I'm so glad I finally hit the 3rd trimester because this is when things are supposed to be magical right? I continue to have "morning" sickness and I don't think it will ever end so I try to make most of the days when I'm feeling better. I had to get my 1st Rhogam shot and I decided to order some nursing bras this week from Motherhood. The hubby was working long hours so he didn't celebrate Halloween this year. I couldn't decide what to be for Halloween so I looked up several costumes on Pinterest and I finally settled on being a witch. I didn't want to spend a lot of money so I DIY'ed most of it. I spent Halloween with my family and I loved that this year everyone dressed up.
This week we had a CPR and car seat training class at the hospital where I will be having my little buttercup. The class was very informative but it scared a lot of the parents that were taking it. They basically told us that everything in our house can harm our child. The CPR class was geared towards babies and we didn't receive a certificate for taking it. I'm really glad we took this class because now the hubby feel more confident being left alone with the baby. This week we received some sad news that our friend's dad passed away.
This week my parents held our 1st baby shower and here is the recap on that. I'm glad I felt well enough to travel because we had an amazing time. I don't think the hubby realized how many pit stops he was going to have to make because I kept needing to use the restroom. I also attended a wedding with my friend this week and I had so much fun dancing the night away. People couldn't believe how much dancing I was doing considering that I was wearing heels and I'm 30 weeks pregnant.
Like I previously mentioned my friend's dad passed away a couple of weeks ago and this week we attended his funeral. On Thanksgiving I usually bake a ton of things but this year I haven't been feeling well so my family had to settle for store bought goodies. We headed over to Costco and stood in a long line to purchase a few pies. On black Friday we headed out to the mall and we bought a few things for the baby. We were also invited to a wedding but it was too far away for me to travel.
I had another OBGYN appointment this week and the midwife wasn't very nice to me. I was hoping she would give me some information on how the baby was doing but all she did was hear the heartbeat. I was a little disappointed about her attitude and I probably should have filled out the survey about her they sent me from the hospital following my visit. Anyways she said something along the lines that there was no way that I was going to tolerate a natural birth and that I should ask for an Epidural right away. This week we had our Baby Care Basics Class and we found it very useful. So far we love all the classes we have taken. I'm really getting bigger now and a lot more tired. Our lovely friends held a 2nd baby shower for us this week. Since I had previously mentioned that our nursery theme was going to be Toy Story they had a western baby shower for us. It was a lovely event and we received a ton of things for the little one. I can't believe how blessed we have been because my co-workers decided to throw us a 3rd shower this week. They had a potluck for me at work and my little buttercup received some lovely hand made things. I can't believe this little girl has a bigger wardrobe than me.
Speaking of baby showers well guess who got a 4th surprised shower. While I was attending a work holiday party and my in-laws surprised me with yet another shower. I can't believe how many blessing my little buttercup has received. This week I've had a lot more energy so I decided to join my cousin at Disneyland. I pretty much ate my way around Disney's California Adventure before heading home.
There were so many fun things happening in Southern California this week but I couldn't do any of them. I'm getting more tired nowadays and the nausea hasn't stopped. One thing we did manage to do was attend a cloth diapering class and we had a ton of fun learning about the different types of diapers.
This week I headed over to one of my friend's house because she wanted to give me clothes that her daughter doesn't use anymore. You guys know I'm all about free things so I couldn't pass up the chance to get some more stuff for my little buttercup. My friends have all been real nice about giving us their hand-me-downs and because of that we didn't have to buy things like playpens, toys, clothes, and highchairs. On days that I'm feeling better I try to squeeze in some friend's time and this week I got to have lunch with a couple of them. I had an OBGYN appointment again this week and I got to see my regular Dr. so it went much better. My little buttercup has a strong heartbeat and she's always kicking up a storm in there. The hubby can't believe how much kicking she does in there. We also had our Breastfeeding with Success class this week and I learned a lot. I'm really glad we took this class because it eases my mind about what I'm about to take on. Christmas is getting closer and we finally purchased our tree. I love Christmas time and the apartment didn't seem the same without one. This week the hubby surprised me with a date night. He took me to see the Addams Family and for the first time in a long time I didn't feel sick all night. We had a blast and I couldn't believe how accommodating people are when you're standing in a long line for the restroom and your 35 weeks pregnant. My parents came this weekend and they will be staying with us until after Christmas. My cousin and his girlfriend are also having a baby and this weekend we held a baby shower for them. Before the baby shower we spent some time at Disneyland with a few of our friends. I know I probably shouldn't be doing so many things but I'm seriously having a blast.
Merry Christmas to all. I enjoyed spending time with my family this week and I can't wait for next year to get here already. We celebrated both Christmas and New Years at my aunt's house. On both days we had a lot of fun spending time with family. We decided to go check out the floats at the Rose Parade and I can't believe we had never done it before. We walked a lot and hopefully that will be good for my labor.
I'm finally "full term" and I can't believe it. I had another appointment with the midwife this week and she was just as mean as the previous time. She keeps insisting that I should consider taking some sort of pain medication during labor but I shall prove her wrong. She couldn't check and see if I was dilated or not. We are trying to get in as much fun as possible so we headed out on a date this past weekend. I walked a lot more this week in hopes of my little buttercup arriving soon. I'm feeling better this week but my back is really starting to hurt.
I had another appointment with the midwife this week and you all know how much I like her. I'm really glad that next week I'll be seeing my regular doctor. We decided to finally interview some pediatricians for our little buttercup. As previously stated my little buttercup has had 4 baby showers well this week we had our 5th. The hubby's co-workers were gracious enough to hold another shower for us during lunch time. They served cake and they gave us presents. I decided that this weekend we are going to go pick up my mom because I'm not sure if I'll make it another couple of weeks.
I'm so glad my mom is here because she has been a lot of help. We are still trying to finish up the nursery because I have gotten so big I can't do anything anymore. I had another OBGYN appointment this week and the Dr. said I might not make it to the next one. The hubby got sick this week and I really hope I don't catch what he has. We interviewed another pediatrician and we took a car seat safety class and I'm really glad we did because my little buttercup decided to come this week.
My little buttercup is in my arms healthy as can be!