Tuesday, September 15, 2009

34 Weeks!

I saw this comic/cartoon on my weekly pregnancy update that I get in my email and just had to post it. I think it is hysterical and totally sums up how I feel right now!
Only 6 weeks to go! It would be ok with me if Luca decided to arrive in 4 to 5 weeks though, as long as he is healthy! I had a doctor appointment yesterday and they said everything looks good. He is measuring right on schedule and his heartbeat is in the 140's to 150's.

The main thing I wanted to talk to my Dr. about was flu shots. She advised that pregnant women and women who have delivered babies in the last 6 months are top priority for both the regular flu shot and the H1N1 (Swine Flu) shot. She advised that they have a list of all the women they are treating that fall into these categories and and as soon as they receive their supply of the vaccines they will be calling patients to come in and get the shots. The Dr. also advised that Tony should be vaccinated as well, but unfortunately, he doesn't fall under the "priority" list for their supply of the vaccines so he will have to get the shots from his primary care physician (which he does not have) or the Public Health Dept. I don't think it should be a problem for him to get vaccinated though since he will be a parent of a child under 6 months of age and he works in the public school system. There are just so many things to think about when it comes to the health of your children!

The baby is moving A LOT lately! Mostly when I have been sitting for a while at work or I am laying down resting in the evening. His movements are definitely more than just flutters now and I am getting poked with heels, elbows, knees and other body parts all the time. It is really cool to be able to feel and see his little appendages poking out of my tummy! Tony had his hand on my stomach the other day trying to feel the baby move and all of a sudden Luca kicked where his hand was and Tony felt his little bony heel. It startled Tony and he pulled his hand away really fast. He thought it was really weird to be able to actually feel a hard body part rather than just the little flutters he was feeling before. I told him to imagine how it feels from the inside of my stomach! The good thing is, that because I have such a long torso, I feel most of the baby's movements and kicks in my abdomen rather than in my rib cage - at least so far :-) Maybe as he continues to grow and run out of room in there that will change in these last weeks of pregnancy.

Monday, September 7, 2009

Getting Ready for Baby...

We spent a good portion of Labor Day Weekend working on the nursery and putting together some of baby Luca's new things. Tony actually did most of the "putting together" and I did a lot of "supervising" :-)

Tony hard at work putting the swing together.

This swing looks so soft and cozy! I told Tony that I wanted some fleece footed sleepers and a swing like this in my size so I could just lounge, nap and rock all day long. Ahhhh, the life of a baby!

Don't mess with a man and his power tools! (Notice that Tony is wearing my volleyball knee pads :-) He put the crib together the day before and his knees were raw from the carpet so I told him he should wear knee pads.)

Here is the finished changing table/dresser. The lighting is bad, but it really is all one color (the color of the cupboard door.)

Making sure the line is perfectly straight - he knows just how to make his perfectionist wife happy :-)

More taping so that we can paint the stripes.

The painted stripes and the crib completely assembled - Yay!

Tony and I actually did the taping for the stripes several weeks ago. We had the paint colors all picked out, but just hadn't purchased them or had a chance to paint. One afternoon when I was home for lunch, Tony's parents stopped by our house on their way back from a trip to Idaho. I went back to work and figured that Tony and his parents would just visit for a while. When I came home from work that night, I was surprised to see all of our painting supplies out in the garage. I was a little nervous since I am a total control freak and wasn't quite sure what Tony had done while I was gone. Turns out his parents had bought the paint and painted the nursery for us! Actually, I think Kathi did most of the painting with a little help from Tony. I think Mike tried to help, but his attention to detail was not quite up to par :-) It was a great surprise and so nice to not have to do it myself!

We still need to get a few more items before we are totally ready for Luca's arrival - but we are much closer than we were a couple weeks ago! I am having so much fun decorating his room and getting everything ready. I am thinking that he will sleep in a bassinet in our room for a little while and then hopefully he will move to his own room and enjoy sleeping there. We are getting so excited to meet our little baby boy!