Wednesday, December 23, 2009

Quick Update...

Just a quick update...

Brad and I went to our appointment yesterday (one of which I was FOR SURE not going to make it to)... At any rate, they hooked us up to a few monitors. One was for heart rate and the other for contractions. Everything looked really good AND, I was having some contractions. I am still at 2 cm though - that was a bit frustrating. I am aware that the dilation can change in a second, however. Today, we go back in for a amniotic fluid "measurement" test. I guess this is pretty standard procedure with overdue babies.

Wish us luck. I do have a feeling that this Babe is going to be welcomed on Baby Jesus' birthday. If that is the case, we may consider a name change to Jesus or Mary...Brad has voted for Frankincense. :)

I hope everyone has a very happy and joyful holiday! Much love. XOXO

Thursday, December 10, 2009

Snow Day

So, just as almost everyone else, Brad and I had a "Snow Day" yesterday. Brad's was actually a half snow/half sick day. He seems to be back on the up and up today, however. AND, most importantly, he did get to use the JD snow blower!

Believe it or not, I have all the gifts bought and wrapped already! I know, right...I am WAY ahead of my usual Christmas curve. I made a few treats over the weekend, and I might make more depending on when Peanut decides to make his/her arrival.

Speaking of peanut, I will give you a quick run down:

How far along? 39 weeks. Wow! 39 - I never thought that I would get here, but yet I look back and think "man, that went fast"!

How big is baby? Too big to move around in my lack-of-waist. You can see when it is snuggling in - with it's butt out! I am guessing he/she is around 7 or 7 1/2 pounds.

Sleep: Here and there. Some nights are WAY better than others. I am feeling really antsy tonight, so we will see how the sleep is...

Movement: Still moves quite a bit. There are definite "snoozing" times and active times throughout the day.

Food cravings: Still those damn pickled beets.

Labor signs: Lots of them. At my Doc appt (I will spare you the details), but she did mention that I am progressing very nicely. In fact, I am much farther than I thought I would be...

What I'm looking forward to: Meeting the Babe. Brad and I took a tour of the hospital on Sunday. I have come to grips as to how this thing is going to get out of here. I also think that my "lack of knowledge" in this department might be a blessing...I have no idea what I am in store for.

What baby's doing this week: Fattening up - and definitely getting ready to enter the world!

So, keep your fingers crossed that this show gets on the road sooner rather than later! :) I think the excitement is outweighing the jitters for Brad and I. We will be sure to share the news with all of you as soon as Baby B is here!

I hope you are all enjoying the holiday season!


Friday, December 4, 2009

Can I please have my feet back?

Seriously. The joke is over. To the person who switched my feet with theirs - can I have them back?