Sunday, January 29, 2012

38 weeks

I am 38 weeks (and 2 days!)

Baby girl is the size of a pumpkin!!

She is between 18.9 and 20.9 inches long.
She weighs over 7 pounds.

She may have an inch of hair on her head.

Weight gain so far: 29 pounds

* This shirt is from my mother-in-law, I think it is super cute! *

Time left: 12 days...

Thursday, January 26, 2012

Baby girl's nursery

Welcome to baby girl's nursery...
(remember, the door is new)

View from the door

Crib, dresser, and rocking chair

Changing table and bookcase
(we have a painting with her name that hangs over the changing table)

Lamp that matches her bedding



Rocking chair


Side of the bookcase

Changing table




Some of baby girl's clothes

Thank you to my wonderful husband for putting together all of the furniture. 

Tuesday, January 24, 2012

Ben's surprise baby shower

Today Ben's coworkers held a Surprise Baby Shower for him.  I had to work but I was super excited that he was going to have his own party.  I was able to snag a few pictures from his coworkers and I absolutely love all the pink!

His coworkers are so fabulous... they had donuts, bagels, juice, and fruit for the party.  We got a tummy time mat, some beautiful clothes, a teddy bear, and some essential baby care items.  Ben and I are so blessed to have such wonderful people in our lives that continue to be so generous with us and our daughter. 

I know Ben enjoyed his party and we both owe his coworkers a huge thank-you!

Ben opening some presents.  (Look at those fabulous donuts!)

Yummy food!

More presents and food.

The tummy time mat.

Thank you to everyone at Ben's office for such a wonderful surprise!

Sunday, January 22, 2012

37 weeks

I am 37 weeks (and 2 days) pregnant!

Baby girl is the size of a watermelon (OMG!)

On Friday my doctor said baby girl weighs 6 pounds and 12 ounces.
She is about 19 inches long.

This week: Baby girl is now just hanging out and getting bigger.

Weight gain: 29 pounds

Days left before baby girl is due: 19

Tuesday, January 17, 2012

Catching up and 35 and 36 weeks pregnant

I have been home sick today and have had time to reflect on the past 15 days (since my last blog posting).  Ben and I have been consumed in getting ready for baby girl and have everything set-up around the house for her arrival.

We watched The Steelers during the play-offs.
They lost. :(

Our party spread.

For 35 weeks pregnant:
Baby girl was the size of a honeydew!  She was about 18 inches long and 5 pounds.

I am 36 weeks (and 3 days) pregnant!

Baby girl is over 18 inches long and over 5 pounds.

Her liver and kidneys are working, her skin is smooth, and her immune system is up and running.

Weight gain so far: 28 pounds

This week: She is kicking me ALL. THE. TIME.

Days left: 24 (oh my goodness!!!)

This weekend Ben put together baby girl's pack and play, stroller, and car seat, and her rock & play sleeper.  I am so glad I married a man with an engineering degree!

This is the stroller and car seat.

This is the rock and play sleeper.

The pack and play

I think we are as ready as we are going to be.  I am super excited to meet baby girl and can't believe that this is the last month before she gets here.  I have been thinking of the ways our lives are going to change and I know that I cannot fully comprehend the changes we will experience. 

However, I am looking forward to traveling this summer with baby girl and taking her to new places.  We are traveling to at least two weddings this summer and going on vacation and I am excited to share those experiences with her.  Well, I am getting kicked like crazy by my daughter so I am going to go for now.  I will work on updating much more frequently.