Sunday, April 19, 2009

38 Weeks (tomorrow) Update!!!

Howdy Folks,

Well, after a week of being totally knocked out by a TERRIBLE head cold, I am finally starting to feel well again and I am ready to give all of you an update. I missed three days of work last week and barely moved off of the couch for that entire time. My ears were clogged, I was totally congested and coughing and lost all sense of taste and smell for 5 days. After taking it super easy (JM made me stay home and rest!), I am hoping to start the week on the mend.

Yesterday my godmother and my mom's best friend, Vickie, threw us a lovely baby shower in Louisville, Kentucky at her gorgeous condo. It was 75 degrees and sunny and we had about 15 people show up to celebrate the soon to arrive little tillema. Vickie was also under the weather, but still managed to pull off a great party with great food and great drink and great dessert for a wonderful time. She made some of my favorite things to eat and even had lemon angel food cake decorated with lemon slices and yellow butterflies (this may have been Mom's handy work since she knows how much I love butterflies.)

It was a great day and we were given such wonderful gifts for the baby. We are so lucky to have so many people around us to help us get set up to welcome our little guy. Thanks Aunt Vickie and Mom for all the hard work! We love you and are so happy to have you in our lives and the life of little t!

Below are a few photos of some of our new baby gear. The stroller/car seat combo given to us by Jen & Erin, the baby swing from Aunt Patti, and the ever so necessary pack n' play from Ann, Deanette, Susan, Jeanette, & Nancy.

We also received tons of adorable clothes, books, lullaby cds, a bottle warmer, and so much more. Our entire car was loaded down with things for lt.

I did have a check up with my ob the Thursday before last and everything is still going great. Blood pressure is totally normal, weight gain under control, my group b strep test came back negative and the baby is still head down and seems to be in a good position for the birth which at this point can happen at any moment. JM and I are so excited and can barely wait to see little t. I am so curious to see who he will take after most. I hope he gets his papa's cute dimples!!!

I have another appointment tomorrow at 1 pm. I will go every week from now until the birth. Nothing out of the ordinary, just the routine check in. I will be happy to update here again after my appointment.

On a side note, about two weeks ago Phoebe came over to give me an osteopathic treatment and to do my belly cast so that I can always remember just how big my belly got during this pregnancy. Here is how it turned out!

I have trimmed it since this photo was taken and now I will start to decorate it. I am going to paint it and then store it in a nice box. I just really wanted more than a photo to remember how much my body has changed and this was the perfect way to capture the fullness of being about 36 weeks pregnant!

Last but not least, here is a photo of me this afternoon - growing belly and all! We hope everyone out there is doing great and we will do our best to keep you updated with all the happenings in family Tillema.

Dikke tut,



magda said...

wow you're looking great!!
Op voor de 'laatste loodjes'!
tot snel!! Dikke x magda

CBT said...

Thanks! Can't wait to see Tante Magda!!!