Thursday, April 28, 2011

Baby Details and Gameplans

Weeeelp.... I've been reading baby literature. I've been kindly forbidden from buying anything for the baby by my mom, or Meemaw as I am going to forever call her now. Gamma and Meemaw want to buy everything from a garage sale, and I think that is a fantastic idea. Also- Open invitation- if you have any lovely baby treasures that you do not need, or someone you know does not need, well, send them my way. I'm poor and I love second-hand goodies :D

I've been thinking of what I should and should not do not that I am a momma-to-be and I have decided on a few things for sure, and the rest I'll hash out after I've talked to my lovely OB. I need to call him tomorrow and make an appointment to go see him. Office was closed when I found out the news officially.


I am going to severely cut back the caffeine. Reading some horrific things about it and I need to severe my own addiction. I found the most I could have is 150 mg a day, and that is plenty. I am going to be drinking lots of water and a Diet Dr Pepper or 2 a day. Instead of my usual 6. So that will help me a lot.

Also I am no longer going to take aspirin or ibuprofen. Tylenol is what is recommended, so that is how it will be. I don't take a lot of medicine any way. I'm also not going to take any of my Xanax- not that it matters, I take it pretty scarcely. I will be adding this to the list of things to ask my OB about.

As for weight loss and eating healthy- I am not using this as an excuse to give up, but I am definitely not going to expect to see losses on the scale for a while. I do want to start eating more cleanly- ie whole foods, fruits veggies blah blah blah... I was talking to Brian about it and he said "well, it's a great time to start because it's no longer about what you want." So true. That man has wisdom. He also amended, after I gave him some side-eye, that he would still go get me Mexican or ice cream as I saw fit. LOL He knows me too well!

But of course- nothing is for certain until I go in and talk to the OB seeing what they recommend and what they don't recommend. I am going to try really hard not to become Momzilla. Slap me if I do.

Hubby and I made the calls to family members and every one was really thrilled! We did get a spot of bad news though- his grandpa Tom passed away yesterday. Grandma Ruth is doing okay though, she said she was happy he was no longer in pain. The baby news helped a little too, she said. Also, Grandma Dottie fell down the other day and broke 3 ribs. Geez! Brian told her she had to be extra careful now that we have a baby on the way (<- how effing cute is that??) She said that she is doing alright and it's not too bad.

I also broke my promise not to buy anything- I bought 2 skeins of yarn to make a baby blanket. While I am 99.99999% sure we will have a boy, I picked gender-neutral shades. Pastel yellow and pastel green. I am going to make an afgan. I've got 9 months so I figure this will be the perfect project. I will absolutely, positively, 100% make sure my gauge is correct and count my stitches. :D It will be awesome, I can't wait.

Oh, and I tracked it- My due date is going to be somewhere between December 30th and January 2nd. If at all possible, my Granny wants me to have the baby on New Year's, which is also my father's birthday.

And yes, we have names picked out.

Boy- Korben Dallas Farrar (Yes, that is Korben Dallas of Fifth Element!)
Girl- Miranda Kelley Farrar (I was going to go with Sabriel after my favorite book, but couldn't think of a good middle name or a good nickname for her, so that one is out.)

Squeal!! I am so excited. My best friend, Kayla, told me that she is going out on the town and telling everyone she is a godmother now, and she and her fiance would have a drink to "successful sex" for us!

Any good reads for me? I've been looking at the American Pregnancy Association for info, but you know, I'd also like to read "What to Expect When You're Expecting" and other shit treasures like that.


  1. OMG!! I think I missed a post or something while on my stay at the hospital, but you ... plus.... baby?!?!?!?! WHAT?!?!?! OMG I am squealing right now if this is truly what I am reading... now to read your older posts!!

  2. I am not prego yet, we're going to start trying soon! But i have already started reading "Your Pregnancy Week by Week" & it's really good! Also, Baby Wise.

    So excited for you!

  3. CONGRATS!!! I'm so excited for you guys.

    No pregnancies here, so I have no reading recommendations other than "Fit Pregnancy" magazine that one of my cousins swore by when she was pregnant and didn't want to gain too much more weight than what the doctor recommended.

    What a great time for you, to be a young, married, mother-to-be! :-)

  4. You'd surprised about the weight loss thing! You're not really "eating for 2". You're eating for optimum health. Most overweight women I know that ate healthy during their pregnancy LOST weight and kept it off while breast feeding later.

    Just "food" for thought!

  5. Congratulations! What an exciting time!

  6. whaaa books you have your mom here to tell you everything lol and if i dont know then grandma will haha

  7. OMG, what rock have I been living under?! Congratulations!

    We have a friend named Korben and I love that name!

    Several of my overweight friends have actually lost weight while being pregnant, and found weight loss after the baby easier too!

    I'm so excited for you!


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