Saturday, April 4, 2009

Baby Stuff

Hypnobirthing. Ever heard of it? Anyone ever tried it? I am SO excited to do it! This birth is going to be amazing!! I've been reading a book that a friend lent me and was hoping to take a class on it, but I don't know what is up with the gal teaching the class I was wanting to take. She won't respond to me or another friend's emails or phone calls. And the first class is Monday. So I have decided - Who needs to take a class? I can do it! And I am excited!

My baby has yet to be named. Rick is being difficult. He finally told me that he really does not like either the girl's or the boy's name that I have picked out. And he is totally not helpful in giving me new ideas. So I need help!! Please anyone, give me some name ideas that sound good with the 3 kiddos we already have!! But really, I keep telling myself I shouldn't worry too much. He'll come around. He didn't like Gabriella or Tabitha either.

And my next little dilemma. A car seat. Has anyone ever had a regular carseat, one that can be rear facing for the baby and then forward facing when they are older? I was at Wal-Mart today and just went down the car seat aisle for fun (we do need a new one!) and saw this pretty pink flowered one and I love it! And I thot how cool that that would be the only carseat we would need. AND it was on clearance!! So I snatched it up. But now I am just wondering, what do people do with their baby? If it falls asleep, do they just carry it, cuz you certainly can't lug that big thing around like you do the infant carrier carseats! And to go anywhere, you have to hold it the whole time - not that that's bad, but your arms do get tired! And then again, if this baby of mine is a boy, the car seat is a definite no! So opinions please! Tabitha took one look at it and got SO excited and said "Is that a new car seat for ME?!" and she has been sitting in it, cuddling up in it all day! Maybe we should just keep it for her - she really could use a new seat, too.

I did not eat a whole banana a couple of days ago and woke up several times in the middle of the nite with either horrid charlie horses in BOTH feet or even horrider ones in BOTH legs. I seriously thot my left shin bone was going to split in 2. It was NOT a good nite, to say the least. For a while I had been getting frequent cramps like this, some terribly painful like the other nite. So I started eating a banana a day for potassium and taking a calcium/magnesium supplement and as long as I do both of those every day I am fine. But if not, I am in trouble!

I get rather annoyed when people tell me how tiny I am. I'm now 7 months pregnant and certainly feel it. But I have not gained near as much weight with this baby as I did with the other 3 (eating healthier and going up and down stairs numerous times at work really helps!) so I am trying to learn to take it as a compliment when someone says something like how small I am.

And I am starting to get tired of my maternity clothes.

And I really wish I was on a cruise right now, someplace nice and warm. (Then I could wear all my cute maternity swimsuits that I haven't had a chance to wear.)

And I have missed riding my bike to work the last couple of weeks. We had one gorgeous week that I rode to work every day and I LOVED it! Go away snow!! Go away rain! Come back 60 degree weather!


Celeste said...

So is the babies gender going to be a surprise? YOu could get a craigs list infant carrier to get you through the first few months that the baby spends so much time sleeping.

Nate and Taryn said...

I'll repeat myself and say I'm so excited for your birth too....I KNOW you can do it:) Second I would go with a infant carrier, especially since you have other kids....I love the ease of not having to unstrap them to run in somewhere. Next, tiny is good, smile and say thank you; then think of how much easier your body will "bounce back":) And you should come over and borrow some maternity clothes I have enough to clothe like 10 pregnant women!

Anonymous said...

Definitely get an infant seat! I am having a hard time moving Colton up to a big boy seat because of the sleeping thing.
Hypnobirthing? Never heard of it. Guess i will ask the Dr!

Anonymous said...

Okay so if you want I know someone how is so into hypnobirthing, I can let her know that you are interested. She has done her last three kids that way and LOVED it!!
Names? Good luck with that, Leon and I are having a tough one on that one!!
I say get a infant seat. If I was not having a baby or if it is a boy you can have my girl one. But we have to wait and see!!

Loved the blog!!!

Christy said...

i am SO SICK of my maternity clothes too. hate, hate, hate. are you guys going to idaho for darin's wedding? we will be there in two weeks! let the game nights resume!! :)