themamabeth's Blog

Figuring it out, one crazy day at a time.

Le Belly July 3, 2010

Filed under: 9 Months — themamabeth @ 6:56 pm

That was yesterday.

I cleaned the mirror today by the way.


Still Waiting… July 2, 2010

Filed under: 9 Months — themamabeth @ 6:37 pm

Spent a half hour last night on the yoga ball and Adeline and I spent an hour and a half walking around Ikea today.

Don’t feel any different though. Rats.

I totally intended to buy Adeline something at Ikea, I figured she’d find a little toy or something and hang on to it. Well, she got way more pleasure finding a toy, carrying it around for a bit, and then putting it away.  I was kind of bummed because I love buying stuff for her, but at the same time-how cool is that?

Tomorrow’s Walking This Baby Out destination is Target.  Sunday I’m going to get a pedicure (that I’m really, really looking forward to and this will probably be the last opportunity in months and months that I’ll be able to (are you listening Labor Gods??)).


Conflict June 30, 2010

Filed under: 9 Months,Baby Cakes — themamabeth @ 1:20 am

I’m tired, uncomfortable and cranky. Being nine months pregnant in June in Arizona-well, that was just bad planning on my part. Adeline doesn’t have any concept of what is going on, and she doesn’t understand why my lap disappeared, or why I don’t chase her around like I used to. My patience is thin and most of the time I just want this baby out!

Sometimes though, I think she can take her time. I’m in no rush, right?  One minute I’m so, so excited about the new baby, and the next minute my heart breaks a little bit when I think this could be the last nap that Adeline and I take together, the last breakfast or lunch where it is just her and me. It is just crazy to think that she’s been the sole focus of my life for the past eighteen months, and soon she won’t be. Sometimes it makes me sad, like I’m taking something away from her by making her a big sister.


Almost… June 9, 2010

Filed under: 9 Months,Baby Cakes — themamabeth @ 5:39 am

The house is as clean as it is going to get. Never did finish the painting, I suspect that may never get done. With the exception of needing to drag down the random Little Baby accessories that are stored in the attic, we’re as ready as we’re going to get for the new kid house-wise.

Oh, and we still need a middle name.

There’s no set plan as far as how we’re going to handle Adeline when I go into labor. My mom is going to come take over child care duties while I’m indisposed, but we decided we’ll play it by ear and see if they stay or go. That is the hardest part for me, knowing I’m pretty much going to be incapable of taking care of my kid for that period of time.  I want her here, because I always want her where I am, but at the same time, it could be scary for her and I don’t want to traumatize her.  It’ll all work out the way it is supposed to in the end.

I’m going back and forth between being super confident and relaxed to feeling worried an anxious.  Really, I’m just ready for her to be born. I’m kind of over the whole delivery thing at this point and just want to have had the baby. Having to go through the process to have the baby just seems so inconvenient!

There are a few more things that need to be done before she can come though, so I’m going to be patient and happy with all the time she gives me. Hopefully Adeline will be on a semi-normal sleep routine by the time Lucy is born. (As I type this, Adeline is asleep in the living room. Baby steps, though, right?)


For Comparison’s Sake March 3, 2010

Filed under: 9 Months — themamabeth @ 6:13 pm

                                       Today                                                                              22 Weeks with Adeline

I feel huge, but it looks like I’m pretty much the same as I was with Adeline.  I am positive my hips are wider though. Even my maternity pants don’t fit quite right anymore. Four more months…


Preggo November 4, 2009

Filed under: 9 Months — themamabeth @ 3:12 pm

Being pregnant for the second time is very, very different than the first time around. For some reason, that is surprising to me. I can go hours at a time and not even think about the fact I’m pregnant.

I’m more impatient to get to the ‘fun’ parts, where I have a belly and I can feel the new baby moving. I’m not as scared or nervous. There’s just much less stress and frantic-ness this time around, we’re old hat at this, no sweat.

We had our appointment with the midwife today. She’s awesome and Jake and I both totally love her. She is so easy to talk to, and she answered all of our questions, and also asked us some to make sure we were doing this for the right reasons. Adeline had a ball, and she happily interacted with both the midwife and her student, which is really kind of unusual for her.

Looks like we’re set for midwife care and a home birth. I just have to make sure Jake is really on board before I commit. I know it is what I want, but we both have to be on board for this to work.

Hey, did I mention that I’m pregnant? We found out Halloween night, and I’m due July 4thish. Surprise! We’re going to be in the two-under-two club for about four months. I’m so excited!