Since my last blog we have been very busy trying to get everything ready for Rae's arrival! We purchased all of the furniture the day we found out we were having a little girl and we have been putting her room together ever since. I have a few more things to hang but other than that, we are just waiting for Rae!
We went to the doctor last week and she let us know that Rae is measuring a week ahead of schedule, which I am thrilled about. I have an ultrasound next week and they will determine her current size and her expected delivery weight. I am really looking forward to this appointment so we can see her again and of course get a better idea of when she will be here. I will post these pictures, if she cooperates (keep reading).
A few weeks ago we had another 3D/4D ultrasound done, just to see her again before she got here and just like last time, she was not cooperating, at all! She was holding the umbilical cord in front of her face so we could not see anything. Also, to get a really good image, there needs to be a lot of amniotic fluid between the baby and the uterus, so naturally she was pressed right up against me! I am not sure where she gets this stubborn attitude from. (wink, wink)
We have also been busy with taking classes from our hospital. First we took a Childbirth Preparation class, which was helpful but I am still pretty sure that nothing can really prepare you for childbirth!! I do recommend you take it if you are on the fence though. We also took a tour of the hospital, which is so nice. As of right now we know where to go when the time comes and what to expect during our stay, hopefully we can remember all of this when Rae is actually on her way! Nick is going to take an infant CPR class in a few weeks (I have a baby shower to attend), so after that we should be "ready."
We have also had some amazing showers for Rae. We had one in Houston, one in Atlanta and I also had one at work. I am completely overwhelmed with the generosity of our family and friends. We would not be "ready" without you! Also, I must say that my mom, my aunt Debbie, Nick's mom Kathy, his sister Katie and his aunt Susan have been such a huge help and I appreciate them more than they will ever know! Both of our families have been so wonderful and so supportive, we could not do it without you! Thank you, Thank you, Thank you!
I have had a very easy pregnancy so far, my biggest problem was heartburn and that is nothing a little Zantac cannot fix! I am really looking forward to not being pregnant anymore of course to see Rae and finally have her here with us, but also to get back to being normal, or I guess I should say our new normal. I cannot wait to workout again, like a real workout, not just walking or lifting light weights...I am over that! I am also really looking foward to hugging Nick again, a normal hug, we have been having to hug to the side for the last few months. Also, I am pretty sure that all of the clothes for sale right now (besides maternity) are the cutest clothes ever, so I cannot wait to wear normal clothes again!
Now the part that you have been waiting for, pictures of Rae's room:
|This is the view when you walk into her room.|
|Her little dresser/changing table. I have 3 lambs that I am going to hang to the right of the mirror.|
|Don't worry I know that I need to iron the chair and add pictures to her board!!! : )|
|Rae's diaper bag, packed with things for the hospital.|
|33 weeks pregnant!! I am not sure how I am going to get any bigger!!! |
Nick, Sarah, Gizmoe and Rae