I got checked out at what I thought/hoped was my last OB Appointment yesterday. My Doctor told me I am Uninducible right now. My “body” isn’t ready yet. I have an appointment next Wednesday to check me again. So no baby unless he comes naturally between now and Wednesday. I have been pretty upset and had my hopes pretty high. I just really wanted to have him ASAP for Joe to spend as much time with us as possible before going back to work for another month. Joe has been so great to me and just took me to have a back and foot massage to possibly get things going. He also got my exercise ball blown up for me to use to help as well. God bless this man for putting up with my grumpy butt lol
I can’t believe my 39th week is officially here! I’m getting very anxious and impatient for his arrival.
I’m 1cm dilated and the Nurse Practitioner that I just seen said my cervix is still too thick. I’m scheduled to go and see my OB Wednesday to get his opinion and to see what he wants to do.
Check up on Baby Aiden went well. I have been sick with a bad cold, but Aiden is doing good. He is head down and I am about a 1/2 Centimeter Dilated. Going back next Monday to be checked again and to schedule my Induction for next Thursday!! In 10 days our little man could be here!! 😳👶💙
Symptoms: I have a cold right now. 😟 I have had a couple of Braxton Hicks Contractions very late at night before bed. They felt like period cramps or a very upset tummy kind of pain.
Cravings: Nothing out of the usual for me.
Aversions: Anything made with Vinegar
Wedding rings: Still off. I can’t wait to be able to put them back on!! 💍
Sleep: As much as possible but very hard to get comfortable.
Excited for: My Husband to get home next week and for Aiden to arrive!
Missing: My pre-pregnancy body and normal clothes.
Movement: He is a strong and active little man! He is head down and ready to come out!
Exercise: House work is the only exercise I get these days. All that is exhausting anyways lol
Sretch Marks: None so far! Yay! Moisturizing is definitely important.
Swelling: My hands and feet now.
What I am Loving: Watching it snow outside. ❄
Since I will have a newborn in the next couple of weeks or so I have been researching the best Diaper Bag and what to pack in it for the Hospital. I am a HUGE overpacker and I dread the idea of needing something that I left at home. I know the Hosptial will provide you with what ever you need but I also know that none of that is FREE. They charge/overcharge for everything they give you and even with my insurance I’m expecting a HUGE bill for the delivery of our Son. So why not use what I have already stocked up on. I plan on using as many organic products I can to protect my little man from the plethora of harmful products on the market.
So, after seeing rave reviews of the Ju-Ju-Be B.F.F Diaper bags I decided to take the plunge and buy one. I bought the Ju-Ju-Be Onyx B.F.F. Diaper Bag in Black Ops.
I needed a bag that offered a lot of space and organization without being too big and bulky. I really wanted to go the backpack route to have a hands free approach and to not have the back/shoulder pain and hassle of traditional Diaper Bags. This bag offers the ability to be worn as a backpack or messenger bag style.
The other GREAT feature that I was really looking for was a section just for my things. I really don’t want to lug around a purse along with a Diaper Bag and my Newborn in his carseat. This bag has the “Mommy Pocket” and a separate cloth lined pouch for my cell phone. SCORE!! These features were the major selling points for me. The other draw in for me was that they had it in a very dark subtle camo style that looks great. I didn’t want a girly bag since in having a boy and my Husband will use it as well. He should thank me lol
After looking at a million Pinterest lists and You Tube videos, I gathered a list of items to include in my Diaper Bag to take to the Hospital. There’s the musts; extra clothes for those countless poop explosions, lotions, and of course diapers and wipes.
Inside my Diaper Bag
- 6 Diapers- Babyganics
- Wet Wipes Case- Seventh Generation Wipes
- 2 Bibs- I’m not sure if I’ll need them but I would rather have them just in case.
- 2 Burp Rags- They were handmade by my childhood friend’s Mother. They are the perfect size and so soft!
- Lotion- Travel size Babyganics
- Babyganics Lip & Face Balm
- Qtips- Travel size container
- Travel size container of Coconut Oil- I will be using Coconut Oil instead of Vaseline
- 1 Tommee Tippee Pacifier
- 1 Fingernail Clippers
- 2 Samples of Water Wipes
- 1 NeilMed NasaBulb Nose Aspirator
- 2 Pacifier Clips- I’m sure I won’t need them but they are small and don’t get in the way.
- 2 Sample Packages of Medela Breastpads
- 1 Honest Company Hand Sanitizer Spray
- 1 Receiving Blanket
- Changing Pad- That came with the Bag
- Small Clear Travel Case- I’m using it right now for storing 2 hats, 2 pairs of mittens and 2 pairs of socks
- Large Clear Travel Case- That’s storing 4 Newborn zip up sleepers, 3 Newborn Onesies, 3 Newborn Pants and 1 0-3M Onesie.
- 1 Large Ziploc Bag- To store his dirty clothes and seal in the smell lol
Only 21 days or less to go until Aiden arrives!! We have the Carseat installed, the Diaper Bag is packed and I’m working on my bag for the Hospital. I guess you can say things are getting pretty serious lol ⏳👶🎒
Symptoms: Heart burn like crazy! It’s so bad at times it makes me cough. Fatigue, back pain and hip pain.
Cravings: Pizza, sweets and Pumpkin Pie.
Aversions: Doing the dishes and house cleaning. lol
Wedding rings: Off since forever ago. 😦
Sleep: Not as good as it used to be. Multiple bathroom breaks in the night, hip pain and pressure from laying on one side too long. Sleeping with a pillow between my knees helps a lot.
Excited for: Baby Aiden to get here and to be rid of these Pregnancy issues!
Missing: My Wedding Rings and my Husband.
Movement: He is quite the Athlete. Very active and likes to curl up on my right side and make my ribs and back hurt. lol
Exercise: None since being diagnosed with Sinus Tachycardia. My heart rate gets high enough like working out with just walking.
Stretch Marks: None! Still sticking to my multiple applications of Goats Milke Lotion from Ulta and Moroccan Argan Oil. Still keeping my fingers crossed!
Swelling: My hands and feet. 😕😖
Labor Signs: None
What I am Loving: Not having to work and sleeping in.
Only 5 weeks or less to go!! Time has really flown by and I can’t believe that the next time Joe comes home our little man will be arriving!!! I’m so excited and very nervous. This issue with my heart makes me even more nervous. I just hope that Joe can be here for the delivery and spend as much time with us as possible before going back to work. 👶💙
My major projects lately have been organizing all my baby stuff, the nursery and house. Making room for all my new baby items is a little difficult. It has forced me to declutter and get rid of things that have not been used in a long time. Since my Husband is home we have put up our Christmas Tree. There was no way I could do it myself this year like I did last year. We actually went out and bought a smaller tree that is Prelit. That cut my work in half and was SO worth it!! It took me a couple of days to decorate it since I’m still having some heart and asthma issues. My tree and mantle are the only things in the house that I have decorated this year. I will have plenty going on and would rather not have to deal with taking any other decor down once January arrives. I just couldn’t be without my beautiful tree and garland on the fireplace.
My awesome Husband took me to get our picture taken with Santa at Bass Pro. The last time we had our picture taken with Santa was when we lived in South Carolina in 2011. This Santa was such a sweet guy and looked like the real deal. His suit was AMAZING and he was very easy to talk to. It made me feel pretty awesome to say my Due Date is Christmas Day when he asked. It’s not every day that you get to tell Santa your due on Christmas Day!! 👶🎅🎁🎄
My AMAZING Husband took me to the Great Lakes Crossing Outlets here in Auburn Hills for my belated Birthday treat. Since I have had so much trouble lately with my Heart and Asthma we decided to rent a motorized cart for me to get around the entire mall with. Thank GOD they offer rentals at that Mall. It’s so big that I would have never been able to walk around and enjoy myself.
One of our stops in the Mall was the Sea Life Aquarium. This aquarium is no competition for the Ripley’s Aquarium in Myrtle Beach that we went to the weekend we got Married, but we really had a great time. We will definitely be bringing our little man back here that’s for sure.
I convinced Joe to take me to dinner at the Rainforest Cafe. The first time I ate at one of their restaurants was in Chicago on a 5th Grade Field Trip. It was so awesome as a kid and I really wanted to go back as an Adult. This is another awesome place I want to take our little Aiden once he is a little older. I know he would love it as much as I did.