Friday, November 20, 2009

31 weeks Picture

Here is my latest baby bump picture. Its so hard to believe that 20 weeks ago, I thought I was showing... Yeah Right!

Thursday, November 19, 2009

2 months to go!

Today marks our 2 month countdown. Wow, 61 days until my due date.... Tyler has no idea how much I love him already and I can't wait to see his little chubby face. I can't wait to wake up for feedings and change diapers and get spit up on. This is a moment that I have dreamt about. I find myself standing in his nursery just picturing him sleeping in his crib or playing with the dogs. I can't wait to be his mother and I can't wait for Scott to be his father. Scott is going to be an incredible dad. I see the way he is with Drake and my nephews. He is very patient with them, which I sometimes am not. That being said, I can't wait to learn from Scott and he from I. I know we are going to be great parents and there will be times that we don't know what to do, but will try to do what's best for Tyler. We are going to learn from everything.

This past week has been kind of busy. Sunday, my mom threw me a shower for her side of the family. It was at the country club and it was gorgeous. We ordered red velvet cupcakes with cream cheese icing... YUM! Then had a really girly sit down lunch with soup, chicken salad, pasta salad, fresh fruit and muffins. Everything was perfect. We didn't really play any games b/c I wanted to be able to talk to everyone and mingle. Tyler got so many amazing gifts. This is one spoiled boy. Just about everything is gone from our registry and we still have 1 more shower. We might have to buy a bigger house to fit everything in.

I also had my first class at the hospital. I took a basics of breastfeeding class and I must say that I learned a whole lot in 1 hour. I am going to another breastfeeding class tonight on going back to work and pumping and that whole deal. I have scheduled Scott & I to go to 3 classes. The first is how to care for the baby, the second is signs, stages & phases of labor and the third is a pet safety class. I would also like to take both cars up to the JTown police department to check the carseat. I want to be as prepared for all of this as I can. And plus all these classes are free at the hospital so I might as well take advantage of them.

How far along: 31 weeks

Total weight gain/loss: I am guessing a total of 30 lbs.

Maternity clothes: I am getting sick of them… I just want my normal clothes back

Stretch marks: None

Sleep: Better, but my hips are really hurting me

Best moment last week: Dahl family shower

Movement: He is not hitting me as much, just stretching

Food cravings: Mexican again

Gender: Boy

Labor Signs: None, just a lot of Braxton Hicks

Belly Button in or out: out

What I miss: feeling pretty… I am miserable

What I am looking forward to: going to the tanning bed!

Milestones: I am finally down to the single digits of my weekly countdown

Tuesday, November 10, 2009

Nursery Update

Here are some recent pictures of Tylers room. We have so much stuff, I'm not sure what to do with it all...

These are from after the shower on Sunday.

Baby Shower #1

This past Sunday, my cousin Lisa threw me a baby shower. It was a tailgating theme since Tylers room is all done in sports. We had red chili, white chili, queso and chips, veggies & pawpaw dip and fruit & dip... It was so YUMMY! It was so good to see all my cousins, aunts, and other relatives. We played a couple games but mostly just talked and visited with everyone. Here are a couple pictures....

Mom & I
Mamma Conn & GracieCupcakes made by Tara
Tylers gifts

Opening the Build A Bear my dad & Jean gave us.

Tyler got so many great things.... Highchair, swing, playmat, clothes, burp clothes, and so much more... My dad & stepmom went to build a bear and made a teddy bear with a UL shirt, jeans and baseball hat on. When you press the hand, it's Tylers heart beat. We had recorded it the first time we heard it and they had put it in the bear for us to always have. Jean said my dad picked out the heart, and made a wish on it for Tyler. I don't know how I didn't start crying. I can't believe my dad and Jean did that.

30 Weeks

How far along: 30 weeks
Total weight gain/loss: up 3 lbs from my last doctor appt.
Maternity clothes: I have stopped buying them... I am trying to buy things I can wear after I have Tyler
Stretch marks: none
Sleep: I am waking up with alot of hip pains... I can't get comfy
Best moment last week: Our 4d ultrasound
Movement: Tons... Little man is always kicking
Food cravings: I have been wanting bean soup and corn bread for the past couple weeks and finally tonight I am making it!
Gender: Boy
Labor signs: None
Belly button in or out: out
What I miss: sleeping, working out for more then 45 minutes, painting my toe nails and margaritas
What I am looking forward to: my mom's throwing me my 2nd baby shower on Sunday. I can't wait!
Milestones: 30 Weeks! I can't believe it....

Today I had my 30 week checkup. My doctor said that she couldn't tell if he has flipped or not. She couldn't tell if she was feeling his butt or head... haha. I hope his head and butt aren't the same size that it's confusing. She let me know that at my 36 week checkup, if she didn't think he has turned, we would have another ultrasound. I can't believe I am to the point where we start talking about delivery. I will now go to the doctor every 3 weeks and then after 36 weeks, I will start my weekly visits. I am now in the nervous stage of pregnancy. I am so scared of delivery and breast feeding and bringing him home. What if I do something wrong? What if I am not a good mommy? So many things run through my mind 24 hrs a day. I am going to enjoy these next 10 weeks of quite. And spend as much time with Scott as I can, just the two of us.

Wednesday, November 4, 2009

Baby Pictures

I pulled out some of my baby pictures to compare with Tylers 4D pictures. I must say... I know where the chubby cheeks have come from.

4D Ultrasound

Scott & I had our 4D ultrasound done yesterday. I was so amazed at how clear everything was. The ultrasound tech said that he looks great and that everything is functioning properly. We asked how much he weighs and she let us know that he definitely hasn't missed a meal. He is 3 lbs 9 oz. putting him at the 69th percentile for weight. He should be around 2 1/2 lbs at this point. I was shocked.... I mean, this boy has to come out of me soon! We also found out that he is breech. Meaning his butt is down instead of his head. He is frank breech to be exact.

"This means that your baby is buttocks first and his legs are extended towards his head. Babies that are born via cesarean who have been in a frank breech position may still keep their legs straight for a while."

I couldn't believe what I heard.... Breech! It had never even crossed my mind. He has always been up really high but I never thought that it was his head I kept touching, not his butt. They said that he does have time to turn but that only about 15% of babies are breech at this point. I sure hope he turns on his own.... I have already been reading about exercises to do to help turn him. My mom let me know that she was breech and the doctors physically went in and turned her. Um... That doesn't sound to fun to me. I go to my actual doctors appt on Tuesday for my 30 week check up. I hope that they let me know all the specs of this situation. I didn't sleep very well last night b/c I am worried about them taking him early or something going wrong. I am trying to keep positive. I have heard from many people that their babies were breech for awhile but ended up turning.

Here are the pictures from the 4d....

Tuesday, November 3, 2009

29 weeks

Here I am at 29 weeks pregnant. That means only 11 weeks till my due date and 8 weeks till I am full term. I can't believe how fast everything is going now. I feel like we just found out we were having a boy. We are having a 3d ultrasound done today and I can't wait to see who our son looks like. It will be nice to have a face with the name.

Tyler's crib is to be delivered on Thursday. I CAN'T WAIT! Once I put it together, I think it will finally hit me that this is all about to happen really soon. I hope it's as gorgeous as in the pictures.

This coming Sunday is one of my 3 showers. This is for my dad's side of the family. My cousin/ god-sister is throwing this for me and I'm so excited. She lives in Nashville, so I will take every oppurtunity to see her.

How far along: 29 weeks! WOOHOO

Total weight gain/loss: I think I am up 2 lbs from my last doctors appt

Maternity clothes: Ready to get out of them and back into my normal clothes

Stretch marks: None

Sleep: I am sleeping much better thanks to Tylenol PM

Best moment last week: Finding out I passed my glucose test

Movement: Tons... He rolls and rolls and pokes and kicks

Food cravings: Cereal... That's all I want to eat anymore

Gender: Boy

Labor signs: I think I was having Braxton Hicks at Costco last week but that's it

Belly button in or out: Out

What I miss: Being able to get out of the bath tub easily. It's so hard now

What I am looking forward to: Our 3d ultrasound and my 1st baby shower

Milestones: Feeling on my belly and feeling his elbow, butt, foot, etc.