OMG...we are ending week 31 and starting month 8 next week. I can't believe that in 2 months Aaron and I will have a teeny tiny person to take care of. How crazy is that? To think that Aaron and I will be responsible for the care of a 2 day old baby come February is simply insane to me. WOW!!! Any who...guess I better get used to the thought. It'll be here before we know it. So this week was a big one. This past Saturday was my baby shower, which was wonderful. Not only did we get a ton of great gifts for the baby, but it was SO GOOD to see everyone there. It had been a long time since I had seen many of my girlfriends, and the day just seemed to fly by way too quickly. Thank you all that were able to make it, Aaron and I really appreciate it! So let's see...what else? Well, yesterday was Thanksgiving and boy to Aaron and I have a lot to be thankful for...little baby Katz on the way and of course our beautiful new home. I kept thinking during dinner yesterday..."this is going to be the last thanksgiving dinner that I'm not worried about what our little one is doing." A scary, but wonderful feeling. So as you can see by my picture this week, I'm definitely getting bigger. Maybe still just in the belly, but definitely bigger. And don't worry about that small bruise on the side of my hip. I took a slight spill into my counter the other day. It completely caught me by surprise and I immediately started crying. It really didn't hurt THAT bad, but I think I was more scared than anything. Oh, and I think the baby has had the hiccups every single day since he started getting them and he's still moving around in there like a little gymnast. I was worried for a couple days there because he wasn't moving around as much as normal, but those days have passed. He's up to his old tricks :) ha ha. Well...until next week. Enjoy and Happy Thanksgiving!!!!!
Saturday, November 22, 2008
Lots going on this week! Last weekend was our birthing class, which was VERY informative. Not as graphic as I thought it might be, but probably more than Aaron thought :) haha! The labor nurse teaching the class went from signs of labor to postpartum (after the delivery) and bringing the baby home. She showed us 3 birthing videos and 1 csection video in which I cried like a baby each and every time the nurse brought the baby over to lay on the moms chest. Aaron learned ways in which he can help me through the laboring process, massage me and basically wait on me hand and foot :) We took the class with friends of ours, Liz and Kevin, which completely made the class all that much more fun. Then...for the first time this week the baby had the hiccups. 4x in 2 days! crazy. It ws so cute though. And what do I have today? MY SHOWER!!!!! Yeah. I'm so excited to see everyone there. There are going to be some people I haven't seen in over a year. And then next week we have our tour of the maternity unit in the hospital. It's all seeming very real now. ahhhhhh...Aaron and I are both very excited to start making the baby's room look like a real nursery. Right now it just kind of looks like a storage area with all the stuff laying around.
Friday, November 14, 2008
Baby Katz and Mommy are doing great! I'm having indigestion and heart burn less and less, which is great. It was just figuring out what foods triggered it and staying away from them. It seems to be tomato based foods, coffee and chocolate. I'm also starting to sleep a little better. It's just figuring out what works for you I guess. So right now I'm sleeping with a pillow behind my back and under my belly/in between my legs. I tend to roll slightly on my back at night just leaning up against the pillow, but I gotta tell you...I don't think the baby likes that too much. He moves around like crazy when I'm anywhere near being on my back. Also, my bladder won't quit. I get up 3x a night to go to the bathroom and go all day at work it seems. It's so strange, but it'll come on all of a sudden...however, I think that's just the baby moving around in there and ending up pushing against my bladder. So the baby book says that little baby Katz could be as tall as 17 inches this week and up to 3 lbs. Amazing! Have I told you all what name we're thinking? Well right now the only name we can agree on is Dylan. Dylan what? We're not sure. We like Dylan Murphy, Dylan William, Dylan Michael, maybe even Dylan Aaron? We really have no idea. So Aaron is very very excited...wanna know why? Because we have birthing class this weekend :) Ha! Actually he is kind of looking forward to it, but I don't think he has any clue how graphic it's going to be. I already feel like it's right around the corner, but this is going to bring the reality of just how close we are to welcoming baby Katz into the world :) yeah!
Friday, November 7, 2008
Well I am officially in my 3rd trimester (7th month)! Crazy huh. I can’t believe it. I don’t think I’ll ever be one of those pregnant mommies that say “just get this baby out of me.” I think it’s coming way too quick and to be quite honest with you all…I’m started to get a wee bit scared, OK a lot scared. Mainly of the actual labor and delivery. Anyways, we had our 28 week doctor’s appointment in which everything went very well. I had to drink the glucose drink to test for gestational diabetes…that came back negative, however my iron level was a bit low. Haven’t heard whether or not I need to do anything about that yet or not. Mom and baby are measuring just right and mommy has gained 12 lbs to date. Doctor says I’m right on target, so don’t anyone worry about only gaining 12 lbs so far. Baby’s heart rate was 128, which is normal, my blood pressure was normal and I got the flu shot, OH and Aaron got to hear the baby’s heartbeat for the first time. So sweet. So I guess that’s it for now…until next week…