Sunday, April 25, 2010

Baby Shower

I had my baby shower on Thursday and it turned out great. I believe our child will be the best dressed kid for the next 6 months of her life. Thank you to everyone who helped out and especially to Joyce, Heidi, and Grandma Stewart for helping Jeannie put it all together.
Setting up...had Cafe Rio catered in. YUM!!!
I loved my cakes made by my friend Aleza. They were so great to look at and so good to eat! I'm not usually a fondant icing lover, but Aleza's was so good. It was a butter cream cake with apricot filling.
Delicious three layer chocolate cake with cream and strawberries between the layers and a rich chocolate ribbon around the whole cake.
We played "Guess How Big Ryann is Right Now". There is Heidi reading the results. The top three closest weights were awarded. They were 7.8, 7.12, and 7.10
And the weight was...7 lbs 10 oz!!! (Give or take 18 grams)
Present Time
Love the baby shoes!
A present from a fellow dog lover.
Maci, Hallie, and Rachael helped gather all the presents around me. Earlier in the day Maci excitedly had announced to Clint that she got to go to Nicole's party. At the end of the party she happily gathered decorations to take home with her and was so excited to take home the booties off the top of the cake.My diaper cake from my friend Nicole.
My cute R handmade by my friend Mary and her daughter Katie. It looks so perfect hanging on Ryann's door. LOVE IT
Thank you everyone for making it a special time for me.

Wednesday, April 21, 2010

Ryann's weight

I'm so excited for my baby shower tomorrow! There will be a couple of games and one of them will be to guess Ryann's current weight. So today during lunch I had another ultrasound done. Sorry, you'll have to wait to know how much she is weighing. Since my belly was already gelled up Loretta went ahead and did some 3D pics. Surprisingly enough we got some really good face ones this time. Here are just a few.

After the ultrasound I went back up to my desk and a baby came in for their 5 day check. Well that baby weighed only 2 ounces more than Ryann's ultrasound weight. All I could think was "Wow, that is how big my baby is already and she still has 3 more weeks to grow!"

Wednesday, April 14, 2010

What 34 weeks Brings

So we have made it to 34 weeks and man am I really counting down till I am done being pregnant. I'm ready to trade my sleepless nights for sleepless nights with a baby. I'm ready to be able to breath again and to bend over to pick something up with out worrying that I might end up on all fours. Geez, I am just ready to be able to get up off the couch like a normal person instead of having to roll off the couch onto my knees and then stand up. Our dear sweet Maggie has found a new job in her life. I have to admit that I have called her over to me on several occasions so that I could grab a hold of her and get myself up.
I had my appointment on Monday and it was not a happy appointment like two weeks ago. I had sugar and protein in my urine. So lucky me, I got to have my Metformin increased to taking twice a day which means I once again get to deal with the drop in blood sugar and feeling crappy. My feet are of course swollen but that swelling isn't going down at night like it should and used to. He asked me how bad they were after working all day and yesterday I showed them. Lets just say he wasn't too happy with how they were looking. I have started training my maternity leave replacement so I am off my feet more but that swelling just keeps holding. Hopefully there is no bed rest in my future. My blood pressure was perfect and my weight gain fine, the only things that were at that appointment. Nothing like having your doctor finish up your appointment with the comment of, "Now I am getting a little concerned."
For now I just have to recheck with my doctor next week with my sugars and then will see what my 36 week appointment shall bring the following week. I just want to make it to May so she will be 36 weeks and then I am ready to be done.
I've started to have a lot of Braxton Hicks contractions. They come on just about every time I get up to do anything. The ones I get are really uncomfortable and last for a couple minutes. Just another reason I'm glad I have a trainee with me so that I don't have to get up very often.

There is the belly at 33 weeks and 5 days.

I'm excited for my baby shower next week. Clint's aunt and cousin did my invites, and I think they turned out so cute!

I couldn't resist snapping this picture the other day. Clint doesn't get home till around 7:30 and Maggie doesn't like this change in his schedule. Starting around 6 o'clock this is what Maggie and Sally do almost religiously waiting to see Clint's truck pull up. Their excitement when he pulls up is just priceless, you would think that he has been gone for a month the way they act.