Thursday, June 23, 2011

Tuesday, June 8, 2010

It's a GIRL!

Well, most of you already know this...

Gwendalyn Gail was born on May 20th at 4:50PM.  She weighted in at 7 lb and 3 oz, measuring at 19* inches. (*they measured wrong at the hospital, she was actually 20 inches)

Finding time to blog is difficult, but we are settling into a routine and I'm hoping to pick up my blogging hobby again soon. I promise to write her birth story soon! 

Tuesday, May 18, 2010

40+ weeks...

Mommy at 40 weeks

Just waiting...

Had a Dr. appt today.  He stripped my cervix - fun - to see if that might get things going. Otherwise, I'm dialated to 2 cent. I will have another appointment next Monday if needed, and induction will be next Wednesday night.  I would go to the hospital Wed evening and stay overnight to see how it goes. I don't feel like that will be necessary.  I can't imagine still being pregnant in a week! Yikes!

Maternity leave has been a little boring, but mostly because I'm just waiting, and waiting, and waiting.

I did buy a new car today. That was fun.  I got a 2003 Ford Escape XLT. It's blue - love it! Fully loaded, so I'm very happy.

So, until something happens....tick tock tick tock.

my new ride

Monday, May 17, 2010

Maternity Leave with no baby...yet.

Maternity leave has begun. Friday was my first day off.  It just felt like a regular day off.  Today feels different. 

The weekend was pretty mellow. I didn't do a whole lot.  Saturday I started a puzzle, finished in on Sunday. Ran an errand on Saturday - Walmart - ick. But I did find a nice camera bag for our new camcorder at a great price.  Sunday my greatest adventure was grocery shopping.  I made peel and eat shrimp with homemade oven fries and garlic bread. 

This baby is very comfy in his/her home.  I have another Dr. appt tomorrow.  I thought it would have been today, but my Doc was booked all day.  So, tomorrow we'll discuss a "plan".  I'm not sure how over he'll have me go.  What I really like about Dr. M is his more natural approach to the process.  He won't induce unless he thinks it's necessary for baby or me. I'm fine with that. I feel pretty comfortable still.  Sleeping is a challenge, but I imagine the constant waking up to pee is just preparing me for the constant waking to feed. :)

Monday, May 10, 2010

Home Stretch

Well, here we the final days. Due date is 5 days away. I can't believe it's almost time! I can barely remember being 20 weeks pregnant and it seems to long ago! This 9+ months has been very long, short, rewarding, amazing, educational, exciting, and many other feelings I just can't seem to wrap my head around.

I don't feel like I'm having a baby any time soon. I know things are happening, but it just feels so "status quo" right now.

I'm a little over 1 cent dialated. I've had plenty of practice contractions (Braxton Hicks) some more unpleasant than others, but nothing too serious.

So, we wait. We wait for little baby Anderson to make his/her debut.

tick tock tick tock.....

Tuesday, April 27, 2010

Nursery and Nesting

We finally have a "nursery".  It's a little make shift, but it will do until we move into the new house this summer. The daunting task of packing my craft room was finally managed this past weekend thanks to the nesting instinct finally kicking in. It actually kicked in on Thursday while at work. I cleaned out my entire desk and started organizing for my temporary replacement. It carried over once I got home.  I also had a bit of a panic attack Thursday night/ Friday morning. I realized I had a lot to do before baby arrives. I took most of Friday as a personal day and got lot's done.

We did quite a bit of shopping on Saturday at Babies R Us.  Jeff was just as overwhelmed by the store as I was when I did the initial registry.  We purchased a few "necessities".  We bought some bottles, drying rack and bottle brush. Mirror for the car to see what kiddlet is up to in his/her car seat. Window shades to block the sun in the car. Changing table pad and cover, and the swing.  I set up the swing on Sunday night after returning from another shopping trip to Target (where I got more stuff). Then I worked on the baby's room some more. By the end of the night, I had the pack n play set up where the crib will go, diapers out of the package and in the special place for diapers, clothes washed and hung in the closet, stuffed animals and blankets out, and our new(old) glider chair in it's place. I even put up some monkey decals on the wall above where the crib will be to give the room a decorated look. After all my hard work was done, I sat in the glider and stared at the room. Eventually Jeff came in and sat down and did the same thing. He finally says "I can't believe a baby Anderson will be in the room in just a few weeks." Yep - my thoughts exactly.

I will try to post some pictures this week. Oh, and Frankie loves the baby's room. We think she might think it's her room. She waits for us to open the door when we get home for the day, then she just pokes around to make sure everything is in it's place, then lays down on the floor in the sun. She loves it. She does not like the stroller and swing, but we'll work on that.

Sunday, April 18, 2010

Week 36

What a great weekend!

Baby shower yesterday. Had a fantastic time. Not sure what to do with all this stuff, but feeling very blessed to have so many wonderful family and friends to share the excitement with and am very thankful for all the gifts! (pics later this week)

Then today was date day with hubby. We enjoyed an awesome Twins game at new Target Field (ok, so they didn't win...)

Jeff caught a foul ball. That was definetly the highlight. We had really good seats and tons of fun!

We even took my bump update picture at the ballpark!

Me and my bump at 36 weeks

Mommy and Daddy

View from our seats

Daddy's gift for baby!