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Thursday, June 30, 2011

Week 37

Alexandria is considered full term this week which means that no matter when she comes, she should have limited  or no problems! Hurray! My doctor's appointment this week was pretty much the same as last week. Alex's weight gain is good and I haven't really dilated again. Bummer. I was hoping that I had dilated a little bit more since I feel like i'd been getting short cramps every once in a while. Oh well. Alex is still in a head down position which is good and it seems like she is starting to kick more than ever! I keep telling Chris that my insides my be black and blue from all the kicking! You'd think with all that movement, that she would want to get out and stretch, but no, she seems to be quite content to stay where she is! I guess that she'll defiantly come when she's ready and not before. 
This week i've been trying to get a lot of her stuff washed so that it's ready for her arrival. I've washed most of her clothes, socks, hats,etc. I've also washed her blankets and burp cloths. The only thing left to wash is her bedding which i'll probably try and wash next week. This week (well, last weekend actually) Chris and I ordered my new throne, also known as my glider chair! I am way excited for this to come so that I have somewhere comfy to sit while nursing or just cuddling with Alex! Well, I think that's all of the updates for this week! I'll post a picture when my chair comes in :). 

Thursday, June 23, 2011

Check Up for Week 36

Today was my first every week check up with my doctor. It was a good appointment and the baby is doing great! We got the test results back for my bacteria check and it's negative! Yahoo!! I don't have to have antibiotics when I go into labor! The baby is measuring well and the doctor estimated that she will be a small baby. Probably only about 6 to 7 pounds. This makes me feel a little better since I won't have to be popping out a huge baby. She will still probably feel huge though when i'm in labor :). I have not dilated much yet which is fine since there are still 4 weeks until my due date. The baby is still in a head down position which is good and boy is she ACTIVE! She likes to move around mid morning and after meals. She also seems to like it when I sing to her, she'll often move around when I sing which is fun. The doctor said that  my weight gain is right on and that i'm drinking enough water and not retaining. Yeah!! I'm glad that Alex is healthy and right where she's supposed to be! Next week she will be considered a full term baby and could technically come any time (although I think that she's content to wait).

Sunday, June 19, 2011

Happy Father's Day Daddy!

This is the first time that I get to say Happy Father's Day to Chris since he soon to be a daddy for the first time! He is an amazing puppy daddy and I know that he'll be a wonderful father to our little Alex. I can't wait to take this adventure with you Chris, you are such an amazing man and I am so fortunate to be married to you. You are going to be an extraordinary father for Alex, Gir, and our other future children. I love you so much! 

Thursday, June 16, 2011

Alex Check Up for Week 35

Wow! I can't believe that I'm already at week 35!! Only 5 more weeks until Alex's due date! Crazy! The appointment went pretty well today, Chris and I got to hear her heartbeat which sounded really good. The doctor also said that she was already head down and getting ready to come! I was checked to see if I've dilated yet, but so far, I've barely dilated which is pretty normal for where I am. During this visit, I also got information on how to tell if i'm in labor and what all I should bring with me to the hospital! This visit was my last every-two-week visit and i'll now be seeing my doctor once a week until Alex makes her appearance! Even Chris participated in today's check up, he got a Tetnis Shot to help protect Alex from Whooping Cough when he holds her. I was kind of glad that I was not the only one getting poked and prodded today! He was a good sport :)

Tuesday, June 14, 2011

The Kindness of Others

Chris and I have been so blessed with the amount of support that we have gotten since finding out that we were going to have Alex. This week, we have received another example of the kindness that can be shown by others. Yesterday, I went to check our mail as usual, when I found that we had a package. At first, I only saw Chris' name on the package so I figured that it was just some parts that Chris had ordered for the car. then I looked closer and I saw that my name had also been included but I didn't recognize where it was from. So,
when I got inside, I opened the package and this is what I found: 5 pairs of clothes, 6 pairs of socks, 1 pair of shoes, and a monkey blanket. I was astounded! I opened the card that was included and all of these items for Alex was from Chris' Aunt Pat. I was really touched that someone that I had never met had sent us such a generous gift for our little daughter to be! Thank you so much Aunt Pat! We are really grateful for your kindness! 

Saturday, June 11, 2011

The Nursery is Finished!

Our nursery is finally complete! I was so excited when the painting was finished this week (the painting looks AMAZING by the way) and I was able to move Alex's furniture back into her room. I think that it looks super cute! I turned out way better than I imagined it would. 

My grandfather built this crib for my mother when
she was pregnant with my older brother. So,
Alex will use the same crib that I used as a child :)

Sunday, June 5, 2011

Baby Shower

Yesterday was my family baby shower and it was great! Chris' cousin Brittnee made me this beautiful cake that tasted absolutely wonderful! My Mom and cousin Amanda made cookies so, there was plenty of good food for everyone. I was so happy that people from both my family and Chris' were able to attend plus some great family friends. We played a Guess the White Powder Game where the participants had 12 bags of white/off white powders such as flour and baby formula that they had to guess what it was just by looking at the powder. I think that everyone enjoyed the challenge and my cousin Annette won getting 10 out or the 12 powders right. There was also a small game of guessing how many M&M's were in a jar and whoever got closest won the jar of  M&M's. Chris' Aunt Iras won the Peanut Butter M&M's and my Aunt Julie won the Almond M&M's. After the games, I opened the gifts. Alexandria sure was spoiled! She got lots of clothes, bath-time gifts, a Bumpo chair, a diaper bin (I will probably be more excited about that one than she will), blankets, bottles, a nursing pillow, toys, and much more! After presents, we cut into this beautiful cake and talked to for the rest of the time. Thank you so much everyone that came, I know that Alexandria will be well loved when she arrives!

Thursday, June 2, 2011

33 Week Baby Bump

Here's my baby bump at 33 weeks pregnant. She's getting quite big now and I definitely look pregnant rather than just chunky.  I can't believe that I only have about 7 weeks left until Alexandria arrives!! Crazy!

Wednesday, June 1, 2011

Check Up

Today I had my first bimonthly check up and it went well. Alexandria is growing perfectly and 
her heartbeat is going strong. Chris and I have finally chosen a Pediatrician and the nursery is going to be
painted this weekend! Things are sure coming along quickly now, there are only 7 more weeks until her due date! I can't believe it!! This pregnancy has sure flown by! My next check up in two weeks will be my last bimonthly check up, and after that, i'll be seeing my doctor every week until Alex comes!