Friday, November 4, 2011

Baby Showers

Two blogs in one day!!!  I'm trying to catch up!

The girls at work threw me a very sweet baby shower.  We had breakfast from Chick-fil-a.  It was delicious and so much fun!

I didn't even think to bring to a camera so my coworker snapped these with her phone so the quality is not great but I had to post them.

Such cute stuff and such nice people to work so hard for such a nice shower!  It was very special to me!

Clint's friends and family also threw us a wonderful shower.  It was a non traditional shower and had to be rushed along a little since Chloe is coming early.  We received the gifts this week and got to open them in our home.  They truly blessed us beyond belief in their generosity and  thoughtfulness.  We received some very special things and some things that we needed very much.  We are very blessed to have people that care for us and helped us get ready for our little girl's arrival.

Thank you all so much!!!  We are extremely grateful!!!


Well time just keeps flying by and I still can't keep up.  How is it possible for time to be flying so fast?!

A run down of what is going on:

Here we are at 36 weeks and 3 days.  Starting to get big!

We started going to the doctor every week and having my fluid checked.  I have had low fluid since 32 weeks and the doctor wanted to keep a close eye on it as the baby got bigger.  At about 37 and a half weeks (October 31st) he sent us to the hospital for a NST to make sure the baby was still handling everything ok.  He saw a very low amount of fluid and was concerned.  Chloe passed the test though and we were allowed to go home. YAY! He told us he wanted to induce labor on either Friday (November 4th) or no later than November 9th. He also wanted to start seeing us twice a week to make sure everything was good.  I pushed for having baby on the 9th.  I wanted her to bake as long as possible!! So we went back to the doctor on Thursday (November 3rd) praying that we didn't have to have a baby that weekend.  Thankfully he was able to find a little more fluid and we were able to continue to wait.  I guess the 2+ liters of water I have been drinking a day along with the resting I have been doing helped!

Here we are 1 day before 38 weeks.  I snapped this picture before the doctor visit just in case it was my last day to be pregnant.  Still growing!

We head back to the doctor on Monday (November 7th) to be checked again.  I am assuming that will be our last visit and then we head in to have a baby on the 9th.  We will wait and see what the doctor says but that seems to be the plan right now.  I can't say that I will miss the doctor visits.  These last few have been quite a bit less than comfortable.  Sometimes I am quite ready for Chloe to be here so I can actually see her little face.  Some days I am excited to not be pregnant any more.  It will be so nice to be able to stand up without help and bend over to pick things up....  Other times I know that I will miss her little movements and feeling her wiggling around inside.

We have been settling in to our new apartment. We are mostly unpacked.  I have a few little things I am still finding homes for and finishing the decorating.  It took Lucy a while but she is finally settling in too.  She hid under the bed for a few weeks only coming out at night when we were all in the bedroom with the door shut and the lights off.  She feels quite at home now though. 

She likes to watch me wash my face.

We have also been busy trying to get the nursery set up.

I love the bedding.  My sweet Aunt and Uncle gave us the bedding and I think it is just beautiful.  It is full of texture and so sweet.  Clint picked it out and I think he did a great job.  We are still waiting on her dresser and I haven't hung the curtains, so pretty much all that is done in the room is the bed, but that is ok.  That's all I needed for the baby right at first and I hope to finish getting the room set up when my mom is here after Chloe is here.

Lucy even tested out one of the blankets to test its softness.  Don't worry, I washed it and it safely put away, but I am afraid I am going to have to keep my eye on her She loves soft blankets and I think she might try to steal Chloe's soft blankets.

This week I have gotten a few meals put in the freezer, our bags packed for the hospital and most of the thank you notes written.  I feel like I could be prepared for a baby now when it's time.  I still need to go to Target and finish getting the things we need for Chloe.  I hope to do that in the next couple of days, but if I don't I can still bring a baby home and be just fine for a little bit.  Now I just need to work up my courage for labor and delivery. :)

I'll try and update again after our appointment on Monday, but if not the next big update will have pictures of a baby!!! I can't believe it!!!!