Wednesday, November 25, 2009

30 Weeks, Baby's Name, and Nursery Preview

Hi, everyone! This morning, after I stood up from hunching over while putting on my shoes, I felt a sharp pain in my left side. I'm pretty sure there was a little foot sticking out of the left side of my belly, and I had to gently push it back in to make the pain go away (it didn't feel so painful once I realized what it was!). I thought it was pretty cute, but hopefully she doesn't make a habit of it! Here is my 30-week picture, compared to my 29-week picture.

29 Weeks

30 Weeks

For those of you who don't know and are wondering, we've decided to keep the baby's name a surprise until she's born. We're 99% sure we know what we're going to name her, but since we still have some time, we're not frantic yet (sorry if the title of this entry was misleading!). Also, Chet and I have been working on the nursery, and here is a sneak peak. It's definitely not finished, but I thought you'd like to see where we're going with the decorating and such (more pictures to follow!).

We hope everyone has a safe and wonderful Thanksgiving!

Monday, November 23, 2009

Texas Baby Shower

I flew to Texas the weekend of November 13th for an amazing baby shower hosted by my mom, P-ma (maternal grandmother, for those of you who don't know), and good friend Gwen. Gwen was the decorator and caterer, and everything turned out perfectly! It was so nice to spend time with friends and family, and to receive so many wonderful gifts (especially all of the adorable clothes and accessories that a baby girl can wear)! Thanks everyone!

Ashley, P-ma, Gwen, and Mama

Kitchen Table (with Ginny the Giraffe sitting guard)

Cupcakes (the top tier is actually 4 onesies made to look like cupcakes!)

Punch Bowl

Dining Room Table (too bad the food wasn't set out yet)

Shoe and Bow Tree

Ashley and Cousin Starla

Bathroom Decorations

Diaper Cake

Aunt Sheila, Ashley, and Aunt Ellen

Thursday, November 19, 2009

28 and 29 Weeks

Hi, everyone! Sorry for taking a week off from blogging...we've been busy lately! Here are my 28- and 29-week pictures (as always, compared to the previous week).

27 Weeks

28 Weeks

29 Weeks (please excuse the weird hairdo)

Last entry I mentioned having my glucose test, which I failed. Not a big deal; I had to take a more accurate 3-hour test the following week (which was last week). It wasn't much fun, because I had to fast for 12-hours beforehand, then sit in the waiting room of the clinic for nearly four hours, getting my blood drawn each hour. I was pretty hungry by the end. I'm pretty sure I passed this test, because I haven't received a phone call from my doctor (I should have heard from her Monday had I failed again). So thank goodness for no gestational diabetes!

Last weekend I flew to Texas for a wonderful baby shower hosted by my mom, but I'll devote an entire entry to that in the next couple of days. While I was in Texas, Chet and his dad painted the baby's room, and it looks amazing! Pictures to follow!

Saturday, November 7, 2009

27 Weeks and Crib

Hi, everyone! Here is my 27-week picture, compared again to my picture from last week. I don't think I grew as much this week as I did last week...which may mean I grow twice as much next week!

26 Weeks
27 Weeks

I had a doctor appointment Thursday, and the baby's heart is still beating at a strong 150 beats per minute. I've gained just about 10 lbs, and the doctor said that my tummy measurement is right where it should be (this is the first time she pulled out the tape measure). The appointment was also a little unnerving, just because the doctor had to explain that at this point in the pregnancy I need to go straight to labor and delivery if anything seems wrong. Hopefully this baby continues to cook for as long as possible! I also received my H1N1 vaccine, and was supposed to do my glucose test Thursday, but I did it Friday morning at the clinic in Mayport (closer to home) instead. I should have those results next week.
In other news, we're starting to put the nursery together! In the last three weeks we've gone through and taken out all of the boxes that were stacked in the nursery from our move, and Chet put together the crib, armoir, and dresser/changing table that we ordered. I also picked out the paint color (pink, of course!), so we'll do a test swatch to see if what I picked is the color we'll actually go with. (By the way...there are WAY too many shades of pink available at Lowe's and Home Depot. It's just not right.) Thankfully, Chet's dad is visiting next weekend while I'm in Texas, and they will do all of the painting while I'm gone. I'll post more pictures of the room after it's painted (right now it's way too white).
Chet (just starting to put the crib together)
Ashley (posing next to the crib as if she put it together by herself)