So much has happened this week. Where to begin? Let’s see.
First off, we’re 29 weeks!!!! YAY!!!
Our baby keeps on growing , baby now weighs about 2 1/2 pounds (like a butternut squash) and is a tad over 15 inches long from head to heel. His muscles and lungs are continuing to mature, and his head is growing bigger to make room for his developing brain. Doesn’t that sound exciting? I think so.
We had our very first baby shower this past Saturday. My nice co-workers put it together for me, it was very touching and thoughtful of them and I’m so grateful.
We got primarily clothes and although I haven’t been able to put them away yet, they are SO cute.
One of the ladies that works with Tom (remember Tom and I work for the same company) made our cake. It is a beautiful cake and I was so touched when she wrote “You’re the baby of our dreams” on the cake. Here’s a little picture of it.
Now, this week had been and will continue to be a crazy one for us. Yesterday we had our very first childbirth class and I loved it. It’s a series of 6 classes, plus a couple of other ones that we’ve signed up for and I’m so excited.
We had to introduce ourselves and talk about our pregnancy and all. Me being the dork that I am, said more than enough and shared that this is not our first pregnancy but that it is our first baby. You know, the basic, went through IF and blah, blah, blah.
During our first break, this sweet, cute couple comes up to us and shares with us that they too went through IF due to cancer and it was so very touching. We talked about our doctor (since we had the same RE) and laughed. I’m hoping we’ll get to know each other better and are able to share this third trimester together.
Our group is made of 10 couples and aside from me, there’s only one other couple that is not due in August. Tom and I are the only ones in Sept and then there’s another lady who is due in Oct.|
The other funny thing is that out of the 10 people, 7 of them are having girls and 2 boys. There’s a brave couple that is keeping it a surprise. The boys are WAY outnumbered. LOL.
The lady teaching the class is awesome. Aside from the fact that she’s been doing so for the past 26 years, she’s also a former doula and a former lactation consultant. I just found that to be awesome.
Anyway, on the pregnancy side of things. I’m getting tired faster again and my feet occasionally swollen in the morning and ALWAYS swollen at night. It gets to be quite painful sometimes. I don’t like it one bit.
Aside from that, heartburn, problem sleeping and those beautiful stretch marks………I’m good so far.
Ohh yeah, did I mention that I passed my 3 hour glucose test?? Yes I did. I’ve started taking some iron supplements and so far so good. Anything to keep the little one safe.
We have our second baby shower this Saturday and it’s going to be crazy. Today we’re getting our floors cleaned at home. Then we have to stay off our floors as much as possible today and tomorrow. Then on Friday we have them coming back to seal the floors (we have aggregate flooring). Then we’re headed to LA since we’re not allowed to stay in the house after the sealant goes on the floor.
It’s going to be the first time our little ones (aka dogs) sleep outside and the first time we leave them alone for 2 nights. As you can see it’s an adjustment for me too. LOL
Anyway, I’m really looking forward to the baby shower. We have an amazing friend helping throw the shower and I’m just so happy to have her. We’re truly very blessed.
More after the shower then!!