Friday, December 23, 2011

34-35 Weeks

Just a quick post with a few updates. Life was a little crazy wrapping up the semester and getting into Advent, so we missed the 33 week picture...but here's one from 34 and 35 weeks.

During my birthday weekend (34 weeks) two of my college roommates and very bestest friends came and we had a great time! Jess brought her husband Josh so he and Jon got to hang out while we had some great girl time to relax on Saturday. We lazed around the house Saturday morning watching movies and baked a cake. In the afternoon we went out for pedicures-it was seriously the best pedicure ever! and met some of Jess's other friends in Lincoln for coffee.
Ready to go out to eat!

We came home and iced the cake, then got ready for an amazing dinner at Fireworks in Lincoln, a delicious restaurant where everything's cooked on a wood fire grill. This is why in the cake pictures I'm in my pajamas-when we got home elastic-waisted pants were definitely on the docket for everyone!
The BEAUTIFUL cake we made :) it was chocolate with mocha buttercream!

Blowing out the candles

It was so fun to celebrate my birthday with Jon AND friends-it's usually just the two of us, which is great! but it was fun to have a few things to do with friends, take time to relax, and celebrate with a group.
I must say, it was a little surreal thinking about this as my last birthday pre-mom. But 28 was great!

We had our 34 week appointment on Wednesday, which is actually when I was 35 weeks. During the ultrasound our doctor said he looks to be about 5 pounds or a little bigger. She pointed out some fuzziness around his head that is most likely hair. And, I'm dilated 2 cm...our doctor is pretty confident we won't make it the full 40 weeks. Which, on the one hand, is super exciting-we can't wait to meet him! On the other hand, it made us realize how much we have left to do! I'm waiting until after Christmas to do a few things, and the big stuff's pretty much ready to go...but it was definitely a reality check!

In the meantime, we're just trying to enjoy our time together during the holidays and our last Christmas before our family grows. Merry Christmas and happy new year to you and yours!


  1. aw, yay! i LOVE the pics! they turned out great! i'll need a copy of the one of the three of us please. when you get a moment to breathe. ;)

    i can't wait to meet baby Bailey either! yay!

  2. Awesome update! I hope you enjoy the last few weeks. You look great!

  3. Happy Belated Birthday! I love the pictures. You look so beautiful! We will definitely be missing you guys at Dennis and Nancy's. But we are SO looking forward to the birth of our new little nephew/cousin!
    Blessings to the three of you!

  4. This is so exciting!!!! Did you end up looking for/finding a doula?

  5. Thanks everybody! tiffany, no, we didn't end up looking into doula services at all...I think the possibilities of MORE options was a little overwhelming to me! I really feel like the hospital we will be at is very affirming of the type of birth experience we're hoping for, and I have a supportive dr as well...but please know that I would gladly welcome ANY advice from your perspective as we continue to prepare for labor/delivery!