Thursday, April 26, 2012

What a beautiful baby shower!

Thank you so much to my sister, Kellie who threw me the most wonderful baby shower on Saturday, April 21st! This was her first "event" that she's planned so I am very proud of her. She did not embarrass me with the games and did a nice job getting everything organized! I LOVED her diaper cake! I've posted a picture below!! I was so lucky to have most of my family there and some very good friends too! Thank you all for coming and joining in our celebration of the upcoming arrival of Logan Stephen! I am very grateful for all the wonderful gifts we received. He is certainly loved already! I do have to say one of the highlights was of course, Zane and his Twins underwear. He is such a silly boy, and after wearing his Twins underwear over his jeans and diving into the bag, to top it he says, "I'm adorable!" We were also very lucky to be in Austin to celebrate my Uncle Scott and his twin brother Steve's 50th birthday party. It was a great time, but such a busy day. This day marked a big day for us too, Zane actually asked if he can go out and play with the big kids without Mom or Dad. He's growing up on us so fast!

We've now been spending days getting all of the baby stuff organized and ready. All of his clothes, blankets, sheets, socks and all the other stuff that comes with a baby is clean and ready for his arrival! Please continue to pray that he waits until June 7th or close to that date. I am 33 weeks, but have 6 to go since my c-section is one week before his actual due date. His arrival is very coming soon! I'm am really becoming more and more uncomfortable, but I know that this is only temporary for the little blessing we will soon have! He is about 4-5 lbs and 17-18 inches-as my baby website says he's about the size of a pineapple.

Me at my party!                                      
 yes, this is Zane's butt diving in the bag!
 Diaper Cake                                               

Thursday, April 19, 2012

Off to Austin!

I'm very excited to come to Austin this weekend! We have not been to town since early March and this may be my last trip until our little guy is a couple of months old. I'm very excited to celebrate with my shower this weekend since I was not in Minnesota when I was pregnant with Zane.

Zane has been asking to visit his grandma's and grandpa's, so he's very excited too! He can also show off his new hair cut (finally)! Zane also said he will share mommy with his baby brother. We'll be visiting the hospital next week to take a tour and show Zane around and help him understand what to expect.

For reference, in case you do want to visit after I have the little guy, I will be delivering at Fairview-Southdale in Edina. The address is: Fairview Southdale Hospital, 6401 France Ave. S.Edina, MN 55435

I am officially 8 months today-what does this mean? My back hurts, I having a lot of Braxton Hicks contractions,  I don't sleep well and I'm tired, but this little guy is worth it! As for baby, he is close to the 4 pounds and around 17 inches. According to my baby websites, he has also developed sensitivity to temperature and has little toe nails and finger nails now! he still moves quite a bit, but I can certainly tell that he's cramped.  I have a doctor appointment today, so I'll be leaving work soon to get weighed, measured and hear his little heart beat!  I cannot wait to meet him!

Looking forward to seeing family and friends this weekend! Thanks Kellie for putting together my baby shower! Love you!

Friday, April 13, 2012

Enjoying the Outdoors!

Not a whole lot has happened in the past few weeks. I'm almost 32 weeks, yes 8 months! Time is really flying by. According to the "average baby" He's about 15.2 to 16.7 inches long and weighs about 3 to 3.8 pounds this month. He's going through major brain, eye and nerve development, and his irises now react to light! They say all five of his senses are in working order too. Such an amazing miracle to watch a baby develop and become a little human!  I'm feeling good, baby is busy moving and digging his toes right in to my right side of my ribs. I am really feeling big lately! Two more months to go!! As for Mr. Zane, he still refuses to cut his hair; first because of hockey players but now he sees the baseball players with their hair sticking out of their hat! No hope for a hair cut!

We've been trying to enjoy the beautiful weather! I've been getting the details of Zane's big birthday together and he is excited people are coming to his house!! He's also been very helpful with getting baby stuff ready. The picture below was last week at 30 weeks and the other pictures are at Como Zoo.

We had a very nice Easter weekend. Paul and Carole came up for the weekend and Zane, Carole and I went to Como Zoo. On Saturday Dad and Marci came up after their show and I made an Easter dinner for everyone! I forget how much I love cooking big meals. I always cooked for us and our neighbors in Colorado. Zane thought it was pretty cool to have them up to his house! He really appreciates visitors!

I'm looking forward to seeing some of you next weekend at my baby shower! You'll see, this picture doesn't do justice to how big I really am!