Friends, this is the month of my baby’s birth. Oh wow.
I’m going to have a baby this month.
Q. How is the baby?
A. According to my doctor’s appointment last Monday (I have another today this afternoon…) – all was well. The baby is big. Last week, he said that she measured about 7 lbs. 2 oz. – we’ll see if that holds true for this week. (Lila was estimated to weigh 6 lbs. at this point.)
If she were to be delivered right now, there’s only a slight chance that she’d need respiratory help… However, have I had any “true” signs of labor? Absolutely not. Just a boat-load of braxton hicks.
(Here’s what I looked like when I was pregnant with Lila.)
Q. How am I doing, physically?
A. Ugh, let’s just say that I’m not comfortable. This baby is getting big. What does this mean for me? I am never comfortable. I’ll say it again: I’m never comfortable. Not sitting, not standing, not laying down, not propped up, not sitting up… I’m never comfortable. 🙂 I told C. that I truly forgot about this stage. (I’m painting a pretty picture, aren’t I?)
This is what I’m “supposed” to look like according to babble.com. (She has no arms?)
I’d like to take this opportunity to thank my Mom for my genetics. Still, no stretch marks… My fingers are crossed.
Q. How am I doing emotionally?
A. I’m doing well. I’m getting excited. I’m really excited to see this little one and the idea that she’s going to be here before the end of the month is just incredible. When I first introduced, “Baby Girl 2011” she seemed so distant.
Now, it’s 2011.
When we had our last doctor’s appointment the doctor showed us on the ultrasound that she has hair… 🙂 I can’t wait to see what that hair looks like.
Q. Have we started on the baby’s room?
A. Yes, indeedy. We started it.
The day after Christmas in our house meant, “Let’s-get-moving-on-the-baby’s-room” which doubles as a guest room.
So, my sweet mother agreed to vacate the room for the day so Craig could get down to business.
Lila went to visit her Aunt T, Clo and Boo. (Max). And Shirl and I washed 1000 loads of baby laundry.
We ordered some cute BIRD door handles for them. (Yep. BIRD.)
(I modeled it after this free crochet pattern on the Lion Brand website.)
I added another pink stripe and need to do the edging and putting together.)
And, finally – I painted a picture for Baby Girl’s room. Do I love it? Not so sure.
But, I’ve got another canvas ready to go.
We’ll see how that one turns out.
(Before. This one is more “true” to color.)
(Color looks really dark.)
Just need to order a rug, buy a few baskets, get a side-table, have C. finish painting…
THEN I can have this baby.
Here’s me on Christmas Eve. I’m bigger than the tree.