Friday, January 30, 2009

35 weeks

35 weeks today....35 days! This time is flying by so very fast.

I had another Dr's appt today. Everything went well. Up only 1 more lb. Blood pressure was good. Hands are still swelling but I can deal. And...I am 1cm dilated! I am excited...we are starting to progess. I know 1cm doesn't mean much but at least I can finally envision an end!

Here is today's picture. I think the belly is getting lower. What do you think?

Saturday, January 17, 2009

33 weeks

Well, I haven't posted a belly pic in a few weeks b/c it is getting big...very big! But here comes one from 33 weeks. Went to the doc yesterday. Everything is looking ok, I guess. My blood pressure is usually high when I arrive but the doc makes me rest and it is good before he lets me leave. I lost 1 pound due to the low sodium diet I am on. Basically I am stuck to eating salads and bland food. Not fun but something I have to do. My hands are still swelling and fingers on my right hand are still numb. My shoulders are still hurting me. Doc ran some blood tests 2 weeks ago. Everything came back fine except for a slightly elevated reumatoid factor. So, I have to go see a reumatoid specialist next week. Hopefully he might be able to help with the painful knuckles, shoulders and numb fingers. But my doc isn't concerned with any of my problems. He said to keep up the good work! So I am done freaking out and complaining. I am just going to do what i have to do to keep Maxx healthy and safe for the next 7 weeks. Here is the picture. You can see his room starting to take shape behind me. Most of the stuff you see is shower presents that I still have to sort through, wash, etc...

Sunday, January 11, 2009

Many Thanks!!!

I just wanted to say THANKS to all of my family and friends for a wonderful, incredible, exceptional baby shower today. Everything was awesome. Thanks for all the generous and gorgeous gifts. Baby Maxx will be a very loved little boy! Pictures to follow......

Love, A

Monday, January 5, 2009

Baby Maxx's 3D Ultrasound Debut!!!

Today we had a 3D ultrasound done. It was awesome. We had a lot of people in attendance. Scott and I went along with Gran Pat, Granny Kathleen, Great Maw- Maw El, Nanny Rach, Uncle Will, and Aunt Tess. It was so neat seeing Maxx. He was not shy to show us that he is still a boy. He really liked having his hand over his face. But we were able to get some great pictures of him, even some with his eyes open. He looks like Scott, of course! I have uploaded all the pictures to shutterfly for those who want to take a look.

But here are a few of the highlights.

Sunday, January 4, 2009

The baby bed is in

Baby Maxx's crib arrived last week and we picked it up this weekend. Scott and I assembled it on Saturday night. It was pretty easy. I am so in love with it. And now, thanks to Gran Pat and Paw-Paw Bill, we have the mattress as well. Here is a picture of the crib. Check out Boo in the bottom left hand corner next to the bed. She had to check it out after watching us assemble. She seems to be adjusting to all of this. She hasn't tried to jump in the bed yet so that is a good sign.