Saturday, October 30, 2010

39 Weeks!

39 truly doesn't seem real. In fact although I have known since February 27th that we were pregnant...and I feel this living baby beating my insides still just isn't quite real. BUT, it is about to be very real...very shortly!!!

At our doctor appointment on Friday, the baby's heartbeat was a strong 160 beats per minute (probably thanks to the pumpkin spice coffee I had that morning). Also, the doctor said we are at 1 cm dilated. It's not much, but it's a beginning! Yikes!!

Anyway, today at 39 weeks I went to a baby shower for a co-worker. Below you will see a picture of myself and 2 girls I work with at the hospital. I am due this week, and the other girls are due within 3 days of eachother in January, so they have about 10 weeks to go. Both of the other girls are carrying boys. It's crazy how different we all carry! Just keep in mind I am my nice LARGE size reflects that!

Hopefully more news to come shortly!!!

Sunday, October 24, 2010

38 Weeks!

Welcome to full term pregnancy! According to our doctor we actually hit full term at 37 weeks. Anyway, our baby girl can arrive anytime from now till 2 weeks after our official due date according to the doctor. I have informed the doctor that 2 weeks past due date is absolutely unacceptable!

Below is the baby belly at 38 weeks!

Friday, October 22, 2010

Maternity Photography

We are very fortunate to have a good friend from the theatre who is also an awesome photographer! We took a beautiful Saturday afternoon and worked with Sarah to get some beautiful photos of our baby to be. This was a wonderful experience for us, and I think the pictures reflect the amazing process this has been. At first I was incredibly hesitant to show any skin...I have spent years trying to avoid anyone looking at my body...particularly my belly when you have some pudge around the middle! Anyway, it all went smoothly, Sarah was wonderful, and the pictures are beautiful. Can't wait to get the newborn ones done when our little girl arrives!!

Enjoy the pics!

Saturday, October 16, 2010

Cupcake Nursery

So here we are...3 weeks from due date! So I thought I would post some of the pictures of the baby's nursery. When I started looking for a nursery theme, I wanted something a little different but sweet. Initially I thought I'd look for a Wizard of Oz theme cool...flying monkey mobile??? I thought that might be a little scary for a baby girl. So, as I searched through butterflies, and flowers, and princess, and pink pink pink....I came upon cupcakes! And just fell in love!!! So here is a glance at our "Sweet" nursery!

Wreath on the door made by my sister-in-law

A glance in on the crib

The glider with the cupcake boppy!!

Dresser with changing pad on top

View of the crib from the other side of the room

The baby's gigantic bear....still haven't named the bear

The sign that hangs above the baby's crib...Sugar and Spice and Everything Nice, That's What Little Girls are Made of....I love it!

This photo is one of our sonogram pictures that we had matted and framed and then everyone at our baby shower in August signed.

Front of the crib with the cupcake bedding!

This old dresser was beat up and had aged brass handles. My sister-in-law worked her magic with a little paint and creativity and produced this beautiful dresser!

The closet in the room is full! Check out all the diapers at the top!

Even in the bathroom the baby has a cabinet all to herself!

So there you go....a look into the "sweet" nursery for our little cupcake on her way!!! I know...cheesey! Oh well, in case she turns out to be a tomboy I got to enjoy all the girly stuff now!

We are anxiously waiting now. Only 7 full works days left for me before maternity leave.....YAY!!!!!!

Wednesday, October 6, 2010

T - 1 month!

Wowser!!! Today marks 1 month before our official due date!!!

Although our official date is November 6...I REALLY wouldn't mind having an October baby!!! Up until now I don't think I've been too much of a whiner, and we've been so fortunate to have such a healthy pregnancy. I'm a whiner, all the time, every day. I am so TIRED, and hurt! Yikes, how I get all sorts of pings and pangs all over. Our little girl loves to kick my ribs and headbutt my pelvis!

I only have 17 working days left...thank GOODNESS! I go out on maternity leave from work as of November 1st. Last day will be October 29. Since I work in a hospital and see various patients, I am up and down a lot and walk all over the place. I am ready for a work break. Although the baby will be's definitely NOT the same! Looking so forward to a mental break from the work I do with traumatic brain injury patients and the trach/ventilator unit!

Below is a picture of the baby belly at 35 weeks!

Thanks for letting me whine!

Wedding....Jersey style!

Since, my last post was to celebrate our 1st anniversary, I thought I'd share another exciting wedding!

Last weekend, September 25 I was honored to be a bridesmaid in my best friend's wedding in New Jersey. I met Faith first day of college, and have been friends ever since. She was a bridesmaid in our wedding last year. We had a GREAT time and it was a beautiful wedding.

The bride and groom!!!

The rather large and in charge bridesmaid!

After you look at that picture....can't you just hear Barbra Streisand sing..."I am the beautiful reflection, of my true love's affection...." Funny Girl....anyone??
Ha Ha Ha

Sunday, October 3, 2010

Happy Anniversary!!! we are one year ago on this very day!

I remember exactly what I was thinking.....we did it, and survived!!!

The kiss that sealed the deal!

Happy 1st Anniversary to my incredible, loving, and (lately these days) patient husband!!!

I can't believe how fast 1 year went by...but I am so ready for 100 more with you!