Friday, June 26, 2009

37 Weeks and Some Progress

Yesterday was the 37 week marker, and I am so happy to say that I am officially full term. I could have the baby any day, and it would be safe and healthy. At my appointment this week, I found out I am already 70% effaced and dilated 2 centimeters. That made me very happy. I am trying not to expect to go early, but when I get good news like that, I can't help but wake up every day thinking "will today be the day?" As a first time mom, I can't tell you how much I wish the answer to that question was "YES!"
This morning I woke up and my thought was a bit different. Today I thought "Today is the day..." And I'm not sure why. My guess is that I just want today to be the day. But if for some reason I'm could be the day! :)
Thanks to the help, love and support of many friends and family, we are really quite settled and ready to go. I am so blessed to have such dear friends that are wanting to take care of me, and they have been so wonderful in helping me get everything we need ready for the baby's arrival. So thank you, dear know who you are. Nick has been wonderfully great and supportive, and he does so well when I'm irritable, cranky, emotional, swollen and exhausted all at the same time. (These seems that most of the time I am all of the above...) Last night Nick got the car seat in the car, and it looks great - however it's going to look absolutely perfect when our tiny baby is in it!
Everybody tells me that now is the time to rest and relax and keep my feet up. And while my body is agreeing with that, my mind is just so busy. I have so much I want to accomplish yet. My kitchen seems to be in a constant state of disarray, and I certainly can't bring a baby home to a messy messy kitchen. I have meals I want to make and freeze, and a baby's room I can't stop arranging and rearranging.
Anyway...sorry for the hodge-podge post. I am scatter brained and all over the place. But despite all that, or above it all - I am just genuinely ready to meet my baby. As that time draws closer and closer, again I just want to say thank you to everybody that has been so incredibly wonderful in helping us and supporting us, and thank you for your prayers. We definitely feel them.

Thursday, June 18, 2009

36 Weeks, and Sneak Peak

36 Weeks.

Today marks 36 weeks for me and Baby. According to the ultrasounds we've had, and the way the baby is measuring, they have said all along I'm measuring about a week further along. So today could mark 37 weeks. And you know what? I hope they're right! As we finished up birthing classes, and we're putting the finishing touches on the nursery, and getting the car seat in the car, and washing all the baby's all becoming very real. And I cannot wait to meet this Baby. I know I say it every time, but the closer we get, the more I want to meet this person! As the picture clearly reflects, my belly is a belly of a woman that is very pregnant. I feel it and look it. Why have I not posted any other pregnant pictures besides that of my belly, you ask? Trust don't want to see them. Let's just say, the equation of 36 weeks pregnant + hot muggy summer weather = one swollen mama :) When I look down at my feet, which I can only describe as sausages, I remind myself to laugh and say "this is all worth it." Why? Because it is! If having to retain water and swell up like a balloon is part of bringing this most precious and adorable Baby into the world, then I say, bring on the swelling :) To my beautiful, energetic, adorable Baby: I love you I love you I love you.
Sneak Peak.
So after the last post, all of you wrote back with the same opinion: pick the blue! And I couldn't be happier about that, because we did decide to go with the blue. And I'm so glad. It's beautiful! So now that we've repainted (well Nick painted, not me) we were able to get the crib up and the bedding washed and ready to go. So I thought I would give you a little peak at the nursery. We don't have the dresser up yet, but I thought you'd like to see how the nursery is progressing. Once it's all set up, I'll show you before and after pictures too! But for right are a few pictures to wet your appetites!

Thursday, June 4, 2009

34 Weeks and counting

Week 34.
So today marks the 34th week of pregnancy for me. Yep. 34. Thirty. Four. Pretty nice huh? I'm getting really anxious to meet this baby! I don't have too much to say at this point - I'm still growing, as baby grows. I just thought I would post another picture so everyone can see what the belly is looking like these days :)


Can I Get a Little Help?
So awhile back Nick and I had picked out some baby bedding for the nursery. We just settled on the wall colors a few weeks ago, and the painting was done Monday. Then we bought our crib. And our crib was pictured in this beautiful room with this lovely light aqua color and design. Nick said, "oh we should paint the room that color!" and I agreed -the color was so lovely. But we already had the bedding, and I had searched and searched for baby bedding in those colors that was neutral. And I had no such luck. Everything was either way too girly, or it was evident it was made for a baby boy. Since we don't know what we're having - we need something neutral. So yesterday the crib and pack-n-play came, and the pack-n-play is this beautiful light aqua color and brown. And I just love it! and I said, "I sure wish we could have done the nursery in these colors." So I ran to the computer, just to check one last time to see if I could find something. And to my complete surprise, I did! We ordered it, and it's on it's way to us right now. Now this is where you come in. Which do you like better? The one with the light greens, cream and brown? Or the one with the light aqua, white and coffee? Whichever one we don't pick will just go back to the store! So help! What do you think?
Option #1 - Bunny Meadows Bedding Set
Option #2 Pinwheel Bedding Set