Tuesday, November 24, 2009

Nash's Birthday!!

Well it's official....we are going to have this baby before the end of the week! The appt today was pretty good and noneventful. I'm still only dilated 1cm so we are going to check into the hospital Friday afternoon to start the induction of labor process. We are doing it two weeks before his due date in the hopes that he will still be able to fit and to hopefully avoid a c/section. It could be a long and frustrating process so please pray for us that everything would go as smoothly as possible and that Nash would get here safely, and hopefully quickly! Happy Thanksgiving! The next post will be posted with some pictures of our sweet baby boy!

Monday, November 23, 2009

finished nursery...I think

So I think maybe we have finally finished the nursery. I added the rug, lamp and blanket over the chair yesterday. I think it turned out pretty stinkin cute myself. Hope you guys enjoy.

Thursday, November 19, 2009

We had a good appt today. The sonogram was perfect. He weighs somewhere between 8.8 lbs and 8.12 lbs. whew..big boy! They said he was somewhere around 20 1/2 inches long and that his feet were up in my ribs (she really didn't have to tell me that). After last night there was no doubt who was running this show and if he wasn't interested in sleeping, then neither was I. So the plan is to induce labor starting next Friday night if nothing has happened before then. Whoo-hoo! A plan! I like having things planned out and this makes me happy! So now we can enjoy Thanksgiving day together and then go have a baby! Potentially he has a birthday 11-28!!! I will keep you guys updated.

Monday, November 16, 2009

36 weeks!!

36 weeks was on Saturday!! yay!! We are so excited and anxious. I told Eric the other night that I can't wait to meet him and he looked at me crazy and said "what are you gonna do?? shake his hand and say Hi I'm your mom?" I'm glad my hubby got a kick out of that statement, but surely other people understand what I mean...right?? He has been inside of me for 9 months now and I want to "meet" this creature that has been keeping me up at night and making me run to the bathroom every 16 minutes and giving me heartburn that I thought was only reserved for 55 year old men who just ate a 65 ounce steak! I can't wait to tell him thank you for allowing me to experience all that, and that I'd gladly do it all again in a second. It's so crazy to be so in love with something you've never even laid your eyes on. ok...enough with the sappy.

In other news...I'm huge! and I mean huge. He gets his weigh-in on Thursday and we will see just how big this sumo wrestler is. Once he gets his weight done then we will talk things over with the Doc and decide where to go from here. Eric is convinced he's coming on the 24th. I think he just wants him to have the same "birthday" day of the month as he does! that would be fine with me too! wow..that's only a week away!!

I think this might have to be my last belly posting...the belly is almost to big to fit in the camera lens! Pray for us Thursday as we potentially decide on a birthday for this little boy.

On a side note--most of you know where I got the name Nash from, but in case you didn't...I had an awesome patient back in the spring right before we got pregnant who had a 3ish year old named Nash. I loved the name and the family and knew that if I had a boy his name needed to be Nash. Well...They came in last week as a patient again and I got to tell them the great news that their little boy had a namesake! they were so excited. The mom said that Nash wanted to name the baby she is pregnant with Nash, so now she can tell him that someone else already has the name! haha

Friday, November 6, 2009

35 weeks and counting down!!

profile picture--whew!

trying to figure out how to mount the music machine...fyi..it's sitting on the counter as I type! ha

inside of the crib--didn't my Mom and Dad do an awesome job!!

front of the crib

bassinette w bedding to match his room

Hi all--

35 weeks and we have a full sized baby...literally. At our sonogram yesterday she estimated his weight to be 7 1/2 lbs and 19.5 inches long! No wonder I can't breathe very well anymore! He is healthy and thriving so now the big decision is when to get him out of there. If we do it before 38 weeks I would have to undergo an amniocentesis, which is where they take a little bit of the amniotic fluid from around him by inserting a needle thru my stomach and into his amniotic sac. I said thanks but no thanks to that. there are just way too many complications for me to justify doing such a procedure. I am happy with him being in there until he either decides to come out on his own or it is perfectly safe to bring him out. We will just wait and pray that everything turns out well and until then just try and enjoy these last few weeks with it being just Eric and I. I just have a hunch that he will be here very soon after Thanksgiving though.

In other news...check out that bedding and crib! Isn't it beautiful! I love it and it means so much more that it is hand crafted and will stay in the family forever! My mom did a great job on the bedding. It turned out exactly like I wanted. I know it's not a typical baby look but we like it and that's all that matters right? My Dad labored for more hours than he likes to admit over that crib and it shows. It is gorgeous! Thanks to my parents for all their hard work!

So the countdown begins....everyone keep in touch frequently for updates as I'm sure these last few weeks will be full of them.


Monday, November 2, 2009

34 weeks and my last baby shower.

all my sweet work friends!

Hi everyone! I can't believe it but I'm 34+ weeks! yikes! everything is going well and coming together. I've decided to go kindof "nesting" crazy in the last few weeks because I'm already so tired and sore I can't imagine how it's going to be in the last few weeks. The nursery is almost done! yay! My Dad is finishing up the stain on the crib as I type and when it gets over here I will take lots of pics for everyone to see the final product. I know everyone that has seen the material is wondering how it's all coming together so I will show you as soon as I can!

I had my last baby shower from all my co-workers over the weekend and they were so generous! they got me everything left that I was needing and my Mom and I finished up with a few trade-ins of duplicates yesterday. Eric and I managed somehow to put the carseat and stroller together and we are set! ( I think) who actually knows..I' ve never done this before so we will just see how it goes and do our best.

I have another Drs appt on Thurs and we get to have another sono as well. Hopefully all goes well and he is still growing well--but not too well!

My hubby on the other hand seems to be set on us trading both our cars out within weeks of eachother. He got a new truck/suv last week and now is dead set on getting rid of mine to get a more fuel economic "commuter" car. We shall see where that goes.

Hope all is well with everyone and enjoy this gorgeous weather!