Tuesday, August 31, 2010

38 Weeks

Pregnancy Highlights:

How Far Along: 38 Weeks!

Maternity Clothes: All maternity clothes.

Best Moment this week: As much as I hated being in the hospital Sunday night for pains (that they couldn't do anything about), I loved being hooked up to the monitors and being able to hear Baby's heartbeat for an extended time period. I'm pretty sure if I could fall asleep to that heartbeat every night I would actually get some sleep!

Gender: My hunch is still boy. 2 more weeks and we'll find out :) Hopefully sooner...

Movement: Still trying to find room and moving alot!

Food Craving: Still fruit. and Slushies.

What I miss: A full night's sleep.

Sleep: Ugh. The last couple nights I have been getting up more than ever to go to the bathroom. Every couple of hours I'm up.

What I am looking forward to: I'm slowly making progress, but I'm hoping that maybe Baby will choose to arrive this weekend since Mike's bday is on Saturday! He says it's the only thing he wants for his bday! My arms ache to hold this little one. We can't wait!

Belly Button: ha, still in- but not by much.

Symptoms: Still getting heartburn. Today I started having back labor (i'm praying this doesn't last long!!) Ouch!

Doctor's Update: I'm just barely 2cm, still thin, and baby is still low. The doctor said today that I'm progressing, just slowly. It's frustrating, but I know baby will come when he or she is ready.

Size of Baby: Watermelon.

Tuesday, August 24, 2010

37 Weeks! ~ Full Term!

Pregnancy Highlights:

How Far Along: 37 Weeks!

Maternity Clothes: All maternity clothes. I have to wear Mike's t-shirts because none of mine fit!

Best Moment this week: Hearing the baby's heartbeat today.

Gender: We're getting closer to finding out :)

Movement: I think the baby likes to push his or her rump into my belly. Trying to find room I suppose!

Food Craving: Fruit. All kinds.

What I miss: Sleep.

Sleep: Pretty much non-existant. Naps are a must these days. My hips hurt so bad that I can't lay in the same spot for very long.

What I am looking forward to: Mike and I are enjoying these last few weeks together before everything changes. But we really can't wait to meet this little one in just a few weeks!

Belly Button: I don't think it's going to pop out. But it's definitely trying.

Symptoms: All of the usual. Nothing has changed too much.

Doctor's Update: I haven't made any progress since last week, so I'm still stuck at 1cm dilated and 70% effaced. But baby is still really low, which is good. My doctor is hoping that I can make it a couple more weeks, since the baby is measuring a week ahead.

Size of Baby: The size of a watermelon! yikes...

Saturday, August 21, 2010

My Feelings

This song makes me think of our little one and the love we're going to have for him or her! We just haven't met you yet, but we already have fallen in love with you! It has kept me a little more sane while we wait for the baby to be ready to meet us!

Wednesday, August 18, 2010

Update from Doctor...

I had my 36 week appointment yesterday and everything looks great! Baby's heartbeat is strong and healthy. I also had my first internal exam and found out that I'm 1cm dilated, 70% effaced, and the baby's head is very low. This was all great news! I'm excited to be making progress, however little it might be! Some women are stuck at one or two centimeters for weeks I know, but progress is progress to me. The doctor said realistically it could happen any day now! But I'm sure I'll be seeing her next Tuesday for my next appointment :).

Even though I'm sure it will still be a couple weeks before Baby Marshall makes his or her debut, the appointment got us thinking about everything that we still need to get done! So, the list maker that I am has started making lists for both Mike and I with all of things we need to do. Like getting the carseat checked, packing a bag (Mike needs to do this! Mine has been packed for weeks!), making sure all the pacifiers and bottles are boiled and washed, organizing, etc. So looks like my days will be filled with getting the last minute things done!

Have a great rest of your week and we would love if you would continue to pray for us, our families, and especially this little one as the big day draws near!

Monday, August 16, 2010


Pregnancy Highlights:

How Far Along: 36 Weeks! We're getting so close!

Maternity Clothes: All maternity clothes, and some of them are getting a little tight now too. This baby has run out of room in mama's belly!!

Best Moment this week: I have a doctor's appointment tomorrow and I'm excited for that, because I start to go every week after this to see if I'm making any progress!

Gender: Despite the frustration of not being able to find neutral clothes we're still set on not finding out. But I've always had a hunch that it's a boy. So we'll see in four weeks :)

Movement: The baby doesn't have room to roll over like he/she used to, but is still very active and likes to kick the same spot over and over! Ouch.

Food Craving: Fruit. Mostly watermelon.

What I miss: Sleep.

Sleep: Not so great right now. I'm having a lot of hip pain, and it's causing me to lose alot of sleep. Not to mention the four times I get up to go to the bathroom! I guess I'll be ready for those nightly feedings!

What I am looking forward to: Getting everything organized in the next few weeks.

Belly Button: This is a sore subject with me. I wanted it to stay in so badly, but I fear that I'm losing the battle. Mike says that it will pop out when the baby is "cooked" and ready to come out!

Symptoms: Still have heartburn, tired, hip pain. But overall it's all normal and will be worth it!

Doctor's Update: I go in tomorrow so we'll see then!

Size of Baby: The size of a honeydew melon!

Thursday, August 12, 2010

35 Weeks!

We finally have internet back in our home, so now I can keep up on everything better! Here we are at 35 weeks pregnant!! I can't believe we're here already. Five more weeks and I'll be holding our little one!!

Here I am at 35 weeks...

The nursery area is getting organized too. The crib is all put together and the beautiful bedding is on and ready! I just have some organizing to do with all the clothes, blankets, etc. Here's a picture of the crib!
I've been feeling pretty good. Sore, but that's to be expected. I've had some Braxton-Hicks contractions, but that means my body is getting ready! Mike is getting a little nervous as the weeks tick by, but he says he is ready. As ready as we will ever be I suppose!