Thursday, July 1, 2010

week 39 day 5

After all the exercising yesterday, around 10 pm last night, I realized I hadn't felt Katie move much and started worrying. I was in bed but Mike suggested we go find some ice cream so I got up and the search was on. We drove around for about 15-20 minutes trying to decide where to go and finally ended up at Iceberg. It was a good choice. Within a half hour or so of eating the yummy chocolate chip shake, Katie was moving all over the place. About an hour and a half later, I crashed, called Mike from the bed (he was working in the living room), told him I was falling asleep, and didn't even stay awake for 2 minutes until he could get in the room to read with me. Mmm, I love shakes.

And obviously, no baby. I gave up yesterday evening when my shoulders felt completely dead. See, I had played Wii Fit and had played the game where you have to flap your arms and move your weight to move your Mii in a bird costume. I only played that game for a couple of minutes but my arms definitely feel it. I'm just glad I wasn't holding weights while playing.

See, we thought that maybe Katie was waiting to come for a certain reason. We had prayed that she would wait for us to be able to do one last thing, except for Tuesday night, we decided we were going to wait for her to come but we're still needing her to come within a certain time in order to make this very feasible for us. So now the question is, how do we convince her that we don't want her to wait anymore and that we want her to come sooner? Poor girl, she's not even born yet and we're already confusing her.

Speaking of confusing, we received 2 books from my sister-in-law. She said that they've really helped her with her kids. Her most recent baby was sleeping through the night at 8 or 9 weeks, maybe sooner I can't remember.

One basically says to make sure you attend to your baby but to not go rushing to her side every time she cries. Instead, know if she really needs something or if she's just crying herself to sleep. The other book seems to state that swaddling, shushing, swinging, and stopping your baby from crying is best. I'm glad she's coming into town tonight (and moving here to Utah!) because I have some serious questions for her.

1 comment:

  1. For when she gets older both of my older sisters swear by love and logic parenting books. I'm sad you didn't have her yesterday, that was my guess. I'll have to chastise her for making me wrong when she does finally come ;)