Wednesday, January 20, 2010

First Shower

This past weekend I had my first baby shower. My aunts wanted to throw a small shower with just family and close friends. They live in Gadsden and I don't see them very often. It was so nice just spending time with everyone. Addi got so many great things! She got tons of clothes, diapers, a pack and play, bouncers, a swing and so much more! She is so blessed to have people who already love and care about her enough to buy her the things she will need for her first months in this world. I still have two more showers to go and I'm not sure where i'm going to put everything!

Brad went hunting this past weekend. As soon as he got home, I put him to work in the nursery. Everything has been moved except for the 500 lb gun safe that will be moved by this Friday before he goes hunting again! Only two more weekends of him being gone and then I can really put him to work helping me out around the house.

It has been more difficult getting up and going to work lately. I sit at a desk for pretty much 8 hours a day and I'm just really uncomfortable. Today, I decided to take my shoes off at my desk and didn't think I was going to be able to put them back on b/c my feet were so swollen! My shoes will stay on my feet from now on :)

Last night we went to our third "Preparing for Parenthood" class at St. Vincents. Our nurse took us on a tour of the birthing suites and we were able to see exactly where to go and what we need to bring to the hospital when the time comes. Everything looked so nice and the rooms were a lot bigger than I expected. I guess I need to start packing my bag b/c I only have about 7 weeks left!

Monday, January 11, 2010

32 Weeks

I'm 32 weeks today! This time has flown by way faster than I ever expected. She will be here before we know it. I can't wait to meet her, but we still have so much work to do before she arrives! The furniture is finally out of the nursery and I just need to finish cleaning it out and buy a carpet remnant for the floor. Then all we will have to do is move the nursery furniture from my parent's house to here! We REALLY need to get busy! My showers start this weekend and I will need a place to put her gifts!

We started our "Preparing for Parenthood" classes last Tuesday and we have 3 more classes to go.I was excited to start learning about what I might expect when I go into labor. Brad, however, is telling everyone that he is scarred for life after the video we watched :)

I went to the doctor today and he said that everything looks great! Last visit he said she was measuring a little big, but that was a good thing. I've gained a total of 27 pounds and he said he was pleased with my weight gain. I asked him if I would be getting another ultrasound before she arrives and he said that they haven't planned on it but I could get the 4-D if I wanted. I just don't see the point in paying almost $200 to see a picture her when I will see her in person in 8 weeks or less. He also gave me a prescription to increase my iron, but other than that everything went great!

Hopefully by my next post I will have some baby bump pictures. Everyone keeps asking for them, but I just don't have any that I like enough to show people :)