Thursday, December 25, 2008

Christmas Day and a finished nursery

George was not feeling well today, so instead of going anywhere Mom and Dad brought brunch and presents to us. In the afternoon, while George slept, we finished the final touches on the nursery! Mom and Dad are also coming over tomorrow to help us do some organizing of closets and the basement so everything is ready for Myers' arrival. We are so grateful for their help.

Tuesday, December 23, 2008

January 2nd is the big day...

At my doctor's appointment yesterday, I found out that Myers is breech. George and I had the option of having the doctor try to turn him manually, but after thinking about it, researching it, and praying about it, we decided to just go with a scheduled c-section. I was afraid that once I made the decision I would keep second guessing myself, but I feel at peace with my decision.

I did get to have another ultrasound so that they could make sure he was breech. I didn't get to see his face because he was facing my back (what a stubborn little boy!), but I did get to see that he has hair. Based on the measurements the ultrasound tech took, he is about 6 lbs. 3 oz right now.

Our c-section is scheduled for January 2nd at 8:30am, so our little man will be here before we know it!

Tuesday, December 16, 2008

School is almost out!

I have three more days of school until Christmas Break! I can't wait to have the chance to sleep late (if little Myers allows it), finish up my thank you notes, and just spend some time resting before Myers arrives. The plan is that I will go back to school at least half days for the week before my due date, but of course that is all up to Myers and when he decides to make his debut!

I can't believe Christmas is a little over a week away...this month has flown by with everything that is going on at school, holiday parties, classes for the baby, etc.

Wednesday, December 10, 2008

35 weeks...the countdown begins

This week I am 35 weeks pregnant. We have 31 days until the due date as of today! Most things are ready. I need to wash a few more outfits, we need to install the car seat and have it inspected, and I need to buy a few little things like an extra mattress pad, more diapers, etc. The nursery is almost complete. George is going to do some touch up painting on Saturday, and Mom made us a valance for the windows that we need to hang. We also need to hang the pictures. Once we have everything done I will post pictures of the finished product!

The past two Sunday afternoons we had Childbirth Preparation classes. They were very interesting and informative. The teacher gave us some great strategies for massage that we have already put to use to ease the back pain that I am starting to get by the end of the day. I always feel better when I know all about whatever is coming up, so even though some of the girls seemed scared to death after watching the videos and hearing what all will go on during and after the birth, it put my mind at ease. Now I need to pack the bag for the hospital just in case!

Next week is my last week of school until January 5th, then I will only have 1 week until my due date! It's almost here....