Wednesday, May 30, 2007

32 weeks

I had my 32 week check-up yesterday and everything went well. I am right on track with my weight gain, my blood pressure is nice and low, and the baby's heartbeat was ~150 bpm. My doctor thinks that he is breech right now which is only a little concerning. About 15% of babies are still breech at 32 weeks, however only 3-4% of babies stay this way all the way to term. It's likely he'll turn on his own sometime in the next month, so keep your fingers crossed!!

It's hard to imagine, but this little man is already 15+ inches long and almost 4 pounds!! In the past few months the rapid weight gain has been due to an increase in fat stores and muscle. The baby can move his head from side to side, however he is now taking up so much room that his movement should start to slowly decrease (although I haven't noticed any slowing down yet - he still feels like he is playing soccer in my womb!). That is why it's a bit concerning that he is still breech - because the room to turn is becoming limited.

Wednesday, May 23, 2007

30 weeks!

I am 30 weeks now and things continue to go well. Here is us all decked out to attend a wedding last weekend. Finally people are regularly noticing that I'm pregnant and it's fun to chat about. Nate was joking that from behind I don't look pregnant at all, and then as soon as I turn to the side it's like WHOA! There's the belly :) I've included some funny photos he took last night.

No belly Whoa belly!

Well the nursery is still a work in progress, but I'll go ahead and post a few photos of us getting it ready. We still have a ways to go as far as decorating the walls, etc, but it's certainly coming along! It's really fun to walk in that room and imagine hanging out in there with Hayden in a few shorts months.

Tuesday, May 15, 2007

Denver Baby Shower

May 14th, 2007

Well Nate, Hayden and I just got back from a trip to Denver for Mother's Day. It was one of the best weekends we've had in a long time - just perfect honestly. Nate's sister, Katie, threw us a fantastic coed baby shower, and I have to say, I would recommend a coed shower to everyone - the laugh factor was much higher than for an all girls shower, and I think the men were even more intrigued by the range of gifts (pee pee tee pee) than the women! And Katie had planned great games - just fun all around. We got so many things that we needed for the nursery, and adorable clothes. Nate's mom knit us a gorgeous afgan and little booties and a hat with a pon pom and rattle for the baby. But the best gift of all is that Hayden is going to be a cousin only 5 -6 months after he is born! We found out that Nate's brother Brad and his wife Britt are expecting their first baby in December. We are so happy for them and just excited that this new generation of the family is going to be growing so quickly. There is a lot to look forward, and CONGRATS to them, and thank you to everyone for all the great gifts. We will post pictures of the nursery as soon as we get it set up this week :)