Friday, August 29, 2008

Baby Shower #2

Two of my friends, Michelle & Theresa (aka "our church friends"!), gave me a baby shower last weekend. It was held at Grappa Grille in Braselton and we had our own private room. The food was delicious and being able to chat with the other ladies from our church was nice. Brennan received a lot of nice things. She got a few more outfits & sleepers, organizers for her closet, changing pad & covers, toys, books, mattress pad covers, burp cloths, blankets, placemat, headrest for the carseat and a sling! Michelle made the cake and it was delicious!!

We are so lucky to have such wonderful friends & family. I don't know what we would do without them. I can't wait for Brennan to meet everyone!!

Sunday, August 24, 2008

Breakfast Conversation

Ethan & I were sitting at the table eating breakfast this morning and here is part of our conversation:

Ethan: Can you run Mommy?

Me: Not really, my belly is too big!

Ethan: Well Brennan might like it and say "Weeeeeeeeee".

Tuesday, August 19, 2008

Braxton Hicks go away

I've been having a lot more Braxton Hicks contractions with this pregnancy than with my last. They haven't been too bad but on Sunday they were a little more painful and more frequent. Never consistent or anything but very uncomfortable. Fortunetly yesterday I didn't have any at all so I was glad. I'm just so afraid Brennan is going to make an early entrance since we have everything planned out for our scheduled c-section. Of course I'm ready to meet her but I'm not quite ready for her to be here yet, we still have a few more things to do in her room etc.

Sunday, August 10, 2008

The excitement is growing

I've spent the past 3-4 days washing clothes, sheets & blankets for Brennan. It's becoming more real to me now that we are having a girl. As I was putting up her clothes the other day I started getting excited about all the special occasion dresses (Christmas, Easter, Birthday etc.) that I will buy for her. Really it's all the girly things in general that I'm looking forward to experiencing with her!!

Friday, August 8, 2008

Baby Shower

This past Saturday my sister, Kimberly & Julie gave me a family baby shower. Brennan will now be clothed for the first year of her life!! I've never seen so many girl clothes and nothing was duplicated. Stephen's mom, Gammi, had two gift bags filled with clothes. She's been waiting for a baby girl for 33 years so needless to say she was excited! My mom bought a lot of outfits too but also went into the attic and pulled out any clothing of mine from childhood. I call them Brennan's vintage clothes! Now there are a few things that I don't think I'll put her in but there are quite a few that will be cute. Brennan also got a couple of pairs of shoes, a couple of bracelets and a few dolls. Then also some practical stuff like diapers, onesies, crib sheets etc. My friend, Lisa, made letters to spell Brennan's name so we can hang them over her crib. They are beautiful and I'm forever grateful to Lisa to have put in so much time & effort. We are getting ready to hang them up soon!!

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Thursday, August 7, 2008

31 week appointment

I had my 31 week appointment yesterday and everything went well. I gained another 3 lbs since my last appt, my blood pressure was great and I was measuring 32-33 weeks which is pretty much on track. I guess last time Brennan was in a different position that made me measure bigger, I'm relieved!

I've been experiencing some Braxton Hicks contractions a lot in the past few days. I never really had them with Ethan so I wasn't sure at first that is what they were. They aren't really painful just uncomfortable. I'm trying to drink lots of water because I read that you could have BH more if you are dehydrated. I don't know how much more water I can consume I'm already running to the bathroom constantly!! But with it being so hot I should probably drink more than usual.

I had a baby shower this past weekend with our families. I'll post more later and some pictures that were taken.