Tuesday, July 31, 2012

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Last week we went back to the Concerts at Balboa Park to see a Motown band that we experienced last year and absolutely loved. We went with Mom and Grandma and we had such an amazing time. Caleb danced with all of us and we just loved seeing all the people having a great time. I am hoping I have my baby and we can't go this week, but if I don't have the baby we will probably be there again!

Thursday, July 26, 2012

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Week 37
Weight +28 Pounds 
Waist +14 Inches 
Cravings: A constant cool breeze
Dislikes: The heat
 
This week was the first week of being full term. It was exhilarating knowing the baby and I made it to being full term. I didn't have any real signs of labor, I kept feeling the same way I was feeling and then I got to welcome my mom and grandma into San Diego which was wonderful. It is so nice to have them here, they are ready to see Antonella though, I am of no interest to them except for the fact that I am carrying this baby. 

We went to the doctor and as usual she said everything is in order. Baby still head down, baby still doing well. They gave us a list of pediatricians to look into as Miss A will need a pediatrician before she leaves the hospital once she is born. These are big people decisions people! I don't know how to choose a pediatrician, Caleb and I have started our research though. 

I also started taking Evening Primrose Oil pills and have continued taking Red Raspberry Tea leaf in pill form as well. I am hoping both help the uterus get ready to bring this baby to this side. 

My midwife doesn't check my cervix unless I ask her to, and I honestly don't want her to so we haven't had a cervix check, I have no idea if I am effaced or dilated, but that's better, that way I don't have someone checking me weekly, which is uncomfortable, but also I have no clue if I am progressing so there is less room for anxiety.
 
This is definitely way too much information but I figured I will want to know later on when I am pregnant again, so here goes: Caleb has started doing perineal massages, they are a bit awkward, definitely a new level of intimacy with my husband haha, but hey if they help avoid tearing I am all for awkward massages.

Here we go onto week 38, the last few weeks of my pregnancy ahhhhh

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Semana 37
Peso +28 libras
Cintura +14 pulgadas
Antojos: Un brisa constante
No me gusta:El calor

Esta semana que paso fue la primera semana de estar en termino completo. Fue emocionante saber que el bebe y yo llegamos juntas a termino. No he tenido ninguna señal de que mi cuerpo se esta alistando para dar a luz, sigo sintiendome igual. Esta semana llegaron mi mama y mi abuelita a San Diego, ha sido increible tenerlas aca. Ellas ambas estan listas para ver a Antonella, yo no les intereso de a mucho excepto porque estoy cargando a la nieta jaja.
 
La cita al doctor esta semana fue normal, como es usual nos dijo que todo estaba en orden. La bebe sigue cabeza hacia abajo, y sigue bien. Nos dieron una lista de pediatras para escoger uno porque tenemos que tener un pediatra antes de irnos del hospital una vez nazca Antonella. Estas decisiones son decisiones de adultos!! Yo no se como escoger un pediatra, Caleb y yo estamos haciendo la tarea de todas formas y estamos investigando.

Tambien empece a tomar unas pastillas que se llaman Evening Primrose Oil y continuo tomandome las pastillas de Red Raspberry Leaf. Se supone que ayudan al cuello del utero y al utero a alistarse para la hora del parto, son naturales y no afectan mi sistema nervioso ni nada asi que vamos a ver.

Mi partera no revisa el cervix (cuello del utero) a menos que yo le pida que lo revise, pero la verdad prefiero que no me este revisando tan seguido entonces no me ha revisado. No se si he dilatado o si Antonella se ha bajado. No saber da menos campo para sentir ansiedad, cuando este lista yo se que mi cuerpo me avisa, y eso dice la partera tambien, yo voy a saber.

Lo siguiente es un poco informacion extra que tal vez no deberia compartir, pero me imagino que querre saber con el siguiente bebe asi que aqui va: Caleb empezo a ayudarme con masajes del perineo. Son un poco incomodos y nuestra relacion llego a un nuevo nivel jaja, pero si me ayudan a evitar que me rasgue o la necesidad de una episiotomia nos toca aguantarnos los masajes incomodos.

Aqui vamos hacia la semana 38, una de las ultimas semana de mi embarazo!!

Sunday, July 22, 2012

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We have decided to work on some kind of  DYI for Antonella's room and so far everything is turning out to look awesome. Can't wait to have the room for her and show all of you!!

Saturday, July 21, 2012

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Remember last year's concerts at Balboa here and here. Well we went back this year and we are looking forward to a new seasons of concerts and to seeing all the awesome bands they have play there!! I love San Diego.

Wednesday, July 18, 2012

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Week 36
Weight +27.5 Pounds 
Waist +13.5 Inches 
Cravings: Watermelon
Dislikes: Nothing really

This week Antonella discovered a way to make momma stop, she discovered she can kick my lungs and knock the wind out of me. She has been doing it on and off and it is usually in the afternoon or at night after a long day, she just starts kicking my lungs and playing with my ribs, it's kind of funny after the shock of not being able to breathe for a second.

She also has been getting the hiccups two to three times a day, and this past week Caleb and her had the hiccups at the same time a couple of times, it was kind of cute. I feel bad when she has the hiccups, I feel like her entire body is moving and it cannot be comfortable for her, but I do love feeling her.

We didn't go to the doctor this week, and nothing has changed really. She is still growing, and I am still growing ha. Her movements though have changed, she doesn't move as much, but still moves quite a bit. My midwife told me it would happen since she is running out of space.  

The heartburn has gotten much better, not sure why. I have not really had an appetite though, I have been eating because I have to but I don't feel hungry at all. I think she is so big there isn't much space for food in there. I also have been sleeping less and less, between back pain, soreness all over and the heat I am having a hard time sleeping for more than a couple hours, but again, I guess that's good training.

I haven't gotten any indicators that labor is remotely near, but for what I hear it can happen within hours. I am ok waiting though, whenever she's ready is just fine. 

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Semana 36
Peso +27.5 libras
Cintura +13.5 pulgadas
Antojos: Patilla
No me gusta: Nada.
 
Esta semana Antonella descubrio una manera de hacer que su mama pare y se tome un minuto, empezo a sacarme el aire, se mueve de tal manera que empuja mis pulmones y no puedp respirar. Lo hace generalmente de noche o en la tarde despues de dias largos, y aveces juega con mis costillas, es chistoso despues del shock de no poder respirar.

Ha tenido hipo esta semana dos o tres veces al dia, esta semana que acaba de pasar ella y Caleb tuvieron hipo al mismo tiempo un par de veces, aww! Me siento mal cuando tiene hipo, me da pesar porque siento que todo su cuerpo se esta moviendo y no es comodo, pero me encanta sentirla.

Esta semana no fuimos al doctor, y la verdad no mucho ha cambiado. Ella sigue creciendo y yo sigo creciendo ja. Sus movimientos han cambiado un poco, no se mueve tanto como antes, pero de todas formas se mueve lo suficiente. My partera nos dijo que eso iba a pasar porque ya no tiene mucho espacio.

La acidez ha mejorado un poco, no se porque. No me da hambre, he estado comiendo porque me toca comer, pero la verdad no siento ganas de comer. Yo creo que esta tan grande mi bebe que no hay mucho espacio para comida en mi barriga. Tambien he estado durmiendo menos y menos, con los dolores de espalda, el dolor en general y el calor no he podido dormir mas de un par de horas a la vez. Mas entrenamiento me imagino!

No ha habido ningun indicador de que mi cuerpo esta medio listo para el trabajo de parto, pero por lo que nos han dicho puede pasar en cuestion de horas. Esta bien si esperamos un poquito mas, cuando ella este lista, ella llega.

Tuesday, July 17, 2012

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Miss Cara Rose turned 10! It is so crazy to think she's already 10. Last year we celebrated with her too at the Water Park, and it seems like it was just yesterday. 

She is so cute, and so responsible, and so grown up, and so caring and sweet. It is amazing how her personality is so clearly defined. I am so happy we get the honor of seeing her grow up and be around for it. I am excited for Antonella to have such a wonderful girl for a role model, we are blessed. 

Happy Birthday Cara Rosie.

Friday, July 13, 2012

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Meet Alyssa! She is from Blaine, WA and my husband used to be a helper in the kids ministry when she was a little toddler. She was visiting San Diego so we got together with her and had breakfast at Snooze (which is amazing, if you haven't been, make your way there tomorrow morning, yumm!).

I met her when we were visiting last winter and she is just a sweet girl, it was so nice to see her and chat with her, hope to see her back down here again!

Wednesday, July 11, 2012

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Week 35
Weight +27 Pounds 
Waist +13 Inches 
Cravings: Watermelon and strawberries
Dislikes: Heartburn 

Week 35 was fun, we got to organize the last of Antonella's clothes and her toiletries and other basics and the room looks organized, we are just waiting for the ottoman we ordered to come and we are looking for a pillow or two. We also purchased her car seat and stroller which were the only two things we were missing. We went to Buy Buy Baby to get them, and it is my favorite place for baby stuff, such great prices and service, I love it!

So with car seat ready and in the car, room pretty much done and all her clothes washed, Miss Antonella can officially join us anytime now, but I'd rather her wait until she is full term. We are so excited to meet her, the reality that we are having a baby is sinking in, and we just can't believe the Lord has honored us with such a wonderful task, to raise one of her children.

Week 35 was also the last week of our Birth class, we thought we had 6 classes but apparently it was 5. We learned a few different things in regards to trusting and engaging our partner this last class, and we got a chance to write down a postpartum plan with their guidance which was great, they mentioned lots of things we had not thought ot. We also made plans to get together with the other couples doing the class with us in September once we all have our babies, that should be pretty fun.

Doctor appointment went well also, I still measure a week behind, but they still are not concerned, so I am not either. I also got my blood drawn, hopefully for the last time, and they did the group B streptococcus screening. The midwife said I was doing really well and she said I can skip my 36 week appointment and come back for week 37, so we did just that.

This week we will focus on getting the hospital bag packed and on perennial massages, which I am not looking forward to.

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Semana 35
Peso +27 libras
Cintura +13 pulgadas
Antojos: Patilla & fresas
No me gusta: Acidez.

La semana 35 fue divertida, organizamos toda la ropa de Antonella, sus cosas de asea y todo los demas basicos que necesita y la habitacion al fin se ve organizada. Ahora solo estamos esperando por un ottoman que pedimos por internet y buscando un par de cojines. Esta semana tambien compramos su silla para el carro y el coche que eran las unicas dos cosas que no teniamos. Fuimos a Buy Buy Baby por ellos yme encanta ese lugar, los mejores precios y el mejor servicio.

Entonces con silla para el carro lista, la habitacion casi que terminada y toda la ropa lavada, Antonella puede llegar en cualquier mento, pero yo preferiria que esperara hasta despues de la semana 37 cuando sus pulmoncitos esten lostos. Estamos super emocionados por conocela, la idea de que vamos a tener un bebe ha empezado a volverse mas y mas real para nosotros, no podemos creer que el Señor nos haya dado el honor de criar una hija suya.

La semana 35 tambien fue la ultima semana de nuestra clase de parto, nosotros pensamos que eran 6 semana, pero eran 5. Aprendimos diferentes cosas sobre confianza y como hacer que los papas sean parte del parto, tambien escribimos el plan post-parto con la ayuda de los profesores que fue buenisimo porque habian muchas cosas que mencionaron que nosotros no habiamos tenido en cuenta. Tambien hicimos planes con las otras parejas tomando la clase para vernos en Septiembre una vez todos tengamos nuestros bebes, ya quiero ver a todos los bebes juntos!

En la cita al doctor todo salio en orden, sigo midiendo una semana muy pequeña, pero la doctora no esta preocupada entonces yo no estoy preocupada. Tambien me sacaron sangre, ojala por la ultima vez, e hicieron el tests de grupo B streptococcus. La partera dijo que todo estaba tan bien que no teniamos que venir para la semana 36, podiamos regresar la semana 37, entonces cancelamos la cita.

Esta semana vamos a concentrarnos en hacer la maleta para el hospital y en empezar los masajes del perineo, esa segunda parte no me emociona de a mucho jaja.

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Monday, July 9, 2012

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Miss Carla was visiting San Diego from Albuquerque, she started coming to Urban Church because her son, Pastor Brian Alarid from Passion Church is not only a close friend of Urban, but also on the board.  

Well Miss Carla had her friend Miss Jane visiting with her from NorCal while she was here and they had us over for lunch. Look at the view on the apartment they were staying at, stunning right? And the food and conversation were even better than the view. They prayed over us and we just had a lovely time. I hope they are able to visit us soon again!!

Thursday, July 5, 2012

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Week 34
Weight +25.5 Pounds 
Waist +12 Inches 
Cravings: Watermelon
Dislikes: Backache 

Week 34 came with a visit to the doctor, as will week 35, and 36 and every other week until baby girl is here. Everything is in order according to the midwife, I am still measuring a week too small according to my fundal height (the measurement from the top of the pubic bone to the top of the uterus in centimeters). The midwife is not concerned much, she said I have a small torso so it's not a big deal if it's just one week off. 

We also had our breastfeeding talk/class and it was actually quite interesting. We saw a video that showed way too many boobs haha but it was very informative. They talked to us about how Caleb can support me through breastfeeding and how he can have some bonding time with the baby even though he doesn't breastfeed. It was great. 

My back is still hurting and I am having a hard time sleeping through the night, I really want to wake up rejuvenated one day but I am thinking it won't happen for a while. Husband is pushing me take naps throughout the day, I really don't like naps but I've taken one or two and they do help with tiredness. He is such a sweet husband. 

Week 34 also happened to include our baby shower, it was such a wonderful time. Here is a short blog about it with some pictures. We felt so blessed by all the people that came and all the sweet gifts we got. We have already washed the clothes we got and put them away, we cannot wait to see them on baby girl. 

The next few weeks are going to be great, although they might be hard since my back is hurting more and more every week. I haven't mentioned this but I figured I'd like to know later on in life, anyway my wedding ring still fits fine and my shoes still fit as well but at the end of some days my feet are usually a bit swollen. Last 6 weeks here we come! 

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Semana 34
Peso +25.5
Cintura +12
Antojos:Patilla
No me gusta: El dolor de espalda 

La semana 34 vino con visita al doctor, lo mismo que la semana 35, 36 y todas las demas semanas hasta que la señorita llegue. Todo esta en orden de acuerdo a la doctora; sigo midiendo una semana antes de lo que deberia medir de acuerdo a la medicion de mi utero (miden en cm desde mi hueso pubico hasta la parte mas alta de mi utero). La doctora no esta muy preocupada por mi medicion, ella dice que mi torso es corto entonces no es grave mientras sea solo una semana de diferencia.
  
Esta semana tambien tuvimos nuestra clase de lactancia y fue muy interesante. Vimos un video que tenia mas senos de los que yo queria ver jaja pero estuvo muy informativo. Nos hablaron de maneras en las que Caleb puede ayudarme durante lactancia y como puede crear vinculos afectivos con el bebe a pesar de que el no va a darle pecho. A los dos nos gusto mucho la clase. 

Mi espalda sigue doliendo mucho y no estoy durmiendo mucho, quiero levantarme sientiendome descansada uno de estos dias pero creo que eso no va a pasar por mucho tiempo =D. Mi esposo insiste en que tome siestas, a mi no me gustan pero he tomado un par y me han ayudado con el cansancio. Mi esposo es el mas dulce.
La semana 34 tambien incluyo nuestro baby shower, la pasamos deli. Aqui pusimos un par de fotos. Fue una bendicion increible ver a todas las personas que vinieron y recibir todos los regalos que recibimos. Ya lavamos toda la ropa que nos dieron y la pusimos en el cuarto de Antonella, ya queremos ver como se ve con toda esa ropa!
Las siguientes semanas van a ser increibles, yo se que van a ser un poquito dificiles con mi espalda doliendo mas y mas cada semana, pero igual van a ser increibles. No he mencionado esto pero me imagino que voy a querer saber en un par de años y con mi memoria no me voy a acordar; mi anillo de matrimonio todavia me queda bien y pueda usar todos mis zapatos a pesar de que al final de algunos dias mis pies estan un poquito hinchados. Ya solo faltan 6 semanas! 

Tuesday, July 3, 2012

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Diaper Cake


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My sister in law Brooke came from TX! And Poppa was here too!

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Vegas Family  =D

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The Healys and the Vegas

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Our friend Gary
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Kitzya and Jonathan

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Pastors Ben & Katie with Cara and Faith

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The Nunez, Betzy made the diaper cake

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The cookies in the first picture, Jess created them, she's amazing

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Caleb and I had our co-ed baby shower last week and it was awesome and so much fun. Kitzya and Mel put it together with the help of a few other ladies from the church and we felt so blessed by their love and the effort they put into everything. There were so many more pictures taken but nt with my camera, so when I get to see the other pics I'll upload more so we have record of all the other people that were there.

We did it on a Thursday night so a lot of people couldn't make it but a lot of people did make it and it was wonderful. My family from Las Vegas was able to be there and I must say their gift was the most beautiful to me, even though I loved every single of them. My Vegas Mom crocheted a couple of blankets for Antonella, she started learning soon after she found out I was pregnant and the blankets are perfect and beautiful and so meaningful, I can't wait to tell Antonella the story behind them and how the person that made them blessed me so much while I was in Vegas.

We are so grateful for our friends and family, God has made sure we are surrounded by the most amazing people. 

Here is the invite I made and we mailed to people.

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