Friday, August 26, 2011

Nursery is Complete

Hallelujah, I can actually say that Blake's nursery is all done! I'm not entirely set on the layout of the nursery at this point, but at least everything that belongs in there is there and ready when we take our little guy home :)

Sorry the picture quality isn't great (from my iPod), I really need to find my camera battery charger before Blake arrives!

Crib and Glider


Changing Table


Super Cute Growth Chart from my friend, Taryn


Closeup of Mobile and Bedding


I'm not sure if he has enough clothes ... ha!

Wednesday, August 24, 2011

38 Weeks

Just had my last baby shower today and I'm blown away by how generous my family, friends, and co-workers are! After gift cards and all the gifts today, we officially have EVERYTHING we need!!! I ordered his glider and swing online with all the gift cards and didn't have to pay dime out of pocket :) Blake has diapers to last him for months and clothes to last him until he's in 18-24 month size! What blessing all these people are to us! Blake is already spoiled, and he's not even here yet!


Seriously, Blake has more clothes than me!


Onto the weekly update! Maybe the last one!?
*How far along?: 38 Weeks
*How big is baby?: He was estimated to be 6 pounds 5 weeks ago via 3D ultrasound
*Weight Gain: 21 pounds, I passed the dreaded 20 pound mark - ugh!
*Sex: Sweet baby boy!
*Maternity clothes: Still my maternity jean capris and lots of dresses
*Stretch marks: My lower belly has faint red marks all over it now :(
*Sleep: Wishing it wasn't so interrupted by position changes and trips to the bathroom ...
*Symptoms: Everything from a bloody nose in the morning, to constant urge to go to the bathroom, contractions when I stand up for any period of time, my pelvic bone feeling like it's going to break when I change positions, throbbing heels, swollen ankles, and always sleepy - I sound like a serious complainer, but this pregnancy thing really was a breeze for me until these last couple weeks, I swear!!!
*Movement: Blake is always re-adjusting his position or kicking if something presses on my tummy :)
*Food cravings: Mexican is still my food of choice, but that's not necessarily pregnancy specific. Blood sugars haven't exceeded 100 for a while now (shouldn't be over 120 after I eat)
*Labor signs: Contractions happen just about every time I stand up for any length of time. But when I lay down, they go away - so nothing to rush to the hospital for yet...
*Belly button in or out: Still an innie, but part of it is protruding
*What I miss: Sleeping on my tummy, being able to get up off the couch/bed without serious preparation/effort, and not waking up with excruciating back pain in the middle of the night
*What I'm looking forward to: Meeting our sweet baby :) Doctor is doing an ultrasound to determine his weight next week! I'll have more information about what the next plan of action will be in less than a week (i.e., induction or c-section)

Sunday, August 7, 2011

Product Assembly Required

Who knew that putting together a pack & play and bouncer seat, assembling a dresser, and properly installing a car seat involved so many screw drivers, steps, and rules!? All these directions need to be written by someone that actually understands English!


We have pretty much everything set up that we would like for Blake's arrival except for some more diapers, wipes, his changing pad/cover, glider, and his swing. We even got the car seat base installed in my car last week :)

I haven't done a pregnancy update in a while so here it goes ...

*How far along?: 35 Weeks, but he is measuring 39 Weeks as of tomorrow
*How big is baby?: He was estimated to be 6 pounds 3 weeks ago via 3D ultrasound
*Weight Gain: 19 pounds
*Sex: Sweet baby boy!
*Maternity clothes: Maternity jean capris and lots of dresses
*Stretch marks: My lower belly has faint red marks all over it now :(
*Sleep: If I didn't have to get up to go to the bathroom every 2 hours it would be amazing!
*Symptoms: Bloody nose, running to the bathroom every couple hours, pretty intense braxton hicks contractions that are not regular but rather painful at times, throbbing heels, and sleepy
*Movement: He's pretty much always squirming around in there! Has yet to wake me up in the middle of the night though :)
*Food cravings: Nothing in particular, but most of my blood sugars have been nice and low readings (even after some not so low carb choices)- which makes me happy!
*Labor signs: Nothing imminent at this point
*Belly button in or out: Still an innie, but part of it is protruding
*What I miss: Sleeping on my tummy!
*What I'm looking forward to: Seeing his sweet face in less than a month! Also, the doctor is going to do an ultrasound in 2-3 weeks to determine if we will be inducing labor or proceeding with a c-section. If he is measuring over 9.5 pounds then my doctor wants to go ahead and schedule a c-section between August 22-30 (depending on the measurements). Can't believe this is so close now! I've started packing my hospital bag, but it only has my toiletries and 2 articles of clothing for me so far ... I need to get on it!

Hope you had a great weekend :) I'm going to help my husband celebrate the rest of his birthday! Love you all!
Brooke