Tuesday, March 31, 2009

My kid has good taste in music

Seriously - he does, already. This morning in the car we were listening to Dido and he wasn't into it, so I switched to Audioslave. He immediately started jamming along to the music - I swear! I noticed this last week too.

I'm going to keep listening to Audioslave in the mornings because nothing makes traffic more bearable than a headbanging baby in my belly :o)

30 weeks today!

Friday, March 20, 2009

3 pounds of baby

Baby Jack weighs about 3 pounds! He is also a big of a yogi - he likes to put his head above his feet. I don't see how that's comfortable but then I'm not the one swimming in a fluid-filled sac.

The specialist said again she thinks I can go to term because everything looks good, which is great news!

Here's a picture - can you see his little pig nose?

If you have a minute, please pray for Esther and her babies. Her girls have TTTS also and they're doing everything they can to keep them in as long as they can.

28 weeks 3 days

Wednesday, March 18, 2009

Please tell me I don't need...

an $80 hamper in the shape of an elephant.

Sunday, March 15, 2009

Finally begun the nursery

This weekend my dad and MonkeyPapa painted Jack's room! We decided just to do the ceiling and the walls the same color since there's a weird vault to the ceiling and to make it easier on the guys. You can't tell from this pic but it is a light blue. They were rewarded with homemade lasagna.

A few minutes ago MonkeyPapa and I put together the crib. It was surprisingly easy, although we did have a tiff while putting it together :o) I really need to order the mattress now!

Here's a sign I painted that is going somewhere in the room.

27 weeks 5 days

Tuesday, March 10, 2009

27 week belly

What do you think? Do I look bigger than two weeks ago?

6 weeks post-surgery, 3 months until due date!

Jackson looked great on Friday at our perinatologist appointment. They didn't measure him this time but they watched his movements and his breathing. Can you believe I have a human that breathes in my belly??? The little bugger flipped so his head is up and his feet are down, but since he's not allowed to vacate the premises anytime soon, I'm not too worried about it.

Yesterday was 3 months until my due date - June 9th. That's crazy to me that within 3 months I will be a mom. I can't wait for him to be here. This weekend we're finally painting the nursery (well, MonkeyPapa and MonkeyGrandpa are) and hopefully MonkeyGrandma and I can work on the crib skirt and the big giraffe for the wall. I can't wait to have his room ready.

27 weeks today

Friday, March 6, 2009

Bought a stroller

We bought a stroller! It's a little nontraditional but it's supposed to be lightweight, durable, and easy to steer. I like that the bassinet will work for an infant without a car seat attached and that it looks sort of like old-fashioned carriages.

Thursday, March 5, 2009

My tubby belly

So I guess it's time that I posted a picture of my belly. Here I am at 25 weeks. I swear I wasn't wearing a skintight dress - I was pulling the dress to show the bump!


Sunday, March 1, 2009

Another good report

Friday we saw the perinatologist again - 5 weeks post-surgery. Our little monkey is doing great! She said he weighs about 2 lbs 3 oz and all of his bloodflows look good. We even got to see him yawn which was really cool. The doc also said I have a good chance of carrying him to term since there are no signs of preterm labor, which is terrific news.

One of these days I'll get around to posting ultrasound pictures again. They're hard to make out since Jackson never stops moving.

Monkeypapa is his usual procrastinating self - hey, dad, time to move the workout machines out of the baby's room! We've got all the furniture in the house in boxes but I guess they don't bother him.

Crib sheet (top one):

Fabric for crib skirt, pillow, etc: