35 week Dr. Appt.

So I went in today for my now weekly Dr.’s visit. The results from my urine test came back negative thankfully, so I don’t have preeclampsia. Just hypertension… My blood pressure was under 140 and 90 today which was great. I am 1cm dilated and 50 % effaced! That made me pretty excited to know things are in progress. When I was at the Dr. last week I was nothing. The Dr. told me that if she had to make a guess, Ethan will be here in 2 to 3 weeks! That made me even more excited! All in all a good day and a good appointment. 2009 has been an amazing year and I just know 2010 is going to be a great year too. Happy New Years everyone 🙂

35 Weeks Pregnant

We just got home from our 35 week ultrasound. Ethan is in the correct position (head down) and as far as we can tell everything looks great! We’ll get confirmation from the Dr. in a couple of days as the tech said she’s not supposed to tell us anything. She was really chatty and nice, and I got the impression everything is good. My Feb. 1 due date is still accurate as far as she can tell. There is no doubt that he’s a boy. We got lots of clear views of that once again. His heart rate is at 120.

I’ve been having blood pressure concerns again. When it’s been taken at the Dr.’s office it’s been about 140/90 which my Dr. is not happy about. When I take it at home, it seems to be in the normal range… Maybe the Dr.’s office just makes me nervous. Because of the high blood pressure I had to do a 24 hour urine sample yesterday to make sure there is no protein in my urine. If there is, it’s a sign of Preeclampsia. I have a feeling it will come back fine.

I’ve still been having pretty bad heartburn, some back pain but other than that I’m feeling good. Ethan’s feet have been all up in my ribs which can be pretty uncomfortable. I’ve gained 19lbs so far. I forgot to take a 34 week pic, but will upload my 33 week and 35 week belly pics soon.

35 Week Ultrasound

35 Week Ultrasound

34 Weeks Pregnant

Today I’m 34 weeks pregnant. I can’t believe (and am so excited) that Ethan will be considered full-term in 3 weeks!! My weight gain is now about 18 pounds. I’m pretty happy that it’s keeping in check. I have a doctor’s appt. in 2 days and have an ultrasound scheduled for the 28th. I’m always anxious for my doctor’s appts..

Hopefully everything is going well. It feels like it is. He’s been moving quite a bit and I think I’ve been having contractions. I went to Starbucks last week with 2 friends that recently had babies and one of them explained to me what her contractions felt like. Before that, I didn’t think I’d had any. The way she described them to me was that you feel your belly get tight and see your belly stick out in an area. I always thought that it must’ve been Ethan’s bottom, head etc. sticking up, but she told me that it was a contraction.

I’m feeling great as far as the pregnancy goes. My back hasn’t been hurting as much and my energy levels are still pretty good. The one thing that has been bad is my heartburn. I have it constantly, in fact I only have 2 tums left so I need to make a trip to the store.

On another note, I had some very sad family news today. My granny who was battling leukemia and a few other ailments, has passed away. She was an amazing Granny and she will be missed. The hardest part is that she lived in South Africa so I won’t be able to be there with the rest of my family. With Ethan’s birth knocking at the door, I’m sure there will be a little piece of her in him.

Julia Ethel Fernandes 6-6-1926-12-21-2009 RIP

Diapers.Com

One of my friends who recently had a baby boy told me about Diapers.com. Their prices (from what I have seen) are more competitive than any other place I’ve shopped. They have almost everything, you can even do your registry with them. If you spend over $49 shipping is free and the items are delivered in 2 days.

I made my first purchase with them today (Saturday)  everything is supposed to be delivered by Monday for free. They had a bunch of coupon codes on their website, so everything I purchased was 10% off, I got $5 off my order and there was a $2 off coupon for the diapers.

They also have a referral program. My referral code is LXLL5040. If someone enters my code for their first purchase, they’ll get $10 off their first order of diapers. I get a $1 credit to my account for each referral and $1 credit every time they make a purchse.

They also have a section of green baby items. Everything from organic lotions, detergents to organic toys. I will definitely be making some purchases from this area next time around.

In case you’re curious, here’s what I bought. I think I have almost everything we need!

JJ Cole
JJ Cole 11″ Box – Blue Stripe (Storage Box for the Nursery)
Sealy by Kolcraft
Sealy Naturals – Cotton Crib Mattress Pad
Lansinoh
Lansinoh Breastmilk Storage Bags – 50 bags
Moby
Moby Wrap – Black
Japanese Weekend
Japanese Weekend Seasonless Wrap Nursing Pajamas – Sky
Desitin
Desitin Original Diaper Rash Ointment – 16 oz Jar
Lansinoh
Lansinoh Brand Lanolin Topical Treatment – 2 oz
Mylicon
Infant Mylicon Drops – Dye Free – 1 oz
Bella B
Bella B Tummy Honey Butter – 4 oz
Pampers
Pampers Swaddlers Extra Large Case Diapers
Swaddle Me
Summer Infant Swaddle Me Cotton Knit – Blue

Baby Shower

Baby Shower - Quilt Squares

Quilt Squares

Baby Shower - Cupcakes & Flowers

Cupcakes & Flowers

Candy Station

Baby Shower - BearBaby Shower - BeveragesBaby Shower - Opening Gifts

Baby Shower - Best Friends

Best Friends

Ebell Club - Table & Chairs

So here I am at 33 weeks pregnant. I had my baby shower last weekend and it was absolutely amazing! I have the best friends and family a girl could ever ask for! The shower took place at the Ebell Club in Long Beach – an absolutely stunning location! I honestly felt like I was a millionaire and spent many thousands of dollars.

The whole shower was absolutely perfect! One of my best friends was the main planner for the shower. She recently launched an event planning business Make It Modern. No detail was spared!

I was very blessed that my mom, mother in-law and other close friends from out of town were able to attend. The day wouldn’t have been the same without them. My favorite part of the day was having over 30 of my closest friends and family with me on such a special day 🙂 It truly meant so much.

My husband, Ethan and I were very spoiled! We pretty much have everything we need when Ethan arrives.