Monday, September 29, 2008

34 weeks!

Here is a picture of me at 34 weeks. I have abandoned the make-up and hair brush this week as I am currently battling a sinus infection. On a good note, I still managed to fit into my Eagles jersey! Dustin and I are really excited that it is finally Fall and that we are only 6 weeks away from the due date for our little girl.

Oh, and gauchos = one of a preggo's best friends [ at least for me ]

Wednesday, September 24, 2008

Keeping Busy... Or Not

With a little over 6 weeks until my due date I am finding it hard to keep my mind off the baby! I just keep thinking about getting the nursery ready, shopping for the last minute essentials, and going into labor. I'm sure it will all fly by and November will be here before I know it, but I can't help but feel as though it is dragging by. I have a shower coming up on October 4th but I still haven't unpacked from the last shower. Also, I need to make a packing list for the hospital and finish decorating the nursery. I am not sure why I don't want to get anything done just yet, maybe I'm afraid I will go even more insane once it is all finished.

Also, we had our last prenatal class last night where we learned about caring for a newborn after birth and then were given a tour of the maternity ward. It is a new wing in the hospital so it is very nice and barely feels like a hospital but it was still somewhat nerve racking! Every time she pointed out something in the room and talked about when during labor they used it, I could not help but imagine myself in that hospital bed!

On a fun note, I went and picked up our stroller and car seat combo yesterday. Dustin's parents bought it for us as a gift and I am so excited to finally have it in the house. Dustin put it together and pushed Jake around the house in it to check it out.

Saturday, September 20, 2008

Football Season

Well, football season is in full swing and our weekends are evident of that! It is pretty normal for Dustin and I to be found home relaxing on our weekends any other season of the year, but this heightens the need. Every Saturday we have to watch Notre Dame and every Sunday it is the Bears. I am a big Eagles fan but since we live in the Midwest I am not guaranteed that they will be on TV. When they are, I will try to watch them... unless the Bears are on. Dustin is protective of his televised sporting events.

On another note, I reached 33 weeks of pregnancy on Friday! Our little girl is all over the place these days; one day she is up high and I cannot breath and the next she has dropped down and I feel as though my hips are going to fall apart. Bending over has become impossible as well so no more painting my own toe nails! I know many changes are to come these next 7 weeks so I'm sure I'll have much to update on.

Tuesday, September 16, 2008


I think Dustin has just as many pregnancy cravings as I do these days and last night he asked me to make him chocolate chip cookies. This is how you gain more weight than is recommended during pregnancy. My belly does make for a good lap tray though!

Side note: Isn't our dog adorable?

Friday, September 12, 2008

32 Weeks!

Man how time flies! Today I am officially 32 weeks pregnant which means I have about 2 months to go. Dustin and I are getting really excited for our little girl's arrival and I am starting to wonder how I am going to pass the time. I am really waiting for that nesting phase to kick in.

Wednesday, September 10, 2008

Prenatal Classes

Last night marked the first of three prenatal classes at the hospital. I was really skeptical about taking a labor and delivery class but Dustin was really interested so I signed us up. The first hour or so consisted of information about labor, included diagrams and plushies of women's body parts. We then watched two videos on labor and moved into some breathing exercises on the floor. This is where it all went down hill.

First, I was sitting crossed-legged with my belly sticking out and Dustin was behind me massaging my back. We were also practicing arms rubs and I had my palms up on my legs so he leaned forward and whispered, "You look like buddha." Of course I burst into laughter in the middle of a calming breathing exercise. After the class ended, we spent the whole ride home making jokes about the class.

I guess motivated massages and good jokes are worth the money we are paying for this three part class. I am mainly looking forward to the last class which talkes about newborns and gives us a tour of the maternity ward. Everything else I have already learned through reading!

Tuesday, September 2, 2008

Labor Day Weekend

This past weekend Dustin and I headed to Philly for a baby shower and some family time. We split our trip between Thursday and Friday morning on the way there and did it full swing coming back yesterday. Such a short trip but we had a good time! I had some of my favorite Philly foods and really enjoyed being back on the East Coast. Too bad we could not get down the shore.

Saturday was my baby shower which was loads of fun. My mom set up some cute decorations (that I got to keep) including a clothesline full of baby clothes. We played some games, at some amazing food, and opened gifts. Here are a few pictures from the day.

Later than night we went to Jess's Hollywood party. She is moving to California in a few weeks.

Sunday we headed up to my Uncle Rich and Aunt Carol's home for a mid-afternoon meal. They have a log cabin with tons of land so we spent much time watching the cousins ride around on an ATV and a dirt bike. Too bad I was not allowed to get on and experience the fun.

One last note. I think my family is more obsessed with Jake (our miniature dachshund) than the fact that I am having a baby. My Aunt Jenn has about 40 pictures of Jake during my shower and maybe one of me, it was hilarious.