Tuesday, May 26, 2009

29 weeks

What a busy weekend. Friday we had our 2nd birthing class and it went great, we practiced different labor positions and learns the stages of labor and what to expect and what was expected of our birth partners. Saturday we scored some awesome deals for our princess at the outlet mall, Carters and The Childrens Place had some Memorial day sales and we were happy to partake! Saturday night we went to a comedy show where our neighbor Jason perf0rmed and it was great! Prego mom was burning the midnight oil and didnt get to bed till midnight, GO ME! Sunday was a lazy day around the house doing a whole lot of nothing. I did get in some reading of a book called "The Birth Partner" which is one of the easiest reads explaining what to expect in labor.

I was blessed enough to have Memorial day off so I went to the beach with some of my best friends and had a great day! Now back to another busy week at work.

I have a super sweet client that surprised me with a treat for our baby.... Molly Waddell from New York does the most amazing beautiful quilt work and sent us a quilt and pillow. I cried when I opened it.

Thursday, May 21, 2009

28 weeks 4 days..

Hi, its a mid-week update.. Just circling back to fill you in on my Monday appt. as usual my blood pressure was beautiful, nice and low just the way we like it! My hemoglobin from my amenia test came back perfect at 12. My diabetes test was great at a 72. the babies heartrate
was its usual 152 which is right where it belongs, and I had gained another pound!

Had my first natural childbirth class and everyone was awesome, I was a little worried that John would be frightened if all the couples were hippies but actually the three other couples are like our exact same ages and they are just like us.... The teacher is sweet as can be and we are enjoying diving into this learning experience. We talked about nutrition, pregnancy excercises, massage techniques for the dads to use on us in labor, and debunking labor myths and our fears.

My little miss is in my belly partying away.. she was like a rockstar last night banging all around when it was bedtime.

Looking forward to my first three day weekend since New Years.. can we say about time!!!!!!!!!

Monday, May 18, 2009

28 weeks

I am 28 weeks today! So happy that things are still going so well... the final countdown is truly on, I cant believe it. Time has been flying. We start our natural childbirth classes this week. The first two are at our house then the rest will be at 2 other couples houses. There are 8 in total and I have not met the teacher yet but over the phone she has been really sweet.

Had a get together at our house on Friday night and that was a lot of fun, it was a hangout and a pampered chef party in one! I was beat by the end but I think that is par for the course at this point in pregnancy!

I have an appt this morning with the midwife Kelli.. The appt updates are going to be more frequent now as we are in the third and final trimester so now I will see her every other week until closer to the end when we will kick it up to every week.

Her eyes have color to them now and she can actually blink and open them now. The baby is probably about 15 inches now weighing between two and three pounds.

Monday, May 11, 2009

27 weeks...

Well we spent the weekend working on things around the house. Saturday went to Ikea and got some things for around here like a bookshelf for my office, a mirror for the formal living room and some things for the babies room, including some ideas! We also got the chair rail for the nursery and John worked hard all weekend to finish his painting and her chair rail.. The room is coming along beautifully.

Sunday my first pre-mothers day was awesome, between lots of calls from my friends and family, a card from my grandparents, and my mother-in-law got me the cutest new willow tree called the guardian... I will post pics in the bottom of the blog of all this weekend held.. Even the Publix manager gave me a beautiful red carnation!Add Image

We are signed up for natural childbirth classes that will start around May 20th and we are really looking forward to those.

typically babies in there 27th week weigh over two pounds and are over 14 inches long. So now she will start to put on weight and really start gaining more girth and mass!

Wednesday, May 6, 2009

26 weels 2 days.

Its official, we have started the transformation of the princess's room! I called to check on my gestational diabetes test and I passed with flying colors.. my levels are at 72 which is on the low end of normal, seems that all that worrying i did was for nil!

It has been a hectic work week and I find my poor posture starting to bother my upper back throughout the day so i have started to sit on the exercise ball while working.

This weekend is mothers day and I'm going to celebrate this year since technically I'm a mom!!!!!!!

here is a pic of the beginning of the nursery and all of the daddies hard work.

Monday, May 4, 2009

26 weeks

Well I am starting my third trimester... Can you believe how time flies.. we are in the final countdown now! 14 weeks ish!!!! Had my appt. this morning and this included my gestational diabetes screening. Im measuring great, right where im supposed to be for 26 weeks. Her heart beat is 152 per minute which is great. Now our appointments will begin every 2 weeks... She is starting to really move around like crazy and im loving her every little flutter... We have started to pick out her crib and should be ordering it within the next two weeks... John is starting the nursery painting tonight.

Her lungs are developing right now, her air sacks (alveoli) should be formed towards the end of this week. Her retina has finished so her eyes are now fully developed. Her audio and visual systems are starting to send messages to the brain. she is about 1 and 2/3 lbs. and about 14 inches long.

John and I have signed up for some natural childbirth classes that will begin in the next 3 weeks and we are looking forward to our next adventure..