Thursday, August 21, 2008

Nursery....It's Coming Along.

Just posted a few pictures of the nursery. There's a lot left to do...I can't wait to get my creative juices all over that room! We hope to get the crib soon. It was out of stock when Eric went to get it on Monday - pooh! The cradle will more than likely be in our room the first few weeks. I'll post more as we get more done.

On another note, I'd appreciate prayers for me at work. I'm starting to feel quite overwhelmed as my time begins to run out doing projects and extra work ahead of time. I've been working over several days the past few weeks and the list keeps getting longer! Thanks. Love to all!

Saturday, August 16, 2008

Baby Shower #2 and 33 Week Update

My mom and sister threw me my second baby shower on August 2. It was so much fun, even though I was exhausted. I had not been sleeping well for several days and woke up that morning feeling tired, weepy, and sore. But, thankfully had a good time with friends at the shower. We played some fun games. My favorite was a game where my sister melted mini candy bars (chocolate) inside of diapers, then everyone had to guess what candy each "poop" was just by smelling it...see the grossness below! The other game was the one where everyone tore off a piece of crepe paper to guess the girth of my baby bump...Patty won! Thanks to all the ladies for such a great shower and great gifts....including our stroller/car seat, pack-n-play, clothes, diapers, blankets, etc.

Now for an update. I'm now at about 33 weeks. So hard to believe we're in the home stretch. After a couple of weeks of bad sleeping, and waking up with a severely sore arm in the mornings, I asked the doctor about it and found out I have pregnancy induced carpal tunnel. Thanks to a wrist brace, I am sleeping and feeling SO much better. I feel like a new woman! Although, I think I've started puffing up a bit in my face which makes me look tired all the time. Baby girl is doing great. The doctor estimates she's about 4.25 lbs. She's really low, head down, and the doc thinks she'll more than likely stay that way until birth.

I think I mentioned we started our birthing classes a few weeks ago at the hospital. They're going great. I'm actually thinking hard about trying to do things a lot more naturally than before. I just figured I would HAVE to have an epidural to make it through. But, pregnancy has a way of making me feel like I can take on the world. I've not ruled out pain medications (I'm no hero!) but I'm hoping breathing and relaxation can help me through a lot more of it than I originally thought. Who knows...we'll see. I posted some 33 week pictures, to the right.

Since we're approaching the last several weeks, I'll try to post whenever there's news or progress. Otherwise, I'll be spending lots of time in the nursery, at work (trying to get ahead for maternity leave) and extra sleeping (while I can!). We'd appreciate prayers for these last weeks and a great delivery. Will write more soon. Love to all.

Friday, August 1, 2008

Clairvoyant Predicts my Birth Experience! (Ha!)

Ok - so this is totally just for fun.  Someone on Baby Center (website community for expectant moms) posted this site where "Madame Zaritska" predicts your birth experience based on your questions to a few of her questions.  Here's what I am apparently in for....guess we'll have to see just how clairvoyant Madame Zaritska is.  Other than the boy part, sounds pretty good!  I could certainly handle a 4 hour labor!!!  And, neither Eric or I had much hair at all when we were born.  Oh well - at least a good laugh.  Enjoy.

Madame Zaritska, our resident clairvoyant, wants to help you prepare for the arrival of your child. Here she does here best to predict certain aspects of your labor and birth experience.  What she senses for you...
The day you deliver, outside will be foggy.  Your baby will arrive in the early evening.  After a labor lasting approximately 4 hours, your child, a boy, will be born.  Your baby will weigh  about 6 pounds, 6 ounces and will be 22 inches long.  This child will have blue eyes and some very fine hair.