Thursday, July 31, 2008

33 week check-up

All went well yesterday at our 33-week checkup. Doc says that anytime after 35-weeks is ok to deliver, but the closer to 40-weeks the better. We go back in two weeks and then after that appt - its down to every week. During the "weigh in" yesterday, the nurse says I have gained a total of 20lbs, which is perfect. Everyone I see tells me that I'm so small.... obviously they haven't seen the size of my feet! Fluids have decided to take up residencey in my lower legs and feet. At least my toes look cute still (thanks Steph!).

So we quickly called Scott last night and he helped move furniture around in the baby room (and clean out some of the garage!). My nesting faze has started... if you call it nesting - or panic to get things done!

Tommy will be here before we know it!

Saturday, July 19, 2008

Tommy has a crib finally!

We bought our first (and most important) piece of baby furniture last weekend! Tommy now has a place to sleep in this beautiful white Generation Next crib!

Now, we just need to deal with the rest of the room!

Tommy in 3D/4D at 30 weeks!

This is a link to the video of the 4D ultrasound, its 17 minutes long, but worth it :)

Here are a few pictures from our 3D/4D ultrasound last week. I think Tommy looks like his daddy with cute lips and cheeks! Stephanie was able to join us for the fun and commented that it looks like he will nurse good. Just FYI - he was very active and drinking a lot. Stephanie fed me a piece of lemon cake just before going, to make sure he was active!

Baby Shower - 30 weeks!

Thank you everyone (especially Patrick and Kelli for hosting) who came out to celebrate the expected arrival of our baby boy! I couldn't have asked for anything more. The backyard celebration with family and friends was an amazing time. We cherish each friendship and felt so loved. Here are a few pictures from last Saturday.

My mom took this picture and it brought her to tears... her kids grown up!

Philip and Sam

Guess my belly size - Tom was exact! (go figure!!) but everyone said thats cheating!

Thursday, July 3, 2008

29 Weeks and Childbirthing Class

Tommy will be born at CRMC, formerly known as the community hospital. My doctor only delivers there but it was my preferance too. So, we started our childbirthing classes last week. Every asks me "is Tom going with you?". The answer is YES! This is his child too! His attendance is required at all doctor appts and classes.

Even though CRMC recently went through a major makeover, it still has the feel of a community hospital. Other hospitals have powerpoints and videos, not so much at CRMC - we have 1980s posters! Not that videos are required, the posters show enough!

I like the teacher. She's been a Labor and Delivery nurse for 14 years (and at 5 different hospitals). Overall, I'm not too worried. I am definately going for the mind over matter relaxation. Not to mention, Stephanie (my sis) will be here for the delivery. She has a way of calming me down and not letting me worry (thanks steph!).

So all is good here. The house is almost back together from the floors and we are getting Tommy's room furniture figured out. We go next week for our 30 week check-up as well as a 3D/4D ultrasound. It will be nice to see Tommy again as we haven't had any new pictures in about 10 weeks.