Monday, May 21, 2012

Zane is 3!

This weekend was a wonderful weekend with family and friends! We celebrated Zane's 3rd birthday. He's such a character and really enjoyed having everyone over! He loves being around all of his grandparents, aunts and uncles and friends. He's been talking about his party since Saturday! Thank you to everyone who made is such a special day for Zane, and for all of your help too!

It's so neat to see him coming out of his shell. He was such a shy little guy and he's begun to open up so much around other and really have fun. We took him to Chucky Cheese and the Indoor Park for his actual birthday and to see him just go off and play with other kids is so neat. He does ask us every day now to go to Chucky Cheese! I guess he had fun!

Zane is so cute when talking about the baby. He still calls him Cookie Monster, but he said he will share is beloved monkey pillow with him and he also told me he loves baby brother. He also said he wants him to come today, he doesn't want to wait. I don't know that he'll feel that way once we get home, but let's hope so!
I also had my 37 week doctor appointment today. Everything sounds good and my doctor says he can come anytime. She said he's already larger than Zane was when he was born, which was 6 lbs. 4 oz. She said if he makes it to June 7th (the day of my C-section, he'll be well over 8 lbs.) I have not dilated or effaced anymore than 3 weeks ago when I had some pre-term labor symptoms. I guess the "bed rest" has helped. Brian did tell the doctor that I have not complied with her bed rest, but I can certainly say I've toned it down a lot! I can't believe he tried to get me in trouble! I am now free to do anything without limitations, however it's getting pretty tough. I told my doctor he must be really low as he feels like he is about to fall out, and she said that's pretty normal. Not a great feeling! I'm sure all of you mom's know what I'm talking about.

According to my baby site, baby is the size of a watermelon-yep! He likely measures around 18.9 to 20.9 inches and is gaining about 1/2 lb. a week. I have not been sleeping at all as I am very uncomfortable, but I know the end is near. It just makes for a rough day when my 3 year old won't let me nap. This will be interesting when baby comes!

Again, if anyone is interested in visiting when baby comes, we will be in Edina at Fairview-Southdale Hospital. Address: 6401 France Avenue South Edina, MN 55435 and you can call my cell if you'd like: 952-820-5299.

Here are a few pictures to share from our week!

Wednesday, May 2, 2012

home resting....this will be interesting

Well, this week brought on some big changes for us. I am now home on bed rest until our little guy arrives. Everything should be fine, my doctor is just trying to prevent him from coming sooner. We hope to make it to 37 weeks. I had some bleeding along with contractions and my cervix is dialated to 1cm. It's tough just sitting around, and it's hard for Zane to understand not to mention poor Brian. He has everything on his back now. I just need to continue to rest and hopefully not go too crazy! We're looking forward to celebrating Zane's birthday in a few weeks! If anyone has ideas to keep us sane or wants to come up to give Brian a break we would be very grateful!