Pregnancy update

I went to the doctor on Wednesday the 15th for my last ultrasound and another follow up. It's crazy to think that the next time I see that sweet baby girl she will be outside of my belly and in my arms!! Unfortunately, Chris wasn't able to go with me this time due to his patient load BUT my mom and sister were able to go. I think they really enjoyed getting to see baby A in action. She was moving all over the place and yawning a lot! Her heartbeat was strong and measured 155 which is her norm. The main reason for this last ultrasound was to be sure that she is in the right position for delivery (head down, bottom up!) and she was!! The doctor also wanted to check her weight to be sure she is growing at the correct pace. She weighs 4 pounds 5 oz and is in the 23rd percentile for weight at this stage in the pregnancy. I'm hoping this means that she will be a small baby... speaking of which- my Dr. made her prediction today as to when baby will arrive and how much she will weigh. Drum Roll Please.... Dr's guess is that she will weigh 6 pounds 5 oz on October 15th. I'm liking her prediction and am only wishing that I had asked her how accurate her predictions are!!! ha!

All this time I've been thinking our little girl will be bald when she is born... but it looks like she may have some hair on that head after all! (can't wait to see how much she will have!)

This is the last picture we will have of her precious face until she is born! She is definitely more plump than the last time we saw her, which is a good thing! It also looks like she is running out of room in there!
Nursery update: As some of you may know, Christopher has really been working hard on the baby's dresser. The dresser we are using in the nursery was actually the dresser that was in MY nursery 25 years ago. This dresser has been through a lot. Amanda and I both used it as infants and toddlers and then it became a storage unit in our playroom for nearly 18 years. When Chris and I got married my parents let me take the dresser with me to Augusta. Chris and I brought it to Florida and put it in our guest room. The dresser was white during all of these years, however, the furniture in our guest bedroom was black, so of course we painted over the white to make it black! Well, a year later Chris took on a new experience and stripped off the black and white paint and then stained the dresser a dark brown to match the crib and bookcase that are now in the baby's room. This was a HUGE undertaking and he learned a lot through this project. I realize that he did this for me and the sentimental value I held in that dresser and I am so very thankful. I'm know there were times that he wished we had just bought a new dresser, but he kept working to make it absolutely perfect for his girls. He literally spent every free minute he had working on this dresser and the transformation is amazing. Thank you, Christopher, for the hard work, dedication and love you put into this dresser for our little girl. It's absolutely perfect!!

I will have to find a picture of the dresser when it was white....

We painted it black when we moved to FL.

This is what the dresser looked like after Chris stripped of all of the paint. What a job!!

The finished project!!!

I've been feeling more and more pregnant over the past few days and weeks.
--I'm no longer able to run... in fact, I haven't been running since I hit 30 weeks. However, I'm still getting my cardio in on the ellipitical at least 3 days a week. It's great because I can increase the resistance and it really gets my heart pumping. I even took my firt group yoga class on Monday. That's right... 34 weeks preggo and taking yoga. I think the instructor was a little nervous that I was in there b/c she gave me a quick lecture in front of the class about the things I can and cannot do- plus she mentioned she was really glad there were nurses in the class!! I enjoyed the class, but to be honest- some of those moves are just plain uncomfortable with such a large belly!!!
--My last day of work was on September 9th and I am absolutley loving my free time! I get to sleep in and then spend the day getting this house and the nursery ready for our baby girl. I can take my time doing these things which is great considering I tire easily. I'll do one thing (vacuum, for example) then lay on the couch for a while before going on to my next project. It's absolutely fabulous! I do need to add that I really admire those women that work up until their baby is born. I know it is so exhausting and I was only working part time. I don't know how they do it!
-- Just in the past week I have noticed swelling in my hands and feet- ok, and even in my face. and sleeping is getting pretty uncomfortable. In fact, I woke up in the middle of the night two nights ago and had to get up and eat. I was starving!!

Well, that was quite a long post. Sorry about that, but thanks to you faithful readers out there for always checking in!! Love you!!!


Kimberly and Jordan said...

I don't think I've ever seen hair on an ultrasound. Cool. The dresser is amazing! Good job Chris!

I've missed out on yoga these past couple weeks:( You go girly.

N Muchnick said...

yay! i love to hear updates on the ireland's and baby a!! and i love the dresser!!! chris, you did an awesome job!! can't wait to see more pictures of the nursery...and you all of course!!

The Stanley Family said...

The dresser looks amazing, I can only imagine the long hours he put into that...props to you Chris! Enjoy your last few weeks as just you two!

The Sanders said...

The dresser looks great!!! Can't wait to "meet" Baby A!!

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