welcome to the jungle

on 1/26/16 i gave birth to a beautiful baby boy named Milo. he was 8.4 oz and 20.5 inches long. needless to say, all of the nurses said “he’s a big boy”. we just spent the our first night home, and let’s say the cats were not happy… more to come!

 

oh yea, the salad worked!

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home stretch

i’m 39 weeks and anxiously waiting the arrival of our little boy. every movement, discomfort, anything…. i’m hoping that labor is starting. a few new side effects have popped up these last couple weeks so i thought i would post another short update:

 

weight gain: 40lbs (i weigh much closer to 200lbs than i do 100… ugh)

belly button: looks like an actual button. it’s not an outtie, but I can see the “bottom” of my button

side effects: some lower back pain, occasional acid reflux, sore hand joints, i can sleep all day, swollen feet/fingers, stretch marks (!!!! i thought i was doing awesome with the bio oil. i didnt have any until about 2 weeks ago, and they appeared out of no where !!!)

cravings: sugar & hot cheetos

movement: baby feels too big for my belly, and likes to kick me in the ribs

 

I’d like for our baby to come before i have no option but to get induced, so we’re going to a restaurant that serves a “maternity salad“. supposedly the dressing causes labor to start. i assume it has some castor oil in it. we shall see!

Caioti Pizza Cafe: http://www.yelp.com/biz/caioti-pizza-cafe-studio-city

bye bye bye

goodbye 2015, hello maternity leave! i’ve been on maternity for 1 week now, and have had a long list of things to do for my hubby. i’m 36 weeks, and i have the mindset that baby boy will come at any moment, so i need to act quick. first on my list: car seat installation!

who knew how complicated installing the car seat could be?! i’m in a group on FB that speaks about nothing but car seats and the million things you can’t do with them. i also heard that 90% of parents are using them wrong. why is it so hard??? to save our sanity and for peace of mind, i think we are going to hire a professional.

i’m also thinking about a baby photographer. we’re so bad at taking pictures of ourselves. we go on vacation and come home with like 3 pics. it will be nice to have someone else whose in charge of the pics. they’re expensive, but oh so cute!

last on my list is interviewing a 2nd pediatrician option. we met with the now famous dr. hamilton who created “the hold”, but the commute is bit longer than we’d like. with all the visits we have to make, it would be nice to find someone closer. but will they have the magic touch like dr hamilton???

my goal is to have answers to all of these by the end of the week. i hope….