Friday, October 30, 2009

32 week Ultrasound update

Well, I had another ultrasound this past Wednesday to check on the growth of baby Nski and he is doing great! All his measurements were perfect and he weighs 4lbs 10oz. I also made sure that they checked again to see if he is a boy and they pointed out everything to me. It's a boy. Whew! It also looks like my due date is still correct (was kind of hoping it would move up. Oh well). It's amazing the difference you can see between a 21 weeks and an almost 33 weeks ultrasound. The ultrasound wand was right on his face and so far, I think he looks like his daddy, but we'll see if that's true when he's born. I also got to see his heart, bladder, stomach, kidneys, etc. I'm so thankful to God that my baby boy is doing so well. The body is amazing -- it will feed and protect a child before the mother, so even when I forget to eat, etc. my boy is still healthy and growing. Despite my faults and weaknesses, God is creating a beautiful boy within me. :)

In other news...only 7 more weeks!! Yea!!! :) I was thinking this past week...as impatient I am for this baby to come, it doesn't even compare to waiting for a wedding. I remember thinking my wedding day would NEVER come, while I know that this baby will.

I finally found a floor lamp for the baby's room! I've been trying not to spend too much money, but still get a good lamp. Well, they just recently opened a Land of Nod outlet (Crate and Barrel's kid store) in Naperville and I found the perfect lamp last night at the outlet and with an additional 40% off, I got it for $29! Now I just need to find a lamp shade...

I washed all the baby clothes that I have right now and the baby's room is coming together. We need to hang some stuff on the wall, but that's no big deal. We haven't gone over a lot of birthing stuff together yet, and that makes me a little anxious, but I'm sure we'll find some time soon. I've been watching a DVD about caring for a newborn, etc. It's been very informative so far.

That's all for now!

Friday, October 23, 2009

Eight weeks to go!

Wow, I can't believe I'm at 32 weeks. It is going by quickly, although I'm getting impatient. I'm hoping the little guy decides to come a week early. :) I know, first children are often late, however, both my mom and sister were early with their firsts...

Walter took a "Boot Camp for New Dads" class this past Saturday and we had our Maternity Unit tour on Tuesday. It was so much fun and I think it's finally hitting Walter that the baby will be here before we know it. As women, we have months in which we watch our body changes, etc. and think about the baby, but I don't think it hits the men until later. :) We still don't have a name. The list is at 15 right now, so we really need to narrow things down. I picked out my top 5 and now I need to have Walter do the same and then we can compare lists. Obviously, with the last name Niesluchowski, we have to have a simple first name and one that won't be ridiculed or tough to spell.

I had my first baby shower on Sunday and it was wonderful. I am so blessed to have so many friends who love and care for me. My sister is amazing and she worked with a group of my friends to organize and run everything. I'm humbled that so many people came out -- it always blows me away to think that there are people out there who really care for me -- and everyone was SO generous.

Two weekends ago, Walter ran and finished the Chicago Marathon. I am so incredibly proud of him! He did a great job and trained for it in only 5 weeks! He's such a stud. ;) My cousin's wedding was in the afternoon and was so much fun. It was an incredibly busy weekend.

I have another ultrasound this coming Wednesday (to check the growth of the baby, etc.). I'm looking forward to seeing the little guy again. I wonder what the pictures will look like this time...Pray that everything looks good.

I'll try to post again soon. I haven't been doing a good job so far...