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Monthly Archives: July 2008
Today I am officially 37 weeks (or maybe yesterday it was official). I don’t know if this is scary or just plain exciting.
I feel so fortunate to be able to say that this has really been a great pregnancy. I do not feel sick of being pregnant at all and while I want him to come when he’s good and ready, I am fully ready to admit I just cannot wait to meet him. I have loved this whole experience, from sharing with family that Brian and I were expecting, to feeling the movements and kicks, it has been amazing. It is hard to believe the end is really in sight.
I am so looking forward to what is to come! 20 days left.
I got to work on the nursery some more today. Brian brought the valances Grandma Philcrantz made for us so I put those up. I also got some canvas storage containers at the store the other day so I organized things to put in those and put them in the changing table where I wanted things. We’ve got a shelf to hang, a picture to hang, and once again, I still want to get a lamp and a clock. Hopefully if I decide to go out tomorrow I’ll find those.
Friday night Brian and I went on a little shopping trip. We picked up some things at the Christmas Tree Shop (those storage containers and the shelf mentioned above) then went into Babies ‘R’ Us and spent a few bucks. There were just a few things left on my list that I thought we should get and we were able to check everything off. We were even able to get some extras like some more clothes and a really nice Red Sox blanket that Brian found.
I officially started packing my hospital bag. It took a lot of will power not to open the jolly ranchers candy I bought to have in the hospital We’ve got to install the car seat base and put the pack n’ play (bassinet) in our bedroom and then I think we’ll be good to go. Wow.
Just another week or so and Baby P can have the green light to make his appearance whenever he wants. I am really ready to meet him and am looking forward to my doctors appointment Wednesday to see how things are going. I can’t believe how soon the due date really is – I wasn’t sure the day would ever come, but now its right around the corner!
25 days left. How exciting
Wednesday we had our last ultrasound and I had a check-up visit with the doctors office. Everything went well, and the doctors visit really made me feel like this is the beginning of the end. At the ultrasound we found out that BabyP’s left kidney is still filled with more fluid than it should be, so we’ll have to follow up on that with the pediatrician when he is born. We were told they might just wait and see, they might put him on antibiotics, or they might want to do an ultrasound on the baby, but the doctor didn’t really seem too concerned and genuinely believes it will resolve itself. Lets hope so!
They did some measurements and he’s still measuring pretty far ahead (for example, his head and abdomen both measured in the 39th week) and his weight right now is estimated to be 7lbs7oz, plus or minus 13 oz. Even if its minus 13 oz. he’s still big for this point in time, but I guess having a big baby was inevitable. As long as he’s big and healthy! (since thats really what matters)
After the ultrasound I went over to my doctors office for my first visit in 4 weeks. I was so curious to see what they had to say since it had been a month and we’re getting so close to the end. I had some tests done as well as an exam. I found out that his head is down low, he’s in right position, and he’s running out of room (I could’ve told them that!).
I’ve been doing baby laundry all week and we got one picture hung in the nursery. I still want to find a lamp, bins for inside the changing table, and a clock to hang up in there. We’ll be going shopping for a few more articles of clothing we’re short on this weekend. Its really all coming together and I won’t lie – I’m starting to get a little anxious about it!
I’ve got another check up next Wednesday and will be seen every week from here out. Luckily, at least for this coming week, my schedule is jam-packed so my mind will be elsewhere most of the time. BabyP can make his appearance any time after “Auntie Nic” ties the knot next week! Such an exciting time!
Today is one calendar month until the big day. I know that really we have just over four weeks to go, but to be able to say “a month from today” is a little bit overwhelming. I’m really excited though, and would like to be able to hold him in my arms. Not only would that be amazing, but it would mean his legs are no longer stuck in my ribs and I’m sure I’d be much more comfortable.
Sleeping is getting to be a pain in the bum. Well, actually, a pain in the legs. I don’t know when I will be able to enjoy it again, but I really can’t wait to sleep on my stomach again. That is really something I look forward to.
I’m going to start doing some baby laundry today. Even though I’m not a huge fan of doing laundry, this makes me pretty excited and I’m not sure why. Haha (go ahead – laugh at me). I need to figure out how I’m going to organize clothes with all of the space we have in his dresser and in the closet. Now I’m just rambling.
After laundry I’ll be working on packing my bag for the hospital *just in case*. We are getting so close!
Five weeks to go. That sounds like crazy talk to me. 34 days left. More crazy.
I am happy to say that we have all of the essentials should the need arise. Its scary to think that BabyP could make his appearance at any time, but I honestly don’t think he’s going to. I think, in fact, that he’s going to be late to his own party and keep his mother waiting. He seems to be quite comfy, not moving at all from that foot-in-rib position he’s been in.
I still have some work to do on the nursery. Just small things like hanging pictures and curtains and such.
I’ve taken pictures already, though, and will have them posted as soon as I motivate myself to figure out how to hook my new camera up to the computer. If you check out the website, I’ve finally put a few pictures of the nursery up!
Here’s to counting down the days! And nothing too exciting to report (no news is good news, right?).