Tuesday, February 19, 2013

Ribbons & Bows...

Well HELLOOO 37 weeks!!! Every pregnant chicks favorite two words I'm sure "FULL TERM" yay! We made it, we made it! I'm soo happy it's finally almost time to meet my little sweet Poesy girl. She is likely measuring around 18.9 to 20.9 inches and weighs about 6.2 to 9.2 pounds. She's gaining about 1/2 ounce each day. I believe next week we will find out how much she is weighing at our weekly ultrasound.

Today we had our ultrasound and she scored 100% on all her little tests again. She had her hand balled up into a fist resting under her chin like she was thinking and it was just adorable! She is practicing her breathing really good too and is still head down. All of the stress test we have been doing every Friday are good and my blood sugar is under control. All good things!

We have our bags packed, nursery ready, washed baby clothes, house cleaned, carpets shampooed, car seat installed, paperwork ready, what am I missing?? The anticipation of not know when I am going to go into labor is a little nerve racking I'll admit and I'm always going over this list in my head making sure I have everything ready to go. Also, the thought that once that day comes my life will never be the same again and that is a crazy thought. It is going to change for the best of course but still kind of weird when you sit down and think about it.

This past Sunday one of my friends I had met from work came over to my house and painted my belly! It was soo fun and it came out fabulous... I left it painted all day, hahaha! She is starting to get her body painting business going and I was more than happy to let her practice on Poesy. Here are some photos from our little session...

I love my little shrimp!...

My due date is just four short weeks away, March 10th! My once-poppy seed that I didn't even know existed until 5 months later could probably be able to breathe on her own if she was born right now. Most of her systems are in working order at 36 weeks and need just a little more time for her lungs to fully develop. Her lungs and breathing are doing good each week we go for our ultrasound so that is awesome! She is now the size of a honeydew and I can tell that she is having less room to move around in my belly. Most spots of my tummy are hard and you can feel her pretty much anywhere you feel around. During her last ultrasound we were told that she has a lot of hair and that makes me super excited!! At this point all I can do is wonder what she is going to look like beside the fact that we have got a pretty good idea with the 4-D ultrasound we had done. It's more like is she going to have dark or light skin and hair, green or brown eyes, my dimple chin or her daddy's dimpled cheeks!?? I can't freakin' wait! No matter what I know she will be adorable :)

At this point I have our hospital bags packed and her little coming home outfit ironed and I'm working on a little sweater to go with it. Hopefully I can get it done before she gets here along with her never ending "baby" blanket that turned into a throw sized or toddler sized blanket. Which is fine since she has a ton of smaller blankies anyway and she can use this one forever.

I turned 30 years old this month on the 4th and I am soo excited that I will get to share my 30's with a daughter of my own! I always said if I don't have kids by the time I'm 30 then I'm just not going to have any. Well looks like I am and I couldn't be happier. Jeremiah took us out for dinner on my birthday to Red Lobster. If you know me at all or even a little you might know that I LOVE shrimp!! So naturally I ordered shrimp, we had salads and bread before our meals and then when it was time for the shrimp Poesy had her butt, legs, and feet so high in my ribs I could barely breathe let alone eat! I managed to get a few down but let me tell ya it was hard and I didn't get dessert either. Sooooo needless to say this kid is gonna own me a birthday dinner someday, hahaha!

Here we are on Wednesday at our weekly ultrasound appointment...

Here I am stuffed to the brim at Red Lobster for my birthday...

See ya back in a few days with the lastest updates!
Xoxo. Renae & Poe

Wednesday, February 13, 2013

Bit by the Lovebug! ...

So last week I was 35 weeks along...Growing, growing, growing. My uterus has grown about 1,000 times its original size, a number that might sound exaggerated but true! During week 35 baby girl was the size of a coconut. She's about 17.2 to 18.7 inches. From here on out, she won't get much longer, but she's plumping up.

Everyday I get more and more excited to meet my little peanut. Her room is completely ready, all her laundry is washed, folded, and put away! We just need to install her carseat - which we were going to do last weekend but didn't.

Lately I have been having back pain and it's getting harder and harder to get out of bed. My feet, ankles, and legs are now looking real similar to tree trunks and I can now feel the weight of my belly. Other than this cold I have been trying to get rid of I feel pretty good.

The first weekend of this month Jeremiah and I took some Valentine's Day themed pregnancy photos together. I'm glad we were able to get at least a couple together during the pregnancy. Most of you may have seen them already on Facebook but here they are again.

I'll be back in a few days with my 36 week update!

xoxo. Renae