Monday, October 22, 2007

Stop kicking me! Or Update - Week 30

Well it has been a while since my last post! September and most of October have flown by, and I'm now carrying a big baby belly! You can check out my tummy in the picture below (it's from my cell phone so not the greatest quality picture). The baby is about 3 pounds now, and she is so strong! Multiple kicks and punches are very frequent now. She will also cause intense pressure by stretching and holding her position, so even though she's not kicking me, it still hurts!

We had our first baby shower in September, given by Tony's mother, aunt and friend of his mom's. It was very nice, we received a lot of wonderful things and it was good to be around family. That was our last trip to Lindale until after the birth.

Some of my cousins also threw a shower for me and another cousin that's pregnant last weekend in my hometown of West. It was really fun, and interesting to be part of a double shower. We also received very nice gifts too! So many cute baby outfits! I can't wait to play dress up with her! This was my last trip to West before the birth, it was very nice to be home. Mom cooked some of my favorites, and I just really enjoyed being there and being in that "kid" frame of mind for one last time, before I'm forever a mom to someone else!

Friday was my 31st birthday, and it was a great one! My boss threw a shower at work for me, and it was really nice, she did alot of work for it! The food was great, we had the most awesome chocolate cake with a vanilla cheesecake filling and cream cheese icing! YUMMY!! And still more generous gifts for baby! Tony bought me a pregnancy massage package, I can't wait to call and schedule it! Friday night we were too tired to go out, so we ordered pizza, which I love and is just as good a birthday dinner as eating out! Then Saturday we went to Olive Garden and that was great too!

So, we still do not have a name. If you have a suggestion, I'd love to hear it. Tony has tricked me into a deadline of his birthday (11/14), so time is running out! Of course, what's the worst that happens if we can't pick by then? I don't think we'll stop looking!

Well, here's an update on my other babies, Chloe and Anya! Chloe turned 3 on 9/6, and we made a trip to the vet for her long overdue annual checkup. It had been 18 months since she went to the vet, and since that time I'd switched to a cat only vet up in Round Rock. So I loaded her up and off we went. She was meowing before we got out of the driveway, and I remembered how she hates the car. Well, the trip is about 30-35 minutes, and I realized that's her threshold for time in the car before she gets sick. So it was race, and unfortunately for us both, we lost.

About 10 minutes from the vet she got sick in her crate and threw up. It was not that bad, but if I had any sense I would not have feed her that morning! But my sense has been sucked away by the baby. Chloe is pretty upset, still constantly meowing in her crate. We get about 5 minutes from the vet, just a couple of miles, and she freaks out, howling like I've never heard her do before. Then the smell hits me! Oh hell, she has had diarrhea in her crate! Poor, poor kitty is really upset now, and I can't do anything but put the windows down and drive. No reason to stop, I have nothing to clean this up with anyway! Chloe is trapped in her crate between a pile of vomit and a bigger pile of liquid crap! I get her to the vet asap, running in and saying "I'm so sorry, my cat got sick in both directions and I don't have anything to clean her up with!"

Well the vet tech just takes the crate, says no problem and back she goes with Chloe to get her cleaned up! They even cleaned out her crate! It was so nice of them!

As for her appointment, once she was clean and calm, she did great! She's perfectly healthy, just a little overweight at 14.5 pounds, she should be around 12. I also got her micro chipped while we were there. Overall she had a great visit and received a lot of compliments on her beautiful coat and green eyes. Dr. Smith said she most likely has some Bengal in her.

Anya turns 2 next week, but she just had her annual check up this summer. She's still small, 8 pounds, but that's just her size. She's really becoming an attention seeker and love bug, under the right circumstances. She'll sit in my lap and let me love her all over, as long as we are in the bathroom. That's our morning routine, she watches us get ready, at some point I pick her up and set her in my lap, and we have our 5-15 minutes of cuddling. At night she'll bring up a toy and drop at my side of the bed, and meow and tell me all about I need to get up and play with her! She also sleeps in her bed on the floor, next to my side of the bed. One day I'd love for her to actually sleep with us, but she really hates the bed. It's strange really, both our cats rarely get on the bed, and if they do, they don't stay long.

Me at Week 30!