Friday, October 31, 2008

I could be an Expectant Mother for Halloween...

And I wouldn't even have to go buy a costume!! Okay, lame idea, but I couldn't think of anything more creative and it is kind of funny to think about what you wouldn't want to be for Halloween being this pregnant...cheerleader...Disney Princess...Pippi Longstocking (that was my favorite costume growing up)...it just doesn't portray that cute Halloween image really!

So, the Open House was a completely PERFECT event, everything was wonderful, it was so great to gather friends and family together at once, and we have not stopped rearranging the nursery since that day as you can imagine. Pictures to come...

I am nesting this weekend because Tony is away at the National Youth Workers Convention and it's time to get Noah's laundry clean and put away and think about packing some hospital bags...we are officially at 28 days to Noah's due date as of today and I really don't think the reality has sunk in yet. Plus, he really hasn't started dropping much so I am not feeling uncomfortable yet in the least...and am certainly not complaining about!

We are seeing the doctor on a weekly basis and we received our little "this is how you will know you are in labor" card this past week because if he come anytime now, there's no stopping him! His heatbeart was good and luckily, this appt he did grow even though I have still not gained a pound. We had to get an ultrasound last appt because he wasn't showing growth, so this news was better. (After performing the ultrasound, it turned out he was in fact growing, but was conveniently snuggled up under my rib cage, which was why my measurements were off.) But I have now been given strict orders that it's either gain 1 lb a week from here on out or they will think about bedrest or induction, neither of which are options I am hoping for. We are still praying for that crucial November 12th day, please say prayers with us, because that will be my year anniversary with DHL and solidify that my maternity leave will in fact be available for me to take in full.

So, Happy Halloween to everyone, and may your costume choices be more abundant than mine are this year!! I'd opt to be the pregnant one any year, it's the best!!!

3 comments:

Lynne said...

The countdowm is on. I can't believe that Noah is almost here. I can't wait to meet the little guy! Keep us posted!

Kristen said...

I'm praying for you, Tony and Noah as the day approaches!!

Heather said...

We will pray that Noah makes his grand entrance AFTER Nov 12th. Take good care of yourself!