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Wednesday, May 31, 2006

Kelly's getting bigger...

Here's a few pictures of Kelly we got during the pregnancy. Here's what she looked like on Valentine's Day (week 20):

This one is from last weekend (May 27th - week 35) and is taken in our nursery:

Sunday, May 14, 2006

Third Trimester!

Things are moving right along! It's hard to believe we only have about 7 weeks left until we welcome a new member of the family. Emil and I have been busy in the last several months finishing the nursery and attending birthing classes. Here's a recap!

April and May have been big growth months for the baby. I'm definately looking pregnant now! The baby has been pretty active, mostly kicking my right ribcage and hitting my left lower side area. As we discovered during our May 5th appointment this is because the baby is in the heads down position already. The doctor also commented during this visit that I'm "all baby in there!"

The baby tends to move early in the morning between 5:00 - 8:00 AM and later in the evening after dinner, generally 8:00 - 11:00 PM. Emil loves resting his hand on my tummy in the morning to feel the baby kick!

In early April I went in for my glucose test. As many know since I'm terrified of basically every medical procedure I was not looking forward to the test. As it turns out the needle was not the issue. My stomach couldn't handle the high dose of sugar, and about 10 minutes after the blood draw I ended up throwing up in the doctor's sink! Very embarassing!! Luckily, the test results came back great.

We have attended 2 of our 4 birthing classes. The first one was pretty basic third trimester type stuff. What Emil took away from that class is that every other couple (about 14 others) knew the sex of their baby! He isn't letting me forget it either! The second class was mostly around pain management. I barely made it through without passing out listening to the whole epidural process. The next class we will watch an actual birth.

I've doing really well. Up until very recently could do almost everything without issue. In the last week I've had a bit more difficulty with bending over, longer walks, and general tiredness at the end of the day. All in all though everything is going great!

FYI...for those of you who believe in old wives tales the heart rate is around 134, which means it leans towards being a boy, but I crave sweets (like ice cream and cake) which mean it could be a girl!