Running from the Law: 99 Days to Go!

Wednesday, February 8, 2012

99 Days to Go!

Ok, finally an update on Baby Mac.  I know you've all been patiently waiting on the edge of your seat for this (yeah right), so here's the scoop.  (Yes Mom, this post is for you.)



How far along: 26 weeks!  Yesterday was exactly 100 days to go.  I can't believe we're officially down to double digit days until we meet our little dude.  Baby's getting bigger and stronger and fatter every day and I love it!  I'm hoping for a healthy (and chubby) baby boy come May!

Total weight gain: Somewhere between 15-20 lbs.  I fluctuate so much day-to-day, it's hard to tell.

Size of baby: Baby Mac is about 14 inches long and weighs about 1 pound 9 ounces!  

Gender: BOY!  And we couldn't be happier!  Growing up with three little brothers means that I'm definitely more comfortable around little boys.  Ryan is so excited to be getting a fishing buddy and someone to play sports with.  And I'm so excited about being a boy mom.  Bring on the noise and the dirt!


Maternity clothes: Yes please.  I'm still wearing lots of non-maternity dresses (jersey, wrap, sweater) with leggings, but there's no way I could make it without maternity jeans/pants these days.  I've been lucky that I can usually just buy non-maternity clothes in a larger size and they fit, but I've finally started buying some maternity tops and dresses (mainly because they just fit so much better).   

Sleep: Can't get enough.  Wish I could sleep all the time.  Sunday night I fell asleep on the couch with 1 minute left in the Super Bowl.  I woke up and had no idea that the game was over or who won (not that I cared, obviously).  And it took everything I had to stay up that late!


Movement: Lots!  Mac is super active these days.  He's always really happy right after meals (smart baby) and he responds to music and his daddy's voice.  Ryan felt him move for the first time a few weeks ago while we were watching Major League (the "Wild Thing" scene), so he's convinced Mac is going to be a baseball player.  The movements are less like flutters these days and more like full on kicks and somersaults.  I can even see him move sometimes.  It's awesome.    

Food cravings: Tacos, cereal, cake, fruit, chocolate, diet root beer, lemonade, french fries.  Basically anything super sugary or super salty.  

Food aversions: None.  I have yet to come across anything that I wouldn't eat.  That can't be good.


Planning/prep:  Oh, such much to talk about...
  • I'm registered!  I had no idea a baby "needed" so much crap!  We've signed up for everything from bottles to Boppys to bedding.  I was so lucky that I had great friends willing to go to Babies R Us and spend hours walking me up and down the aisles, telling me everything I needed to know about every baby-related product on the market - what I needed and what I could do without, what worked for them, what's a waste of money, what will help save my sanity (did you know you can't register for vodka at BRU?), etc.  Having the help of veteran moms was such a blessing.  I'm still amazed that I made it out of that store without having a panic attack or crying.  One of my proudest moments.
  • Mac's nursery is coming along nicely!  The crib, dresser, glider and ottoman are all here, assembled and ready.  It's definitely been a family affair - Sage picked out a great wall color and Ryan painted the room.  My dad's building some bookcases to house Mac's already large library of children's books.  The deer head is assembled and mounted.  I've also been working on a couple crafty projects to add a little jazz to the room.  It's bright and colorful and pretty wild!  I can't wait to be able to show it to you all!
  • I've been reading every book I can get my hands on about growing, birthing and raising a baby.  There are a LOT of them out there!  And so many of them have drastically conflicting ideas/methods -- which just proves to me that there's really no one "right" way to do things and no matter how we do them, as long as it's right for us, it's alright.  This gives me a lot of comfort. Of course I want to do what's "right" for my kid, but I think that's just something we'll have to wait to figure out when the baby gets here.  

What I’m looking forward to: My baby shower!  It's taken me a few months of worrying about this, but I'm now really excited.  Dealing with infertility for so long meant that I had to silently suffer through a  lot of baby showers over the last few years.  I hate to even admit this, but just the thought of a baby shower used to send me into near hysterics.  I'd go and I'd put on a giant smile (and I'd drink a LOT of mimosas) and then spend the next three days in tears because I wasn't sure if I'd ever get a chance to be a mom or get to be pregnant.  It was a really rough time and baby showers were so hard.  It's still really emotional for me, but I'm definitely doing better.  And now, my incredibly amazing and understanding friends are throwing me the baby shower of my dreams.  I'm so grateful and excited and crazy nervous.  



Worries: Yeah, they're still there.  I'm still worried that one day I'll wake up and just not be pregnant anymore.  Every morning, the very first thing I do it grab my belly, just to make sure this whole pregnancy hasn't just been a dream.  My newest worry is about going back to work after the baby gets here.  I've always known I wanted to be a working mom (both for my sanity and the income), but now I'm getting really worried about missing out on things and not being around.  I know we'll find a happy medium that works for us, but it's just scary not knowing what's going to happen.  Guess I should get used to that!  Goodbye control!


What I'm Loving: Everything.  I'm probably going to jinx myself by saying this, but have truly loved every single second of being pregnant.  I've never felt better, I've never been happier, I've never loved something so much.  I am so incredibly blessed.  




So, there you have it - my pregnancy in a nutshell.  I'm sure you'll all sleep better now that you know.  :)  



31 comments:

  1. You look great!!! I'm excited about my shower too - my mom just picked the place! Babies will be here before we know it!

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  2. You look gorgeous, seriously. And I know what you mean about registering, I had no idea there was so MUCH STUFF!

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  3. We need more updates! You are looking fantastic. Such a cute bump!

    Don't worry about going back to work. I will say this- while going back to work was harder than I thought it would be (and I was prepared for it to be hard, but that first day back is a doozy), I am now so happy to be a working mom (my daughter is 8 months old). You get into a good routine. And the one thing I "missed" was actually when I was home- she rolled over for the first time while my husband was upstairs with her. So you can miss things even if you're at home. The first time that "counts" is when he does it for you. :)

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  4. When I was pregnant I went into Babies R Us, walked around dazed and confused for about 10 minutes and then ran out in tears! You're right, babies need so much crap and back then I had no idea where to start. Didn't go back until I had my mom with me ; )

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  5. "99 more beers on the wall..." Sara, you look absolutely fabulous! I can't tell you how excited we are for you! I don't know anyone more caring, compassionate, and hence more deserving of this than you. I wouldn't also worry too much about the future, just enjoy this pregnancy and everything will be more clear once Mac is here.

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  6. You look great!!! Registering for baby items is still so scary to me, wedding registry was fun but baby registry seems so overwhelming! Try not to worry so much (I know it's not that easy!) my sister in law dealt with infertility for over 3 yrs and her daughter is going to be one this year and she said most of her fears washed away once she was born. So sending happy vibes your way!

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  7. Wow, you look so awesome. And so happy with that big ole grin! I'm so happy for you guys.

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  8. you look wonderful! thank you for the update--sounds like things have been busy and fun!

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  9. Awww, you look so adorable!

    I have the same work-worries too. And a fear of one day not feeling the baby move and having something be seriously wrong. Also worried about my glucose test in a couple of weeks. So many things to worry ourselves sick about, but really, everything will most likely be fine and we'll be snuggling adorable newborns in just a few more months.

    Can't wait to see your nursery progress! We should get our crib/dresser next week, so hopefully I'll have nursery pics to show soon too.

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  10. You look beautiful, and I could not be happier for you. :)

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  11. Awww- you look AMAZING! You're going to be a great mama!

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  12. Sara, you are too cute for words! Loved reading the baby updates! Enjoy these last few months... I have a feeling that Mac will be here before you know it!

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  13. So glad to hear things are still going so well! You look so great! I have that same sweater from Target and I love it...so comfy!

    You deserve to have the best baby shower and I'm sure your friends are going to make darn sure of it :)

    P.S. Old Navy is having a big Maternity sale right now. The stuff isn't the greatest quality but it's cheap so I don't mind :)

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  14. You are ADORABLE!! I'm so happy for you and so glad that your pregnancy is going well!

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  15. you look fabulous! glad to hear things are going so well...let me tell you, this week I just became a part-time working mom and those worries haven't disappeared, but for now we've figured out a routine that works for us!

    until then, just enjoy every single second! good luck!

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  16. I just found your blog and I loved this post, mostly because I'm in the same boat! I think I'll have to do some sort of factfile/stats post on my own progress! I also love that you rate books as I'm always looking for a good one. Thanks!

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  17. Hip Hip Hooray!! I'm the exact same way--I've always babysat little boys and think they're spunk is so fun!

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  18. Ooops--the grammarian in me, just noticed an error-- "I've always babysat little boys and think THEIR spunk is so fun!"

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  19. How am I just now reading this?? You look so precious! There is such a legit baby in there!! OMG. Love it all. Yay for Baby Mac and 97 days!!!

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  20. Wow, down to double digits! You look AMAZING and so cute!

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  21. You are positively glowing my dear! Thanks for the update! Can't wait to meet Baby Mac in May! : )

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  22. you look so great!! let the countdown begin! (or continue :))

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  23. You look great!! Love hearing all about how you're doing and soo funny we have so much in common too! :)

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  24. Congratulations, Sara! You look wonderful. And I am so happy for you!

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  25. could you be any cuter!? you make looking preggo look like a breeze :) goodluck with the last few months!!

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  26. I mean, I don't know how many times I have to tell you to move to Dallas and I can be Mac's nanny. IT MAKES PERFECT SENSE.

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