I forgot to update after the baby shower.
It was so much FUN! My SIL did an amazing job! I now vote for her to be our family party planner....because she is AMAZING at it!
We got most of what we needed. We got a ton of clothes. With the cash money from some of the people at the shower I was able to buy her cloth diapers...yay! I was actually getting kinda worried about that. I also have about $75 in target gift cards. Which is GREAT for all of the other things we need, like a changing pad, bottle nipples, pacifiers, burp cloths, etc. I think we just about have clothing covered. A friend of a friend gave us all her baby clothes she was about to donate to charity...and so now my living room is OVERFLOWING. I'm going to sew some bibs because I didn't get hardly any at all. But that and burp rags are easy projects to do.
So, now its just a matter of putting it all away and getting the stuff from my SIL and setting up her room.
EXCITED!! Can't wait for her to be here!
Oh, and funny story. Braxton (DS) got SUPER excited when we told him we were having a baby shower for baby Aarilyn because he thought that meant she would be here that day. LOL He was disappointed but it was sooo cute. Then in chapel this week at school his prayer request was that his sister would get here faster. LOL I love that he is so excited about it!
That's fantastic Jana!
I only got like 4 bibs and like 4 burp clothes... and maybe 1 receiving blanket.. There are things i still need to get but I won't be getting them right now obviously!
It's exciting that babys are coming soon!! My friend is due in 2 weeks... She is dying to have her baby girl! It's funny because I'm like.. stay baby stay and shes like come baby come!
My baby shower went great. We had lots of friends turn up and got totally spoilt. Was very happy to get the nursery corner of our room finished before the shower so we had somewhere cute to put the gifts.
I still have to do a proper inventory but I think I got more newborn/0-3mth stuff than I anticipated.... And now that you mention it I think I forgot to put burp cloths on the registry. Got a bunch of face cloths but only a couple bibs.
I need to order doors that will convert one of our bookcases into a closet then I can put the baby stuff in the dresser and take stock.
My doc said yesterday that my cervix has shortened and if I go into proper labor now he won't stop it. But so far the contractions are still non-progressive although they are causing more discomfort than before. I even have to stop walking/talking thru some of them. But they come and go still so not real yet.
The stations are how high or low they are. When I got checked at labor and delivery they said she was somewhere between -3 and -6 station which I laughed at. The baby needs to be at 0 or + for them to come out. Its how far their head is in your cervex.
From what I know about the stations and how its measured here is
(regular pregnancy)-4, -3, -2, -1, 0, +1, +2, +3, +4 (crowning)
It's measured off of how low they are sitting in the pelvis and can be checked during a cervical exam when they check dilation and effacement.
Here is an example but they base it off of 3 rather than 4. each office/person/place has a different measurement type.
Roxi- I absolutely love the nursery corner. It's adorable!
We didn't get any decorations for baby's room so It's pretty much... nothing. I guess we did get one. We got a cute monkey painting someone painted for us. I'm hoping to get it all set up cute before anything happens.. but since I can't do much I doubt that'll happen
Can they tell stations if there is no dilation yet? Squishy is probably still above -3 seeing as she is still turning 90 degrees and moving lots-lots.
We got the decorations ourselves, I couldn't bear to look at the blank white walls above the crib once it was set up. But I also didn't want to hang anything directly over the crib for fear it will fall off the wall, as well as because we're most likely moving apartments in March.
And No Maddie! You're not to do any decorating!
Oh No, Steph! I hope she turns at the right time!
I think they can??? I think a lot of women have the station change before dilation but I don't know for sure!
That's smart. I have wall decals on my registry but didn't get any which is a bummer. I figure for stuff like that I'm gonna wait for my 10% off coupon after my due date. That way I save a little bit of money.
My house is disgusting to me... I want it clean.