May 23, 2005

It Looks Like You're Showering Her With Gifts

Yesterday was my first baby shower and I had a wonderful time! About 40 people were at my Aunt Gloria's house yesterday and they all brought tons of gifts with them. We got so many nice things from everyone who came (and many who couldn't make it, too!). I will be sending out personal thank you notes this week, but we wanted to let everyone know how much we appreciated everything they did for us.

I'm spending the day trying to recuperate. I got home late last night, then Marc and I had to get all of our loot into the house. I could barely move when I woke up this morning. I've been trying to put some of this stuff away, but there's just so much!

May 13, 2005

The Best Kind of Update

I went to see the doctor today and all is well. In fact, thanks to Dr. Collerius' brother, my OB may become the latest BOAN reader!

My blood pressure was normal, I gained 2 more pounds, I'm measuring properly and all aches and pains are normal pregnancy-related pains. I haven't had any false contractions (yay!) and the baby is moving around a lot.

May 12, 2005

Baby Blues

In case you were wondering...

According to this Eye Color Calculator, the baby (and all of our future children) will have blue eyes. It's not impossible for two blue-eyed parents to have a brown or green eyed child, but it is very unlikely.

So now you know!

Bean's First Baseball Game

We went to the Orioles game yesterday afternoon to see the O's defeat the Twins. It was a great game with beautiful weather. Now, we have been watching a lot of baseball this year (which is apparently really common among pregnant women in Baltimore), but this was the first game we went to. Unfortunately, it might be the only game I get to this summer. The seats were not as comfortable as usual at 7 months pregnant!

I was completely exhausted by the time we got home last night, but we had a really great time. In uncanny timing, the baby started kicking when the Orioles came up to bat in the first! Another O's fan in the making? The baby also started kicking during dinner last night, which I took as a sign of approval for my carnitas burrito.

May 5, 2005

What a difference a week makes!

I went to see my midwife again last week. My blood pressure was normal. It wasn't even on the high side of normal, just normal. My lab results came back fine, so no ordered bed rest. I have to keep an eye on all of the signs of preeclampsia, but it looks like the worst is behind me. I'm still trying to take it easy as much as possible and put my feet up frequently.

I was 30 weeks, 6 days at my appointment and measuring around 32 weeks, which is good. The baby's heartbeat was nice and strong. Her head seems to be down (another good thing) with her butt on my right side. I have gained 15 pounds total (a loss of 1 pound since my last "official" appointment). I have another appointment next week.

I feel like I'm back in the first trimester sometimes because I'm completely exhausted all the time again. I slept for 11 hours the other night and could barely get myself out of bed--a luxury I know I won't have soon.

We are still trying to get our house in order for the baby's arrival. It would be a lot easier if we could buy our crib!

A special thank you to everyone who has been sending me Mother's Day cards--I can't believe how many Mother-to-Be cards there are!

Also, maybe just some wishful thinking, but could the bean be born in an O's playoff year? Woo-hoo first place!