Monday, August 11, 2014

There's Another Baby on the Way: 40 Weeks Update

She's coming today!!!

At my check-up on Friday, I was dilated to a loose 3cm and was still 70% effaced. We did a membrane sweep to try to get labor started over the weekend and although I did have an increase in contractions, there wasn't anything consistent. I did lose my mucus plug yesterday so I think she'd be coming pretty soon either way, but with my increased discomfort and feelings of nausea, I don't think I could stand to wait any longer. Therefore, we headed off at 5am this morning to start inducing labor. Woohoo!

We'll update (via Facebook, I'm sure) everyone as the day goes on. Please pray for a quick, safe and healthy delivery for me and my sweet baby girl. We can't wait to meet her!

Alright, here are my FINAL pregnancy photos!

Until next time...


Sunday, August 10, 2014

A Quick Craft Project: Welcome Door Hanger

To take advantage of my last bit of time before having a newborn in the house, I decided to tackle a super quick and easy craft project this week. I found some inspiration via Pinterest for a new "wreath" for our back door and made my own version which I love. 

Here's what inspired me:

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I love the unexpected use of this wooden "stump" as a welcome rather than the typical wreath. I also love the idea of utilizing chalkboard paint on this project, but since our back door is already a dark color, I didn't want to cover up the light color of the wood. Instead, I opted to keep the natural wood exposed and used acrylic paint to create my design and welcome message. 

Here's my version:

I really dig it and best of all, it was so incredibly easy to do!

Until next time...


Monday, August 4, 2014

There's Another Baby on the Way: 39 Weeks Update

39 weeks and, man, am I ready for Emmy to arrive. 

At my last visit on Friday, I was still 2cm (a "loose 2"), but I am now about 70% effaced which is at least some progress. I hope that I'll have some continued progress this week and potentially go into labor on my own, but in case that does not happen, we made the tentative plan to strip my membranes at my next appointment (this coming Friday). If that doesn't push me into labor then we'll be inducing on Monday, August 11th. It's so nice to have a "deadline" in sight, but I still really hope we will go into labor on our own prior to Monday. 

Brent and I enjoyed our last official date night this weekend. Fisher even slept over at the grandparent's so we had a kid-free house for the evening. It was so nice to have some time together and enjoy each other before our lives change and become even busier. We are so excited for Emmy to be joining our family, but we know keeping each other and our relationship a priority is very important for our family's health. 

I've been off of work now for a week which has been wonderful. Fisher was out of school last week so we got to spend a ton of time together. He started back to school today (in his new 2 year old room!) and I had an abnormal surge of energy which helped me accomplish a ton of household chores and such while I was home.  I'm hoping this extra energy/nesting is a sign of labor coming around the corner. Fingers crossed!

However, if there's still no baby by Wednesday, I'm treating myself to a mani and pedi while Fisher is in school. It'll be a relaxing distraction since I'm in that constant state of wondering when she'll come. Wondering and waiting...not so much fun. Mani and! Brent and I are also going to go out for a lunch date on Wednesday or Thursday to cash in some of our last alone time together before the baby arrives.

Here are my 39 weeks photos. (As you'll notice, I finally got my hair cut! I had been dying to get it cut and it was one of my to-do's before Emmy's arrival.)

And here's a shot of Fisher because he wanted to "take a picture too".

Until next time...