Friday, April 30, 2010

Almost ready!

HELLO!!! It's been so long since my last post...due to the fact that we have not had internet at our apt. for about 3 weeks now :( BOO. So to catch you up on life, here it goes... I am officially 37 weeks today, also known as Full Term! Which means Madden can decide to make his grand entrance whenever he feels like it! Hopefully he will hold out till after my shower next Sunday!
We finished our childbirth class at the hospital on Tuesday which we both enjoyed. It was very informational and got me thinking about labor and the drug options and whatnot...I'm not quite sure what I'm going to do yet as far as epidural and all I guess we will decide when the time comes!
In my last post I told you we were getting a new stroller system which we did! Here it is...

The stroller is actually almost the same as the last one, but the car seat is better! I do kind of wish we had gotten the jogging stroller though :/ ah well!
On the 16th we went back to do our second session of the 3D/4D ultrasound...the little man was way more cooperative than the first time! And he is a little butter ball! I can't wait to meet him! He is still very active inside...and lately he will get me really good with a swift kick in the ribs or in my side.
The season is over for the club volleyball team I was coaching. They improved so much, and though I would never want to teach middle schoolers, they were actually a lot of fun to coach! Serious cases of ADD, but fun.
Last night, my mom took a mini photo shoot of us, which was fun...I posted the pics on facebook already but here you go again...
We are sooo excited about this new life! Thanks for sharing in this experience with us! I will try to write again soon but there are no promises!
Till next time...
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Wednesday, April 7, 2010


Well our first childbirth class was quite enjoyable! We both liked it a lot! Our instructor went over a lot of our discomforts and worries and how to handle them, which was very helpful. We did some excercises to help relax, and overall it was great! Matthew won't be able to be there with me next week :( so mom is filling in! The other couples in the class with us are all different which is good! There are some very odd couples and some that are similar to us. I look forward to the rest of the classes!
During our class, the instructor went over car seats and stroller systems and how most people choose one b/c it's cute or it matches the "theme" i.e. she was talking about me!!!! And it came to the decision to return the system we have already put together and were super excited finding one that is safer and more practical. WOW, I'm starting to feel like a responsible parent!!!
So the mission this afternoon is to take apart the one we have already put together, return it, and find one that suits us better!
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Monday, April 5, 2010

More news

The 3D/4D ultrasound was so cool to see...however this little man inside decided that he was too cool to move around. That, or he just doesn't have much room in there! I apparently have a small uterus, and he is super cramped....poor guy! Sorry!!!! He is defnitely head down and has been since about 31 weeks....which is most uncomfortable. Here's a pic from the ultrasound...we go back in 2 weeks to see if we can get some better shots of him.

He has his daddy's nose and chin, and my cheeks and lips!

During the ultrasound we could see him sticking his tongue out, eating his fingers and attempting to eat the umbilical cord!
We have put together the changing table as well! It is beautiful! After only a few loving arguments throughout the process we managed to complete it!

Apprently this last week my body has been working hard, because I am exhausted!!! Even in pictures I can barely fully open my eyes!!! Ah the joys of no sleep! I know I know..."it only gets worse" "this is just your body's way of preparing you"....yes, I have heard all of those statements...but just let me vent! :) Thanks.
Here is the 33 week photos...

As you can see...I'm tired! :)
Tomorrow we have a Dr.'s appointment, then we are going to go talk to a pediatrician, and then tomorrow night we have our first childbirth class at the hospital! Should be an eventful day!
Thanks for letting me vent! Now it's nap time!

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