Full term!

I’m 37 weeks, officially full term! It’s been a while since I updated, time is going by really fast at the end! A few Saturdays ago my awesome co-workers threw me a surprise baby shower. They had Joe in on it, and after work on the 13th we all went out to a restaurant for lunch. They got us a cake and everyone brought presents, it was very sweet. 35 weeks surprise showerJoe and I about to cut our cake! I was 35 weeks!

I turned 24 on the 18th, and spent the day relaxing! I got my hair trimmed, thinking it would probably be a while before I had time to get that done once the baby is born! I got a pedicure, I feel so much better having cute toes even if I can’t really see them. I had my 35 week check up and found out that my cervix was already 50% effaced! I was surprised that things were already starting to happen! The baby’s heart rate was still doing good and I’d only gained 22 pounds! Joe took me out to a really good Italian type place for dinner, and we came home and had pound cake and ice cream for dessert and I opened my presents.

bday 2The only half way decent picture of me and my birthday cake! The baby has been squishing my lungs, I couldn’t blow out all my candles without help from Joe! Ha.

Joe and I are getting really excited to find out if we’re having a boy or girl! At my 36 week check up this past Wednesday my cervix was 60% effaced and I was already 1 centimeter dilated! TMI, but I was totally caught off guard! My doctor said me and the baby both look good, but at the rate I’m going he said we might not make it to the due date! We had an ultrasound Wednesday afternoon, Joe and I got to see the baby one more time before he or she is actually here! We got to see the baby’s profile, and their little hands! Pretty neat. The technician said the baby’s weight is likely around 6 pounds, and everything looks normal!

36 weeksMy huge self at 36 weeks! My boobs look crazy, but my stomach is finally like super round and huge like a real pregnant belly! When strangers ask when the baby is due they are shocked to find out how far along I am, so I guess compared to most my belly is small, but I can’t imagine being much bigger! It’s fun to hear strangers opinions on whether I’m having a boy or girl. Princess Kate just had her baby last week, and the day she was in labor all the women that came in to the bank where excited to hear if she’d have a boy or girl. One lady that I had never seen before told me she thought Kate was having a boy, because she stayed so pretty during her pregnancy. She then asked what I was having, and when I told her we didn’t find out, she said, “I bet you are having a girl.” I was like, excuse me? She must have realized that she said something rude, and was like, “Oh dear, you are still pretty, but your face looks really full.” I wanted to punch her. Haha.

So Joe and I are almost 100% ready for this baby! Joe got his whooping cough vaccine, we bought a rocker recliner for me to use while nursing the baby, and Joe is going to install the car seat base today. The nursery is all ready to go, we finally got a full size bed and my grandmother sent super cute sheets and a comforter for it!

nursery bed

Joe and I have been trying to see all the new movies in theaters, and go out to eat while we still can. We’ve been taking a lot of convertible rides, because we won’t be able to do that with the baby! It’s crazy to think that I could go in to labor at any time now! Our bags are packed and I’m trying to stay calm about what will happen once the baby decides its time!

 

 

 

 

33 weeks! Happy 4th of July!

33 wksI’m getting really huge! I keep saying I look like a house, and Joe likes to remind me that that is actually accurate because a person is living inside me. We had our birthing class/hospital tour this past Sunday. It was a very long class, a marathon day from 8 am to 5 pm. We were already pretty tired when the day started, but Joe was such a great partner and really payed attention! We learned breathing techniques and what to expect during labor. The best part for me was getting to tour L&D, we got to see exactly where to come in when I’m in labor and what will happen. The birthing rooms are all private and huge, and an hour or so after the baby is born we’ll move to a recovery room that is also really nice. My favorite piece of information was that Domino’s delivers to the hospital, so as soon as the baby is born Joe can get me a pizza. Ha.

Now that we’ve had our class, I really feel like the baby is going to be here soon! Not too soon hopefully, he or she better wait until at least August 1st to make an appearance. I’ve got bags packed for us to have in the birthing room and then a bag for things that we’ll need in recovery. I don’t want to go crazy and bring too much, but I definitely want to be comfortable! I had my first experience with Braxton Hicks contractions Tuesday night. Joe and I were going out to dinner and my stomach started feeling really weird and it hurt to breathe, and I couldn’t get in a comfortable position. They stopped after about 30 minutes. I could definitely tell that they weren’t anything real, but they weren’t fun!

I had my 33 week check up yesterday afternoon, it was the fastest appointment ever! The nurse weighed me and told me that I actually weigh exactly the same as I did at my last appointment 2 weeks ago. She said it in a very surprised voice and I was worried that that was a bad thing, but she said it was okay. I was sure I’d gained a few more pounds, especially since I’d had a whopper with onion rings for lunch. Ha.

Joe and I had a lazy 4th of July, it was very nice! I made us orange rolls for breakfast, finally got the apartment clean, worked on more nursery room organization, and Joe and I saw World War Z this afternoon. We had burgers for dinner and I made a pie for dessert! I took some pictures of the nursery, it’s still pretty empty but it’s ready enough for the baby!

nurseryThe crib fits great in this nook in the corner! We’re going to use the dresser as a changing table, we have a super cute diaper caddy that we can move around the apartment as needed.

nursery 3Joe has the stroller/car seat all put together, it’s super cute! I’m pretty excited to use our rock’n’play, it’ll be like a bassinet we can keep near our bed the first few weeks!

nursery 4The closet is looking a little full with all of our bags at the bottom! Our diaper bag is already ready to go, not that we’ll need it for a while! Our hospital bags are 95% ready, just have to throw a few last minute things in the day of!

pieThis is our smore’s pie that I made for dessert! It looked good and seemed pretty holiday appropriate! The marshmallows got a little more toasted on one side, but I think it will taste good! I got the recipe off of Pinterest, I changed it up a little but the original recipe was found here: http://www.gimmesomeoven.com/smores-pie/