Tuesday, June 28, 2011

35 Weeks

This past Thursday, I reached 35 weeks of pregnancy. This past week I also entered the "pre-labor" stage. Pre-labor supposedly starts around a month before real labor. It's not much fun. The good news is that it is a big signal that the baby is coming soon. We are physically ready and hopefully mentally ready. Our suitcase and the car seat are in the car... all we need now is a baby.

Last week we went to childbirth class and did our hospital tour. I think our hospital will be great. All of the Labor and Delivery rooms are huge and completely private. The recovery rooms are also all private. 2 to 6 more weeks to go!

Wednesday, June 22, 2011

Our Maternity Pictures

We had our pictures taken today. We didn't have all of these printed, but they gave us a disk with all the pictures, so here are my favorites.

34 Weeks

Last Thursday, I reached 34 weeks of pregnancy. Everything is still going well. We had an appointment with our doctor on Monday and everything is good. I have had a bit more swelling than before, but I still have good blood pressure.

We have been very busy ever since I finished with work. I cannot think of one single day that we didn't have something going on outside of Grant's job. We have been out of town for baby showers and have been doing lots of stuff to finish getting ready for Cullen's birth. My mom came to visit and washed all of Cullen's clothes! I am so glad that I don't have to worry about it. We started childbirth class last night.

Here are some recent pictures:

Maternity Pictures

We had some maternity pictures taken today. I will upload some more poses a little later, but here is a preview...

Wednesday, June 8, 2011

Church Baby Shower

My wonderful girlfriends at church threw us a baby shower last weekend. Our nursery is going to be a camping theme, so they decided to stay with the theme for the shower. We received so many wonderful gifts! It is really going to be a big task to put everything away. We are so blessed to have such a wonderful church.

32 Weeks

Everything is still going well. We had a sonogram this past Monday. It was good. Cullen was exactly the right size... to the day. My doctor said that never happens. He was estimated to be 4 lbs 4 oz. My belly measurements are good and my weight gain is a little on the high end, but still normal. The good news is we decided to go with a jogging stroller instead of the traditional 4 wheeled stroller. Hopefully I will feel like going for walks a couple of weeks after Cullen arrives. Our hospital bag is all packed now. I'm starting to think that I shouldn't have packed yet because it has made me that much more anxious to deliver. We had a great baby shower last weekend with our friends from church. I will put up pictures from that a little later.

In other news, I finished up the school year last week. Friday was my last day of work. I will be staying at home with Cullen. I am so glad to have time off before he is born. There have been lots and lots of things that I wanted to do before he comes, and now I have time to do them.

I know everything I say and do is about the baby right now, but I have no apologies. Being pregnant is my life right now and that is naturally all I think about. I think God makes mommies like that because making/getting prepared for a new human is a big deal. I am so excited to get a baby and super nervous to deliver a baby.