"Delight yourself in the Lord; and He will give you the desires of your heart" ~Psalm 37:4

Wednesday, October 17, 2012

Full Term!!

Today I am 37 weeks and full term, hallelujah! Wow, I felt like it was never going to get here this go round! Yes, I am beyond huge...
(Again, please excuse the photo...although I got showered this morning, there was no time for hair or make-up)

We had our 37 week check-up and our ultrasound yesterday, so two appointments (totaling a wait of like 2 hours) phew..thankfully hubby took off yesterday so he came with me to knock out both...my OB appointment went same ole same...fundal height is measuring right on track at 37 weeks and blood pressure was great...aside from the startling fact that I am up from my starting weight of 103 to now 148...(yes that's right 45 pounds, YIKES)...I guess that's why I'm waddling...Oh well, I gained 50 with Joshua so I guess I just put on that weight...Good thing it comes off super quick!...So since I am going in for a planned C-section at 39 weeks, the only way I would have her earlier is if I went into labor on my own so they checked me for dilation, and I was not dilated just cervix really thinned...so we'll see if she'll stay in for two more weeks or come earlier..

Then we had our ultrasound appointment just to check up on her growth and the cord, and everything looked great still...she measured 36/37 weeks all around and weighed in at 6 lbs 10 oz...(although they said it can be off up to a pound in either direction)...but she looked great, super duper stuffed in there poor thing...the cord is still borderline right on the edge...so while technically he said I COULD do a vaginal delivery since it is not a full blown velamentous insertion he said, my OB is still going with the safer route is a C, so we're definitely just going to still proceed in that direction to be on the safe side.

So now we just wait, and see when she wants to grace us...Unless she decides to come earlier, November 3rd is the date! We're completely ready for her...our hospital bag is all packed, hers is packed, all her clothes washed and hung...carseat is installed...check, check!...I seriosuly cannot stop nesting, I swear all I want to do all day is clean and clean some more...at least my house is spotless...hurry up now baby!

Monday, October 15, 2012

Joshua's 3 Years, Say CHEERS!

Saturday we celebrated my little love turning 3 years old...how can this be!?...We decided to just do a low key party 2 weeks shy of his actual birthday this year just to make sure we squeezed it in before baby girl comes...he told me he wanted to do a bigg Mickey Mouse cake, so Mickey it was! We really our Mickey these days...and so we just did a small party with our family and closest friends with Mickey, BBQ, and a big bounce house for the kiddos...we couldn't have asked for more amazing weather it was so perfect, and everyone had the most wonderful time! And Joshua said "it was the best day ever!" So even though it was all thrown together last minute, I'd say it was a huge success!

Tuesday, October 2, 2012

1 Month Countdown!

One month or less until we get to meet our baby girl...the countdown is on!...And we are completely ready for her now...last weekend we got the last little things like a few more bottles, another drying rack...and we got her stroller all cleaned and her carseat set up in my car!...I got her diaper bag all packed for the hospital and now we just have to pack ours! It's really feeling real now...hurry up month fly by!

We just decided we are going to have Joshua's birthday party a few weeks early since it is so close to due date and we don't want to risk going into labor and not being able to do it...so we are just doing a super low key family cookout with a bounce house...and i'm going to save his big pirate party  I was planning to do for next year so i can go all out!...I was kind of bummed out I couldn't do the big party i want to do but it is what it is and I know he really doesn't care so much this year, so a big Mickey Mouse cake and bounce house is more than awesome for him!...I will more than make up for it next year!

I can't believe October is already here...hello fall and awesome weather and almost baby, I felt like it was never going to get here!!