Picture Update

jeff and caraThere are 82 days until my due date on July 14, 2007. I am 6.5 months, 28 weeks or 198 days pregnant. Jeff thinks I’m nesting. I went crazy cleaning and scrubbing Saturday, then I painted two bathrooms! I am very sore today though! I’ve started getting the nursery together and I’ve met with the lady who is making crib bedding. Here is a picture of the style I’m wanting. The fabric I have is a floral, shabby chic looking print with pinks, lavender and sage. Jeff has already painted the walls lavender and sage. I will post some pictures once we have more progress.

Jeff had his big state test on Saturday for his master’s degree in Educational Leadership. He’ll know in four weeks how he did and I’m sure he did awesome. He has one week left of classes (two finals this week) and he’ll be done with the semester. Then he has his summer internship and a couple of seminars left. He’ll finish up right when the baby is due!

28 Weeks

The baby weighs a little more than 2 pounds and measures almost 15 inches. She can open her eyes (and she has eyelashes by now!). If she has hair, it’s growing longer, and her fat deposits are growing as well.

Doctor Visit Update

Doctor visit went fabulous. He measured my fundal height for the first time (length of the uterus). He said everything looks great: my weight, blood pressure, uterus size, baby’s heartbeat—everything. Praise the Lord!

He put the microphone right in my belly button to hear the baby’s heartbeat! It was about 145-150 … It’s probably slowing down because she’s getting bigger.

All my blood work was normal. I’m a little low on iron so I’m taking a supplement now. The doctor will start to see me every two weeks now. Pretty soon it’ll be every week.

12 weeks to go. Let the countdown begin …

27 Weeks

Madilyn probably weighs almost 2 pounds and is about 14.4 inches long with her legs extended. She is starting to get cramped, but when she moves, my whole abdomen moves with her!

Drew Walks!

drew and jeff Madilyn’s cousin Drew (pictured here with my hubby Jeff) began walking on Easter Sunday. We had dinner at his house and we all enjoyed watching him take off. He walked all day around the house with his hands raised saying, “ha-eh-ew-ah” …. which we can only imagine is Hallelujah—something he picked up from mom and dad and church. It was adorable. Drew, congrats on this milestone!

26 Weeks

Madilyn should be a little more than 14 inches and probably weighs about 2 pounds now! She is hearing well; her eyes are starting to open; her taste buds are formed. Sleep is sometimes difficult but I’m trying to learn to adjust. Our new recliner is coming in handy on early mornings when the bed isn’t comfortable.

On to the numbers:
There are 94 days until my due date on July 14, 2007.
I am 186 days pregnant.
I am 6.1 months pregnant.

Easter Greetings

easter at church Here’s a photo update of me on Easter. Madilyn is growing each week, as is my belly. I’m wearing a regular dress and jacket I own, but it was so loose fitting I managed to wear it on the big pastel day.

I got the results of my sugar test today and everything was normal! Praise God! The rest did show that I have low iron, though, despite those mega vitamins I take each day, so I’m now going to take an iron supplement each night.

Congratulations to my friends Kyle and Kristy Chowning who just found out they’re having a girl too! My friend Abranda at church is getting closer to her due date of May 3. I can’t wait to meet her little Sydney. She and her husband Jamie live just a street over from us, so I imagine we’ll have some playdates in the future.

Lots of friends from church are handing down beautiful clothes and baby gear. I’m so thankful for these! My sister-in-law Pam and cousin Tiffany are letting me borrow their maternity clothes as well. I have bought a few items too, so I think I’m set in that department. I hope.

Little Girls and Their Moms

cara and mom 25 weeks Mom and Dad are in town this week. Here is a picture from last weekend. I’m 25 weeks here. I found this quote today and thought it was adorable:

“A little girl can be sweeter (and badder) oftener than anyone else in the world. She can jitter around, and stomp, and make funny noises that frazzle your nerves, yet just when you open your mouth she stands there demure with that special look in her eyes. A girl is Innocence playing in the mud, Beauty standing on its head, and Motherhood dragging a doll by the foot.” —Alan Beck