Saturday, February 27, 2010

Week 35

Baby Girl's room is finally done! All we have left to do is decorate it, and find a rocker/glider for her room. Pictures below...





Saturday, February 20, 2010

Week 34

We had our 34 week doctor appointment on Thursday - he confirmed that she is head down (which I was pretty sure of already). He got out the portable ultrasound to "make sure" he was right, and he was, we saw her little fists and her head - at this size, you can't see very much on the ultrasound because she's taking up all the room in there! Everything else was fine, we go back in 2 weeks and after that it's every week until she's born. When the doctor went to listen to her heartbeat with the fetal doppler she kept kicking it so hard we could hardly hear the heart beating - but obviously she's doing fine with all her moving around! In fact, right now she is kicking me pretty hard, trying to tell me that it's time to go to bed so I'm stretched out on my side and she has more room to move around (every night when I lay down she wiggles around to get in just the right comfy position).

Monday night was our first "prepared childbirth" class (it's a 2 hour class once a week for 4 weeks). They had us watch a video showing 3 women going thru labor and when it was over Tom grabs my arm and says "I had no idea labor was so painful!"

We celebrated Tom's birthday tonight with his parents and his mom brought out his baby milestone book and some things she saved from when he was a baby. We spent a couple hours reading aloud from the book and hearing stories (some more embarrassing than others) from his parents and grandma. For example, his dad taught him all kind of important skill during his first year of life - like how to stick out his tongue. Among the milestones noted was when they started feeding him solid foods - which was at 4 weeks. They now say to wait until 6 month to introduce solids. It's interesting how things change.

Sunday, February 14, 2010

Week 33

Quite a busy week here are some quick recaps!
  • I managed to catch a head cold this week, and have been congested with my nose running non-stop since Wednesday. Hopefully it doesn't last much longer... 
  • I discovered early in the week that if I rub the lower part of my stomach, it will wake up the baby and she'll start moving around. Tom tried it last night for the first time and got a kick out of interacting with the baby for the first time.
  • First "craving" of chocolate hostess cupcakes (Tom thinks there must be some kind of conspiracy going on b/c his mom craved twinkies, also made by hostess)
  • I spoke with the priest at the church near our house this week and got permission to have Baby Girl baptized at St. Ann in Normandy (where we got married). We have to attend the "Baptism Preparation Class" next month and then after she's born we'll pick a date for the baptism ceremony.
  • We had 3 chinchilla "accidents" this week - which is unusual because they usually wait until they are back in their cages to relieve themselves of #1. I'm not sure what the deal is with that - we started decreasing their playtime this week so prepare them for less attention when the baby comes, so I wonder if it had to do with that.
  • We got her bedroom mostly painted - the first paint that we bought was too light on the walls (even after 2 coats) so yesterday we picked out a darker green color and I think we're both really happy with how it looks on the walls. It just needs some touch-ups and the walls will be done.
Baby Girl's room in green!

Friday, February 05, 2010

Week 32

32 weeks down, 8 to go...

Everything is still going well, blood pressure is low, baby's heart rate is good, and she's still measuring 1 week bigger than she is (33 cm, this is week 32, but again, +/- 2 cm is considered normal).

Her room is coming along, we have everything primed, the closet is painted (white so that if we repaint the room, we won't have to repaint the inside of the closet), and the ceiling is almost done. Hopefully by the end of the weekend we'll have some of the green on the walls.

The room looks a lot different in white