Wednesday, April 29, 2009

31 Week Update and Shower Pics

How far along?  31w4d
Total Weight Gain: 13 pounds
How much does baby weigh? I'd say close to 4 pounds, but I have an u/s on Tuesday to find out 
Stretch Marks? Nope, but my linea nigra has started to form a bulls eye around my bellybutton...isn't that sweet
Sleep? I wake up at least once a night to pee
Best moment this week: My shower
Movement:  Still active and getting stronger
Food Cravings? I'll pretty much eat anything at anytime.  
Labor signs? My cervix has yet to shorten any more as far as I know, I'll find out for sure on Tuesday.  And some BH contractions which are very weird.  
Belly button in or out?  Hanging on by a thread 
What I miss? Shopping for clothes that do not involve elastic 
What I'm looking forward to? Getting all of the loot I got at the shower put together and organized
Milestone: I guess the BH least my body is prepping itself. 

The shower was fantastic.  I had a really great time.  The food was delicious, they made sure to get me two vegan trays from my favorite restaurant.  Andy drove all the way to Central Park from Brooklyn to get it for me.  He also bought me a gift to open at the shower, which I didn't expect.  It was a pretty dress that he wants her to come home from the hospital in and a little sippy cup with her name on it.  The card was really sweet.  I almost started crying in front of everyone as I read it.  It was really touching.  For the most part people stuck to the registry and we got all of the big things that we needed which was great.  We got tons of clothes.  Like a ridiculous amount of clothes.  The centerpieces were really awesome too...they were stretchies stuffed with paper so they stood up straight with balloons attached.  I'm going to put a pic of them in.  

My house looks like a BRU exploded in it.  There's stuff everywhere.  For the last few days all I've been doing is laundry and trying to organize stuff.  My mom came over last night to help me and we worked for like three hours straight.  All of the clothes and blankets and stuff are put away, the bedding is in, the wall hangings are up, the appliques are on, the jogging stroller, and the regular stroller are assembled, but it doesn't look like we even made a dent.  Little by little we'll be chipping away.

We also went on a hospital tour on Monday.  The hospital is nice.  The L and D rooms are really roomy and we got a lot of great information about breast feeding and paperwork and stuff.  But there was one thing that really upset me.  Men are not allowed to spend the night.  I can have a female spend the night with me, but not a man unless I"m in a private room.  I asked why and they told me because the hospital is in a primarily Hasidic Jewish area that they don't allow overnight male visitors.  Dad's have to leave at 10 pm.  I don't really think that's fair.  If that's their belief then that's fine, just don't put me in a room with them and they won't be offended.  I really wanted him to be there with me at night.  
Here are some pics from the shower.

     My sister, my baby cousin, and me!

My sister, my cousin, and the center pieces   

All of my cousins


theweathermanswife said...

Oh wow, I'd be really upset if my husband can't spend the night with me! He's the dad, he deserves to be there with us! Will you be able to get a private room so he can stay with you?

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