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Wednesday, June 22, 2011

Cribs, Changing Tables, Baby Shower Invites and My Boobs :-)

Before I write about what I was going to write about, I have to bad mouth Blogger for a minute. They're ticking me off! I just wrote this whole post hit publish then it told me to sign in. Uh hello, how did I manage to get to this page if I wasn't already signed in? When I tried to sign in (AGAIN!) it took me to another page and deleted my entire entry! For the last couple weeks, every time I go to sign it, it kicks me back out and won't let me comment on some blogs. When I try to sign in and go to that blog, it signs me back out. Ugh! Blogger if you're reading this, you're pissing me off!

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I am at 27 weeks today! I went to the doctor and got another shot. My next real appointment will be next Wednesday when I have another ultrasound, get another shot and also do my glucose test. I've heard that's not so fun. I'm pretty sure I'll do some complaining but I'll survive. Next Wednesday the 29th is also my birthday. I see Cheesecake Factory in my future. woo hoo!




This is the crib we purchased. We ordered it over the weekend and it came in today! I've always wanted a navy crib and they're just not very common. Maybe that's why I like them. I found two of them, one from Stanley furniture that costs about $1200 and this one from Baby Mod available through Wal-Mart for $250. It was actually on sale for $199 so we jumped on it. It shipped for less than $10 and was here in 3 days. It's made entirely of New Zealand pine and looks to be a quality product. We're not ready to assemble it yet but we opened it to inspect it and it's in great condition. The picture looks likes it's black, but it's really a dark navy. I just love it.


Our changing table on the other hand still isn't here. We went to pick it up on Thursday and one of the joints was filled with excess glue. We pointed it out to the pick-up guy and he attempted to clean it up but it didn't really work. In fact he sprayed some aerosol stuff on it and began to wipe it up and it started to remove the stain from the side of the chest. the rag he was using was colored brown, so not only did he not fix it, but he made it worse. They're ordering yet another one for us, but they're out of stock in their warehouse until the first of the month so we shall wait. Hopefully the third one is the charm!




We sent out baby shower invites on Friday. My mom ordered them through Vista Print and picked out the jungle safari theme. I was wanting something simpler and more elephant based but I didn't have the heart to tell her that I didn't love the one she picked out. Instead I just selected the one I would have chosen for myself and we ordered both. That made us both happy!




A couple years ago I bought a punch from Martha Stewart crafts of an elephant. I totally forgot about it until a few weeks ago. I used it to punch out colored confetti to stuff into the envelopes. I think they're just so cute.




That's enough of the fun stuff. Last week when I went to the doctor, I told her about some pain that I was having in my left breast. It's been hurting now for a couple weeks, but it comes and goes, it's not constant. It's on the left side and underneath my areola and it feels like an intense burning sensation. She felt around and said I had dense, fibro cystic breasts and sent me to the breast imaging center for an ultrasound.


I went the very next day for an u/s. The sonographer said everything was "beautiful" and that she didn't see anything to be concerned about. The radiologist came in to speak with us and to do a scan of his own, but didn't find or see anything either. He said if it continued to hurt then I could come back later for another u/s or I could wait til after I gave birth and and they could have a mammogram, but he didn't think it was necessary. I thought maybe it was a milk duct or something similar that was giving me problems but they told me to ask my OB about that. I asked her about it today and she said that everything looked normal and that it was probably just hormones. Which doesn't exactly explain why I'm having pain, but the nurse said that burning sensations usually mean that it's nerve related. For now, it goes diagnosed but a couple days after my appt. I got a letter from the breast imaging center that said "We're happy to inform you that you do not have cancer". That was the least of my concerns, but I'm glad to know it!

16 comments:

sapphireblue said...

I'm so glad you are moving along in the weeks and getting closer to the 37 week mark. Keep on growing.

The looks very nice. I am glad you were able to get a good deal.

Sophie said...

What a fun update. So happy to hear you're doing well. Lovely shower theme and invitations :).

Allie said...

I have been having trouble with blogger too! It won't let me comment on certain blogs, very very frustrating! I love all the happy baby news! Your crib is awesome and the invitations so adorable! I wish I lived closer and could come to your shower :) Hopefully, the breast pain will go away but you can probably count on more pain when your milk comes in -OUCH!

Brianna said...

It's always nice to hear that you don't have cancer!!

So happy that you're at 27 weeks...keep up the great work!

Mrs. A said...

LOVE the navy crib, so cute! And I'm glad to know I am not the only one having problems with bloger!

Anonymous said...

27 weeks? YAY!!! Your doing awesome! Your pregnancy is going by so fast (for me!)
I hope your doing ok with the heat. I remember how hard that was being pregnant in the summer.
I love your shower invites also! That elephant punch is too cute:) Is your nursery theme animals?
As always, It warms my heart a lot to see you doing so well and plugging along. Very exciting!
I seem to remember some 'hot' feeling in my breasts also. Not sure if it was during the pregnancy or while breastfeeding. Either way, great news for all being ok!
Take care and stay cool:)
Katie
my3sons

Rachel said...

I love the crib & the invites!

The sore boobs suck, but for me it was just a part of pregnancy.

I can't believe you are already 27 weeks, it is flying by.

Heidi said...

Happy news. The glucose test isn't all that bad. You drink 8 or 12 ounces of something along the lines of semi-flat soda and sit and wait for an hour. I think that is the worst part. If you have to do a repeat, you wait for 3 hours. Just consider this a milestone in your pregnancy. Love reading the good news.

Kristi said...

I'm so excited for you - 27 weeks!

I agree, the glucose test isn't that bad, funky orange soda.

Can't wait to see the completed nursery and of course, your little man!

Anna said...

I didn't comment about your adorable photo and with A in the background. Just love it that he's there with you in the photos.

Love the shower invites, and seriously I cannot convey how truly happy I am for you and DH.
You've come a long way, and I continue to pray for you and LO.

Great health to you and many blessings to you.

Anna

(For how long will you get P-17, and when did you start getting it again?)

Monica H said...

Anna- I started getting te P17 shots when I turned 18 weeks and will continue to get them until I go to term at 37 weeks. My first shot was at 18 weeks because they know I could at least carry on my own until then. Each shot lasts 1 week so I shouldn't go into labor any time before the 38 week. From then on, I'm "allowed" to go into labor on my own, but if I don't, then I'll have the scheduled c-section at 39 weeks which will be on or around September 14th.

~Monica

Monica H said...

Katie- The nursery them is elephants, but my mom chose the shower invites which reflects more of a jungle theme. It's soley elephants though.

Rachel- It's more than just sore boobs though. This is a burning, somewhat sharp and throbbing pain in one part of my breast, which is different from the constant soreness of "pregnancy boobs".

~Monica

Anna said...

Thanks for answering my questions.

Your absolute joy is so evident in all your new photos. Love the new profile photo.

Will pray the pain in your breast goes away.

Best wishes,
Anna

From the Kitchen said...

Glad to hear that you are moving right along so splendidly! Love the crib. It looks very much like the Danish crib we had for the boys (over 25 years ago). Ours was stained red and I painted a chest in green, navy blue and yellow. They are still in the garage attic just in case one of the boys would like them. I love those invitations!! I hope you'll share photos of the shower with us. Also hope your breast discomfort subsides. Lots of strange afflictions can pop up when pregnant!!

Best,
Bonnie

Hennifer said...

Yay for baby stuff. I love the idea of a navy crib. It is so cool not to have just "standard" baby stuff.

I had a changing station that a friend painted in all primary colors. It was rad!

As for the breast pain, glad you got it checked out but from what you've described I think it is ok. I get weird shooting, hot pain in my breasts from time to time. I literally feel like I've been stabbed with something hot and it radiates around my nipple. This has been happening since I can remember, but just every once in a while.

Be sure to get it checked out after pregnancy too, bodies and do and hide so much with pregnancy hormones running around.

Allie Carrillo said...

Will you take a look at the captivating crib! I absolutely love the color. I do hope that they used non-toxic paint on that crib. Also, make sure that what you put inside the crib is also safe for the baby.