Wednesday, December 26, 2007

Wait, did I say 3 1/2 pound baby?

The day after this picture was taken, I had my ultrasound, and they discovered that my "little" baby boy is actually weighing in somewhere around 8 lb 14 oz! So this explains why I'm too uncomfortable to move, to sit, to lie down, and to wear anything except my t-shirts and yoga pants. Hahaha!

I just keep telling myself, it could be any day now. I really hope it's any day now. I'm just so ready to have this baby.

My sister in law keeps telling me that this is the time when I should just be taking it easy and resting, but I want to cook! I've been beading a lot, and surfing the internet for interesting beads and jewelry designs, and I've been watching lots of "3rd Rock From the Sun" to keep my mind occupied. Poor Tom has had to take over the grocery shopping for the most part. He went to Plattsburgh this past weekend and came home totally ruffled. The shopping centers in Plattsburgh on the Saturday before Christmas are NOT the places to go if you want peace and tranquility!

So Moose has just been hanging out with me, what a good doggie!, and whenever I feel like I can move, I haul my butt into the kitchen to get a snack or to clean and do the dishes. We had Tom's parents over on Saturday for dinner, and I think we're still trying to catch up on washing the dishes. I didn't think we owned that many dishes!

I'll keep this blog updated as best I can until I have this baby. I just keep telling myself, any day now!

Monday, December 03, 2007

My latest update...

Well, my mother in law threw me a truly spectacular baby shower this past weekend. It was incredible. I was just glad that I could eat the food! A whole bunch of different kinds of tea sandwiches - egg salad, watercress and olive, cucumber, asparagus rolls, and pineapple and walnut. Woa. And homemade petits fours and lavender cookies, made by a neighbor who happens to be a professional pastry chef! Oh, and the cake - a diaper cake! I have never seen one of these before, but it's made from three tiers of rolled up diapers, and decorated with fuzzy Winnie the Pooh toys! How adorable!

A bunch of my friends came, and Tom's cousin came, and we sat around and ate and talked and just had a really great time. Wow. I couldn't believe it. I had such a good time, but was just sooooo tired by the time Tom's dad brought me home. And then I spent the rest of the night feeling sick as a dog, coughing and hacking and trying to keep my nose clear with saline spray and Vicks. Yuck. So much for getting a flu shot, I think I already had the flu!!!

Had my doctor's check up today, and everything looks good. Colden is still pointing head down and facing back (good boy!), and his heart rate was perfect. My next appointment is a week from today, and they'll do another ultrasound, and maybe I'll post some more pictures here when I get some more images from the ultrasound. Sandy is going to take me so I can get my bloodwork done right after the appointment, and I asked her if she wanted to sit in on the ultrasound with me and get a peek at her future grandson!

We had dinner with Kathy and Tom's parents tonight before Kathy goes home tomorrow morning. We ate an incredible spread of appetizers and snacks for about an hour and a half, and then Sandy made dinner!!! We were like, noooooooo more food! Hehhe... My stomach was feeling slightly uncomfortable, so I skipped dinner at the house and just re-heated a dish of leftovers when I got home.

Tomorrow night is Week 5 of our hypnobirthing class. I can't believe we only have one class left after tomorrow! Six weeks has just flown right by... Incredible...

Well, we got our plastic mattress cover today, so we've got to make up the bed with it tonight. Tom asked me why we needed a plastic mattress cover, and I said, "Just in case." He said, "Just in case what?" and I replied, "Just in case my water breaks while I'm asleep or lying in bed." He just got this horrified look on his face and said, "It wouldn't, would it?" I just laughed and said, "Just in case!"