February 26, 2011

I'm Here!

Okay, now that this baby is due soon, I'll be blogging more often!

It seems that everything is totally ready. The room is just about finished and we have everything we need. When I say everything, I truly mean it. You don't even want to know. Yes, it's my shopping. Besides having everything, I washed all of the baby clothes, sheets, and blankets. It's all ready and organized.

The baby classes are even done! We took a day-long birth class. I actually really liked it. Then again, I like anything with books and questions! Hehehehe. Last weekend we took a Baby Basics class. It was all about baby care. Truthfully, I didn't need that class one bit. It was Mr. Later Than Most that I thought could benefit. He did really great. First of all, he's much better at swaddling than I am. Also, he did all of the bathing of the fake baby and they made us hold the doll the whole time. He did that. Hehehe. Then, this week I dragged him to a Breastfeeding Basics class. Yes, he went. I kinda dreaded it myself so I'm sure it was torture for him. I already knew everything they had to say (from reading so many books) and the instructor was a bit weird to me. Mr. Later Than Most and I had a teeeny tiny argument during the class. Well, it all started because he said I corrected the instructor. Those who know me in real life would probably not be surprised by that. Hey, she needs to know her audience. I know how the human body works and apparently, she does not. During her presentation she asked when the baby's heart starts beating. I kindly raised my hand and said, "Six weeks." She says, "Nope." Um what? So, I said, "Oh, is six weeks when you can see it then?" She replied that it was. Now number one, is that arguing? So, I let it go.

On the way home I was like. Wait a freakin second. Why did I doubt myself? That lady, a nurse for 27 years, does not know the human body. At 3 weeks, fertilization takes place, there is no heart beat as the egg is not even attached yet. See IVF pays off. I know more than a nurse! Mr. Later Than Most was not impressed with the fact that I went home and Googled to prove her wrong. Success, 6 weeks is the exact answer, and that lady was a dingus. I'd email her, but I'm scared my husband would divorce me if I did. :)

So anyway- classes are over. Mr. Later Than Most needs to put the infant seat in and we are pretty much all set. The hospital bags are almost all packed. That took me forever last weekend. So, I really need to finish that up tomorrow.

In one week we are getting professional pictures taken. I figure that this could be my last kid, so I want as many pics as I can get. We have two frozen embies and Mr. Later Than Most keeps telling me that he thinks one kid is all we'll get. Not to mention it's one thousand bucks a year to keep those little ones frozen. Obviously, we're not ready to make that decision just yet.

As for dreams, I keep having dreams that I  have the baby early. Last night I finally had my first girl dream. Only a teacher would dream that her first kid would be two days old and crawling already. How weird is that?

Stay tuned for pics!

February 13, 2011

My Nursery!

FINALLY! I can feel good about having quite a bit done! Mr. Later Than Most is on the ball and was able to meet my deadline. . . shower weekend! The nursery is almost complete. We are looking for the perfect wall decal to go above the crib. Also, our changing table kinda broke when putting it together, so we still have that to do. Finally, I want a couple of more things for the walls. All in all, it's coming together. Remember, it's not finished yet!
Mostly a full view

The right wall will get the changing table and toy box

Round 'em Up bedding from Bananafish

Cow from BRU- shoes from Once Upon a Child

Shelving from Ikea and bins from Menards. I made the tags myself.

Stars from Amazon. com. Hung with fishing line

I tied the curtains back with white ribbon to match the sheer panels

February 7, 2011

Today's Ultrasound!

Well, today was my last MFM appointment! It was great! The baby is doing awesome and measuring ahead by one week and 2 days. He/she weighs 4 pounds and 7 oz! Of course that's a computer guess, but it was fun to. The doctor said I'm totally boring and everything is great. The baby is now head down but hasn't dropped. I was relieved to know that the baby weighs enough as I'm still only up 13 pounds, but as my doctor said, that doesn't matter. :)

We are working hard on the nursery! It's all painted and the furniture is put together. Mr. Later Than Most needs to put the crib together tonight and then I can decorate! I ordered a changing table today and my toy box last week, so those things will be the finishing touches. I'm so excited for my shower this weekend. Nothing can be better than getting all of your friends together in one room and celebrating an occasion! I cannot believe how fast time is going!

 I won't leave you hanging; here is a picture of the little cutie. I love this picture! You can see the eyes, nose and mouth. So cute! Now's the time to post your guess of boy or girl :)