Monday, December 10, 2012

Yep.... Still pregnant....

I am trying to be pretty good and and blog at least once a week when I have a doctor's appointment. I am now 38 weeks along which means that the baby is officially full term! I'm not going to lie, I am ready to be done. Spencer wants the baby to wait until after finals and Carlson's wedding on Friday but I am so ready for him to be here. Anyways, I went to the doctor today and he told me that I am in fact measuring 38 weeks and I even gained weight since last week which means that the baby is still growing and I will not be induced early. I am trying really hard to be happy about it, I understand that the even though I am full term the baby still needs a little bit more time to cook.

Meanwhile, on Thursday is my last day of work! To be honest, I think that I went a week too long with working. It is hard to tell because I am so small compared to other women but I am only two weeks away from my due date; I am exhausted! Furthermore, Spencer's last final is one Wednesday and he is done too! So we both get to be home and wait for the baby to come. Good thing too since I still don't have my bag packed all the way. Oh! and we don't have a bassinet yet either. We went to buy one today but they didn't have the one we liked in stock.

I guess that it is for this week so far, here is the most recent picture of my belly

Tuesday, December 4, 2012

Getting Close.....

I can hardly believe that there is only 19 days left until the baby's due date. It seems like yesterday I found out I was pregnant and ran to tell Spencer. I am to the point when I see the doctor every week now and he gets to do super fun things like check my cervix (which is not as awkward as you would thing but it does hurt). News are I am not dilated at all but there was some change in my cervix since I saw him last week. The good news is that he is very determine to not let me go further than 41 weeks, that means that the baby will be in fact born this year :) Meanwhile, Spencer and I though it would be a good idea to do pictures every week now, so here are the last two weeks

In not so good news.... I haven't gained any weight or grown at all since last week (don't be fooled by the pictures . Dr. McBride says he is not necessarily worried about it now, but if there is no change next week he will order another ultrasound to check on the baby. There is a chance that if he is not growing I will get induced earlier. Which is actually what had to happen to my mother-in-law when Spencer was born. Remember, this baby is half him too. We are not worried though. I mean if there is no longer a benefit for him to be inside me anymore the best thing for the baby is to be out here with us :) Which brings me to the nursery!!!!!

So here is before picture

So it is a little bit embarrassing but we had been using it as storage for almost a year. It took 6 hours and a lot of hard work (and at least half an hour looking for the instructions on how to put the crib together) but....

This is where our son will be sleeping!!!! (in about 3 months). We took a lot of in-between pictures but I figure I would just stick to the before and after. We still need to buy bumpers for the crib (as this just happened to be the only bedding set that did not bring them) and we are hoping to be able to replace the chair on right with a rocking chair of glider. Oh! and I bough curtains for the window but they were not the right size so we have to get new ones. It's funny but the first thing I though as soon as the room was done "Oh my gosh... what it is a girl?!" Thank goodness we have done three ultrasounds and he has been very....should we say... "not shy" about showing us his gender.

I'd like to thank Julie and my mom and Laura so much for the baby showers. I had so much fun!!!! and thanks to everyone who was able to make it. I'm sorry I don't have any pictures myself but I'll try to get them from Julie and my mom. So... pictures to come (hopefully)