Friday, December 16, 2011

Are We There Yet?

34 Weeks. 6 Weeks Left. Due next month.
That is crazy.

My back hurts, my tailbone kills, I am in the bathroom every five minutes. GAH.
I feel like a dinosaur. My belly is so big and my arms are so small that when i'm buckled into my seat belt I can't reach the cup holder.

Laugh it up.

It's been a crazy couple of weeks at our house. We just got back from visiting family in Heber and Salt Lake. I had my baby shower, which was amazing. We are so blessed and this little boy is so blessed. To anyone and everyone that came, thank you so much. Every package of diapers, outfit, pacifier and blanket will help us so, so much. Never again will I miss a baby shower if I can help it, because I understand now how much young mom's and young families like me appreciate the help and the support.

I needed the support and love more than anything. I got amazing advice, wonderful tools, and a sense of relief like, I can do this, i'm ready for this little guy.

Colton wasn't able to be there, and was way bummed out. He was in Salt Lake replacing the breaks and tires on our car. Pretty crucial for safe winter travels to visit grandma's and a new baby I think? But he went through everything with me later that night and was ELATED at all the fun stuff we got. He is getting so antsy for his little guy to get here, and I love watching him delicately examine all of Tai's stuff. I am so lucky to have such a good man by my side (and a patient one, man i'm moody.)

A few of our favorite baby gifts?

Colton's favorite was the Shark Towel, he LOVES it. I was elated about the diaper bag, which I never imagined in a million years I would get, and the Bumbo, because I really, really, really wanted one. We also got some super cute outfits, adorable blankets, baby toys and travel things.

To everyone who was there, from me and Colton, thank you SO SO SO much.

In other news, I went in for my checkup yesterday, and the doctor said our baby boy has a BIG head., it's about two weeks ahead of the rest of his body. Which makes it even more unlikely for this little body to take on a vaginal birth. He is really trying to make his mama pay. I just really, really, REALLY, don't want to do a C-section. The recovery and scars and stomach damage just seems like quite an ordeal. So we are going to try as hard as we can to go natural, but will do whatever is safest for Tai.

Our nursery is getting full of stuff, which I am avoiding organizing like the PLAGUE. One because i'm so stinking sore all the time, and two because I don't even know where to start. We are collecting all the baby furniture, (high chair, crib, rocking chair, changing table) all which needs to be sanded and painted (they are all different woods, chipped paint, scuffed up, you name it.) Our baby needs a dresser very badly, because there is no place to put his clothes. Luckily my family is coming to spend Christmas with us and we are going to spend a couple days sanding, painting and organizing the nursery. I will post a lot of before and after pics, so maybe our extreme budget nursery can inspire someone ;)

If you have any tips on the hospital, c-sections, nursery organization, anything, let me know, please :)


  1. i found it easier after i went and washed all of the baby clothes because i got excited,again folding them and putting them in their own little spots, thats what got me motivated. and if you dont get a dresser you can get the organizers that hang up in the closet they are alot cheaper... or do you remember the block shelves i had in my room? and then put clothe drawers in it ... i got the shelves at costco you can get them in different colors .

  2. Avoid the c-section at every expense, except his safety of course. You can do it, Mare! If you need nursing tips I am here for ya, that support is vital to the nursing mama. Love ya!

  3. Don't get discouraged about a csection. I had the same problem, Olivia's head was way too big and after 33 hours of labor it just wasn't happening. I'll tell you one thing, trying for that long and then having to still have a c section was so much worse. With Trace I went in, got in my gown, WALKED to the operating room and got my epidural (or 3). You couldn't see my scar from Olivia after about a year. The recovery is a little longer, but I think less scary than watching your baby's heart rate bottom out and suddenly being pushed by a running doctor to the OR. I am also here if you need help with nursing questions. Hardest thing Ive ever done, I'd rather have five more c sections. But it's so worth it and so good for your little man. You're almost there!! Hang in there!!