Friday, April 30, 2010

Much anticipated pictures

of the nursery!

View of the closet (filled with stuff and there are barely any clothes, those are all we have from newborn to 12 months)

View of the dresser (this is on the wall to the left when you walk in) the swing will not be staying there (that is the Graco Hamilton plug in swing and the dresser is a mess) The monitor needs to be put up too.

The crib! The yellow blanket is the one Dana knitted for me. And the quilt is from the bedding set. The color behind the crib seems to be most true to the yellow.

The quilt is going to get hung on the wall with these cute little quilt clips I found online

the quilt is going to hang between these 2 windows

The corner where our glider is going to go. I just have the stroller there for now and that car seat base is Sharon's. It didn't fit our car seat so it's waiting to be returned.

these are the red curtains that will be hanging from the windows. Hopefully we'll get that finished this weekend. They're red microfiber from Walmart and see pretty thick.
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And lastly our toy and book bins. Our toy bin is practically overflowing while our book bin could use some help.

We'll add the baby's name above the crib and some gender specific artwork once the baby is here.

34 weeks 4 days

I think baby has grown a little!

Monday, April 26, 2010

34 Weeks

How far along? 34 Weeks.

Total weight gain/loss: None

How Big is Baby?:A honeydew!

Maternity clothes? All the time.

Stretch marks? Yup.

Sleep: I'm in the bathroom every 2-3 hour stage. It's getting old

Best moment this week: Baptism yesterday!

Movement: Strange. Feels like the baby is trying to crawl out through my ribs.

Food cravings: Fruit still

Gender: 6 weeks...panic....

Labor Signs: None.

Belly Button in or out? Barely in.

What I am looking forward to: Hitting 37 w.

Weekly Wisdom: Don't overdo it. You're 34 weeks pregnant.

Milestones: Baby can recognize and react to simple songs...time to start practicing your lullabies! In fact, baby will recognize frequently sung tunes after birth and probably find them soothing. Less cute news: She now urinates about one pint per day. Get the diapers ready!

Today was nice and eventful. I went to the doctors because I've been having serious stomach pain (not contractions just stomach pain) since last night. My blood pressure was strangely elevated at 123/90 (which could have been because I was in pain). Then I showed her my feet. My left side is completely normal while my right ankle and foot are so swollen. Which apparently is not good. So I had blood drawn to run labs to check for Preeclampsia and a doppler study done to check for blood clots. The tech and the radiologist said they didn't see anything so hopefully it's just a strange symptom that maybe my bone tumors have a part in.

Monday, April 19, 2010

33 Weeks....

How far along? 33 Weeks.

Total weight gain/loss: Probably not much more.

How Big is Baby?: Finally a honeydew!

Maternity clothes? All the time.

Stretch marks? Yup.

Sleep: Comes and goes. some days I have crazy insomnia some nights I sleep like a rock.

Best moment this week: Our first prenatal clas.s

Movement: Constant. and it's really changing, lots of stretching and pushing. And some painful kicks.

Food cravings: Fruit.

Gender: 7 Weeks. gasp.

Labor Signs: None.

Belly Button in or out? Barely in.

What I am looking forward to: Baptism this coming sunday and just getting to meet the baby in the near future.

Weekly Wisdom: sleeping and put your feet up to help the sweeling.

Milestones: Things are heating up inside as well: Baby may grow up to a full inch this week alone, and his brain is developing like crazy. Pretty soon, he'll be able to coordinate breathing with sucking and swallowing. Also, his bones are hardening, and he's started to keep his eyes open when he's awake

Monday, April 12, 2010

32 Weeks...

How far along? 32 Weeks. Not sure when this happened.

Total weight gain/loss: Not sure, I haven't looked.

How Big is Baby?: Still a squash.

Maternity clothes? I can barely squeeze my belly into some of my nonmaternity sweatpants.

Stretch marks? Yup.

Sleep: I'm on a 3hr bathroom schedule so it's getting difficult.

Best moment this week: Going back to church!

Movement: All up in my ribs. I can't wait for this baby to drop. I'm hoping it happens soon because they say it usually happens 4-6 weeks before labor.

Food cravings: Fruit.

Gender: 8 Weeks to go. My oh my.

Labor Signs: The BH have stopped for a little while now.

Belly Button in or out? Barely in.

What I am looking forward to: Meeting the baby!

Weekly Wisdom: Back to the sleeping and LISTEN TO YOUR BODY!

Milestones: Ready or not, baby's getting ready to emerge. She's probably in the head-down position by now, with her bottom facing up. This is the comfiest way for her body to fit in your increasingly cramped womb and will make her eventual exit (only a few months away now!) much easier. (If she's still head-up, don't panic -- there's still time for a flip before birth.)

Monday, April 5, 2010

31 Weeks

How far along? 31 Weeks. When did this happen? seriously 9 more weeks??!!

Total weight gain/loss: About 2 more pounds.

How Big is Baby?: Still a squash

Maternity clothes? I had to pull out some non maternity capris and shorts (all drawsting) and they're working well in this surprising heat

Stretch marks? Yup my belly is getting quite large.

Sleep: Comes and goes.

Best moment this week: Finishing the nursery. It's all painted, furniture assembled, bed made (but I have to wash the sheet), I have to hem the curtains, the swing is in, stroller assembled. It was exhausting but very rewarding.

Movement: Lots mostly stretching and pushing less hard kicks and punches.

Food cravings: Fruit. Today was carrot cake.

Gender: 9 Weeks to go. Beyond freaking out!

Labor Signs: Still BH, hopefully no labor for 6 more weeks.

Belly Button in or out? Barely in.

What I am looking forward to: This heat breaking. My feet have swelled yesterday and today!

Weekly Wisdom: I've got a new one!!! Sit with your feet up!

Milestones: Baby's going through major brain and nerve development these days. His irises now react to light, and all five senses are in working order. (He won't pick up anything from his nose until after birth, though -- smell is transferred through air, not amniotic fluid.)