Friday, April 30, 2010

Wiggling Squirmy Girl

I mentioned the other day that I spend a lot of time watching my belly to see Batman wiggling around in there.  For those of you who are interested in seeing her move, go behind this cut to see two short videos of my belly.

Thursday, April 29, 2010

Swedish lambs wool baby sack

B's mom sent us this beautiful lambswool baby sack which she used when B and his two siblings were babies.  I had never seen a baby sack like this before she sent it to us, but B and I are planning on using it for Batman once she is born.  The only problem is I'm not 100% sure how it can/should be used.  Is it like a moses basket?  Should it be used as a travel bed?  Can it be used in lieu of a bassinet?  Any advice on how exactly this baby sack should be used is much appreciated!

Isn't it beautiful?

The sack when it is open

The sack when it is closed

Wednesday, April 28, 2010

Baby Bump - 33 weeks

It's been so long since I've updated that I don't know where to start.  Is this picture enough?  They say a picture is worth a thousand words...

OK, so here is a brief update:  Next Friday is my last day at work before I start my maternity leave.  Assuming Batman cooperates, I'll have 5 weeks off from work before she is due so that I can take care of things like getting a crib, washing her clothes, picking up some diapers ... you know, the basics.  Plus, I'll be spending some of that time taking care of myself.  I have lunch with friends, yoga, acupuncture, a pedicure, and hopefully a massage on my agenda.

How about some stats:

How far along?: 33 weeks

Total weight gain/loss: 23 pounds

Stretch marks?: Not yet, but we shall see.  The last week I've felt like my skin is about to pop.

Sleep: Pretty good.  I usually make it until about 5am before nature calls.  Some nights I get up 2 or three times, but that is not the norm.  Also, her movement doesn't wake me up in the night.

Best moment this week: After napping all day on Saturday Batman started to get wiggle crazy!  I love feeling her squirming around in there and watching my belly wiggle.  She is active enough these days that if a friend puts their hand on my belly they will get to feel her before too long.

Worst moment this week:  The back pain!  It was so bad yesterday I thought I was going to cry.  Luckily, I found a way to lie so that B could rub my back to make it feel better.

Movement: All the time.  So much more this week!

Belly button in or out?: Still in.  B thinks it will pop, but I think it's too deep for that to happen.  We will see.

What I miss: Sushi, Deli sandwiches, Beer, cold white wine when we are BBQing, being able to go up stairs/walk fast without being out of breath.

What I am looking forward to: Meeting our little Persson, my mom coming to town next weekend, the wonderful party my family and friends are planning to celebrate the arrival of our little Persson, starting maternity leave!

Sunday, April 4, 2010

Baby Bump - 29 weeks

I'm 29 weeks pregnant and I think I definitely look pregnant now.  But don't take my word for it.  Here is a picture of me at 29 weeks.