Tuesday, July 17, 2012

38 Weeks

38 weeks yesterday!! I've been told by a few people that I'm looking VERY pregnant lately, which I suppose is a good thing but I find it funny since I've often wondered if my belly looked smaller lately.  Maybe just wishful thinking on my part. ;-) Nah...I kind of like my belly and I'm sure I'm going to miss it eventually.

Anyway, this just might be the last belly photo of this pregnancy as we're scheduled to have a c-section on Monday (July 23rd)! We'll find out on Friday afternoon what time we're supposed to be at the hospital on Monday morning or if for some reason we've been "bumped"...which we're REALLY hoping doesn't happen. We're ready to meet little munchkin #2 for sure!

In related news...I'm headed into the hospital again today for another Non-Stress Test on the little lady since my blood pressure was a little bit high at my last doctor's appointment. I had this test done last week as well and although the bp was elevated, everything else was good so I was sent home and ordered to "rest and avoid stimulants like coffee and chocolate". Boo on the chocolate...I've been craving it like crazy lately! Anyway, nothing to worry about, we had this same test done a couple of times towards the end of my pregnancy with Olivia too and all turned out well...just a precaution to make sure little lady is still doing better on the inside than she would be on the outside.

As always, we'll keep everyone posted as much as possible and as soon as new baby arrives we will make the big announcement! Don't worry! :-)

Monday, July 16, 2012

Nutley family of three....for now (KOW)

As we enter the last week of being a one child family I keep remembering all of the familiar things I'm going to go through again. With all of the new babies around us, I see the faces and hear the noises that the tiny ones make. Olivia seems like such a departure from that now as she runs around the house and repeats every word we say like a parrot. It's going to be very exciting I know but also very busy. Not so much looking after the new spawn but chasing after the older one.

Speaking of our older monster, over the weekend we brought her to see Elmo Live!. Disregarding the rule "you don't wear the t-shirt of the band that you're going to see", we put the Livster in her Elmo shirt and drove out to Abbotsford. Quite a different concert experience from seeing The Rolling Stone's in BC Place or Social Distortion at The Commodore. Elmo and the gang put on a good show and the crowd of a hockey arena full of dancing toddlers was entertaining too.

This will most likely be the last update before the new arrival so we'll catch up then (when we have time obviously) and have lots of of new info, pictures and stories.