Thursday, June 10, 2010

38 weeks 3 days

This is the last Thursday I will ever spend without an outside baby!!!! Thank goodness because I'm so out of room!

Saturday, June 5, 2010

37.5 weeks

Big sisters Libby and Lexi: The girls got a bath and are now ready to meet their little sister! They had just drank water because getting a bath is such hard work! :)

This week we had an ultrasound to check in on our little girl. Because Aubrey is measuring small, my doctor wanted to do a BPP- it's basically a test that observes the way she moves her arms and legs. It also looks at a few other things like practice fetal breathing. She scored an 8/8! But I could have told them my little ninja was moving around just fine. :) They also checked my fluid levels and they were really good. This apparently is a good sign her lungs are matured. They couldn't do an updated growth ultrasound because they said there has to be a minimum of 2 weeks between scans to get an accurate reading. That means I have to go back again on Monday. It's kind of annoying to have to keep taking time off work but I guess they are going to have to get used to being without me!

Monday we will find out how she is growing and then they will decide whether or not he wants to induce me at 39 weeks. I don't really want to be induced because there is a much greater risk of it ending up in a C section but I am definitely ready to not be pregnant for another 2 weeks so I won't complain. Hopefully she just decides to come on her own and we don't have to worry about it! I am 1 cm dilated and 75% effaced. It's a little progress so I'm excited. At least I know all those contractions that have been keeping me up are doing something. I just wish they wouldn't stop!

Monday, May 24, 2010

3D pictures and update!

We had a great doctor's appointment today at 36 weeks! Here are a few pictures- she looks so much like Addam already!

Already sticking out her tongue!

Aubrey is measuring small (5lbs yesterday). That puts her in the 12th percentile for 36 weeks. My doctor said everything else looks good. Her growth is all proportionate and fluid levels are really good. He said these things mean she is growing and developing on time, she just is a small baby. They want me to come back for another growth ultrasound at 38 weeks. If she is still measuring small, they will probably induce me at 39 weeks because she may be out of room and that's why she isn't gaining enough weight. I'm already making a little progress (fingertip dilated, 60% effaced) so it looks like all the Braxton Hicks contractions I've been having are doing their job!

Friday, May 21, 2010

A few pictures from my shower!

Here are just a few of the wonderful pictures from my shower! We are so thankful for everyone who came and made it an awesome day! I still can not believe how generous every was! Aubrey is already so spoiled!!

This is the adorable name banner Cortney made. I saved it and I'm hoping to find a theme that it matches and reuse it for her 1st birthday party! Because I know if I tried to make something like this, it would not be near as cute. :)

Here is Aubrey's diaper cake! The inside is filled with bath goodies and TONS of diapers of coarse! All the bath toys and the topper are a cute sea theme. I also really like the pacifiers Kim added on her sister recommendation. Now let's just hope Aubrey likes them too!

I am kind of obsessed with this quilt! Thank you so much Cortney! I could have never done this and I love it! Now Aubrey just needs to get here to use it!

Everything is going well so far. This week the email I get said Aubrey is between 19-22 inches long and 6 lbs! That seems so big! But I guess we're in the home stretch now. Next Monday we have a growth ultrasound where they guess her approximate weight. I can't wait to see how big our little bean is!

Monday, May 17, 2010

35 weeks pregnant, 35 days to go!!

I've been terrible about updating! Sorry, work has been crazy busy on top of trying to get everything completed before I go out on maternity leave. Here are a few pictures from our maternity shoot. Thank you Ashley and Alison for getting some great shots! I'm so happy with the way they turned out!

How far along? 35 weeks pregnant, 35 days until my due date- Wahoo! Almost there!

Total weight gain/loss: I was going to stop answering this question, but oh well. I'm up about 37 pounds. Everyone keeps telling me I'm "all baby". If you poke my tummy, you'd probably believe that- it's hard as a rock! Just don't poke my butt! :)

Stretch marks? Thankfully- still none! Which is amazing because I feel huge!
Sleep: It's hard to get a "good" nights sleep when you're up ever 2 hours to pee. But over all, I guess it could be worse.

Best moment this week: This week was very productive. We made our last big trip to Babies R Us and got everything else we needed from the registry, we chose a pediatrician, installed the car seat base into my Jeep, washed all her clothes and blankets, and Addam put together the swing! We are so ready to have our little girl!

Movement: She is so strong now! I swear sometimes I think she's trying to exit via Alien style from my belly button! She has also recently found my ribs and unfortunately does not realize these are not her new toy. She is very active but I can't complain, I love knowing she's healthy!

Food cravings: No crazy cravings, I'm just a bottomless pit. I can't eat a whole lot in one sitting because I run out of room but give me another 2 hours and I'll be starving again!!

Gender: GIRL! Her name is Aubrey Morgan Lewis.

Labor Signs: None yet, but soon hopefully! I am considered "full term" at 37 weeks, that's only 2 weeks away. And anytime she is ready to come after 37 weeks, mama will be ready! :)

Belly Button in or out? Amazingly, still in! Hopefully it stays that way!

What I miss: My wedding bands :( They have been tight for a few weeks but Saturday night I could barely get them off. Today is my first day at work without them and I feel like my hand is naked!
What I am looking forward to: Meeting Aubrey!

Milestones: Next week we have a growth ultrasound to find out a guess on how big she will be! I can't wait to find out!

Thursday, April 8, 2010

29 weeks & Stroller is in!

I'm kind of obsessed with our new stroller! It's a Baby Jogger City Mini. I had to put it together as soon as it came in! Well, I guess I should say Addam had to put it together as soon as it came in! :)

In the box...

Dad in progess...

Ready for a walk!

With the finished product. He really didn't want to take this picture! Haha!

How far along? 29 weeks 3 daysTotal weight gain/loss: Um, yeah, I think it's about time I stop answering this question. I can say it's still below the recommend 35 lbs but I'm not feeling very confident about making it another 10 weeks within that range. :)

Stretch marks? None yet but she's been growing so quickly these days I'm just waiting for my first one.

Sleep: Not too shabby. I still get up a few times a night but I think that's expected. My Snoggle is still the best thing that ever happened to me! I will recommend it to any of my friends that get pregnant.

Best moment this week: I guess from the pictures above, it's getting our stroller. I can already picture our summer walks with our little girl. :)

Movement: She is getting stronger every day. The kicks don't hurt yet but they are starting to getting a little uncomfortable. The doctor says this week I'm supposed to start doing kick counts and make sure I feel she move, kick, or turn at least 10 times in 2 hours at least twice a day. Luckily, she's been pretty active so I don't have to lay there the whole 2 hours. I can get up anytime after I get to 10.
Food cravings: Still nothing crazy like pickles and ice cream. Usually it's just ice cream. :) May be that's why I stopped weighing myself everyday. LOL
Gender: GIRL! Her name is Aubrey Morgan Lewis.
Labor Signs: None at all and hopefully not for a long time! I think I felt my first Braxton Hicks last night but they weren't painful at all. Actually, if I hadn't had my hand on my tummy I wouldn't have even noticed it.
Belly Button in or out? In, but really it's just kind of flat at this point.
What I miss: Well, I'm starting to get uncomfortable. It's not too bad but it definitely makes the days a little longer at work and I put off cleaning the bathrooms more often. :) I miss just being mobile.

What I am looking forward to: Um, is it wrong for me to say maternity leave?? LOL I am definitely over working right now. I can't wait to have some time off to spend taking care of my little girl and her daddy too!
Milestones: At our doctor's appointment this week we moved to visits every 2 weeks instead of every 4 weeks. It makes it feel so much closer to the end!

Wednesday, March 24, 2010

Hello 3rd Trimester!

Well, this week I am offically in my 3rd trimester! We're in the home stretch now. It's crazy to think in just 13 more weeks we'll get to meet our little girl! Here is an updated picture. Don't mind my hair/ make up- we were getting ready to go out to breakfast. :)

Here is her crib with the letters hanging above. I am going to paint the letter a pale pink but they probably won't look that much different.

This is a view from the inside of the crib and her mobile.

We finally found wall art! We had such a hard time finding something that we liked but I'm really happy with these two pieces.

Dresser/ hutch, hamper, and glider. When we get the changing pad it will go where the bear is now.

Her closet is already so full! We have clothes ranging from Newborn- 6-9 months. I still need to wash everything for the first time but I'm waiting until after her shower and then I'll just do it all at once.

How far along? 27 weeks 2 day
Total weight gain/loss: I'm up about 23 lbs. My doctor's appointment isn't until next week so I'll have an official weigh in then. The rule of thumb is that I should gain a pound a week from here on out. If I can keep to that, I'll be happy. Hopefully the Reese's Peanut Butter ice cream (and chocolate/ peanut butter topping) doesn't catch up with me! :)
Stretch marks? None yet, hoping to keep it that way!
Sleep: Well, I have been attacked by my allergies the last few days which is making a good nights' sleep hard. Best moment this week: The nursery is pretty much finished. It's great to have so much done already! I still have plenty on my to do list though. Before we know it, it will be time to start putting together all the baby stuff. And man is there a lot to put together! Hopefully Addam is up for the challenge.
Movement: She moves around a ton and is getting stronger everyday. You can see her kick through my shirt. It's crazy! I try to enjoy them now as I know they will soon turn from cute little taps into kicks to my ribs.
Food cravings: I still haven't had any off the wall cravings. Especially since I've been sick the last few days and nothing tastes the same, I have become especially indecisive.
Gender: Girl! Her name will be Aubrey Morgan Lewis.
Labor Signs: None at all and hopefully not for a long time!
Belly Button in or out? In- all the books say it won't stay that way much longer but I'm hoping it stays put! I'm not interested in an outie :)
What I miss: Good drugs! Since I've been so sick the past few days, I just want to take the good stuff and knock this crud out of my head.
What I am looking forward to: Meeting our little girl! Two of our friends had their little girl last week (Welcome Blakelee Anne!) and it just made me even more excited to meet Aubrey. I can't wait to see what she looks like!