Monday, January 26, 2009

anyone else want to guess?

As of today I am 38 weeks pregnant and that is far enough along to have a home birth if everything keeps going well! Baby is starting to feel really big and strong in there and I'm having a couple contractions an hour most of the time. I can hope that means I won't go late, right? I have another appointment tomorrow morning and if I'm lucky it nay be my last. I still have the bruise on my arm from my blood draw 2 weeks ago! Maybe I can refuse to give them any more blood.

We have a little guessing game going on baby's date of arrival, sex, size, etc. So far it's split pretty even on the boy or girl part :) If you'd like to add your guess you can click here

And now for the pictures. Look at those lovely stretch marks. I can't tell if it's my old ones turning red again or if there are some new ones too.

Tuesday, January 20, 2009

bitte bubby!

This girl loves her bubbles and when she comes up to me with those big blue eyes and says "bitte bubby" I just can't resist :)

Friday, January 16, 2009

almost time

Our little one is due to arrive in just over 3 weeks and we can't wait to find out if baby is a he or a she! The poor little thing still has no name, but maybe when we meet one will seem right. At my appointment this week everything looked good. The doctor estimates that baby is 6lbs now and we got a glimpse of a little face with a hand by it. I'm having some contractions off and on that are doing a bit of good since I'm now dilated almost to 2cm. Just a few more days and I'll be far enough along to have a home birth as I'd like. My midwife will stop by next week to see where we live and check on me and we'll go over any plans. This weekend I need to get a few supplies and then we are ready! All the clothes are washed, diapers are stacked, and the house is as clean as it ever gets.

Thursday, January 8, 2009

potty training fun

Today is Anika's 3rd day without diapers during the day. She likes to use the potty, but seems to have trouble making it on time if she is wearing anything. It would be wonderful to not have two kids in diapers so wish us luck!