Thursday, October 30, 2008

Our little pumpkin...

Happy Halloween! We just returned from our first childbirth class, which was interesting to say the least. We didn't really learn anything new this time, but it was nice to meet other first time parents due at the same time as us.

We had a Dr. appointment on Monday and she is measuring at 31 centimeters with a heart rate of 140.

While I worked a stressful job, we do have out slow days (as you can see from the picture). When left to our own devices on these days we sometimes have to get creative...

Sunday, October 26, 2008

30 Weeks

10 weeks to go!mrgreenmrgreenmrgreenmrgreeneek We can hardly believe it! We've been busying ourselves getting the nursery ready and are starting childbirth classes this Thursday!

Right now Baby O. is approx. 16 inches long and weighs about 3 pounds. Quite a long way from the poppy seed size she once was! I keep wondering if I'm going to miss my belly (which I love!) when she comes, but I'm assuming I'll be too in love with her to care or notice!

Mike and I have been watching my belly quite a bit, and every not and again it looks like an earth quake is going on in there. It's cute and a little strange. We have yet to figure out what it means when that happens. What IS she doing in there to make my whole belly do that? lol

Sunday, October 19, 2008

29 Weeks and "Things My Mother Never Told Me About Being Pregnant"

77 days to go people! Unfortunately I am miserably ill (non pregnancy related) for the first time since finding out about our impending arrival, and it has hit me rather hard.

Not a whole lot to report right now- she's still kicking away and growing, growing, growing. We've been playing music for her and thus far her favorites have been the more melodic Phish tunes, Bruce Springsteen and the Men Without Hats (very, very 80's) song The Safety Dance. Hmmm... quite the assortment. At least we know she doesn't discriminate in terms of genres.

Considering how large and uncomfortable I'm getting, I think today is a good time to talk about Things My Mother Never Told Me About Being Pregnant:
1. Back fat ('nuf said)
2. The increasing inability to shave my own legs successfully.
3. That babies can shove their little feet so far under your ribs that you cannot breath, laugh, sleep, sit or walk.
4. That strangers and non-strangers alike feel that it is totally appropriate to comment that I "now have a butt" or "finally got boobs."
5. Likewise for people feeling that groping my belly is welcome or appropriate

So, ladies... please share with me what YOUR mother never told you about being pregnant...

Thursday, October 16, 2008

Tummy Kicks

So as we know, our darling daughter-to-be, GeneviƩve has been a wee bit stingy with the kicks for daddy! So on tuesday we snuggled belly-to-belly and she kicked him for about 15 minutes straight! Cute! Apparently she has her father's stubborness (this we knew) and her mother's desire to be hugged and snuggled all the time.

Monday, October 13, 2008

Baby Shower Weekend and 28 Weeks!

28 weeks yesterday and counting! The little one (who is now the saize of an eggplant) has had either fingers or toes shoved under my rib all day! Oi vey!

So, Sunday was my baby shower! What a great time! I must say thank you, thank you, thank you to everyone who came, I feel very honored! Special thanks to those who planned it and put it all together!

Tuesday, October 7, 2008

27 weeks, 2 days later

Finally into my third trimester! Woohooo! This means that baby O. is now about 2 pounds and 14 inches. Her lungs are also officially able to circulate air at this point!

I know that this coming Sunday is my baby shower which I'm uber excited about!

Monday, October 6, 2008

...Or maybe tomorrow, I'm even more tired today.

Sunday, October 5, 2008

27 Weeks

Too tiredto write today, will post about week 27 tomorrow :::::yaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaawn:::::::