My Bellies Going to get Big

Saturday, February 19, 2005

29 1/2 weeks

We went for are hospital tour last week. They tried to show us the birthing rooms but there was so many babies being born that night all the rooms were in use. So the tour went something like this. "Here's the admitted desk and here's the waiting room and this is the surgical room". The surgical room, you know the scary room they take you too if there's sudden complications with your birth. Then are tour guide says "thanks for coming and I hope we've answered all your questions and alleviated any of your concerns". Ahh no now I have new things to dread, like it's enviable that I'm going to have an episiotomy, am lucky if my birth lasts no longer then 24 hours or I now just realized I have a 1 in 5 chance of having a cesarean birth. So I didn't care for the hospital tour but that's just me. Am realizing more then ever that am one of those people that's like "let's just do this already and get it over with" that's how I deal. Am nothing like "let's talk about it, drag this out forever and pick it apart".

Original I had planned to work right up until the day I popped. But after taking to many other moms I've decided my last day of work will be April 28th ( Adam's birthday ) These women pointed out that it was important I take some me time before the baby arrives, because every mother knows they'll be no more of that once the baby's here :)

Adam and I today finished up registering for baby stuff. It was fun and a reminder that baby will so be here. Adam picked the theme for the baby room "BUGS". He's reason is that he sees are baby as are little bug in this big world (cute :). In the babyroom he wants to paint big blades of grass on the wall and make it look like scene from "Honey I Shrunk the Kids" ( I actually love that idea). You have to understand this is a compromise for Adam and I. I had to talks him out of wanting to do a "world map", "solar system" or "science" themes for are babyroom.

The baby moves around a lot. The other day I sat a remote control on my belly and watched the baby make it dance for me.

Sunday, February 13, 2005

Start of 3rd trimester (28 wks)

12 more weeks to go!

Adam and I started are pre-natal classes last week. The one thing that stuck with me from that class was the teachers question; "on a scale of 1 to a 100, how much do you think child birth is going to hurt?" Am sitting there wonder how they tested this out to come up with a correct answer. Nobody in the class had any idea what the correct answer was but we were thinking it was quite a high number no doubt. The answer "150 it will be more painful then anything you can ever imagine". My first respond to this, I laughed out loud and said right to the class " that's encouraging". Every pregnant women knows that labor isn't going to tickle that were going to have to endure this pain no matter what. But seriously I don't see the point at all in scaring the HELL out of us! Then they show you the famous live birth video. My whole life I have purposely avoided ever seeing a baby being born. People have wanted to show me their graphic video footage of their child coming into the world "no thanks that's ok" I would say. And don't get me wrong I love watching the tv show "Baby Story" because they keep the cameras where it should be, away from the women's private parts. But nooooooo for some reason to others it was very important that I see this particular live birth video, so I have more of an understanding. Well I am angry now that I have the image forever burned in my mind of a women's cervix expanding to the size of a DVD with a human head feverishly pushing to come out. I don't care what anyone says it's just not right. I don't want to see my baby coming out of me, touch it's head when it's crowning or pull it out of me. Just give me my baby. Ok enough about that. Those are just my thoughts and I realize I am the minority on how I feel about this particular subject.

Yesterday for the very first time baby had the hiccups. I woke up from a deep sleep early in the morning to feeling my tummy rythmaticly bouncing. It was the coolest thing ever. So cool that I woke Adam up too so that he could partake in the excitement. Of course Adam's first thought was "does it hurt the baby" and "is there anyway you can make it shop" because it might be annoying his baby and he didn't want that. Or Adam thought it was something that I ate the night before that was giving his baby hiccups. Maybe it was the potato chips I indulged the night before. Yes that must be it "no more potato chips" says Adam. "Go back to sleep!! So I can enjoy this" says irritated Trish to over protective soon-to-be daddy Adam. It occurred to me just the other day when I was talking to a girlfriend that if Adam is this over protective now he's going to be 10 times more so when the baby's here. I feel sorry for me, but even more so for baby.

I am feeling great if anyone was wondering. It is the number one question I am asked lately. The second and third most asked question right now is "when are you going to be done working?" and "when is your baby shower?" too both of those "I don't know yet".

My rapid weight gain has subsided I little for now anyways. I've gained a total of 28 pounds so far. For the last few weeks I've been gaining a pound or a half pound every week. As for the baby, her eyelids can open again, after being fused shut for more then four months. She can't make out objects yet, but she sees light and shadows. It's weird to think that their is eyeballs right now looking around in my belly.

Sunday, February 06, 2005

It's a GIRL!! 27 weeks


Huzzah for little girls
for little girls get bigger every day!

Thank heaven for little girls
they grow up in the most delightful way!

Those little eyes so helpless and appealing
one day will flash and send you crashin' thru the ceilin'

Thank heaven for little girls
thank heaven for them all,
no matter where no matter who
for without them, what would little boys do?

Thank heaven... thank heaven...
Thank heaven for little girls!

- This was our friend Andrew's responds by e-mail when he heard the great news.

everytime i hear this stuff or go see taya, i get this little itch in the back of my mind. but then i remember its just my head lice.

- scott robertson's respond

Congrats You Two! A while ago I saw a doctor on Daily Planet theorize that the gender of a child could be determined by which parent is dominant in the relationship at the time of conception (i.e. if the female is the dominate figure, then there is a higher chance that the baby will be a girl and vice versa). Of course, this was just a theory and I'm really not sure how true this is but, if it is, it would seem that Adam is your lil bitch Trish. If so, nice werk! ;)

- Scott Stanley's responds

yeah!! Shopping for little girls is so much fun. Congrats guys

- Robyn MacLean May's responds

Congratulations! That's fabulous! I read on your website you are hoping to be able to stay home with the baby. If you can, do it!

- Christine Myren's responds

why did you have to be a girl?! you were suppose to be a boy. we already have a girl, Taya.

- Sean Robertson's responds

When we told are parents the news that we were expecting a girl they were in disbelief. Adam's mom was kind of hoping for a little girl ( understandable since she's the mother of 3 boys). My mom for sure thought it was a boy, just because the Fentie Family hasn't had a girl in 20 years. And as for Adam and I were both very excited. Adam had a feeling for quite sometime that it was a girl. He would greet me all the time by saying "how's my girls" and pat my belly. As for me I had absolutely no idea what sex my baby was and I was completely shocked to hear it was a girl. I really didn't think Adam could make girls because of his families strong male gene. So I just wouldn't allow myself to day dream about a girl. And now I can't stop myself from thinking about; pink, pig tales, dresses, pierced ears and nail polish and so on and so on. It's going to be soooooo much fun!