We just finished up week 37 and have moved into week 38 of this pregnancy. Things are still progressing nicely. Baby’s heartbeat is still strong and steady. We are scheduled to have the final ultrasound this afternoon. This will give us a picture of what position the baby is in and give an estimated weight. It has been a couple of months since the last ultrasound, so I’m pretty excited to see how much baby has grown.
So new things from the 37th week….swelling! I’ve started noticing swelling in my knees, ankles, and feet. It’s crazy! It’s getting to where it kind of hurts to do too much walking. It’s not as bad first thing in the morning, but by the time I get home from work there is a lot of swelling. My normal shoes feel tight…time for flip-flops! When I’m on the couch in the evenings with my feet propped up I do not recognize my feet anymore. Hopefully the swelling will go down shortly after the baby is born.
We had another baby shower last Saturday. It was fun, I got pretty tired by the end of it but I had a good time none-the-less. The friend who organized it really went all out. She made cake in a jar that was super yummy! White chocolate covered cake balls, sugar cookies with pink sprinkles, pink fudge, pink flower mints, Pink and White suckers that said it’s a girl on them! It was wonderful! I have another batch of thank you notes to write this weekend! I’ll have to take pictures of the gifts too.
Hubby got the last items on my to do before baby arrives list done yesterday. The car seat is securely installed in my car! I now feel 100% ready for baby to arrive and come home. Car seat is done, hospital bags are packed and in the car, Bassinet is set up, enough things have been washed for the first few days, I can’t think of anything else short of picking up around the house that needs to be done before the baby gets here.
My sneaky co-workers really put one over on me. Apparently they had been planning a suprise baby shower for me for a couple of weeks. I had no idea, and apparently I was being watched to make sure I stayed in my cube. It was a big suprise when I was asked to come down to the conference room and it was all done up in pink!
We had really yummy bbq sandwiches and a super cure cake and cookies! My co-workers all went in together and got us a highchair, a baby bath, and stuff to go along with the bath. We also got a really nice gift card and a wipes warmer and cute baby outfit. That was so bice of everyone and completely unexpected!
As promised here are some pictures from the two baby showers that I had this month. As you can see people are excited about this little girl.
This is Taffy on the drive home after a weekend of two baby showers. She is tuckered out!
The clothes: She will not go naked that is for sure.
I’ll add pictures of the cakes later to this post.
I had my 30 week check up with my doctor this week. Everything is still looking good. I’m measuring right on schedule, my weight is good, and baby girl has a strong healthy heartbeat. She is a healthy active baby. Even as I sit here drafting this post I can see movement in my belly. Which some might consider to be a little freaky, think along the lines of the Aliens movie. I’m still taking the iron supplements for anemia. I’m not sure if The doctor will have my iron levels checked again before the birth.
We had two baby showers this past weekend. I’m working up a post with pictures on that subject. We came home with lots of clothes and much needed items and somethings that will make life easier that we did not know about. So this week I’ve been working on taking inventory of what all we have and figuring out what we still need. Also this week we ordered the infant carseat and stroller travel system. Once they arrive I think that just leaves a baby bath and infant swing that we will need on the big-ish stuff, and we might be able to make do without the swing. We’ll just have to wait and see on that.
Next up getting the nursery put together, washing the baby items, and stocking the changing tables and diaper bag.