I am now 35 weeks....only 5 to go. Up until the last 4-5 days I have felt pretty good. But in the last few days my back has really started bothering me. So I have been spending a lot of time laying either on the couch or in the bed. That is the only way that I can seem to find some relief. Hopefully, I will be able to make it until the baby gets ready to come. If my back gets any worse I dont know how I will survive. The best thing is that I am not working because we are out for the summer. That is my only saving grace!
Bryan is very good to me. I have had to rely on him to help me more. It is just getting hard to get around and do things. I am sure that he gets aggravated with me sometimes, but he still does the things I ask. I am just thankful that he is here and very willing to help. He says that me using the "pregnancy card" is starting to get old! He only has a few more weeks and then I will be using the "I just gave birth" card and then the "I am sleep deprived because I am the mother of a newborn" card. Maybe he will be able to stick it out!
I have new belly pics, but it is not letting me upload at the moment. So I will add them a little later!
Here are some sonogram pics of the baby at 34 weeks. The doctor says that the baby is currently about 5 lbs 5 oz and predicts a weight of 7 1/2 to 7 3/4 lbs at birth. We still don't know the sex, but both of us feel like it is a boy....we will find out in just a few weeks!
Check out this beautiful baby smile....
The fuzzy stuff on top of my head is hair.....I have a head full of it!
How do you say goodbye to someone that gave you life? Being a Daddy's girl just came natural. There was never anything that I could not go to Daddy about and know that he would take care of it. And now here I sit only 6 weeks away from bringing my first child into the world, and Daddy is gone. It still has not really hit me that he is no longer here. It will become a reality once all the dust settles and I plan to go see him on a saturday afternoon. Or when I give birth to my own child and he is not there to hold his grandbaby.
Although this is probably the hardest thing that I have ever had to do, I know that it is God's perfect will. We just discussed this yesterday in our Bible study how God has every detail of your life written out before you are ever formed in your mother's womb. He knew before the foundations of the Earth that today, June 18, 2008 would be my Dad's last day on this Earth. Does that make it any easier? No. But can I find comfort in knowing that this is in God's plan for my life? Absolutely! It is not going to be an easy process and I know that I am going to need a shoulder to lean on. But I thank God that He has provided me with a loving husband that will be there for me. And in time a beautiful baby that will renew my spirits. So to my Daddy....I love you and I will forever hold you in my heart!
I am now 33 weeks pregnant. Only 7 weeks to go! Doctor appointments are now every two weeks and I go this coming week for another sonogram! I am very excited to see the little one again. I cant wait to find out how big he is and exactly the position he is in. I am constantly feeling movement in one area and I am just curious if it is arms or legs. We will soon know. I will post those pics as soon as I can, but for now here are a few new belly pics.....
I am currently 31 weeks and counting down. We are in the single digit weeks! Only 9 to go. I am now having to go to the doctor every 2 weeks instead of 4. That in itself is a reality check that we are getting close. I finally got us signed up for child birth classes (against Bryan's liking.....but I told him that he was not the one delivering a baby, and when he was that he could make that decision!). So we start those next week. I hope that they will be very beneficial. I have heard both ways from different people. Hopefully we will have a good instructor and I will be able to relax a little. I am some what nervous about the baby coming. I guess just because it is all new to me. So there are many unknowns. I know I will be fine with the baby once it is here, it is just the getting it here part that scares me. But I am sure I will be fine.
I was blessed to be given a shower by my co-workers this past week. We received a lot of nice items that I can't wait to be able to use. The nursery now has plenty of stuff in it, but I am waiting on Bryan to finish the closets so that I can start putting this stuff away. It is about to drive me crazy! I am very organized and everything has its certain place and not having that now is killing me!