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Wednesday, January 27, 2010

Dear Ava,

Mommy loves you so much, but could you please remember that her abdomen is only so big and it can only be contorted into so many different shapes?  Could we please make a compromise that you can lay either head up or head down, and you can stretch, kick, punch, cough and hiccup as much as you want in either of those positions as long as you do not lay sideways...

Thank you my sweet baby girl!
Love you very much always,

Tuesday, January 12, 2010

Two down, one to go...

Yesterday officially started the third and final trimester!!!  Time is really flying...before I know it Tim and I are going to have a little girl on our hands.  It is all so scary and exciting at the same time!  I had my 28 week appointment today and the doctor informed me that he is looking for me to make it about another 10 weeks...I was like, "Um, but I'm at 28 weeks now.  So I have 12 more weeks right?" and Dr. Umana smiles and says "Like I said I give you 10 more weeks."  I was completely speechless...I mean I know that I will be plenty ready for her to be out of my belly in 10 weeks, but there is also a part of me that was really counting on that two extra weeks lol.  So I guess he is thinking that I am going to get to a point where I just can't carry her around anymore and we will have to be induced...lovely.  Either way I just can't believe that she is going to be here so soon!
So here are some pictures of what my tummy looks like now...

and not modest...

and here is a collage of how she has grown over time...
from left to right, top to bottom:  pre-Ava, 13 weeks, 20 weeks, 22 weeks, 26 weeks, 28 weeks

She has really grown huh?! AND she has got a lot more to go! 

Monday, January 11, 2010

28 weeks...preggo quiz

How far along?: 28 weeks
Total weight gain: I will know more about this tomorrow when I go for my MD appt
How big is baby?: according to she is about 2 1/4 pounds (about the weight of a Chinese Cabbage)
Sex: Girl!
Maternity clothes?: definitely
Stretch marks?: not yet
Sleep?: getting harder and harder due to pelvic pain...ugh!
Best moment this week? getting more stuff finished in the nursery
* Movement?: all the time!
Labor signs?: nope
Belly button in or out?: still in
What I miss: walking without pain
* What I'm (not) looking forward to: the 1hr glucose test tomorrow:(
Words of Wisdom: Um I'll have to get back to you with this one...can't think of any off of the top of my head

Nursery Update

Blanket complete...check!  And I LOVE it!!! Next mission bumper pads.  I am definitely starting to feel the need to nest.  I find myself just walking into Ava's room and standing there looking at what will soon be our little girl's room.  These projects, like making her blanket, help with that nesting feeling.  It makes me feel more a part of the process rather than just going to a store and picking something out, handing a cashier some money, and bringing it home.

Thursday, January 7, 2010

Nursery Update

The nursery is coming together slowly but surely.  I just had to share this picture of the lamp that I have now finished!  It turned out way better than I thought it would!  I had to wait for a week for the central park toile fabric to get here from Maine, and when the UPS guy made that knock on my door yesterday afternoon I was so excited that I could not make up my mind whether I wanted to finish the blanket for Ava's crib or the two lampshades that have been patiently waiting to be covered.  I decided to do the lampshades because I really didn't feel up to all of the measuring etc that went along with finishing up the blanket, but it will be finished by the end of the weekend and I can't wait to post the pictures of what it all looks like together!  For now you will just have to settle for bits and pieces here and there;)