Sunday, April 24, 2011

28 Weeks

It's hard to believe it's already been 4 weeks since my last update! As I go on day by day, I feel like my pregnancy is going slow. But then I look back and can't believe how fast it has all gone! As I type this I'm watching my belly jump around from the little babies on the inside; I still get such a thrill from it!

So some exciting things are going on - first, these babies will be here in 10 weeks or less! My C-section is scheduled for July 1st - that is, if they don't decide to come sooner! No one I know thinks I'll make it until July 1st because of how big I already am, but we'll see! We could have some June babies!

Another exciting thing is that I am no longer a working woman! My last day on the job was this past Friday and I'm now just going to try and relax and get the house ready for the babies. Happily, I won't be returning to work either, which made it possible to leave as early as I did since I don't have to worry about maternity leave.

I'm also 3rd Trimester this week! Some books said 27 weeks, others said 28 - so either way I'm definitely in my final trimester!

And finally my 2nd and final baby shower is next weekend! Of course, I'm very excited for that as well!

How far along? 28 Weeks, 2 Day
Total weight gain/loss: Up 30 lbs!
Maternity clothes? Oh yes! I'm now in almost 100% maternity clothes
Stretch marks? Yeah a few on my sides.
Sleep: It's going ok - I'm waking up more and more to pee though which is annoying.
Best moment this week: My last day of work!
Movement: Yup, lots!
Food cravings: Still don't have any consistent cravings.
Gender: We know, but we're keeping it a secret until our baby showers!
Labor Signs: Nope, but I'm getting more and more braxton hick's contractions which my dr. tells me is normal since my belly is as big as someone who is full term. Drinking lots of water seems to help.
Belly Button in or out? Still in, but shallow
What I miss: Having energy! I get winded climbing the stairs.
What I am looking forward to: I get to see the babies for a growth scan tomorrow!
Weekly Wisdom: Drink lots of water
Milestones: 3rd Trimester!

Wednesday, April 13, 2011

Baby Shower!!!

Last weekend my amazing mother in law threw me a beautiful baby shower for all of her friends and family! It was hosted at her lovely house and the food, drinks and games were all wonderful! I was totally overwhelmed with the kindness her friends and family showed me and our sweet little babies! It was a wonderful day and we are so thankful!

And now for some pictures!

I *loved* this game - it was squished up candy in a diaper and you had to guess what candy it was by smelling, etc.! I got 5/6 correct! :)
For the next game, everyone had to take some toilet paper and cut it to their desired length. Whoever got the closest to my belly circumference won! Me and my very best friend Marisa who, by the way, took all of these great pictures and helped me out SO much! She's the best! Me and my mom and my mother in law (to the left) who didn't pose with us for this one!The AMAZING quilts my mother in law hand stitched for us! Aren't they beautiful?!A picture of the lovely hostess - my mother in law (see how tanned she is?! She just got back from spending the winter down south! I'm jealous!)!

Some presents! The beautiful cake and cupcakes my mother in law made!