Monday, February 8, 2010

Another week bites the dust

That's right, my friends. I am now 30 weeks (and one day!) pregnant. It's a meaningless milestone in terms of fetal development, but it's quite a mental boost for someone who lays on the couch browsing The Popcorn Factory and Vosges Haut-Chocolat web sites all day. Some day soon, my lovelies... some day soon...

On Saturday was my baby shower. I styled my hair and put on make-up for the first time in over a month, it was divine. But the best part was that I got to eat a cupcake didn't have to play the games spent time with my wonderful friends. I feel so blessed to have these people in my life, wow. It was fun to catch up on what everyone has been up to, and I got to hold a five day old baby girl! Although my friend, who had given birth to her at home that previous Monday, looked ridiculously wonderful and I kinda hated her for that. But you know, it's fine. I'll probably be doing that great again at some point... in like 6 years.

I don't have a picture of me eating the beloved chocolate cupcake -- which didn't seem to do damage to my blood sugar that day, for the record -- but I do have some shots of Bean eating one of the leftovers after the shower. He's much cuter and pulls off the whole thing with more style than I could, so I thought I'd post these pictures instead.



The pooch was exhausted after barking through the entire shower in her crate in my bedroom (I tried to give her away as a door prize, but there were no takers), so she had to relax on the new velour crib sheets that Jen gave me for the twins.


And in random pictures, Bean tickles the ivories with his Grandma and Daddy. It was... ummmm... beautiful.


He also likes to pick out his own clothes these days, which is why he is often either wearing his green MSU football jersey or a maize and blue outfit with a football stitched on it. He's got both his Daddy's and Grandpa's rival teams covered that way -- he's either a future diplomat or the next Keith Jackson. (And yes, I included that wiki link because I had no idea who he was, either.)


Ever since Bean could grasp objects, he's been moving things from one place to another and organizing them. I am hoping this isn't an early marker for OCD, but instead some hint into the rewarding, lucrative career he will have one day. In stacking and sorting. That's what hedge fund managers do, right?


"I see you, Mom."




Since the baby shower (and with doc's permission), I have started coming downstairs and laying on the couch during the day, instead of staying up in my room. It's been really nice, save one kink. The dark red blanket on our couch SHEDS. Imagine the dog breed that sheds the most, and then times that by a million, and you'll come close to picturing this blanket. My clothes and pillows are absolutely covered in fuzzies, it's like I'm slowly being enveloped by an alien cocoon or something. When I eat, I find pieces of the blanket in my mouth. I went to the bathroom yesterday and thought OH NO! I'M BLEEDING AGAIN! But upon closer inspection, it was just fuzzy red blanket in my underwear. I got suspicious looks from DH and my Mom when I told them about it, but I swear I have no idea what's going on. I'm just documenting this so that if something were to happen to me, you can start by questioning the blanket. It's totally X-Files, you guys.

This morning I finally got a call from my OB's office, they scheduled my C-section for April 7th. To which DH laughed and said, "Yeah, right. Should I bother writing that on the calendar?" The general feeling at home is that I'll go around mid-March (35-36 weeks), but I still give myself a completely unscientific probability of 5% that I will make it to April 7, which would be 38 1/2 weeks. Apparently they can't schedule it for April 2 because they require an amnio (to determine lung functioning) to plan a C-section before 38 weeks, and that'd be 2 days shy. *eye roll* Whatever. It does feel good to have that date finally set, and I added a ticker over there to the right to help you me countdown the days. Because I know the eerie floating fetus ticker is everyone's FAVORITE, right? Me too!


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25 comments:

Mary said...

You are doing amazing, every week is a HUGE thing!! Yummmmm, cupcakes, so super jealous that you got to eat one, I about died at toddler time this morning when there were homemade valentine's cupcakes for all the kiddos and I couldn't have one :( . I digress. Danny is adorable as always, I think he and Drew are kindred spirits, with the wild hair and love of sorting things. Hang in there friend, I am still betting on April 2 b/c its a really good day to be born ;)

Lavender Luz said...

Oooh, a floating fetus ticker. Ima come here every morning for my fix. :-)

Love the piano pic. I'm sure it sounded loverly.

Good luck in these coming weeks!

Furrow said...

Somehow the double floating feti look more serene than a single floating fetus. Diggable.

Mmm, cupcake. I'm glad you were able to enjoy your day.

Kate said...

Those cupcakes look so great. Glad to hear you had fun, cracked the 30 week barrier, and are allowed a little more freedom. Not too many more weeks to go...

Jen said...

The floating fetus IS creepy! What is the correct plural for that anyhow?

Glad Evie enjoyed the crib sheets. I wouldn't mind a set of my own! Baby shower games are so not my thing. I wouldn't let my sister do them at my shower with Jillian. And if it makes you feel any better I was completely stressed out and looked like ass when I had a 5 day old.

Katie said...

Yes, I have my own totally creepy floating fetus, but I think it's the "best" one out there (the least of the evils?).

Bean looks SO happy with his cupcake and sorting and stacking. So precious.

My kid is almost 18 months old and I still don't look fabulous. Meh, life goes on, right? Right!

K said...

I'm so counting down to week 30 just because its nice to be in the 30's (the only time ever its nice to be in the 30's I might add, lol). Congrats on making it this far and here's to ten more weeks to go :)

Kristina P. said...

Those cupcakes are awesome! I'm glad you were able to get all gussied up.

MissMVK said...

Dude your ticker says you are almost 32w! When did you lap me?! I thought we were due date buddies forever!

I am so happy you got to eat one of those delicious looking cupcakes. Hmmm...now I think I need some cake.

Oh and I love your shedding blanket description. Hilarious. Glad you are hanging in there!!!

E said...

I am glad you ate that cupcake!! I was thinking about it today, and I thought "she should just eat it, like I am just gonna eat one too at my baby shower."

Glad to hear you had a nice time at your baby shower.

Your little one is cute!!

Are you having twin boys (or is it a surprise?) You are going to have your hands full!

Red said...

YAY for 30 weeks! It must be nice to be allowed downstairs now too.

Did you ever in your life savour a cupcake like the one you had at the baby shower?

I can't beleive Bean loves sorting and stacking - that's pretty advanced.

andrea said...

another week down!
the cupcake "cakes" are so adorable. glad you got to enjoy your shower. (wait, that sounds terrible... but you know what I mean)

good luck with the shedding blanket ;)

Michelle said...

WOW 30 weeks! I just can't believe it! YAY for you! I am so glad you had such a wonderful shower! It sounds yummy and lots of fun. You are in my thoughts and prayers that you make it as long as possible.

Your birthday is coming up this week right? Happy Birthday early!!! Our birthdays our close...I knew you were a really cool person!

Coffeegrl said...

I am SOOOO excited for you! A cupcake! Time on the couch! 30 weeks down!!!! Sounds like it's been a great week and I'm so happy that you've had an "up" week for a change - you deserve it! :)

Lisa said...

30,30,30! So exciting Sunny. I can not imagine being on bed rest for so long. Your week-end sounds like a fun one!

Gabby said...

it may not be an official milestone.. but with your bedrest, every DAY is a liestone.. you are in the 30s! that's awesome!

So glad you had a baby shower! and the cupcake cakes look so yummy!!

Kristi said...

30 weeks is awesome! Congrats! And you just might make it further than you think. I know several people (one who was on bedrest) who made it with twins to 38 weeks.

I'll bet that was the best cupcake you've ever tasted.

Hang in there. You are a fuzz-covered rockstar.

Allison said...

Ah man, I missed your shower? :) The cupcakes look awesome and looks like the little guy really enjoyed it! 30 weeks is awesome! I am so thrilled that things are looking good...even from a horizontal perspective.

Nicky said...

Yay for 30 weeks, and for cupcakes, and for the wonderful luxury of being on a COUCH instead of a bed. :)

jingle said...

Happy Tuesday!
Thing will get better, U Will See!

Martha said...

Yipee for 30 weeks, onto to 31! Great photos, your son is so beautiful. The shower looks delightful, I am glad it went well.

Michele said...

Yay for the big 3-0!!! This is great news!

jingle said...

Your boy looks very smart and funny,
he knows things well,
I can tell from the look and smiles in his face...

Happy Thursday!

Mary said...

Just stopping by to wish you a Happy 30th birthday, welcome to the club!!!!!! Hope all is well and that you get to enjoy a cupcake at least!!!!

Stephanie Faris said...

What fun! I love those cupcakes. Such an exciting time for you. I can't wait to see the new baby pics.