Wednesday, November 28, 2007

oh, boy!

Here are some pictures from the ladies baby shower that my mother and sister threw for me on November the 3rd. It was absolutely gorgeous and exactly what I had wanted, down to every last detail.

Alison was a trooper dealing with her very opinionated and nesting pregnant sister. She ran all over town trying to find me my green roses and generously paid for them at a florist price...ouch. She did the big floral arrangments with the lime slices in the vase, exactly what I had asked for. Thank you so much sister for all of your hard work.

Mom was so wonderful. She asked what I had invisioned for my baby shower and she matched exactly what I had dreamed up in my head. She found some really cute stickers but didn't know what to do with them. I thought they matched perfect with the theme so I wanted to get floral wire and have them coming out of the floral center pieces. It looked just like a nursery mobile.

But the person who really really helped was Becky Miller. She gave mom her decorative boxes, material, vases, and glasses. Not only that but she went, without being asked, to Michaels and picked out the paper pieces to go around the vases. She was so gracious and sweet and I cannot thank her enough.

Everything about my baby shower was lovely. My cake form Cake's by Nancy turned out perfect. And Alie and Mom even got me the personalized m&ms. Wow....Elijah and I are more than loved. Enjoy!

p.s. all you pregnant ladies out there or mommies...try not to be too jealous! *wink*

Sunday, November 25, 2007

Week 33 Tuesday 11/20

For all the weight and bulk you’re lugging around these days, you’d think your little champ should weigh much more than a mere 5 lbs and measly 17 inches in height, but nope, that’s about the average size for a baby in its thirty-third week. In terms of appearances, they’re getting cuter and pudgier every minute as they pile on the baby fat for those adorable little wrist rolls and chubby toes. And as we’re sure you’ve already noticed they’re getting stronger with every passing day. Nowadays, it’s possible to observe a well-placed kick just by watching your belly—but you already knew that didn’t you? Although they’re getting stronger, your bigger-by-the-day baby is losing space to move around, so the actual rate of movement will drop off in the last few weeks, despite that powerful drop-kick they’ve been working on. Hey, did you know you’ll continue feeling their movements even during labor?
Shawn and I had a nice day together. We haven't had much "us" time lately so it was nice to be with him. Elijah gave us some entertainment with his movements. I think he is going to be a long one. His heels are constantly at my sides and poking out. It is so funny to feel his heel and then he will pull away.
As I type he has the hyccups. Precious.

Oh, we got a rug for the nursery so it is a little more warm now. I'll have to take some pictures and post them. Not too much longer and he will be here. Such a happy thought.

Monday, November 19, 2007

Week 32: Mommy, you're HOT!

In the latest womb reports, your amazing baby has now developed sensitivity to temperature! This means you’ll probably get a swift kick if you put a hot pad on your ginormous belly. For the Elton John lovers out there-- yes, baby’s got blue eyes. At this point, all babies do, although depending on their chromosomal disposition, this could easily change after birth (or even between now and labor), but for the time being, blue it is. Thanks to their recently matured lungs and a remarkably strong immune system, over 90% of babies born in their 32nd week, survive premature births. So it’s pretty much a done deal. Even if your little monkey’s planning on heading out early, their survival odds are in everyone’s favor. Time to celebrate (no, no, wait until after the birth to crack open the champagne!) We’re talking baby-showers and alcohol-free punch!
It is such a crazy thought that I am ending my 32 week about to start my 33rd. Wow. My lil man will be here soon!

Monday, November 12, 2007


Alrighty! It is official. I have now entered that incredibly uncofortable stage. You know, the stage where Elijah is stretching, and poking, and elbowing all over me. I love feeling him move...but sometimes the lil guy gets into these really weird positions and to be quite honest it feels like he has crushed my organs like playdo in his hands! Or something of that sorts.

We had our appointment with Dr. Madalenna today. He is so nice. He updated us on our ultrasound. Everything with baby Elijah's organs and extremities are completely normal and according to my growth he says that January 8th is right on schedule for my due date. I, however, believe that Elijah will be here earlier.

Hopefully we can get his room all done and his exploding closet organized. I need to stop this need to nest. For reals now.

I am so excited for the next few months to come.....this whole experience has been such a great blessing.