Thursday, January 19, 2012

Whom will Dane look like?

I've been wanting to post our baby pictures for some time now to compare them and get an idea of whom our little man will look like when he joins us. But, after looking at the pictures, I've decided neither of us look anything like our selves in our baby pictures (well, Aaron does more than I do). So, we shall see (hopefully sooner rather than later;-).

Aaron 6 Days Old
(So tiny!)

Aaron 12 Days Old

Marly about 6 Days Old (I think)
Marly 17 Days Old
(I know, I know, I look nothing like my baby pictures.)

We were both 7lbs 2oz and about 21inches long.

And for some really exciting news...

I met Dane's best friend Roan today! Welcome to the world Roan!
Congratulations Stephanie and Lars!

(Yes, he was born on Dane's due date. I'm guessing Dane will be born on Roan's due date- Jan. 23rd. Little tricksters:)

Wednesday, January 18, 2012

40 weeks! and not much to report

Well, there I am...

40 weeks! My ticker officially says "0 days left". I really can't believe how fast this pregnancy has gone. It has been by far the coolest experience I have gone through. It had it's ups and downs and I've had my aches and pains but like someone once said to me, I am growing a miracle from God, a human inside of me- it's bond to be uncomfortable. Really, I feel so fortunate to have had such a relativity uneventful pregnancy.

I would be ungrateful if I didn't say how wonderful my husband has been through the whole thing. Seriously, even before we were pregnant and then through the whole pregnancy he has been supportive, kind, patient, and with a good sense of humor about the whole thing. Dane is one lucky little boy to get to have Aaron as his daddy.

I had a doctors appointment yesterday where he checked our progress and, well, there isn't any. So he said that we will see how things look next week and if they still look the same at that point he will probably let me go another week with fetal monitoring. He also said I look a little to happy and there isn't enough huffing and puffing going on. Guess I should start looking a little more miserable.

At 40 weeks I:

  • Am excited
  • Not dilated at all
  • Have lost 1.5 lbs since my 38 week check up (whoo hoo!)
  • Am craving soft serve from Joe's Italian Ice, and cuban food
  • Am really tired
  • Completed everything on my 'to do' list
  • Have the hospital bag packed
  • Walk everyday with my prego buddie Stephanie
  • Don't mind if Dane hangs out in there for a little while longer
  • Still don't know what his middle name will be
  • Am having tons of contractions, including real ones
  • Have frequent strong pains down there-which I thought meant progress. Not so much
  • Have gained a total of 34lbs- which I'm okay with
  • Have mastered the art of picking things up with my toes
Now it's just a waiting game. Hopefully he will pick any day but a Wednesday since that is the day that Aaron is gone all day either in LA or Ontario.

But at least we know he is healthy and will be here with-in 2 weeks. Yay!

Here is the belly growth over the past 40 weeks:

It's crazy how much a women's body can expand, ha? ;) And can you tell which week I had "morning" sickness. I didn't notice it till now but I totally have "I feel like crap" posture in week 15.

Monday, January 16, 2012

January Book Club

We read Austenland by Shannon Hale and we all liked it. It got me a little bit more motivated to actually read Pride and Prejudice (I promis I'm trying Rachel J.). We had a tea party themed book club and I'm sad I didn't take any pictures of the cute tea set that Ann had or all of the yummy food. We also had a visitor from Arizona and Ann confirmed that she is actually pregnant. It was an exciting night:-)

Why are we all hiding behind the couch? I have no idea.

Next month there are going to be two little boys going to book club! Yikes!

Monday, January 9, 2012

A Muppets Baby Shower

I helped host a baby shower with my friend Karen and the theme was The Muppets. Honestly something I don't know too much about but I ended up having some fun! Here are some pics of the fun shower...

Fozzie Bear Cookies

Kermit the Frog and Gonzo Cupcakes

Grover Punch

The food

Getting ready!

(The baby's name is going to be Roan)

The Games

The guests

The crazy mom to be- Stephanie!

Stephanie with her gift helpers

It was a colorful, bright, happy, and fun shower!

Friday, January 6, 2012

Dane and Roan...

This is my friend Stephanie

Stephanie is my next door neighbor

Stephanie's due date is 5 days after mine...with her first baby whose name is Roan

It has been fun having someone to share all of the crazy things that happen while you are pregnant with.

Dane and Roan will be friends:-)

P.S- You better not go into labor before me. Lol, just kidding:-)

Monday, January 2, 2012

When will baby Dane arrive?

Hi everyone! It's getting close to D day!

Anyone have a guess what day he will be born?

*Guess right and I will make your name his middle name.

To help you pick: He dropped last Monday, I'm having a ton of braxton hicks contractions, and his original due date is Jan. 18th.

(*as long as your name happens to be on our list of names we are picking from)

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