Tuesday, June 19, 2012


Well one month from today is little Alexander's due date. While month 5.5-8 went very quickly I find time is really slowing down now! Even though I'm busier then ever with different classes, appointments, events and what not time is going slow. Some days seem to fly by but the weeks are creeping. It feels like I've been stuck on the 5 weeks left for the past 3 weeks!  I officially have 4 weeks and 2 days left til my due date. I can't wait to hold our little boy in my arms. The last two ultrasounds I've had he was doing fantastic and I got to see him yawn! Once in 2d and once in 3d.. It was so cool, makes him seem a little more real!
I had my first baby shower a couple of weeks ago. It was so much fun. I have a fantastic group of friends here who made it very special and memorable... Even the game "bath the baby" Yes they took a real baby, with his bath tub and got me to give him a bath. Luckily he was a great sport.. I showed Jon the pictures, he asked what I was doing to the baby, I told him giving him a bath.. His response was.. you'll get better at that right?! PSHT!!! I'd like to see him to better.. He has a diaper party this weekend, I should get the baby and make him change his diaper! HMMM maybe I can convince Rebecca to stop by with baby Matias... :D :D
Last week baby Alexander was 5 lbs and 2 oz according to the ultrasound, they said he is right on track to being a 7.5 lb baby. He is growing fantastically :D His heart is great, his kidneys, belly, everything is going so well. Such a huge relief since no one really knows the ins and outs of it and how its going to affect the baby's growth. The neuro can only give his opinion. But the same with every pregnancy they can only give their opinions on how the baby grows. Perfectly healthy ppl can have sick babies. So far though all seems great!
I'm getting excited to give birth to him. To see him, to see Jon with him. He is definitely going to be a very loved child.
We have done 3 of the 4 classes we're scheduled for so far. They were all very interesting and a great learning experience. I learned to ask for the epi ASAP especially if its getting close to 4pm as after 4pm there is only one anesthetist. And if he asks if I read the yellow form, ALWAYS tell him yes. Other wise he will walk out the door! We learned about child seat safety, how the child is born, different areas in the hospital, how to feed the kid. My first class I took 3 pages of notes!!! It made me feel a lot more secure and prepared to look after this precious little angel :)
I've also realized a lot of my anxiety is coming from outside sources not from my inner feelings towards labor, delivery, and the first few weeks of this child's life. So my goal for the next 4 weeks and 2 days is to block out every ones "advise" and "experiences" and go with my gut instincts and feelings towards it all. :D Best way to go for us I believe.
Now time for a few pictures:

Baby shower cake

 Daisy believes these blankets belong to her

 My Alexander's Winnie the Pooh from Tracey and Josh

 Bathing baby Matias (he was more interested in splashing the water in the tub)

 35 week baby belly :D

 And for cuteness factor Daisy and Callie hanging with mommy!

Tuesday, June 5, 2012

Getting closer

Well we are definitely getting closer to the big day. 6 weeks and 2 days until Alexander's due date. We have pretty much everything done for him. The nursery is 99% finished, we just need one more changing table which I believe my brother in law is delivering June 11th. I am having my first baby shower this coming sunday. I will be having 3, one for my friends here in Moncton, one for my in law family in Amherst and one for my family on PEI. Both the Amherst and PEI one will be after baby arrives so everyone can meet him. I'm excited for them all!!
We have started our weekly biophysical profile ultrasounds. Everything looks fantastic. He always passes his non stress test within 5 minutes.. We have an active little fella, we also get weekly ultrasound pics :) I love the 3d pics we get to see his cute little face. He is growing fantastically, up into the 31st percentile for his GA. Weighing in at 4 lbs and 4oz last week! They said if he gains the normal half pound per week he will be about a 7lb 5 oz baby by the time he is done baking.. She said that's a little under average. I'm thinking for where that needs to come out of he is perfectly fine at that weight!
We have our baby bag packed for the hospital and my bag is packed as well. All ready and set to go.. However I would like him to stay in there until July 6th. Anytime after that I'm good for him to come! I begin my maternity leave on July 6th.
I am noticing my exhaustion is coming back in full force, which is not fair because now is when all the appointments are. I go to some form of appointment/class/event every week from now til the baby is born. In the next 9 days 7 of those are filled with appointments or classes or events. (baby shower and the United way day of caring)
It's going to be very hectic and very tiring. Just when you need energy because your sore and achy feeling gigantic and walking funny, you start to get worn out and tired and can't live off caffine. 6 more weeks.. hopefully!

And for your viewing pleasure here's another pic of our little angel! :)