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November 08, 2006

Journey of the belly

journey of a belly

September 14, 2006

Normal activities- isn't that how we got here in the first place?

I just had a really weird, really strong Deja vu moment with my moo goo gai pan for lunch. This baby is messing with my mind.

In other baby news, I got the all clear today from the doc to return to "normal activities" (Adam is psyched) he said that as long as I've made it this far he's happy. Lilli's heartbeat is all good and she's measuring right on track. No more checks until my next appt in 2 weeks. So it could be tomorrow, it could be 6 more weeks.

Let's hope for the latter as our nursery STILL is not done.

In other cute baby news Conner now requests "lubies" when he wants to hug and kiss. When I dropped him off at my moms house this morning he gave me extra lubies and gave "lilli" a "kisses" too. Christ on a cracker (thanks erika) this kid rules.

September 06, 2006

Watch the F out!

I've been fighting it for as along as I can, but the snark is starting to win out.

I have a huge list of people who have contributed to the current state of snark, but since this is a public thingie, I shant screw myself over by posting it here. (hooray for old school written journals).

While most of this is probably due to hormones from the baby, I'm pretty sure its also a good indicator that I need to get back with the Lexapro soon. Believe me, I don't like having to be right and superior all the time people, it get's old!

seal snark central

August 21, 2006

In a sense, yes

Those of you that have been pregnant before, do you remember the soreness that you got "down there" the further along you got?

Well, kids let me tell you it's in full swing over here at momma de Paris. I was trying to explain to Adam that it felt like someone took a baseball bat and hit me right between the legs.

He smirked and said, I'd like to think I had something to do with that.

yes dear, you are the manliest of men, but I'm not talking about that.

I at my last drs appt I asked the doc if being sore this early was "normal" he said yes because when I had Conner he came through and "stretched everything out". Yeah, good times. I'm really, really glad I can't see what's going on inside because I'm sure it's not pretty.

July 31, 2006

The swelling, she hasa started!

Bleah, I noticed Friday night when I got home from work, that my tootses were looking a little...puffy. Upon closer examination, sure enough, my feet have started to swell ever so slightly. Boo. I still have 3 months left.

Now for your viewing pleasure...

The swelling, it's starting!

And a close-up-BONUS!
close-up of the swelling

PS. Isn't my new headboard bitchen'?

July 12, 2006

24 weeks

Hooray we are past the half-way point. she's kicking all over and I can feel her all the time. It's great. Sickness is gone, and acid reflux is really the only challenge I'm facing.

My crazy medicine is making me sleepy, but over all we're hanging in there. just 8 days until the followup ultrasound to check her kidney.

24weeks front

24 weeks

July 06, 2006

baby dr. update

Good Thursday morning all. Damn with this week's schedule my internal calender is all jacked up.

Anywho, had a dr's appt this morning and got a decent report. I'm doing fine, my weight is great, I've gained 2 lbs from my last appt, but overall I'm still down 4 lbs. Sweet!

Lilli's heartbeat is good, but the last ultrasound showed a lil' something, something. Her right kidney is a tad dialted and I have to go back in 2 weeks for a follow up ultrasound. The doc said it's not severelly dialted but he wants to keep an eye on it. (hopefully) more then likely she just has a big kidney.

I won't lie, I'm a little freaked out. It's hard knowing that she's not 100% perfect and there is the possibility, however slight it might be, that something could be wrong.

So please keep your fingers crossed and prayers/chants/haiku's siad that all works out and Lilli is as perfect as ever.

June 06, 2006

And the ultrasound revealed....

A girl! Say hello to Lillian______ Paris. (Still some debate on the middle name).
I know, I know, noone can ever tell what the hell ultrasounds are I'll try to help, so just humor me by looking, smiling and nodding!

Profile of her:
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This is the money shot!
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Here is a pic of her little feet!
Lillian Feetedit

June 05, 2006

Why are you talking to me like that!?


Gaaaawwwwwdddddd. All of the pregnancy books and articles tell warn you about how emotional you can and will get at this point, but damn if it doesn’t matter. If there is something out there for me to cry about then watch out. It’s like I’m some kind of emotional sideshow attraction. “Step right up ladies and gentleman watch this sap cry at a Baby Einstein video. Don’t get to close there young man, you don’t want snot on your sleeve do ya?”

The other night I was lying in bed with Conner while he was having his final cup of milk and watching his Baby Van Gogh video and as I watched him pointing out all the stuff to me on the screen, and telling me (in his way) a whole story about each scene, guess what I did? That’s right I started crying. Crying for Conner as soon he would no longer be my only baby, crying for how hard having two babies could be, crying for all the expectations I have for the new baby. So I just laid there and stroked his soft baby skin and cried. Don’t get me wrong, I am extremely excited about bean #2, and now feel like our little family will be complete. It’s just these DAMN HORMONES.

Oh and don’t get me started about Memorial Day week-end, sob, sob, sob.

Adam has military drill this week-end, and my mom and dad offered to watch Conner tonight, so as they were trotting off down the sidewalk to get into my mom’s car and Conner turns around at the last minute and waves at me with his wee little hand. Oh mah gah. The neighbors probably think I’m a huge freak, especially after the great sidewalk debacle of last week-end, oh and that one time I started hoofing it down the street after that ass-bag who threw the glass bottle out of his moving vehicle.

I can just see them peeking out their windows going, “Oh great, there goes that wimpy Courtney-girl, yup she’s crying again. Wuss….”

Why are you talking to me like that!?


Gaaaawwwwwdddddd. All of the pregnancy books and articles tell warn you about how emotional you can and will get at this point, but damn if it doesn’t matter. If there is something out there for me to cry about then watch out. It’s like I’m some kind of emotional sideshow attraction. “Step right up ladies and gentleman watch this sap cry at a Baby Einstein video. Don’t get to close there young man, you don’t want snot on your sleeve do ya?”

The other night I was lying in bed with Conner while he was having his final cup of milk and watching his Baby Van Gogh video and as I watched him pointing out all the stuff to me on the screen, and telling me (in his way) a whole story about each scene, guess what I did? That’s right I started crying. Crying for Conner as soon he would no longer be my only baby, crying for how hard having two babies could be, crying for all the expectations I have for the new baby. So I just laid there and stroked his soft baby skin and cried. Don’t get me wrong, I am extremely excited about bean #2, and now feel like our little family will be complete. It’s just these DAMN HORMONES.

Oh and don’t get me started about Memorial Day week-end, sob, sob, sob.

Adam has military drill this week-end, and my mom and dad offered to watch Conner tonight, so as they were trotting off down the sidewalk to get into my mom’s car and Conner turns around at the last minute and waves at me with his wee little hand. Oh mah gah. The neighbors probably think I’m a huge freak, especially after the great sidewalk debacle of last week-end, oh and that one time I started hoofing it down the street after that ass-bag who threw the glass bottle out of his moving vehicle.

I can just see them peeking out their windows going, “Oh great, there goes that wimpy Courtney-girl, yup she’s crying again. Wuss….”

May 09, 2006

Baby News

Had another drs appt today. Everything seems to be going well and right on schedule. Baby's heart beat was 162 which according to the old wives tales is indicative of a girl, but I still feel like it's a boy.

Our ultrasound got scheduled and get this, is on June 6. That's right 6.6.6. WTF! I was pleading the lady to just push it back one day, but she said they couldn't, they were too busy. Nooo devil baby.

Oh, I am also at the lowest weight I have been in quite some time. Strange huh? The dr said it's fine though because, well you know, I have some extra.

We have names picked out and are waiting to just find out so we can do some shopping and nursery decorating. whee. I think we will probably go with a sage green color, but hopefully the faux painter we are going to have come in will have some crazy awesome ideas that we haven't even thought of yet.

This baby will be born at Clark Memorial (pending no problems) and I am already getting a birth plan ready. I would like to labor for as long as possible in the tub, and then get a walking epidural. I was not happy about how strong and how much the epidural from Conner limited me. The thought of Adam getting to be here for this one is just amazing. So exciting.

May 04, 2006

he must have a deathwish

Guys, here's a little tip o' the day for ya. If your pregnant, hormonal and chemically imbalanced wife comes to you and says that she is having a bad day, and is feeling easily aggravated, there are several supportive, caring, loving things you could and should say in response.

One of the things you should not freaking say is "Oh it doesn't sound like anything abnormal", and then laugh at your "witty" response. Big mistake, brother, big mistake.

April 26, 2006

14 weeks

Thar she blows!

March 30, 2006

Don't say this to me, or I will cut you!

So this technically isn't a definition, but it will save your ass when you are talking to me anyway.
Yesterday, I cruised through the Chick-Fil-A drive through for a nice large, UNSWEETENED ICE TEA, but oh much to my unpleasant surprise, (and Adam's, because I was talking with him on the phone when I took the first sip) it was SWEETENED. I continued to tell him, that I just HATE when people do that to me*, and you know what prince-charming said? " Courtney can we just come to terms with the fact that for the next three weeks you will be hating everything and everyone?" Hmm point taken.

Hmmpppphhhh, what does he know, just because we are almost done with Trimester number 1, in which all crankiness during pregnancy is rooted...

*now that I have actually written it out, i do sound pretty damn pathetic, I mean it's not like someone punched me in the face, or called my kid ugly. THAT, I am pretty sure I would hate.

March 23, 2006

Pregnancy Dictionary

Just an FYI, the whole pregnancy glow thing that people talk about is bullshit. What they are referring to is the sun glinting off of your horribly broken-out 14 year old like complexion due to the hormones.

Don't you dare tell a pregnant woman she has that glow, or she will run to the bathroom and start popping zits on the mirror.