Monday, May 16, 2011

T-Minus 7 Days!

One week from today we will get to meet Beckett!  Guy and I are beyond excited.

Here are the 37 week details:

How Far Along: 37 Weeks as of yesterday
Size of Baby: A week and a half ago he was weighing in at 6 lbs. and 7 oz.  At this point he is probably growing 1/2 to 1 full pound a week! 
Total Weight Gain: Gained 29 pounds (and feeling every bit of it!)
Maternity Clothes: I'm getting pretty tired of them!  I have a limited wardrobe, so I feel like I am wearing some of the same things over and over again.  I live in basic cotton t-shirts and comfy flip flops or tennis shoes.
Movement: Wow!  During the past week and a half Beckett has been moving around a LOT more.  For a while there his movements weren't as hard as they had been.  Mostly I think he would just shift around a bit here and there.  Now he seems to be making up for lost time!  I am getting his feet up on the left side by my ribs and his rear in the middle of my right side.  As soon as I touch the spot, though, he will curl back up and stop kicking!
Sleep: I feel lucky because most nights I am sleeping great.  I think it's because I have been SO busy and on my feet all day, so my body is just exhausted.
What I miss: My size 8.5 feet!  My sausage feet just aren't fitting into most of my shoes.  My ankles can get really swollen by the end of the day. 
Cravings: I haven't really been craving anything too badly.  I definitely have given in to some bowls of ice cream though!
Best Moment this week: On Saturday night Guy and I went out for our last "fancy date."  We went to Cool River Cafe in Las Colinas and it was delicious!  We ate calamari, salads, prime rib for Guy and shrimp for me, macaroni and cheese, scalloped potatoes, creamed spinach, french fries, bread, and creme brulee for dessert!  Yum!

On our way to date night!

Wednesday, May 11, 2011

Busy, Busy

As I mentioned earlier, our lives have been CRAZY BUSY.  Here's a quick wrap-up:

I had my 34 week appointment.  Our little guy weighed in at 5 pounds and 14 ounces!  I love, love, love these pics!  We have a hairy headed little thumb sucker :).

He already needs a hair cut!

My parents came to town for a quick visit two weekends ago.  We went to Taco Diner, Sprinkles Cupcakes, and Northpark Mall.  It was all a hit!

I actually had TWO showers at work the next week!  So fun to celebrate!  The first was my work shower thrown by my sweet team.  Then I had a little class shower from my students.  The kids were SO excited... especially all of the little girls.  Pretty cute :). 

We then had my 35 week appointment.  Unfortunately, the sonographer found fluid on Beckett's kidneys :(.  This means we will have to head back to the Perinatologist (high risk doctor) soon and also talk to a kidney specialist at Cook Children's Hospital.  The good news is that it's actually somewhat common (especially in boys) and can be managed through medicine, etc.  Everything else looked great - fluid levels, heart, and weight (6 pounds 7 ounces!). 

The next day we were off to a quick Oklahoma trip.  Alex (Guy's brother) and Jessica had their post Mexico wedding reception, so we had to celebrate! 

Who says pregnant ladies can't dance?  (Just maybe not gracefully...)

Finally, today we went back to the doctor for the 36 week appointment.  And....WE SET AN INDUCTION DATE!  Yippee!  We are set to go in Sunday the 22nd at 7:00 pm.  I will then be induced the next morning.  We absolutely cannot wait to meet Beckett!

Wednesday, May 4, 2011

Maternity Pics

As promised, here are a few more of the maternity pictures that we took at 32 weeks.  I am so glad that we did them!