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last day

Good heavens, people. It's the last day of 2010. How did that happen?

In addition to the real life housekeeping I've been doing this week, it's time for a little blog housekeeping. Here are the items I set out to try to mark off the ol' Life List this year:
Go to at least one new ballpark. I'd love to make some comment like I knocked this one out of the park but that seems to be too much cheese for first thing on Friday... But I did. Visited 3 in fact--Rangers, Royals, and Twins.And at least one new state. Yep, Minnesota.Maybe work on the beginnings of having that first child. I think we all know I've/we've succeeded at this one.Wouldn't hurt to have that 6-figure job I enjoy but no promises there... Yeah, dreaming big with this one. But does it count that Hubby got a job before the end of the year and together we surpassed the 6-figures? I haven't really been enjoying my job and his is kind of too early to tell. Pretty sure we can't mark this one…

2010 reads

For posterity's sake... And might I add that this number is much higher than any of the previous years.

Mostly read:
The Happiest Baby on the Block
The Everything Pregnancy Book
Pregnancy Day by Day
What to Expect When You're Expecting

Read:
30. Finger Lickin' Fifteen
29. Hypnobirthing: The Mongan Method
28. Something Blue
27. It Sucked and Then I Cried
26. Creative Childbirth
25. The Cadaver's Ball
24. Childbirth: Your Choices for Managing Pain
23. Eat Pray Love
22. The Very Best Baby Name Book
21. My Sister's Keeper
20. Beyond Jennifer & Jason, Madison & Montana: What to Name Your Baby Now
19. A Is For Atticus
18. Three Junes
17. Your Best Birth
16. The Girlfriends' Guide to Pregnancy
15. Belly Laughs: The Naked Truth About Pregnancy and Childbirth
14. Full of Life: Mom-to Mom Tips I Wish Someone Had Told Me When I Was Pregnant
13. Birth: The Surprising History of How We Are Born
12. The Complete Idiot's Guide to Pregnancy and Child Birth
11. The Time Traveler's Wife
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week 36

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Le sigh. One final week of the honeydew.

Total weight gain: Not near a scale today as we're in a hotel but at my appointment on Tuesday I realized the alleged 1-pound weight loss from last week was a fluke. Up 2 lbs.

Movement: Same ol', same ol... Still very active and movements continue to be bigger, sometimes uncomfortable, and occasionally painful.

Cravings: I can't really think of anything. I have been more thirsty, though.

Symptoms: Crazy dreams, baby brain, forgetfulness, lots of waking in the middle of the night, more frequent crazy back pain, slightly less frequent hip pain from sleeping on my side, good hair, some pressure from baby settling and ligament pain, general feeling of uncomfortable-ness is getting more frequent, more daytime pottying, Braxton Hicks. Yeah, Braxton Hicks. Had a more active evening of them on Thursday. Not fun. Also haven't been sleeping that great lately. And, just for fun, a mild version of one of my biggest fears came true yest…

week 35

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Holy shish...Week 35! I'm hoping it's the last week of the honeydew. But then that means we'd be on to the last fruit. Period. Yikes.

Total weight gain: This morning I seem to be down about a pound so back to 25. Interesting.

Movement: Same ol', same ol... Still very active and movements continue to be bigger, sometimes uncomfortable, and occasionally painful.

Cravings: Ooh, I wanted Freebirds this week. Got it last night. Yum!

Symptoms: Crazy dreams, baby brain, forgetfulness, lots of waking in the middle of the night, more frequent crazy back pain, slightly less frequent hip pain from sleeping on my side, good hair, some pressure from baby settling and ligament pain (this seems a tad better this week), general feeling of uncomfortable-ness is getting more frequent, more daytime pottying, Braxton Hicks (a more reasonable amount). I can't remember if there have been any baby-related dreams this week. One quick note that I'll mention this once and then go …

week 34

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Total weight gain: About 26 pounds. A pound a week is kind of a scary proposition at this point...

Movement: Still very active and movements continue to be bigger, sometimes uncomfortable, and occasionally painful.
Cravings: Nothing major but it seems like I'm enjoying carbs and sweets more. And The Hubby thinks I'm preferring more bland foods.Symptoms: Crazy dreams, baby brain, forgetfulness, lots of waking in the middle of the night, more frequent crazy back pain, slightly less frequent hip pain from sleeping on my side, good hair, some pressure from baby settling and ligament pain, general feeling of uncomfortable-ness is getting more frequent, more daytime pottying, Braxton Hicks (a more reasonable amount). One dream last night had Hubby telling me that he wanted to add "Nora" and "Maude" to his girl name list.Belly button: Still in. Preparations: Another coat of paint on the dresser. I think I just need to do one more and I'll be done. I think that w…

week 33

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On to the (world's palest) honeydew!

Total weight gain: About 25 pounds. So this is about a pound more than last week but let me tell ya...I feel like I've gained even more this week. And whatever weight that was gained went straight to the baby's muscles.

Movement: Still very active. Still prefers my right side. But now it seems like he or she is trying to push his or her way out through my belly. Or is standing up to simultaneously press on my bladder and into my ribs. Movements are bigger, often uncomfortable, and occasionally painful. Cravings: Sweet tea. And someone mentioned Oreos and I wanted to punch them because it was about an hour before bed and I was at a hotel without any cookies whatsoever. I did have two Oreos today, though. For the record and if you're concerned, I do eat more than sugar and I don't always give in to cravings if they aren't healthy.Symptoms: Crazy dreams, baby brain, forgetfulness, lots of waking in the middle of the night, more …