Wednesday, August 29, 2007

August 29, 2007 (32 weeks, 6 days pregnant)

Only 50 days left until my due date!!!! And only 29 days until she's full-term!!!! I can't wait to see her!!!!!

Monday, August 27, 2007

August 27, 2007 (32 weeks, 4 days pregnant)

My doctor appointment today went great! I was in and out in only like 5 minutes and now my appointments are every 2 weeks! My next appointment is September 10th- she's going to be here before we know it!! Oh, and I gained 3 pounds this month- I'm really proud of myself! I've been eating as much as I can as often as I can and Jason has been making me drink a protein drink every night, lol- I guess our hard work is paying off, I'm up to 142 now. Her heartbeat was at 142bpm as well. Everything else looks good too. The doctor says that Venily is probably about 4-4 1/2 pounds right now! We got to meet our doctor's actual nurse today too and I really like her. It turns out the nurse we saw the last 2 times we went to him was just temporary because his nurse was on maternity leave for 12 weeks, but now she's back. I'm glad b/c I didn't really like the other nurse. We also got all the paperwork to pre-register for Labor and Delivery- soon enough we'll be able to have her in our arms!!!

Saturday, August 25, 2007

August 25, 2007 (32 weeks, 2 days pregnant w/ Venily)

I just put up a bunch of pictures of Venily's room and things! Her room is still not quite done, but it's what I have done so far. I'm still working on her dresser- I'm putting a darker border around the outside of the door and a border around the top. I'm also STILL looking for pictures to put up on her walls and I've looked everywhere- I think I might just paint my own. Also, I just decided that I want a large dark brown shelf with hooks to hang things on, so I'll be looking for that now too, lol! So, take a look at the pictures and let me know what you think!!

Thursday, August 23, 2007

August 23, 2007 (32 weeks pregnant)

Here is what our little princess looks like at 32 weeks!! I can't believe how big she is (though she feels much, much bigger!)! It's so crazy how a year ago today I would have done anything to have a baby and now she is almost here! I have a lot of online pregnancies that I follow through babyhomepages and myspace and now so many of them are having their babies- it's getting me so excited b/c I know my turn is coming soon!!!! From starting out wanting a baby for years and years, then finally getting pregnant, and then 9 whole months of being pregnant, to actually being able to bring a baby home with us soon is so absolutely sureal. It's almost like I'll believe it when it happens- right now I still feel like I'm dreaming! :)

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Aww, those little feet love to kick my ribs and that little but loves to push my stomach out as absolutely far as it can and those little elbows and hands like to flail all over the place and make me laugh (like they are right now)! :)

Monday, August 20, 2007

August 20, 2007 (31 weeks, 4 days pregnant w/ Venily)

Uhhhh, I just got done writing a whole long story and I accidentally closed the whole thing down! I'll try again!

Only 59 days left until my due date (I'm thinking I'm going to deliver early, but maybe that's only wishful thinking!). Hopefully not too early though (I'm thinking like early October) because Jason is going to be gone for 3 weekends in September! Yikes, you just know something is going to happen during one of those weekends! But, I'm way too pregnant now to go anywhere with him, lol! I think it's really starting to catch up to me. My back hurts all the time and I'm soooo tired all day and I toss and turn trying to get comfortable all night! But I'm definitely not complaining because I know a lot of women who are as far along as I am that have WAY more things wrong and my symptoms aren't that bad (at least yet anyway) and I know that she is going to be more than worth it in the end! :) I just can't wait to have her and finally be able to see her and hold her in my arms, it's going to be the best thing in the whole world!

Venily's room is looking soooo cute now! Everything is so pretty- I go in her room all the time and just look around and Jason makes fun of me for it, lol! I already want another little girl!! Her room is really starting to come along- all we really need now is her. We put her shelves, curtains, and the letters for her name up and all of her drawers and most of her closet is all organized (with all of her clothes grouped together by size: newborn, 0-3m, 3-6m, 6-9m, 12m, and up!). I'm going to take some pictures soon of her room and put them up on here as well as pictures of some of her cute things too! The only thing I really am still looking for is some pictures to put up on her wall and possibly a wall border but I'm really picky and doubt that I'll ever find one that I like enough to buy! Venily's car seat and stroller came in the other day and I put that together and it's so cute, I'm so glad I went with that one, I just LOVE it! Well, I think I'm going to go now and try painting her dresser. I decided that I'm only going to paint the main door on it in dark brown and then I might go back later and paint some pink butterflies on it or something. I'm really not sure how it's going to turn out! :)

I go to my next dr. appointment one week from today!

Wednesday, August 15, 2007

August 15, 2007 (30 weeks, 6 days pregnant)

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We're proud to announce that our family is growing by one more!!!!! Venily is getting a new baby cousin in April and has been so excited about it! :) She's been kicking more and more ever since she found out! The baby is only going to be 6 months younger than her and they are going to be in the same grade level in school!!!! It's going to be so much fun! Venily kind of wants another girl cousin but big sister Kaitlyn kind of wants a baby brother so we are going to be thrilled no matter what! OR- maybe one of each? LOL, just kidding Jacki! We love all of our kids so much and can't wait for a new niece or nephew!!! The next year (and on!) is surely going to be filled with tons of excitement!!

Thursday, August 9, 2007

August 9, 2007 (30 weeks pregnant w/ Venily)

WE'RE 30 WEEKS TODAY (75% DONE)!!!!!! Only 70 more days left until Venily's due date!! We've been very busy getting things ready for her too! Her crib and bedding are all set up and her room definitely looks like a little girl's room now! Jason made the shelves for her bookshelf and put them in and we've been steadily getting everything put away. We ordered her travel system and should be getting it in about a week! I'm so happy right now, I just can't wait until we finally have our little girl!

Monday, August 6, 2007

August 6, 2007 (29 weeks, 4 days pregnant w/ Venily)

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Our baby shower yesterday was AWESOME!!! Thank you, thank you, thank you to everyone who came and helped celebrate our new daughter! I couldn't even get to sleep last night because I was so overwhelmed by everyone's generosity and well wishes for our daughter! It's truly amazing how much this little girl is already loved, I'm almost crying again just writing this! Thanks especially to Lauren and Jacki for throwing the shower for us. It was just perfect (although a trillion degrees and humid- but great nonetheless)! I can't even believe how much stuff Venily got either! I spent all day yesterday from the moment I got home from the shower until I went to bed, opening and putting things away and I didn't even get done! And after shopping today for some of the little stuff that she still needed, she has about 99% of EVERYTHING that she needs! She now has a crib and mattress, her entire bed set and everything that goes with it, lots of packages of diapers and wipes, bottles, baby monitors, umbrella stroller, diaper bag, lots of clothes and blankets, stuff for nursing, socks, bath stuff and lotion, calendar and baby book, robes, lots of cute toys, boppy pillow, hamper and laundry basket, travel bed, shopping cart cover, hair stuff, pacifiers, wipewarmer, medicines, bowls and spoons, frames, etc., etc. etc. I can't even write everything that she got b/c it goes on forever! I'm just in LOVE with all of the stuff too! I washed all of her bedding and clothes and things today in baby detergent and it just melts my heart how cute and little everything is! Especially the socks, oh my gosh, I don't think I could ever have enough tiny baby socks, I LOVE them! And her room smells like baby stuff too now, lol, I'm getting SOOO excited for her to come!!!! Jason is moving Lisa's bed out of her room sometime this week and then I'm going to get the crib all set up and start putting her room more together, I can't wait! I have a few pictures up from the shower, but I'll hopefully be getting more later- keep in mind that I was really hot and sweaty. :) Thanks again to everyone, I can't even express how much it is appreciated!!!

Saturday, August 4, 2007

August 4, 2007 (29 weeks, 2 days pregnant w/ Venily)

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We are SOOO excited for our baby shower tomorrow! There are supposed to be a "few showers" (lol) tomorrow with a 30% chance of rain, but it is going to be fun no matter what and there's a covered pavillion too, so it doesn't really matter! I can't wait until Monday either because Venily and I are going SHOPPING for everything that she still needs! Lol, not that I've been able to keep myself from going anyways! Almost every time I'm out now I pick her up something (mostly on sale of course!). Even Jason has gotten into the habit, lol! Yesterday he stopped at a garage sale and bought her this really nice three-wheeled jogging stroller that looks like it's brand new. He said it's so we can take her for walks in the woods like at Bong or when we go camping and stuff. LOL! I LOVE IT and I love him for getting it!

Yesterday and today I painted the letters for her room, so they are ready to go now. We also got a dresser that I've been fixing up. It's been in my family for a long time and it's really cute, it just needs some work. I cleaned it all up today, bought and put on new knobs, and bought wood to make shelves (it's got a bookshelf too, which is what I really wanted!). I need to decide though if I'm going to paint it, restain it, or leave it like it is and just maybe put a few coats of polyurethane on it or something. Now I just need Lisa to go back to college so I can get her bed out of Venily's room and put everything in place!! :)

Also, I just took another belly pic today and it's SO FUNNY! I can't even believe I'm that big! It's so crazy! What's going to happen in the next 10 weeks!? I'm kind of scared about that!