Tuesday, November 30, 2010

33 weeks Belly and Ultrasound

Here is the 33 week belly shot. I really feel like I've grown a lot the last few weeks. She now spends quite a bit of time with her feet in my ribs and her hiccups can shake my whole belly now. My belly button is an exact replica of a cabbage patch kid doll's by the way... I also put a tunic on over this outfit. I don't usually dress like a mime.

We had an ultrasound today to check on how big Madeleine is and how the diabetes is affecting her. It all looks great! It looks like she weighs right at 4 lbs and that puts her in the 33rd percentile. The technician said if she gains half a pound a week from here on out she should be about 7 1/2 lbs. That sounds good to us! So it doesn't look like we have a giant gestational diabetes baby or a toddler sized newborn like her father.

During the ultrasound we got to watch her drink her amniotic fluid, do her practice breathing, and try and suck on her fist and her feet. Maddie did everything she was supposed to be doing during the ultrasound and got a perfect report so we are happy about that.

It also looks like she has a lot hair! I'm really excited about that! I think she has her daddy's nose and her feet are really long too. It may sound silly but I can't wait to see whose toes she has. It sorta looked like his toes today more than mine but who knows at this point.

Here are some videos:

Sticking out her tongue


Sucking on her fist (I think it's a fist...could be a foot)


I hope to get Maddie's nursery in semi working order this weekend. We need to put the crib together, move out the last of Mark's office stuff (including the desk), and pretty much do everything except paint. We had a wonderful shower while we were in Texas (pictures are on facebook and I'll post some on here soon) and right now it looks like a bomb went off in there between all her gifts and her father's stuff (and Indy Cat keeps getting into things and making an even bigger mess...she LOVES tissue paper,tiny socks, and any sort of chaos!). After her room is put more together I get to start on Christmas decorations!!! Wooo! I hope I can be as productive as I say I will be this weekend but we'll see. It may be me sitting in a chair and watching Mark do stuff! He is the sweetest!

Tuesday, November 9, 2010

30 Weeks Belly

It's the 10 week count down! My belly button has popped. Maddie has the hiccups ALL the time. And I had my first "when are you due" from a complete stranger on Sunday. That was exciting! I can't believe how fast it is going. After morning sickness ended it really has gone by so fast. And we still have A LOT to do. But we are slowly making it all happen.

My AWESOME in-laws spent a week with us and got sooo much done! The exercise equipment is out of the baby's room. The baby's room is painted. They installed a new microwave (that was a surprise project!). And they raked soooo many leaves (we have soooo many mature trees that this time of year is not fun for Mark)!

We are also almost done with childbirth classes so I guess this is really going to happen! I don't know if our original plan of just letting labor and birth happen on it's own is still the plan now or not. I found out a few weeks ago that I have gestational diabetes (surprise!) and am already insulin dependent so that coupled with Mark being a giant baby (11 lbs 23 in) may change our plans. But who knows! I've got a great doctor so I'm sure we will make the best decision for Maddie. So keep her in your prayers if she isn't already. We specifically are praying that she isn't affected by the sugars and doesn't get big.

Monday, November 8, 2010

Indy Baby Shower - Saturday, November 6th


On Saturday a couple of super sweet friends threw me and Miss Madeleine a really awesome baby shower. Who knew four years ago how much of a blessing Indiana would be for these Texans? We sure didn't!!

"Psychic" Sara knows me so well she asked that instead of signing cards to sign your favorite baby book instead! If I was a teary emotional pregnant lady (which I am surprisingly not) I would've cried!