Monday, August 24, 2009

Pampering Mommy - What a Treat!

I was pleasantly surprised with a "Pampering Mommy" outing a nail shop in Berkeley! We had lots of tasty treats (as you can see) and manicures and pedicures. It was just what I needed! Thanks to those that came out: Mom, Cousin Kelley, Tasha, Nikki, and Lori. And a big THANK YOU to my wonderful friend Maisha for putting this all together! Sorry I almost ruined the surprise :)

Monday, August 17, 2009

Baby Shower Guests - RSVP Here

The baby shower is fast approachinig! So we may plan accordingly, please post your reply in the "comments" section of this blog and indicate whether or not you will attend by August 31st. We hope to see you there!

32 Weeks

Friday, August 14, 2009

Twins? Due Date? Big Baby?

If only I had a dollar for every time I've been asked:

"Are you having twins?... "Are your sure your due date isn't sooner?"..Or my personal favorite, "WOW, that's going to be a BIG baby, isn't it?"

Funny how perfect strangers feel comfortable asking one or all of these questions! Yes, my stomach is big and appears to be multiplying by the day. I guess that comes with having person inside of you. All that matters is that I am on track according to my health care provider who says that there's only one baby in there; my due date is still the same (Oct. 16th), the baby is set to be average size (approx. 7 lbs), and most importantly he is healthy.

However, being the person that I am I did a little research and found that as humans we are all individuals and the size and shape of a pregnant woman's belly will depend on many factors (even at identical stages of pregnancy) including:

- Your height and weight.
- If this is your first or subsequent baby.
- What position your baby is lying in, and of course
- If you are carrying twins or triplets or more!

Therefore, try to remember that every woman's body is unique in how she changes and responds to her pregnancy.

Wednesday, August 12, 2009

Appointment #6 - 31 Weeks

We are now entering the 8th month! We just entered the single digit countdown - only 9 more weeks to go!

From the last appointment the results of the glucose screening revealed that Shauna is mildly anemic. This requires that in addition to her daily prenatal vitamin, she must take an iron supplement. Otherwise, the appointment was routine. Instead of every 4 weeks, the spacing of our appointments will be shortened to every 2 weeks from here on out. We are getting closer and more anxious by the day!

At 31 weeks the baby...
- Weighs about 3.5 lbs
- Is approximately 16.5 inches long
- Will gain .5 lbs per week until birth
- Can now process information from all five senses

Saturday, August 8, 2009

30 Weeks

Pierre and Shauna at Robyn and Marrkel's Wedding.