Cecilia Growing Day by Day


Felicity Growing Day by Day


Saturday, December 31, 2005

35 1/2 Weeks!

Well, our 35 week appt. went well. The baby's heartrate was a steady and healthy 147. The doctor said she believed the baby to be in a head down position, which is good, and which also is consistent with the baby's movements and kicks. Most movements seem to be polar with squirms and rolling motions in the lower abdomen and soccer kicks to the ribs. The baby also seems to like to kick the cat when she is laying on Katherine's tummy purring - we figure it wakes him or her up.

We have washed all the baby clothes and organized them to be ready for use. We are also all packed for the hospital. We plan on washing the crib bedding soon so it too is ready. We took our half-day childbirth class. We are also already pre-registered at the hospital. Our next doctors appt. is January 13th, and then once a week after that. Oh, and since there was some confusion on the pastor's part concerning our baptism class, we re-scheduled it for the evening of January 3. We also are narrowing down name choices as well as baptism dates.

Needless to say, we are both very anxious and ready for the little one to arrive. We hope everybody had a great Christmas, and we hope you have a joyous New Year!

Tuesday, December 13, 2005

33 Weeks!

Well, 7 weeks to go! Or thereabouts! The baby's movements have become a bit more subtle as he/she continues to loose space in there. We gave our birth plan to our doctor, and everything continued to look good at our 32 week appointment. Funnily enough, cravings have calmed down a great deal. The only thing Katherine seems to consistently crave, stereotypically enough, is Baskin Robbins Chocolate Ice Cream. James has been craving the Baskn Robbins Butter Pecan.

We are in some of the final stages of preparation - preparing the small suitcase for the hospital, preparing stuff for the baby's arrival here at the apartment, and the like. Our next doctor's appt. is December 30th, so, barring any surprises, our next baby update will probably be at week 36.

On our pet update, Stuffy, our now diabetic cat, will need to receive not only daily insulin shots, but regular fluids as she has now been diagnosed with kidney failure. Between Biscuit and Stuffy, we now feel that any skinned knees and booboos should be easy as pie.

We hope everybody has a blessed Christmas and a joyous New Year!