Sunday, October 28, 2007

Pregnancy Photos

So Adam and I went with our friend Carrie to the park today to do some Pregnancy photos and they turned out really really good! here are a few for now.

Friday, October 26, 2007

34 weeks

~So we finally took some belly pics tonight. It has been a while since the last ones were taken, but just haven't been in the mood to have myself photographed. I go back to the Dr Tuesday and then my weekly checks start after that. We are really getting close now! We took our tour of the Birthing Center and have registered. It was very emotional for me to see the nursery and the newborns, I told Adam I just couldn't look at the babies or I would start crying. I started packing a bag yesterday and just need to add a few more things to it. We can't wait for our little man to get here.

Smok from the fires

So today has been the first bad day for

us with the smoke from the fires. I have tried to stay in the house to keep from smelling it all but it has still worked it's way inside. These houses are so old that nothing is sealed off anymore. Thank goodness I love candles so much and have plenty to burn to reduce the lovely charred smell :) Hopefully it will clear out over the next few days and we will have our beautiful view of the mountains again.

Tuesday, October 23, 2007

napping with the girls

So! I caught Adam snoozing with the girls the other day while I was checking email. Darla and Jasmine know they are not allowed on our bed anymore because of the baby arriving soon so they just decided to go to the guest bed and Adam tagged along. Sorry mom! we'll kick them out when you get here so you have a place to sleep :)

Saturday, October 20, 2007

Guess Benjamins birth weight?

~OK everyone so I thought it would be fun to play a little game and see who can come the closest to what his actual weight will be. As of our last ultrasound on the 19th he is right at 4#3oz. I am interesting to see what you all think, especially those of you who have had babies :)

Happy Guessing!!!

Thursday, October 18, 2007

Our Little Thinker

So I had another ultrasound today to check the baby's size and see how my fluid levels are and everything looks to be right on schedule. He now weights 4.3 pounds which means he as gained a whole pound in just 2 weeks. I am curious to what the Dr says at my appointment tomorrow with his growth and size. Hopefully they will kinda know how big he will be at birth.

This is a pic of Benjamins intellectual side(the "Thinker" pose) as I like to call it.
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Saturday, October 13, 2007

Childbirth Class

Today we had our child birthing class at our OB's office and it was a long day ,5 1/2hrs but we really did learn a lot. The first half of the class was about what we have been feeling during our pregnancy and what is now considered normal. A big chunk of time was used to show Dad how to massage us moms and make us feel more comfortable now and during labor. I was really enjoying some of the techniques she showed and Adam has already been practicing them on me nightly :) I have had a lot of back pain these last few weeks and appreciate him constantly rubbing my back and neck. After we broke for lunch we came back and watched a birthing video and it wasn't that bad. Everyone had been so worried about Adam having to watch an actual baby being born and he didn't even squirm. On the way home he did tell me that he was glad I was the one giving birth and not him, that I have definitely been doing and will be doing all the work. I think the best thing about childbirth classes is that the fathers have a medical professional telling/showing them what the process in tales and they realizes it's not going to be fun, but it has a huge reward in the end and when we say something hurts, it really really hurts!

We didn't take the camera so there are no pics of the day, but my favorite exercises was when the dads had to hold cold packs in their non dominant hand and squeeze for 1min(like it was a contraction) then they immediately switched hands and did it again but this time the moms rubbed backs and they did the breathing exercise. They were all amazed at how much shorter the second one felt with just adding some breathing and back rubbing.

As for the rest of our week out here? Adam is flying a lot this week and I have a few parties to go to/host. We have another ultrasound Thursday am, then it's off to Tehachapi for some apple picking with the girls(Yum!). Friday is our next ob appointment and hopefully we will find out just how big they think he will be at birth. I am shooting for 7 1/2pds 21in long. Maybe I'll be close :) What does everyone else think? Currently they baby is almost 4pds, but will know more Thursday.

Thursday, October 4, 2007

Ultrasound today

~ So the ultrasound shows everything was still normal and Benjamin is currently 3.3 pounds. I noticed when I got home and really looked at the pics that my name wasn't at the top so I gave them a ring and they said they had all the correct info for the Dr with the measuring and that the pics were my baby(DUH!) but they wanted me to have a set with my name on them so I get to go back on the 18th for another ultrasound. My next OB appointment is the following day so it stinks that I have to do the drive two days in a row again, but I really don't mind :P Here are the pics from today anyways. He is so stinking cute!!!! The first one is of his Wang(as Adam likes to put it) next to the arrow below his leg bone. Enjoy!!

Wednesday, October 3, 2007

Dr Visit

So I went this morning for my check-up and am now 30 weeks and have gained about 15 pounds total. I was concerned about the baby's position because he had been sideways for over 2 weeks and Monday night I had a horrible pain/burning go across my stomach and immediately had to lay down. The pain lasted at least 20min and I continued to feel the burning sensation until Tuesday night. At my visit the uterus was soft which was good and she didn't think he was sideways anymore and figured when he turned himself back around he hit a nerve or something. All I know is it hurt like Hell!!! I also am measuring 5 weeks large so she is having me go back tomorrow for another ultrasound. I will attach the pics when I get them, hopefully he is still a normal size and I am just measuring big consistently. And we know if he did indeed move and is hopefully now head down.