Tuesday, February 3, 2009

Feb. 3, 2009

Hello All! Thought I'd write a little today! First off, I just want to say I cannot believe it is Feb. already! I am soooo happy about this, as it means Spring is that much closer! Although, I know the Groundhog saw his shadow a couple of days ago, so that means 6 more weeks of winter, but I have every confidence that it will go quickly! In our area, this weekend is supposed to be in the 40s and 50s...a much needed change from the freezing and below freezing temps!

In other news, and more interesting to read, I'm sure, Sidney is getting closer to getting the Baby's room finished! As you can see from the pics above, the walls are painted and Sidney is in the process of laying the carpeting. The pics of the black flooring is what was underneath the old carpeting. We got a great deal on the new carpet and since it has attached padding, Sidney is able to install it himself. I think he enjoys the project! I wish I would remember to take before pics so you could see the transition! If I can find the ones that were posted when the house was on the market, I will post them here. Sidney is also working on the half bath as well. He kept feeling cold air coming from there, so he decided to look into that. He ended up taking most of the wallpaper off and started doing some mudding.

Today I am at 33 weeks gestation. That's 33 out of 40 now. We are getting closer! I will post a new belly pic in the next couple of days. Oh, and we had an appt. with our midwife last week and everything is going beautifully so far! I just keep praying that everything continues to go well up until labor and birthing...and even then! Sidney and I are considering hiring a Doula to help with our birth. A Doula is a woman who helps with birthing and postnatal transition of mom and baby. The word doula is an ancient greek word and translates to "walking with woman". Of course, Sidney is going to be my birthing and labor coach and my mom will be there with us during the process, but having a doula could help us in terms of sticking with our birthing plan and it is proven that having a doula decreases having unnecessary interventions such as many medications that have not even been FDA approved for induction and Sections. We are still thinking about it, but we need to be making a choice soon seeing as how we only have a few short weeks left.

As for the baby, she is growing and moving a lot lately! She likes putting her little bum up against the right side of my belly and sticking her foot/feet into my right rib mostly. It's not painful, just can be uncomfortable and I have to move around to try and get her to shift. I'm excited to meet her!

I had a friend who has a 2 month old come and visit Sunday and yesterday. He is such a sweet baby and I think it made Sidney and I both very excited for the birth of our baby. Sidney was little disappointed they left a little early due to possible weather. I think he wanted to hold the baby more...I think he secretly loved it. I don't think he has ever really held a newborn for as long as he did Sunday, so he was a little unsure of how to react, but he did beautifully! I am proud to be able to make him a new papa very soon! I hope we have a sweet little baby!

Well, I am going to close for today...need to get ready for our birthing class tonight. Hope you enjoyed reading and look back in the next day or so for that new belly pic!

Au revoir for today!

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