Friday, January 21, 2011

4 weeks to go

Hi all!!

Countdown is about 4 weeks! We are getting pretty excited. Carl's work had a baby shower for us on Thursday and served one of most favorite cravings, pizza! It was really nice for all of his coworkers to plan it and they gave us some really great gifts!
I realized at the shower that Carl is a little clueless when it comes to babies. We were given diapers and wipes and when we were pulling them out of the gift bag, Carl had no idea what the wipes were. There were lots of moments like that during the shower. He was also really stumped when it came to some of the toys. He would say, "oh thanks you for the........ring things."
This weekend should be fun though, I think we going to do lots of baby shopping and get the playroom ready. Will keep everyone posted, can't wait for our baby to get here!!

Thursday, January 13, 2011

5 weeks to go!

Hard to believe we have 5 weeks to go! I had a doctors appointment today and asked the midwife to give a guess about the baby's weight. Drumroll......6 to 6.5lbs! Yikes, that means this little one might be over 8lbs by the time she makes her appearance. This makes me happy--I'll have a chubby baby but scares me a little because she currently lives inside me and needs to come out.
When I was at the doctors they thought her heart rate was slowing down and hooked me up to an external monitor for about 30 minutes but all was well. I was trying to stay calm the whole time and not stare at the monitor but it's hard. When I'm at work, I tell family members to ignore the monitor, relax, the nurse will take care of it. And there I was, fixated.
After I left the doctor I did have to run to Target to pick up a few things for her and to blow off some steam. I find buying baby things to be super relaxing and it brings me lots of joy! I bought baby leg warmers and jeggings! Yay, Mom might be too old and plump for jeggings but they sound just right for baby.
Hope it isn't too cold where you are, the sun is finally out today in Charleston but still chilly!