Sunday, April 26, 2009

Weekend in St Louis

We had a 3D sonogram done, and the technology is amazing! Unfortunately she was in a bad position to get a good picture of her face. There are distortions in all the photos because of either the cord or placental tissue in the way. From what we could see she has chubby cheeks and full lips. It was so adorable watching her suck her thumb and yawn while we were changing positions and poking her to try to get a better view. The little bumps in the pictures are placental tissue.

We really want to thank Jim (Brian's dad) for getting us tickets to a Cubs/Cards game!! We had a blast! My mom got me a maternity Cardinals shirt for Easter that says "Mom's future fan." It is too cute! We also ran into my brother who went to the game with some of his friends from school. The weather was perfect and the it sure was exciting. Pujols hit a gand slam and we stomped the Cubs 8-2!! GO CARDS!!!
After the game we went to the Cheesecake factory with some of my KE friends from college. The food was amazing and it was so great to see Arpita, Sarah, and Susan!! I miss those girls so much!

Tuesday, April 21, 2009

3rd Trimester!

I can't believe we only have 3 more months to go!! We're starting to get antsy now that the nursery is almost done. We've picked which hospital we will go to for the delivery (St John's) and preregistered for our stay, we've set up everything with our pediatrician, signed up for Lamaze and a breastfeeding class (we've already taken "baby basics" and "birth and beyond"), had our car seat professionally installed, and starting getting the house ready for life with a baby. We've made lots of preparations and have a list of the few things which remain (buy a deep freeze so we don't have to grocery shop quite as often, paint a few things, have the carpets cleaned, etc).

I feel huge at this point... I don't know if I can take 3 more months of growth! Standing for an entire 8-hour shift is no longer possible without some serious fatigue afterwards. Luckily I am blessed with a job where it is possible to sit for a short bit now and then.
I am so thankful to finally be working at one location! The store in Jacksonville is great, we're not too busy, the staff is wonderful, and I love my job! My biggest blessing though is Brian, he has been so great. He takes such good care of me both physically when I'm tired and emotionally. I am so lucky to have such a loving and understanding husband. I know he will be an excellent dad and will continue to be a great husband. I am so happy with where my life is right now!! I wouldn't change a thing!!

Tuesday, April 7, 2009

The most awesome feeling ever!

Baby Tori is finally getting big enough that you can see her movements from the outside! Brian got to feel her move for the first time a few weeks ago. She tends to be the most active in the very early morning, she has started waking me up around 6am most days with big kicks. I have been wanting to get one on video for a while now and this afternoon she had some play time so I got to capture it on video! They're not very big, but if you look closely you can see her move where I push. Definitely the coolest thing I have ever seen!! Thats our baby girl in there!