Friday, December 10, 2010

Still Here & Almost 37 Weeks!

Hey all! Wow, maybe my worst blogging dry spell yet. Anyone out there still reading, hah! The holidays have come and just completely knocked me on my ass along with major baby prep! Since my last post I have been one super busy girl but its all SUCH great stuff. Not to mention I'll be 37 weeks and FULL TERM on Monday...omg, how did that happen?!? I'm getting so excited to meet this baby I can hardly take it. I know these last few weeks (assuming I don't go early) will go by so quick, but at the same time I feel like time is standing still. As much as I LOVE Skooter in my tummy, and I know I'll miss having him with me all the time...I'm just dying to have him in my arms. I can tear up over the thought of hubby holding him for then first time...and its frickin killing me wondering if Skooter is a boy or girl!

So here's the rundown of my life over the last month:

Baby Showers:
I had two more lovely baby showers since my last post. The last one was the weekend of thanksgiving, so it was a super busy but fun weekend with the holiday and everything. All I can say is Skooter is one seriously lucky baby, he has SO much stuff and is pretty much set for the first year of life. The only thing he'll need is some pink or blue clothes (or in my case purple or green since i'm neither a pink or blue person). All I can say is Skooter better like little duckys, because that's what he'll be living in for the first month, ha!

(Me and my bestie, she's 4 weeks post baby and looking fab!)


Holy crap, it hit me hard after my last shower. I'm so that person who has more fun organizing xmas presents after I open them, than actually opening them if that make sense. I love putting everything away, stacking and restacking all my new fun things. Well, that's what I started doing with the baby stuff...pulling out the stuff that we needed asap, piling up the older age toys that could wait. Remember we're living with my parents, and while they're house has plenty of room...we personally are spread out all over the place. We're living in my bro's old room, we're setting up baby stuff in the guest room, my business is in the other guest room, we've taken up half the garage with miscellaneous boxes, and baby stuff has taken over the ping pong and pool tables in the basement!

Some days I think we're in good shape for the baby, but then I realize I could literally go any day now and start panicking about how much more we need to do. The big things are install the car seat base (which is happening this weekend), pack the hospital bag, set up the last few baby things we'll need in the beginning, swing,, etc. Things we've accomplished are setting up the bassinet, car seat, diaper genie, ordered diapers, wipes, got diaper rash cream/powder and stuff, washed all baby clothes, okay...why does this not sound like a lot??

Baby Updates:

Let's see...a few weeks ago I had a dr. appt where I got my last ultrasound just to confirm one last time the placenta had fully moved, which it had...YAY! They said Skooter is measuring a tad on the small side, 40% percentile so they're not expecting a huge baby...which should be easier for labor. Hubby is of course worried he's too small, which is absolutely not what they said...and he's obsessed with plumping me up which I explained to him will not necessarily fatten up the baby....just my ass!! Speaking of, at my first weekly appt this Tuesday I've now gained 24 lbs. My I.Phone app says 30 lbs will be average based on my starting weight, so I guess I'm pretty happy with that. I had my first internal check, and nothing to report yet...other than OUCH, I think she was elbow deep!

I was actually excited for my first internal, because I feel like it may give you some idea on whether you're getting closer to go time. However, everything I've heard/read says that you can be dilated 3 cm for weeks, or not be dilated at all and go that very same apparently it's a crap shoot. I'm getting SO anxious just to know how its going to go down. I wish someone could just tell're going to wake up one night with cramps and that's it, or you better keep a towel in your purse cause you're water is going to break at work and its going to be super embarrassing, hah! Or, don't get too excited for xmas dinner because you'll be spending it in the hospital with Skooter. I guess that's half the fun, only Skooter knows when he'll be ready to show...and all we can do is get ready!

House Updates:

So this fall we got so lucky with the weather in Chicago, and they were able to crank away. Then this week hit, right when we needed to start roofing/siding/masonry stuff...and Chicago became a frickin tundra. It's been in the 20s all week long, and next week the high on Monday is a whopping 13 degrees. They were able to install all the windows yesterday, so we're almost completely under roof...but I would like to keep trucking along at our super fast pace so we can be in by April. Here's a pic of the progress as of a couple of weeks ago:

So that's it. Sorry for the super loooong delay in catching everyone up! Hope everyone has a fabulous weekend!!


Andrea said...

Woooo Hoooo! So happy to get the update of you and Scooter ;) Glad that all is going well and that placenta moved..that is wonderful!

You look absolutely amazing! I'm going to come and steal your maternity wardrobe, as I'm having difficulties finding fashion forward things.

As for wondering if Scooter is a boy or girl...I'm right there with you! I wonder every day if the Little Bunny will pee standing up or sitting down. LOL

Just so happy for you and I can hardly believe you will be holding this sweet miracle in your arms very soon.

Much Love and have a wonderful holiday
ps your house looks great!

The (Type A) Nightmare said...

Okay... you may seriously be the most gorgeous pregnant person EVER. Meanwhile, I look like 4 of you. EK was in the 70th percentile at our 30 week appt so we'll go back on Wednesday (36 wks) to see how big she is. At 30 wks, they were expecting a 9-pounder. Agh!

Meanwhile, I'm dying to know if you're to a him or a her. ;) I will never understand how you have made it through all this time without knowing. I could not have... no way, no how. ;)

And, how crazy is it that it still blows my mind that we're this close together. How are we only a week and 2 days apart. I distinctly remember feeling like you were decades ahead of me at one time. ;)

GOOD LUCK! Can't wait for him/her to get here!!!!!

sienna said...

you look sooo awesome babes!!! sooo sooo happy for you and glad that everything is progressing well. damn, i thought new york was cold, but chicago sounds like it's been even worse. hope the weather cooperates so that the builders can crank away!! hang in there :o) xoxo.

Jin said...

Lol! Mine was in the 50th percentile at 36w. Turns out at birth she ended up over 8 pounds (no one was expecting that, nor for her to be so long, and now at almost 5w she's in the 90th percentile for girls (I think she was at birth too). It was amazing to find out at birth if Dragonfly was a girl or boy - and hubs told the doc and nurses he wanted to be the one to announce it to me. It was so sweet that way. And now I'm hating all the pink clothing out there for little girls, lol.

I was one of those who woke up with cramps and butt pressure and thought it was a bad UTI (had one for 3 weeks that caused contractions), so we were urprised when we were told we were having a baby that day because I was in labor.

Yay for everything else working out well!

manymanymoons said...

Oh my gosh, you are getting so close. You must be dying with excitement. Isn't it weird how sometimes can stand still and fly by all at the same time!

Browniris said...

It sounds like you have been busy! I am so excited for you to meet your sweet baby! And if your baby does come a little early, don't worry...I know first hand that you can make it work without being fully prepared!

Rach said...

Wow, lots going on! Happy full term, you look fantastic!!

Chelle said...

What a lovely update! I didn't notice it had been long, but that is because my own blogging has been sporadic lately too.

Those internals can be so brutal. Its like they are trying to tickle your brain by going through your junk. I about died when I had my first one. lol!

Glad to hear everything is progressing so well on all fronts. You are coming into an even more exciting chapter of your life. I can't wait for little Skooter to be born and reveal whether we will celebrate a boy or a girl. :)

Happy Christmas!

Rebecca said...

Sounds like things are going great! :) You really do look amazing.

Samantha said...

Glad to hear from you! We are soooo close!

As for water breaking- I wouldn't be TOO worried. I've heard only 13% of women have their water break spontaneously before going into labor so chances are you'll be warned with contractions first.

House looks fantastic and everything sounds great!

AplusB said...

Thanks for the update! You are soooooo close! I cannot wait to "meet" Skooter!

You look great and you must be getting really excited about your new home. Although it must be a challenge to prepare for baby in a temporary living situation, but I'm sure you've got it well under control :)

Marianne said...

Thanks for updating, I was wondering how you were doing!! Glad all is well!

Crossed Fingers said...

Yea! Welcome back! :) I feel the same way - I'm going to miss this baby inside me but at the same time I can't wait to meet him/her!

Sounds like you're getting everything settled for the baby and your house looks fantastic! My fingers are crossed they hit the April mark!!

Trinity said...

I was just thinking about you this week and hoping all was well with you! OMG, I SO hear you on the ducky thing--it's like that's the only gender-neutral clothing out there. We have a ton of it now too!

Progress on the house looks good! Fingers crossed that the builders stay on their timeline!

Happy 37 to you!

Erin said...

Wow! You are getting so close now! It seems like just yesterday that we found out you were pregnant.

Once all of us Chicago girls have our babies, we will have to have a serious playdate!

AL said...

I was just thinking of you yesterday and wondering if skooter was already here!! I'm so happy all is well and it really sounds like you've got the essentials ready for baby even though things will be in transition since you're still in your parent's place.

Happy FULL TERM and can't wait to hear what skooter is either!

Anonymous said...

I can't believe how close you are! You look great, by the way. :) I can't wait to hear about Skooter's arrival and whether or not he/she is a he or a she!!!

Maureen said...

I cannot believe how fast time has gone and that you are full term! Congratulations. I know you are so ready to meet Skooter.

You look fabulous!!!

Anonymous said...

Awesome update!!!!!!

I am so excited about your new living's going to be worth the wait. Much like sweet little Skooter. Cannot wait to meet the little one!

And thank you so much for all of your emails with me about the soft marker stuff. You have been such an amazing support, I am incredibly grateful that you shared your experience and thoughts. xoxo