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    Duh...in all that excitement, I forgot to post my belly pic. Here is the one for this week. I don't really notice a difference from last week.


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    29 w 1 day

    Kelly delivered a healthy 7 lb boy at 8:30pm PT last night. She is doing good from what I hear and so is the baby. I don't have pics yet but hopefully will soon. I am so excited for them. Welcoem to the world Trey!

    So, I am doing good today..I am tired but that is to be expected since we were up until 11 finished the wallpaper. We got it all done though and it looks great. It was a lot of work but well worth it. I will post pics once we get stuff in there.

    I called some day care places yesterday and we are going to visit one of them today. They are a 4 star facility and are not far from our house. One of my colleagues recommended them actually so I am confident that they are good. One of the other places we are looking at has a year waiting list so that is def. not one we can go to right away. I am sure we will find one we like though.

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    So much seems to be happening now that its hard for me to keep up. I am glad that i have this journal to at least have things written out.

    I made an appt to tour a local Pediatricians office today. We go next thursday morning. Its the same peds office that our friends take their kids to so I am pretty confident that we will like them. What I thought was great is that they have three separate waiting areas..one for sick kids, one for well kids and a third for infants and breastfeeding mommas. Pretty cool.

    I also ordered our crib today. WHOOOPPP!!! I am so excited to get it. We ordered it from walmart too...the last place I thought I would find a crib that both DH and I liked. We should be able to pick it up at the store by October 3rd. We still have a lot of stuff to get but hopefully we get some at our next shower and from family.

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    29 weeks and 3 days!

    We had a great doctors appt this morning...I am still on cloud 9 from being able to see our little man again. He has gotten so big..he won't even fit all in one screen anymore. He is weighing in at a little over 3 lbs and all other measurements are normal. So for the other good news....my placenta has in fact moved up! YAY! This is great news because it means I have a good chance of having a vaginal delivery and not a C-section. This makes me very happy and relieved. Also, he is already head down and they say that he probably won't change before delivery. I was a little concerned about this because I was breach when I was born and I had no clue how his birth would turn out. They also checked out the level of amniotic fluid and that was normal too. Like I said...it was a great appt with tons of good news. My docs keep reminding me to go to the dermatologist and I keep forgetting so I have to get on that. Its just a pain in the *** wiht our insurance so I think thats why I have been kind of putting it off.

    So my weight today was pretty good...I think just a few pounds since last month..4 at the most. I can't remember what I weighed last time so I am not totally sure how much I have gained. I am getting close to hitting that 200 lb mark which I have never in my life weighed. Its ok though because that will be about a 30lb weight gain for me and I don't think thats all that bad..do you? As long as he is healthy..I am fine with that.

    We nailed down a date for the NC baby shower. It will be on November 3rd at around 2pm. I am really excited for it...we should have a great time. One of my best friends from childhood will be driving up from FL to come to the shower...she will win the farthest traveled award! Her husband and son are coming too and I can't wait to see them. Its been a while since we saw each other last.

    I know I am forgetting something else, oh pics from the u/s. I will post them once I can get home and scan them in. He is just adorable already! We got some great face shots too..Matt says that he looks like his dad...I can't see it yet but I wouldn't be surprised.

    Have a great day!

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    I knew I was forgetting something else. I wanted to update this journal with our name choices as of right now. We have 4 that we are deciding upon and I have a feeling that we won't make the decision until he is born. That's ok though, right??

    In no particular order:

    Ethan
    Mason
    Caleb
    Jonah

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    29 w 6 days

    I finally got the ultrasound pics scanned in over the weekend. Here they are:

    Face pics. These are with the top of his head all the way to the right and he is looking straight at you. The middle one is our favorite....


    This one is of his legs...his bum is to the right and ankles to the left. He has his ankles crossed too...


    Sooo what name do you think after you have seen these photos?? I think maybe Jonah.....

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    31 weeks 1 day!

    Phew it has been a busy last few days which is why its been hard for me to update the journal....I can't believe I didn't update at all last week. OOPPS! Oh well, I will get caught up now.

    Last week was pretty uneventful...it was Matt's birthday on the 26th, we didn't do anything special..just ordered dinner and had cake and ice cream.

    We toured a pediatricians office on the 27th and we really liked it. It is big, clean and everyone we met was very nice. I don't see the need to go anywhere else..we like this practice and they take our insurance. YAY!!! Soo, all we have to do is tell the hospital when we have our little man that we want this practice as our pediatrician and they will see him in the hospital. They will also perform the circumcision there too. All we have to do now is just check with our insurance company to see if there is anything we need to do for them before the baby arrives.

    Friday I took a half day from work as we were driving 8 hours up to Maryland to visit Matt's family. The drive was not fun and I am really glad we aren't planning on doing that again for a while. Saturday we hung out for a bit with the in laws and then we all made our way to Baltimore for a party that was supposed to be for Matt's birthday...a surprise party. Guess who the surprise was on??? ME!!! They planned a surprise baby shower for us...well matt knew about it and had kept it from me this whole time. That stinker!!! We had a great time and his family got us sooo much stuff. I couldn't believe it. It was a great party and I feel so lucky to be loved so much by his family. They are all really great people. His aunts went in together and bought us the swing we wanted (160.00) and we also got the bouncy chair, stuff for the nursery, clothes, blankets, pacifiers, bottles, stuff for the car, etc, etc...we got a lot of stuff. We have one more shower planned in NC on the 3rd so hopefully we get the rest of the the things we need there...if not, we will just use the $$ and gift cards for the rest of it.

    Sunday we all just vegged and watched football. I was quite exhausted actually..I think it was from all the excitement of the day before. it was nice to just lay around but I was also getting ansy..I was ready to come home and sleep in my own bed.

    Monday was a driving day..we got up early and hit the road. It didn't seem to take as long to drive back but it still sucked. We got home about 4 pm and had a few hours to sort things out before our first lamaze class at 7:30. We found out that our crib had arrived and so we ate quickly and picked it up. We got it home and quickly opened up the box to check it out...my first reaction was not a good one. The description says White but its not white..its like an off white or a cream. Everything else that is going to go in the nursery is pure white so this kind of clashes. It has actually turned out ok now that we have it put together....I am just picky like that. I had in my head how everything was goign to look and in my head it all matched. Oh well..the crib is adorable so I will just live with the color difference. Now all we need is the changing table, glider and ottoman, crib mattress and the dresser. The dresser we already have, it just needs to be painted.

    So back to monday night...we went to our first lamaze class and it was really nice. I have already learned a lot about those early stages of labor. It is a 5 week class and the last class we actually take a tour of the hospital. I am excited for that. So the more I think about the kind of birth I want to have, I am thinking I want it to be totally drug free. I am going to really try to go natural...I know I can do it if I put my mind to it. I know that an epidural helps ease the pain but it can also slow labor down and may have other side effects to me and the baby..I am not sure if I want that. My ancestors did it so why can't I??? Who knows if this will actually happen but this is what I am going to try for as of now.

    Yesterday, I went back to work and spent most of the day just getting caught up on emails and stuff. I had my wonderful prental exercise class and matt and I spent the night putting stuff together. Its fun getting all the baby stuff up...it makes everything feel some much more real. I can't believe that he will be here in about 9 weeks...freakin crazy!

    So that is all that has happened in the last week...I told you it would was busy! LOL

    Here are some belly pics from last week. I keep forgetting to take them this week so those will be a littls late.


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    31 weeks 6 days!

    Another week begins...hopefully this one is filled with good stuff and goes by quickly.

    We had a pretty good weekend...we didn't do all that we wanted to do but all in all it was good. We went for our maternity photography session on saturday afternoon and it was great. Lisa, our photographer was really nice and I think we got some great shots. I can't wait to see some of the preliminaries. Hopefully she sends some soon. Sunday we made our way down to Riverfest (it is an Octoberfest like festival that we have downtown each year) to look at all the cool stuff that people are selling. We found one pirate booth with a few cool things for the nursery. We were tired out from walking so we both layed on the couch for most of the afternoon watching football. I had planned on getting more done but oh well!!! Everyone needs a veg day eveyonce in a while. LOL

    I had my 32 week check up today and everything is going good. Our little man kept kicking the doppler when she was listening to his heart rate..it was very cute. I met with a new doctor at the practice and she was very nice....so far I have been really lucky with the docs I have seen..they have all be great. I see her again in 2 weeks for my next appt. They said my BP was good, I gained another 2 lbs and I have a little bit of protein in my urine but she wasn't too concerned about that. We will see how things continue to go.

    Tomorrow is my dermatologist appt. I have quite a few issues for this doctor to figure out! My moles (if there is a problem with any of them), a rash on my inner thigh (my doc thinks its a yeast type infection) and then a diagnosis on my Vitiligo (if thats what it really is and what, if anything, we can do about it). I am not sure if we will be able to solve anything tomorrow but I hope to at least come away with some information.

    We have our second lamaze class tonight..I am quite excited about it actually. Tonight we are going over some breathing techniques and pain medication during the active phase of labor. Should be quite interesting.

    Update more tomorrow...

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    32 Weeks! 8 weeks to go...

    Today has been a pretty good day though I think I am coming down with a cold. I woke up with a sore throat and have had the sniffles all freakin day not to mention the sore throat has not gone away. I am hoping its just a 24 hour thing and tomorrow morning I will wake up to feeling like myself again. If not...I may have to stay home to rest and fight it off so that it doesn't get bad. Thats the last thing I need right now is to be sick!

    I saw the dermatologist this morning and things went really well. He found one questionable mole that they scrapped to send off to be biopsied though he thinks it just looks bad because it is right on my bra strap line which caused trama to the mole. I should hear back about that in a week. I am not worried just yet. He also looked at my rash and prescribed me some cream to use...it should clear it up in about 2 weeks. He also noticed my Vitiligo right away...well most people notice it right away becuase its on my forehead but whatever. Anyway, he seems confident that he might be able to treat it. I almost jumped up and down right there! I have been living with this for the last 2+ years and always thought that there was nothing I could do about it..i just had to live with losing my skin pigmentation on my forehead. I have to wait until after this little boy is born to use it though as not enough testing has been done to prove that it is safe during pregnancy. Thats cool though, I have been living with this for a long time now, whats a few extra months?? Just keep your fingers crossed that it does actually work.

    Here are my updated belly shots:

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    32 weeks 3 days

    Boy I have been feeling like crap the last few days! So when I said in my last post that I thought I was coming down with a cold...boy that was an understatement! This cold is driving me crazy. I stayed home on wednesday and then went home half a day yesterday..I have just been miserable. Its just hard to be sick like this and not really be able to take anything for it. I broke down last night and took some tylenol which actually did help a little bit. Today I am sticking it out at work and am just trying to load up on water and juices. I think its on its way out though and I should be back to normal sometime this weekend.

    Other than this cold, things are going fine with the pregnancy...he is kicking a lot..keeping me from worrying about him. My dermatologist called yesterday to tell me that the results of the mole biopsy they did tuesday came back fine...no cancer or anything. YAY! I just need to get the rest of my moles checked every year or so for any abnormalities.

    I am so glad that its friday even though this day is dragging by! I am going to try and go to a La Leche metting tomorrow morning..its at the breastfeeding center so I can kill two birds with one stone and check that place out too.

    Have a good weekend!

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