Thursday, March 25, 2010

39 weeks - almost there!

We're almost there - one more week until Baby Girl's due date! Things are progressing well and hopefully we'll have a baby before her due date, but if not, the absolute latest she will be born is April 9, as the doctor said he won't let the pregnancy go more than a week past the due date. We pretty much have everything ready and we're just waiting for the big day now. The hospital bags are pretty much packed, the car seat is installed, and we even requested absentee ballets from the county for the April 6 election in the event we will be too preoccupied to get out of the house and vote that day.

Fipsy loves the bassinet play pen in our bedroom - he thinks the storage area is a chinchilla seat, since it's just the right size for his furry butt!

Sunday, March 21, 2010

Baby's Room

Baby Girl's Crib with her musical giraffe that daddy picked out

Flower and butterfly decals above the closet and window, and a butterfly growth chart on the wall. The baby bouncer is in her room right now, but I'm sure it won't stay there once she's here!

Baby girl's dresser/changing table with matching lap, ipod/ihome and the butterfly mobile I made.

I painted the wooden butterfly and flower shapes to match the decor we decorated her room with.

The rocker won't be in until right around her due date, but it will go next to the crib/lamp beside the door.

Maternity Pics

I just wanted to share a few maternity pics that my friend Elizabeth took of Tom and I last week...

Chili always has a way of getting into the middle of things...

no hints on her name - you'll have to wait until she's born!

Saturday, March 20, 2010

Thursday, March 18, 2010

Baby Shower

We got all kinds of goodies at the baby shower - clothes, blankets, a baby bouncer, a baby bathtub, bottles, toys, and more. Check out more pictures!

Sunday, March 14, 2010

Guessing Game #2: Baby's weight and length

How much do you think baby girl will weigh - and how long will she be?

Mom was 7 lbs, 6 oz and 19 inches long
Dad was 8 lbs, 8 oz and 20.5 inches long

Get your votes in - she could come any day (or 3 weeks from now)!

Weeks 36-37

Sorry I didn't update last week - so much to do and so little time! Baby Girl is full term now (as of 37 weeks) and could come any time, but "they" say that babies born to first time mothers usually hold out until close to their due date or even after.

We almost have everything we need for Baby Girl - my baby shower was a couple weeks ago and we got all kinds of cool things, and I picked up the remaining items at super discounts used from folks on craigslist (think $145 baby swing for $30!).

A couple days ago Baby Girl started a new game - previously whenever she was kicking and you rubbed the spot she was kicking, she'd move so you couldn't feel her anymore. Now she kicks back at you when you rub her!

Hopefully I'll get some more pictures posted soon of her room, my belly and the baby shower, but this is all the updates I have time for right now!

Monday, March 01, 2010

Guessing Game #1: Baby's birthdate and time of birth

It's the game you've all been waiting for - when do you think baby girl will be born. Her due date is April 2, but only 5% of babies are born on their due dates...most are born sometime within the 2 weeks before to one week after their due date.

What day and time do you think she'll make her arrival into the world?