Tuesday, April 20, 2010

Baby Pool

So I have been thinking about doing one of these for a while, but never got around to it. But I figured since we're getting closer, I'll let people get their votes in :)

This website allows you to guess when Baby will come, size, gender, etc.

In other news... the nursery is done. Well, not completely. But it's painted, electrical outlets work, ceiling fan installed and working, crib assembled, furniture moved in. So now I just have to move Baby's clothes, etc in. It looks GREAT (in my humble opinion). A little boring, but that's just because we're waiting to put stuff on the walls, etc until baby gets here. Chuck wants baseball stuff... whether it's a boy or a girl, but I managed to convince him to just use it for a boy.

Pictures will come soon... I want to move a few things in first.

Now... go vote in the baby pool! It won't take long and I'm curious to see what people think :)

Sunday, April 18, 2010

37 Weeks

Baby is now considered full term. If I went into labor anytime, they would not stop it because Baby is healthy. 38 weeks is better than 37, but 37 is considered sufficient. It feels so weird to say that. I thought I would never get this far and now it seems to have creeped up on me.

The belly is actually still growing, which is amazing to me. I had no idea it was possible for my stomach to get this big. Luckily, it has slowed down a bit... but it is a little better than my 35 week picture. We forgot to take one at 36 weeks. Oops :)

The shower the ladies at the church through me last week was amazing. A girl at our church has recently started decorating her own cakes and is considering starting a business and made the cake. It was quite possible the cutest thing I've ever seen- I told her she definitely needs to start charging!

Isn't that awesome?? I was completely blown away.

The nursery is tantalizingly close to being done. It would be done but it turns out we need to do 3 coats of paint on the top half of the room (the yellow didn't cover very well) and we ran out of paint last night and had to go to Home Depot this morning to get more. So by tonight, it will be done. It's so relieving to say that.

Chuck and I are about to head to Babies R Us to finish buying everything we still need for Baby. We were incredibly blessed by friends and family (that would be you guys), but a lot of the big items still need to be purchased. I won't divulge the amount this is going to cost us, but let's just say that babies are expensive. But worth it. Of course.

Sorry for the lull in posts recently. I'll try to be better the next couple weeks as things are winding to a close. When we get everything moved into the nursery, I'll post all the pictures of it. So exciting!

Thursday, April 8, 2010

35 weeks

This is what happens when Chuck takes the picture before I'm ready... I told him NOT to take a picture of the shorts. I was wearing jeans before getting home, but I'm burning up all the time so I basically strip upon walking in the door, haha.

He didn't follow directions really well... but either way, here I am at 35 weeks. Oh, and I got my hair cut. You can't really tell, but I have bangs now. Not bangs like I had in high school (no reason for those flashbacks...) but little sweepy bangs. I was hoping they would make my face look less fat. It didn't work. But oh well, I still like it.

For those of you that didn't know me in high school... here's a beautiful picture of said bangs.

I actually do really like that picture... but I could have used some new hair, haha. And that cute thing in my arms is the legendary Pugs. I think she was about 8 at this point. That dog had more personality than most people I know...

Oh yeah, I'm supposed to talk about my pregnancy :)

Things are still good. I FINALLY got some antibiotics, so the sinus infection is clearing up, for which I'm very thankful. Blood pressure is still good. I've always had low blood pressure, and I'm glad to know that pregnancy hasn't changed that and I don't have to worry about pre-eclampsia. I should get the results for the group b test next week.

The past few days have been unbelievably hot, so I went and bought some maternity shorts and capris. I feel stupid buying new clothes so close to my due date but I couldn't handle it any more. I am currently sweating. And I'm sitting in my house. So yeah, needless to say, I don't want to go out when it's 90 degrees wearing jeans.

Chuck and I are going back down to VA Beach this weekend for the Birth InSight class again. We're basically going just as a refresher... I'm excited to go again. Saturday, the ladies from my church are hosting a baby shower for me so I'm super excited about that. After the shower, Chuck and I are going to buy the rest of the stuff that we need. It's crazy how close everything is getting.

The nursery is getting really close. Unfortunately, Chuck has been working long hours again, but it should be done this weekend. I'll post pictures when it's all finished. Better late than never, huh?

My next appointment is Tuesday... I'll post after that if not before!