surprised because I know a lot of folks who feel it one day and then nothing for days... I am feeling very lucky for that...

Sometimes I feel a light bump or a series of thumps and sometimes its more of a pressure in one spot or another. My youngest brother said its trying to claw its way out :-)

I feel the most movement in the afternoons and evenings and mostly when I am sitting down or in a slight fetal postion... I do feel it when I am standing or lying flat but not as much and not as strong. Its almost like Spider Baby is trying to stretch out when I squish it too much :-)

When ever and how ever it comes, I am enjoying the dance...


20 weeks today... I am half way there!!!

Sunday, May 10, 2009

Happy Mother's Day

Happy Mother's Day to all the ladies out there...

Wether you are a mother or not...

Today you are celebrated for all the woderful things you do to make the lives of those around you a more pleasant and enjoyable experience!!!

Thursday, May 7, 2009


This one is courtesy of a poster over at

The five best prenatal yoga postures

• The Pringle. Lie on your back with a can of chips balanced on your stomach. See if you can eat them all before you fall asleep.

• The Sneeze. As the sneeze approaches, squeeze your knees together, breathe in and out, and try to remember what it used to feel like to "hold it in." Keep this pose while you hobble to the bathroom to change your underwear.

• The Calf Cramp. Try to stretch around your belly and rub your leg while simultaneously screaming loudly enough to wake everyone in your zip code.

• The Pesto Burp. Bring your chin to your chest and exhale as silently as you can through your closed mouth. Reward yourself with a nice, meditative Fudgesicle.

• The Sleeping Hip. Lie on your side until you lose all feeling. Roll onto your other side and repeat.


Tuesday, May 5, 2009

History and Cloth Diapering

I had the pleasure of sharing a table at a brunch last weekend with a wonderful lady who shared a piece of her cloth diapering experience.

Somehow during the conversation when all the different ladies at the table were asking all the typical questions about how my pregnancy was going, it came up that I am planning to cloth diaper (CD).

One older lady said that CDs were the only option when her children were young. She shared that it was during "a major drought"... translation: The Dust Bowl. My first reaction was "Oh no, that must have been horrible" thinking that with a limited supply of water, it must have been hard to get everything washed. Her reply was "No, it was GREAT! By the time you finished hanging the newly washed ones on the line, the first ones you hung were dry." The air and wind were so dry at the time that it sucked the moisture out of the wet laundry about as fast as one could hang it.

I guess when everything in the house is covered with dust, that would include ALL the clothes, including the diapers.

Sunday, May 3, 2009

Is That You?

I think I felt you this morning.

I was lying in bed trying to fall back asleep after a morning snack and bathroom break...

First I felt what seemed like a strange light pressure/stretching on both sides of my belly, almost like you were stretching out full length... I imagine now that you were waking up and having your morning stretch.

I wondered, was that you?

I lay quiet and waited to see if I felt anything else or if I was imagining things... a few minutes later I felt a very light bump... and again I waited wondering if I was really feeling what I thought.

Then, 2 quick light bumps... I was not imagining this.... and as I sit here less than 10 minutes later, the light bumps keep happening at small intervals...

How is it possible that I never felt this before? Surely this isn't the first time you've been this strong and active...

I am going back to lay down and enjoy this...


18 weeks/3 days