Thursday, October 13, 2011
Monday, October 3, 2011
Last Friday we had another OB appointment and were very pleased to discover everything is moving forward- 70% effaced and 2 cm now dilated- halfway to what is considered the start of active labor! Another fun little tidbit is that the dr. estimates the baby's weight to currently be 7 lbs and that she'll probably be about 7.5 or 8 lbs at birth. We know it's a definite guesstimate, but funny to think about. I thought we'd have this petite little girl, but she could have a little junk in her trunk if she comes in at 8 lbs!
We are using a doulah during the birth, which is basically someone that we meet with twice before birth and then she's present during the entire labor and delivery process and then a few times afterwards so she can give some postpartum help. She acts as an advocate and coach in the labor room and will basically be there to give Andrew and I experienced tips on techniques, positions, offers comfort measures and acts as a go between for us and the doctor when needed. I'm not quite sure if this is a sign that we've become more Portland-esque by using a little holistic approach to the process?!
Below is my most recent pregnancy photo taken at 37 weeks. I had to include my first pregnancy belly shot taken at 17 weeks, it's fun to see the difference 20 weeks makes! Even the hair has changed :)
Tuesday, September 27, 2011
With this progress, we've really started looking at our surroundings and trying to think of everything we need to accomplish before she arrives. We're in very good shape thanks to the kindness of our friends and family sending us all kinds of goodies. Already this little girl has been shown so much love, it's very touching. We've also finished all of our baby, labor & delivery classes and the nursery is pretty much put together. I've included pictures below of the latest nursery shots. Later this week I'll post full term pregnancy photos!
|Bailey likes hanging in the nursery too!|
|The room has a lot of pink so we decided to paint a yellow bookshelf to break it up a bit!|
Monday, August 29, 2011
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Thursday, May 12, 2011
Tuesday, May 10, 2011
I have jumped on the new baby blog bandwagon and decided to chronicle our adventures via blog to help keep all of our friends and family that are scattered across the country updated! Andrew and I are so excited to add a new member to our family this fall. So far, it has been quite the journey. The beginning was full of highs and lows- I started working with a fabulous new PR firm in Portland, I was down and out sick for two months and Andrew went missing in the Aspen mountains. But life moves on and here I am at 17 weeks and feeling wonderful!
I went in yesterday for our monthly appointment and heard the heartbeat. It's beating at a healthy 140 beats a minute, which is always reassuring. I haven't felt the baby kick, but am anxiously awaiting that big first. I am definitely showing and wearing maternity clothes. It is a crazy experience to watch your stomach expand outwardly and have zero control over it. I've been doing yoga and hitting the gym regularly to try and keep the weight gain in check, we'll see how that works out!
We go in to find out the sex on May 27 and I am counting the days! This ultrasound picture was during the first trimester at 12 weeks. It's amazing how much detail you can see that early on!
Below is the little onsie I picked out to celebrate my entrance into the second trimester a few weeks back. So far it's the one and only piece we have for the new baby, everything is on hold until we know the gender!