Friday, June 29, 2012

36 Weeks and More Baby Showers

     36 WEEKS!  I can't believe the end is so close.  In less than a month we will be holding our little girl.  The pregnancy has gone really fast and I've been lucky and haven't had any complications or too much sickness.  I hope all my pregnancies are as easy as this one has been.
     I had my 36 week check-up on Wednesday and everything looks good.  My midwife was really surprised at how thinned out I already am and I'm starting to dilate.  She told me, "I don't think you'll have her this weekend but I'm going to be out of town if anything starts."  Great, just because she told me that the baby will decide to come this weekend.  She thinks I will probably still have at least two weeks but who really knows?  We'll just have to wait and see. 
     Last Friday night I had a baby shower in my ward.  The ladies who did it for me did dinner and games instead of the usual open house type showers.  It was really fun to play the games and visit with everyone for the whole shower.  Everyone who came was really generous and I received lots of great gifts. 
     This past Wednesday the girls from my dental hygiene class had a baby shower for me.  It was fun to visit with all of them again and hear what is going on in their lives.  I forgot to take a picture of everything I received from them before I put it all away but I got a lot of cute outfits, blankets and books.
     I have been busy finishing up everything in the nursery.  Everything is ready except for a few more things I want to hang on the walls.  I love walking by the room and seeing how cute it is.  When I finish everything up, hopefully in the next week, I will post pictures of it.    

Monday, June 18, 2012

34 1/2 Weeks and Baby Shower #1

     Just a little over 5 more weeks to go!  We are getting so close to seeing our baby girl.  At my doctor appointment this week my doctor told me she wouldn't be surprised if I have the baby early!  We'll see if she is right.  I just hope that I don't go over my due date now that she told me I probably will have her early.  I'm hoping to make it to 38 weeks at least.  At my appointment my doctor did an ultrasound to check my fluid levels and everything looked good for 34 weeks.  She said the baby weighs about 5 pounds!  It's amazing that she has grown from something so tiny and now she is 5 pounds.
     Wednesday night I had my first baby shower.  Some of my mom's neighbors put it all together for me.  It was fun to see people from the ward that David and I grew up in.  I received a lot of fun things.  I can't wait to start playing dress up with our new baby. 

        We are getting really close to having everything ready for baby's arrival.  We bought the carseat and stroller last week.  The nursery is just about finished.  At my baby shower my mom gave me the crib bedding set that I wanted.  It is fun to walk past the nursery and see the crib with the bedding.  I'm hoping this week to get the window valances hung up and then the nursery will be pretty much complete.  I can't believe we are getting so close to my due date!