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Thursday, April 22, 2010

33 weeks

I can hardly believe that our little girl will be making her appearance in about 7 weeks! 7 weeks people! That's just around the corner!

We are SO SO excited!

Our 32 week appointment went fine and dandy. Of course the doc said I have gained more than she likes...oh well. Baby girl is healthy that's all that matters. I did however experience a "first" at this appointment. You ready for this?! I stepped on the scale and I weighed 200 pounds! A milestone huh? :o) Ive gained about 45 pounds SO far! Holy alot of weight.

M and I met with an attorney today and submitted our info for a will, living will and power of attorney. It should be ready for signing in about a week. It feels good to something legal in writing stating our wishes.

Baby girl has 2 new hiding places. My ribs and as high up under my boobs and she can get. OUCH!

NOT complaining. Just sayin'. :o)

I think the girls at work have planned a little shower for us this Sunday. I'll let ya know. M's sister is hosting one for us May 1. Fun!

My dad is doing great. He had his first follow up appointment today. The doc said everything was healing well, his bp and heart rate were right on track and they took him off a few meds as well. He's on the road to recovery.

Oh I almost forgot. We had our childbirth class this past Saturday. M is planning a payback. LOL Ok so maybe it was a little cheesey but you gotta go right? :o) We've also got breastfeeding and infant care classes scheduled for next month along with a hospital tour.

I think that about wraps it up.

We go Monday for our 34 week appt. Any guesses how much I'll weigh then? :o)

21 comments:

laura w said...

I CAN NOT believe you are so close! Grow flower grow!

Mimi said...

:o) There isn't much to say I am soooo happy for the three of you....can wait to hear her name and see what she looks like

Mina said...

I am so thrilled for you! I have been following you for a couple of years, and it's so exciting to see you go through this journey! I can't to meet her!

Toni :O) said...

Yippeee...glad to hear all is well and going smoothly! How fun for you both! I'm guessing you'll only gain about 2 pounds at your next visit.

Christine said...

You may not gain much for the remainder of the pregnancy, but your beautiful baby will. Don't worry about the weight gain, you will be breastfeeding and taking nice walks in the summer sunshine with little miss perfect. You will be back in your pre-pregnancy clothes by Fall.

Carrie said...

I am so glad things are going well! And phooey to your OB on the weight gain. I figure we all had enough to worry about with getting pregnant, gaining +/- 5lbs in pregnancy is such a small deal, right! :) Mommyhood will keep you so busy, you'll drop that weight like melted butter anyway. :)

Teaberry said...

I remember hitting the 200 pound mark... I never thought I'd see that, but there it was on the scale!

Liz1971 said...

all the lbs are worth it! and really, 45 lbs is not much! i have friends who gained way more-and were able to lose it.

enjoy this time!

glad your dad is doing well-

xo

AJ's mommy said...

You guys are so close!!!! Wow!!! Can't believe it! I am catching up on your blog as I was a bit behind due to tax season and stuff. I can't wait to see your baby girl. Did you pick out a name?

tiff said...

wow!! can't believe she'll be here so soon!! i'm so excited for you guys.

ps. you're the only one i've told this to - i hit 205 right before lach was born. definitely firsts... but, i lost 50 lbs in 3 months...nursing does wonders!! don't worry about the weight thing!!! xo

Jen said...

I just came across your blog a couple of weeks ago and I just wanted to say that with everything you guys have been through, you deserve all the happiness that this baby has brought and will bring in the future! You're almost there...you will meet your little girl soon!

Sparroweye said...

I always check in here and come away with a glow. I always knew this day would come. I believed for you even when you were losing hope. And why. Because you will make such awesome Mommies.

Gpawilli said...

so much love to you both......

svillage said...

wow! you are getting close!

cannylass, aka Andrea_44 said...

Wow I can't believe that you are so close to holding baby girl in your arms!! It seems just like yesterday that you started this journey. I'm so happy for you both. I know that you will make awesome parents. Happy also to hear that your Dad is doing well. I'm sure he's looking forward to meeting his new Grandaughter and that will certainly help in his recovery!

Sara said...

So happy for you both - I've been following your journey for a couple years now - found your blog when my partner and I became pregnant with our son. I am thrilled for you that you are finally becoming the parents you've been waiting so long to be! What a lucky little girl to have such loving mommies. You're in the home stretch now! You can do it!

Penny said...

POPPING IN HERE for updates !

My heart and love is with you today !

XOXOXOXOXOOXOXOOXOXOXOXOX
hugs and butterfly kisses !!!!!!

Teaberry said...

FIVE WEEKS TO GO!!!

susan said...

Hi there,

I found your blog on lesbianfamily.org. Congratulations on your pregnancy!

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All the best for a safe and healthy delivery and baby!

Susan Goldberg

Holly said...

Wow! I haven't checked in with you in awhile! I can't believe you are so close! We are so happy for you guys!

Penny said...

sending you lots of love from Maine !