Saturday, April 12, 2008

Things perked up for me after the horrible diabetes test earlier this week. My left arm looks like I have a slight heroin addiction but hopefully the bruising will go away soon enough. I should get my results on Monday morning when I have my appointment with my midwife *fingers crossed*. So this is what went super for us throughout the rest of the week:

We received some great gifts for Sadie in the mail from my friend Teena which was so thoughtful (thanks Teena!) and it's always nice to get something from "home". Sadie got 3 books and two little outfits to add to her ever growing wardrobe. The books are super cute and exactly what we need! I can buy English books here but they're a bit over priced and the selection isn't what it is in the US. The outfits were super cute and Marco had them washed, dried and hung by midday. She added in a pack of Jolly Ranchers, which is Marco's favorite American candy, which totally made his week. I'll admit I went to work with a blue raspberry tongue at least twice.

My Mom started her countdown to her visit! As of today it's 149 days until she boards the plane to Amsterdam. I cannot wait! That countdown is only every so slightly outshined by the countdown for Sadie's arrival which is exactly 100 days from now! WOW! Tomorrow I'll be in double digits! I must confess, time still seems to be creeeeeeeeping by though.

We've had some pretty good weather in the evenings this week and it gave us a chance to do some extra walking with the dog, especially since it's staying light later. It felt so good to get out of the house and spend some extra time together that isn't interrupted or distracted by things like TV, the phone and the computer. Spending some quality time with Marco and Scooter is always wonderful.

I've found a place that will do our 3d/4d ultrasound and we'll be booking our appointment on Tuesday. They'll make a DVD for us and give us a CD rom of jpeg pictures so I'll be able to share with you all! I'm really looking forward to "seeing" our little girl again. (and double checking that, indeed, she is still a Sadie!)

Marco's been able to feel her kicks for about a week now. It happened for the first time about a week ago that I was laying on the couch with my feet up and she was practicing martial arts in my belly. She was really kicking hard so I thought he'd be able to feel her. He laid his hand on my belly and I would say "there" every time she'd kick. Finally she gave me one big wallop and I could just tell by the look on Marco's face he felt it. I didn't even have to tell him "THERE!". His eyes were the size of half dollars and he had the biggest grin on his face that didn't leave the rest of the evening. It was a great moment! Last night her movements were even more pronounced than I've felt them all along. It wasn't just kicking it was just waves of movements. Marco only had to put his hand there for a minute before she was boxing away at him. I didn't even have to tell him it happened, he just said "wow! She's so strong." He says he can imagine her little feet in there doing a tap dance on my tummy. It's such a nice sensation to be able to feel her moving around knowing she's getting so big and strong. I'm sure I'll be singing a different tune once her jabs are under my ribs and she's squeezing the living breath out of me, but for now I love every single moment of it.

We're looking forward to the delivery of the crib at the end of the month. Alexandra is working on the sketch of the mural and we've been discussing curtains and bedding. Seems like we'll have the entire room set up in plenty of time for Sadie's arrival. Of course we still have tons of things to buy...a stroller, a moses basket, a swing, a play mat, a bouncer seat, diapers, wipes, clothing, blankets, tiny socks, tiny shoes... and a plethora of other things I'm sure we just 'have to have' but for the most part the room will be finished! Geesh so many things for such a tiny little girl!

So even though the week started off rough it turned out pretty well. Hopefully the coming weeks will do the same and before you know it I'll be on maternity leave! WOOHOO!

Hope you all are having fun, healthy weekends!


the lassie said...

Hey there! You might want to rethink the swing and bouncer seat for your little fella - they're really not good for your little one at all (specifically their little backs are at risk here). After reading up on it and hearing some horrible stories from a couple of friends who already have children, we've decided against these two things for our little girl (she's due at the end of May). Have fun shopping, though!

Monica said...

Trust me- even when you get a rib-jab or a cervical punch, you still never, ever ever stop loving the feeling of your baby moving around in there. I miss it soooo much! We are trying to give Eliot a sibling, and your posts make me realize how much I loved pregnancy. I'm not sure if you have a link to my family blog, which is not linked in my profile. It's Anyway, I know we never got to meet in person, but I'm always so happy to come to your blog at see pg news on it. :-)

Sarah said...

Hi, I've been reading your blog for a while, and in fact, my friend recommended it to me, because I was trying to lose weight. What she didn't know was that my husband and I had also been trying to get pregnant for almost a year at that time. My name is also Sarah, and I have felt such a kinship to you with all of the weight struggles you've dealt with on here, and when I caught up to the point where you started sharing about trying to get pregnant, I felt that even more and was so excited when you announced your pregnancy. The reason I decided to go ahead and introduce myself now is that my husband and I just found out that we are pregnant and due in November! I realize you don't know me, but I just wanted to say thank you so much for this blog. I love how honest you have been about your struggles, whether weight or baby related, and I love hearing all the pregnancy updates along the way. Thank you, thank you, thank you!