Monday, July 14, 2008
The countdown is on!
Over the fourth of July, I attended an all girls weekend at the Lake of the Ozarks! We had a blast! We held a bridal shower there for my sister, Lauren, and they threw a surprise baby shower for me! I was so excited to receive some baby necessities that I have been putting off buying. My sweet sisters bought us our carseat and many other things like diapers, books, blankets, and onesies. I was so thankful to receive these gifts--I felt so undeserving of such generous gifts!
As far as the pregnancy goes, everything is going great. Other than an occasional ankle swelling, I am really enjoying this part of my pregnancy. The baby is constantly moving--I love it! I really enjoy laying down to read a book, and just watching my belly wave back and forth. My last doctor's visit reported that I was measuring in at 34 centimeters and the baby's heart rate was 130. I went ahead and bought blue paint for the nursery since I am convinced that this baby is a boy(don't worry, pink also looks really cute with the blue we picked out). In the next couple weeks, we will really focus on getting the nursery ready for the little guy(or girl?) We have decided on a boy's name, but a girl's name is still up for discussion.
How our baby's growing:
By now, our baby weighs 3.75 pounds and is about 16.7 inches long. The baby will gain a third to half of his birth weight during the next 7 weeks as he fattens up for survival outside the womb. He now has toenails, fingernails, and real hair or at least respectable peach fuzz.