Tuesday, July 31, 2012

Weeks 30 & 31...

The last 2 weeks have been pretty much uneventful except for the fact that my belly seems to be getting HUGE!  I have only gained 15 lbs and people keep telling me that I don't look like I'm almost 8 months pregnant, but I woke up yesterday feeling like a cow.  I am still walking 5 days a week and doing a regular yoga class once a week and a prenatal class once a week.

We did have your Aunt Magen's wedding in Bodega Bay, which was very exhausting.  It's a lot of work hauling around a baby belly.  I had a lot of fun getting dressed up with your daddy and I was so grateful that the dress I got still fit my ever expanding belly.

Pretty much my days consist of doing something to get ready for you.  I started another furniture painting project for your room this week and I've also been working on a few more art pieces for your wall as well as a few homemade onesies for you.  It seems like there is always something to do or buy in order to get ready for you to come home with us.  We got your stroller and car seat, which I am in love with.  We ended up going with the UPPAbaby travel system.  It comes with the stroller seat and a bassinet.  We'll be able to use the bassinet in our bedroom for the first few weeks that we have you in our room with us. I also LOVE the solid color black car seat that I got for you.  I cannot believe that you are going to be in it in 9 short weeks.  I've been reading a few books to help me prepare for the nature childbirth that I hope I can have and we will be meeting with our doula in about a month to work on our birth plan.  Life is moving right along as we greatly anticipate your arrival.  You are quite the mover and shaker these days!  You are starting to get up into my ribs and you are actually keeping me awake at nights.  I love laying and watching the tidal waves that you create in my belly.  Your moving inside of me is really the only thing I will totally miss about being pregnant.

A few things that I'm looking forward to in the next few weeks...

  • Going to The Sea Ranch with your daddy to celebrate our 11th anniversary and to have a little Babymoon
  • Our maternity pictures that we are taking in the city
  • My baby shower

Thursday, July 19, 2012

Weeks 27-29...

It feels like we've had a lot happen in the last few weeks since I last blogged.  Weeks 27, 28 & 29 have been full of some fun things.  We registered in anticipation of my shower that is only a month away.  Registering was slightly overwhelming, but I had a fun time picking out items that I think we might need when you arrive.  I had to take the nasty glucose test to make sure that I don't have gestational diabetes.  Thankfully I'm in the clear, except for a slight iron deficiency.  We also took an infant care & breastfeeding class to help us prepare for your arrival.  We found out that you are going to have a baby girl cousin joining you in the world only 10 short weeks after you're born!  We all cannot wait to meet Riley Anne and I know that you two are going to enjoy playing together as you grow up.  I feel so blessed to have your sweet aunt to enjoy this journey with and I know that it will get even better as your aunt and I learn together and watch you two grow up together.

Your mama is getting bigger and bigger as the days go by and so are you!  Although I've still only gained about 14 lbs!  I'm starting to feel a little bit uncomfortable as you grow and as you insist on putting your feel up under my ribs.  You also insist on playing the bongos on my bladder for half of the day.  Your movements have started waking me up in the middle of the night and early mornings.  I have felt you have the hiccups many times.  We had our 29 week ultrasound yesterday to check the growth of my fibroids and to check and make sure that you are growing properly since you have to share space with my damn tumors!  You are growing perfectly. In fact, you are 5 days ahead of growth.  Right now you are measuring at 30 weeks.  You weigh 3 lbs 4 oz.  I love seeing your little body every 4 weeks and each time I see you I anticipate your birth so much more.  I am so proud and lucky to already be your mom and I know those feeling will only grow the moment I lay eyes on you.  I cannot believe that I will get to see your face in only 10 short weeks.  Those 10 short weeks hold a lot for us.  We still have to finish up your nursery, take a childbirth class, write up our birth plan, go on our last vacation before you're born, celebrate 11 years of marriage, participate in your aunt's wedding, and just prepare our minds and home for having a little one enter our world.  To be honest with you...I'm starting to get a little scared.  BUT...

I cannot wait to meet you little one!