Monday, May 31, 2010

34 weeks - Getting Closer

I can't believe it is the end of May and we have just over 5 weeks to go until Baby Hunter makes his or her debut! Greg and I recently "graduated" from our baby classes at the hospital so I guess this means we areready to be parents? Over the past 6 weeks we have taken a baby care class (how to not break the baby when we bring it home), a series of labor and delivery classes and most recently a breastfeeding class. The nursery is almost finished, the bassinette is in our bedroom and we have all our supplies in the closet. All we have left to do is pack the hospital bag!

I am 34 weeks and the baby is about the size of a cantaloupe. My belly has definitely gotten a LOT bigger and I can feel that the baby is a lot bigger as well. Overall I am still feeling pretty good though I am a lot more tired and the Dallas heat is starting to get to me, how is it this hot and summer hasn't even officially started!

We learned in baby class that crying is a late hunger cue for the baby - turns out the same is true for the babymama. I feel like the baby sometimes - I am happy when I am well rested, fed in regular (timely) intervals and have a bottle (of water) within reach.

Sunday, May 9, 2010

Happy Mother-to-be Day

We just returned from an impromptu 'babymoon' and Mother's Day getaway weekend at the Barton Creek Resort in Austin. It was a very relaxing weekend complete with a visit to the spa for a prenatal massage (regular massage for Greg). We also went hiking, relaxed outside in rocking chairs and had delicious brunch. Saturday night we made it to the Salt Lick and had some delicious BBQ for dinner.

Before we left for BBQ, Greg wanted to make sure that we captured a current belly pic:

I am 31 weeks along and still feeling pretty good. The baby has grown to about 3 lbs now! There is a lot of gymnastics going on and I feel it a lot more as he or she is getting bigger and has less room to move around in. The other night I had my iPhone resting on my belly, and the baby bumped it off. Can't wait for this weekend, we are headed to Midland for a baby shower!

Monday, May 3, 2010

Yummie Mummie

I am well into my third trimester and hit 30 weeks last week. I am still feeling pretty good though occasionally getting a visit from some of my first trimester friends: nausea and fatigue. I am still exercising regularly, which really helps me sleep at night and keeps my back from hurting.

Greg and I start our baby care classes tonight and our birthing classes next week. We are less than 10 weeks from the due date and I have a feeling this time is going to fly by. This past weekend my dad was in town and helped Greg paint the nursery. I can't wait to get the furniture in and get the room ready to bring home Baby Hunter!

My prego friend Caroline and I recently joined a mommy meet up group for North Dallas moms called the Yummie Mummies. So far, everyone I have met in the group is really friendly and welcoming. Today was a coffee meet-up at one of my new favorite Dallas locations - Central Market. I met a girl who is due 2 days after me, and a bunch of moms with 3 and 4 month old babies. I am looking forward to getting to know the ladies in the group better and eventually bringing my baby to future play groups.

30 week pic, baby bump is getting bigger by the day...