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Friday, August 28, 2009

Baby in 65 days.

So according to the internet I am 8 months pregnant this week. Why did I think I was 6 and a half?
Due Nov 1. So I guess it makes sense that next month would be 8 and October the final 9th month.
7 months = 27-30 weeks. 8 months = 31-35 weeks. 9 months = 36-40 weeks. 31 weeks this week! 32 starts Sunday! Ahhh.. We have a stroller and a person who is going to sell us her baby car seat. So excited about that. I just hope I don't have the baby before we get it from her. Its a maxi cosi car seat and she has a second base for it too. Or baby stroller is a German made brand called Hartan. Here is a link to the stroller. Then this is the link to the different colors you can get we got 927 near the middle.

I think I better start buying some diapers. Tony's mom and sister. My sister and mother in law AKA Missy and Chris have sent a few boxes of clothes already. I already bought some stuff to prepare for breast feeding. I have yet to take any classes about how to do it. Its not as natural as most people think, I am SCARED of breast feeding. I still have yet to buy a pump. I don't know if I should get a two pump electric or just a one pump manual. Or when to buy it. I should have a baby in 65 days according to the baby tracker on my page.

Sunday, August 23, 2009

The Pain

I have this ripping/tearing/burning/bruised/numb feeling in my upper stomach. Its right below my breasts in the middle. Any other of my female friends had this feeling? Oh my gosh it hurts. I tired to look it up and found some things that described it in different way but not many that told how to make it feel better. The only help I got was to walk around while drinking tea and rubbing the area. I am sure its because of my pregnancy and imagine it is the stretching doing it. It burns. It has been hurting me all day today. I took a tylenol but I dont know what else to do. Please help. Its not unbearable and child birth and many other things are much much worse I know.. its just not very nice. I first thought of it as a stretching feeling now with all these other feelings that also describe it, it seems to be worse!

Thursday, August 20, 2009

Movies and History - we like it

Since we have one channel that plays stupid shows most nights we have been watching movie
rentals from the library nightly.

Last night we watched this very funny cute movie about the history of the number 1. Its called The Story of 1 it was presented by Terry Jones (ex Monty Python). It was humorous and educational all in one. Most educational shows tend to end up being funny, but not on purpose. This one was a PBS home video. Here is a link to my favorite site. I learned how to write 9 in binary number system. 1001. That's nine. Isn't that cool!? This is how they showed it below in little egg holders. Imagine the numers are the egg holders and the # is the open place in the holder. The number places stand for different number and you have to add those together.
# # # # # #
32 16 8 4 2 1
1 1 1 1 1 1 = 63
0 1 0 0 0 0 = 16 ... I think.. haha. OK well Thats enough of that.

I tried to look it up on wikipedia.. and it confused me. BUT you can check it out if you like.

I watched the movie Enemy at the Gates. It stars Jude law, Ed Harris, and Rachel Weisz. It was a great movie showing what was happening in Russia during WWII. The nazis were in Stalingrad and if they took that city it would mean the fall of Russia. Law plays a character who is based on a real man. The story in the movie is mostly fiction but he was a snipper who may have had a battle with a German snipper (played by Ed Harris). It was great, I never knew the importance of the Russians during WWII. History is so biased.

This movie The Boy in the Striped Pajamas was sad to watch. I dont think its based on an actual true story but it too was based during WWII. It was about a German family who moved out of the city to a house near a concentration camp that the army Commandant father was in charge of. The mother is aware that the camp exists but is very unaware of what happens there. The young son 8 mets a boy in "striped pajamas" who lives on the other side of the fence. They become friends but soon learn they shouldn't talk to eachother. The boy also finds it unfair that the boy in the fence gets to "play" with all those people when he has no friends. Its so sad to see how innocent this boy was to what was happening around him. Their is a Jewish prisoner who works at the house doing odd jobs and peeling potatoes. The little boy fell off his swin and hurt his leg. The man carried him inside and fixed him up. Telling the boy he used to "practice medicine" as a Dr. To which the boy replied well you must not have been very good if you had to practice and that must be why he is here peeling potatoes now and not being a Dr. Because he wasnt that good anyways. I recomend it. Its a very touching story and its sad but real.

We also watched An Inconvenient Truth. I think it clearly shows how global warming not only is possible and real but how we as humans have changed the earth and its "natural" cycle. I actually felt bad for Al Gore in parts! Who knew I could feel like that. I usually find him annoying and boring. This has been a passion of his since he was in college. I think its amazing that he is still speaking about it after so many years. I am glad he has not given up on his mission. Thanks Al, keep up the good work.

We have also watched many other history movies and documenteries from everything on The American Revolution (16 disc CD set) to the Zulu Wars. A battle against the British where they lost even when they were supposed to be so awesome. They did some research to show how the Zulu men were at the advantage from the start. AND there was a solar eclipse the day of the fight too! Crazy.

I think Roman likes movie night too.

Pregnancy thus far

SO I meant to write more about my pregnancy so I could look back on it. I am going to write some things down here while I remember them.

I didn't have morning sickness till after 13 weeks. It lasted till about 16 weeks and it was only about 2 times a week so I was lucky.

I had nausea from around 5 or 6 weeks till maybe 10 or so? The first two weeks were the worst when Tony was gone in the field and didnt yet know I was pregnant. Talking to him on the phone when all noise made everything worse wasn't great. I dont know how people can pretend to not be pregnant while working their normal job. I had to lay down on the couch and not move or look at anything. Also my gag reflex was very highly sensitive till about a few months ago. It just went away. When I was brushing my teeth I would almost daily gag myself.

Some point in the past 6 months smells also made gag, I am still sensitive to smells but I no longer have the same feeling that I need to run to the bathroom.

I have been able to feel him move since about 15 or 16 weeks. It was a very different movement then what I feel now but I know it was him. The first moves I felt felt like he was flipping over. I always cup one hand over the other fist and turn the fist. That feeling felt on the cupped hand is what I felt. Now it is full on kicking and moving and bouncing off the walls. Today Tony was talking to my stomach. I think it must be very loud to have someone yelling at you from outside and he got kicked in the face! It was funny to us.

I am starting to sleep horribly. I still dont want to blame it on my poor little baby, but I am starting to think its all his fault. Last night was very hot in our room even with the air conditioner on. We actually both happened to be awake at around 1 am (not talking) but I was thinking I wanted to open the window to let some air out and then all of a sudden Tony was doing it. Its like he read my mind. So after I saw that time on the clock I then saw 2:30, 3, 4 to 5, then 6 and 8. Before 1ish I think I had also saw 12:30. I tried sleeping with a pillow between my legs, but woke up only to be super hot and have to reposition. The night before was also bad but I woke up with major pain in my hip. I realized with a friend how to describe it - its like my hip was being ripped apart. She has the same pain at 3 weeks ahead of me. Its the hip that I was not laying on too. I took a Tylenol. That was only the second one I have taken since being pregnant. I used to take Advil all the time (not daily) now look at me going 6 months will no pain killers. Tony would be proud.*

*Tony refuses to take any pain medications because he thinks you just need to drink water. BUT other medications are ok. Just not ones that will make his headache go away. The first time was last week when I thought my hip wouldn't last the night.

I also think I like my now pregnant body almost more then my non pregnant body (minus my boob size). Not sure how I will feel next month or the month after that.. but now I like it and I feel pretty. I have enjoyed the majority of my pregnancy also. I know that so many people have a hard time getting pregnant and I feel so lucky that I have had no complications with anything so far. I am so thankful for that. I am also thankful that I have a supporting family and husband. I cant imagine what it would be like to be preparing for a baby without that support. I am thankful that I have/know other pregnant woman and friends who I can talk to or ask questions too. Of course I am happy to talk to my other friends too, I just don't know how much I am boring you. I am also thankful to have my Mom and Mother-in-law be so excited for their first grandchild. (Dads too) Also Missy (my sister in law) is trying way too hard to be the favorite Aunt. She is the only Aunt and will be the only aunt for a while I believe. Josh is not engaged and Hunter is only 13 so he better be at least 10 years away. ok maybe 9. BUT NO SOONER! OK.. maybe more later.

Wednesday, August 12, 2009

Forgot one

Before I changed it to fit the header


Our town is a very small town with lots of homes and the people here love their yards and flower boxes. We have taken walks in our town but not in a while. All the beautiful flowers have been out and they are so pretty. I took lots of pictures on our walk. Tony doesn't like to wait for me when i stop, so I spent time catching up to him or yelling after him to wait for me!! Here are some of my favorite pics.

Monday, August 3, 2009

My Favorite Shake

I love this shake and would make it everyday if I had bananas.

4 or 5 ice cubes
splash of milk (1/4 cup) - I like mine thick so add more milk if you want
Scoop of Peanut butter
1 Banana
1/2 cup frozen blue berries

Blend in Blender till smooth

Optional Extras -
Ground oats (just put in blender before you make shake then add at end)
You can also use water instead of milk

Easy Apple Crisp

To make apple crisp you need the following

  • 1 unbaked pie shell, 9-inch
  • 6 cups peeled apple slices (6-7 apples)
  • 3/4 cup granulated sugar
  • 1/2 teaspoon cinnamon
  • 1/4 teaspoon nutmeg
  • 1/8 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 cup brown sugar
  • 1/4 cup all-purpose flour
  • 2 tablespoons butter - close to room temp but not melted
Put the pre-made crust into the pie dish. You can cut the apples really really thin and overlap them or use bigger chunks. Fill the pie shell with the apple slices. Then combine the Insides and sprinkle over top. It all combines in the end, but I am sure it would be fine if you wanted to toss them all together. Combine toppings in small bowl until crumbly then sprinkle over top. I had only a tbsp left of the butter so I cut that into small peices and put it on too. Bake at 400 F for 45 to 50 minutes or untill apples are tender and topping is brown. I thought about adding some honey to it too but forgot.. but I put it on top of one of my slices and it was so good!

This takes the most time..

Tadaaa! Apple Crisp. Its so good.