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The girls at Hillcrest gave us the best shower on Sunday. I didn't realize that I missed everyone so much until I got to just sit on the couch and chat after the shower. I stayed 2 hours after it was over. Thanks Mel! I'm sure you had other things to do... I want to give a big shout out to KJ and Sammie for the awesome wedge. It has made sleeping so much better. A HUGE thanks to Torre for the punch. I'll be drinking that all summer! All of the hostesses were so awesome to take the time to bless our sweet boy. I can't wait to use all of the precious gifts we received. I'm working on unpacking it all today. We will be using it all very soon so I better get it organized. I am still feeling great, but have started to get a little bit of ankle swelling this week. I have upped my water goal to a gallon a day. It is very difficult on the days I work, but I can tell a big difference on the days I don't make the goal.


32 Week Ultrasound

We just got back from a great appointment! Our little bit is not anemic. He is measuring right on target. The tech took measurements of his head and femur. His heart beat was 151. We watched the blood flow through his brain and umbilical cord. (It's like doppler radar) She estimated that his weight is 4lbs 6 oz at this point. He should be a pretty good size kid, come May! Mama Jan got to go along and I think she really enjoyed it. I'm thrilled because he is already head down. As a bonus, he is also facing the right way. No back labor!!! I just hope he can stay that way for good.
This is a profile of the crazy baby. He has both of his hands up by his face. The dark bubble tube in the middle of the picture is his umbilical cord.

This is a very well zoomed picture of his face. He is looking at you. The dark spot is his eye and the white blob is his nose. Both of these pictures look so much better in person! We can't wait to really meet him! We have a crash course on labor this weekend, after Matthew finishes his second week of overtime in a row. Hopefully he can stay awake and engaged long enough to finish the class. I'm going to treat him to an awesome new restaurant afterwards. He doesn't know where we are going yet, but it should bring back some PA memories.


Single Digits and Baby Expo

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32 weeks

Finally down to eight weeks! I can't believe how quickly it has gone by. I have had the most carefree pregnancy so far. It has been such a blessing, praise God for that! Hopefully the next 55 days will continue on this path. We have an ultrasound on Thursday, now that we got my "genetic blood work" back. They just want to make sure that little bit is growing correctly and not showing any signs of anemia, like his mama. Still stuck on the name.... found one I really love this week. Lear, what do you think?

Matthew and I went to the Mid-South Baby Expo this weekend. $7 a head, I was hoping for a return on our $14 investment. The grand door prize was a $500 gift card to Babies R Us, a highchair, car seat and gift cards to McAlister's Deli. I just knew we would win because we never win anything. (Real rational thinking there.) We (I) filled out a card for every drawing available.... Haven't heard back from anyone. I guess we got $14 dollars worth of plastic cups, yard sticks, diapers, sample lotion and baby wash, first aide kits, magnets, and coupons. We really had a good time! I drug Matthew to an hour long breastfeeding seminar and maternity fashion show, but he got free pickles and ice cream out of the deal.