Saturday, March 10, 2012

Awkward and Awesome This Week

Awkward:

-February 23rd, 2012: My bellybutton officially became an outie.  Here's hoping it goes back.
-My hypnobirthing CD. I'm supposed to meditate with it and listen to the "affirmations" but it's just so funny. (chimes twinkling in the background) "I look forward to the birth of my baby with joy and ecstasy."
-I said something about Punky Brewster at work this week and none of the younger ladies I work with knew what I was talking about. SERIOUSLY?! You guys. Punky Brewster. Made me feel so old.


Awesome:
-We got the keys to the new SDSA building this week! This April, we will be moving into a new 6000 square foot facility.  Our first building on our own! I'll update with pictures once we're moved in.
-Kemi pinning pictures of dresses he wants for Evie to Pinterest. It really is true: You fall in love with your husband in a new way when you see how he loves your child. To love each other, and then love another person so completely together, that's what life is all about I think.
-Me apologizing to Kemi that our diaper bag is purple and I'll need to get a neutral one for him to carry (although I love it...an awesome Christmas gift from one of my student's parents).  Kemi: "Are you kidding me?! This is my daughter's bag! I don't care that it's purple! Look at how many diapers and wipes and bottles I can put in this thing! And it has a changing pad in it! I'm wearing this bag with pride!" I've known this guy for almost ten years, and having a baby together has revealed sides to him that have totally surprised me. And I love it.

image via select2gether.com

Friday, March 9, 2012

33 Week Ultrasound

Today we got to see our little girl again!  We hadn't had an ultrasound since 17 weeks, so we were VERY anxious to see how she'd grown.
I might be a little biased, but I think she's the most beautiful baby in the world.  The technician measured EVERYTHING, and we'll talk to our doctor next week to hear how she's measuring up, but the technician said everything looks good, and she weighs 4 lbs, 1 oz! Wow! It's hard to believe she's almost here. In a lot of ways, it seems like just yesterday we found out we were pregnant, and now in 7 weeks or so, she'll be here! Kemi said he spent most of the day staring at her picture, and I was the same way. Can't get enough of this one shot we have of our little girl's perfect face. Those lips!

This week is the first week that I'm fairly uncomfortable.  Sleeping is hard because I'm waking up every 2-3 hours to pee, and then sometimes it's hard to fall back to sleep.  My back has been pretty achy too, most days, but I feel like I can't really complain because the whole pregnancy has been sooooo easy up until this point! So really, no big changes to report, except I can definitely tell she's bigger...this week is the first week I can feel her kicking under my ribs! It's so strange. Her head is down pretty much all the time now, leaving her feet available to take shots at my sides. :)