Sunday, May 2, 2010

Baby Girl Schaab is Full Term! 21 days until her due date!

Well this was a very busy week for the growing Schaab family. Our first home on Church street became no longer ours on Tuesday. We are officially moved in on Cuttriss with my parents, which actually is going quite well! Wrigley made the move with us, but Summer is on a puggle vacation at Aunt Kathy's since she doesn't get along with Caymus. Saying good bye (temporarily) was harder than I thought it would be, but we know the Clark family is taking good care of her and even training her to behave! Once we find a house of our own, she'll be back... Now on to the baby! We had a pretty exciting week this week. Baby Girl Schaab's future best friend was born on Friday morning. Amelia Rae was born at 5:39 a.m weighing in at 6 lbs. 10 oz. Mommy Meghan and Amelia are doing well. I was able to go and visit them at the hospital on Saturday. Baby Girl Schaab was kicking the whole time I held Amelia. She must of sensed her new friend!

Me & Amelia

Amelia Rae

Saturday was also a big day because the baby furniture was delivered from Lazar's. The men were so nice, helpful, and quick, and along with Mike's handy hard work, the nursery is now complete! You would never guess that we didn't paint this room, as it works perfect as a nursery. Check it out!

So the bassinet is actually in our room...

Okay, so the chair's not in the nursery yet, but we did order it on Saturday and it should be here in 7-10 business days!

So now all we need is the baby!

According to Baby Center, Baby Girl Schaab is now considered "full term," even though my due date is three weeks away. If you I into labor now, her lungs will likely be mature enough to fully adjust to life outside the womb. Your baby weighs about 6 1/2 pounds and measures a bit over 19 inches, head to heel . Many babies have a full head of hair at birth, with locks from 1/2 inch to 1 1/2 inches long ( I hope curly blonde). But don't be surprised if your baby's hair isn't the same color as yours. Dark-haired couples are sometimes thrown for a loop when their children come out as blonds or redheads, and fair-haired couples have been surprised by Elvis look-alikes. And then, of course, some babies sport only peach fuzz.

The Bump says, at week 37, your pregnancy is considered full term, meaning baby is likely to thrive after birth. Baby spends these last weeks in preparation for the outside world… meaning careful refinement of the blink, suck, inhale and exhale. Meconium, which you’ll probably find in the first diaper, is accumulating in the intestines. If (okay, as) you worry about giving birth, consider what it’s like for the little one. During the journey out of your womb, baby will produce more stress hormones than any other time in life.

How far along?
37 weeks

Total weight gain: 26 pounds

Maternity Clothes: Oh yes... and some of those are getting iffy! This belly is huge and dropping lower!

Sleep: Is a challenge... I'm not sure how Mike stays asleep with all of my tossing and turning.

Best Moment this Week: Meeting Amelia Rae - Baby Girl Schaab's future BFF!

Movement: Starting to slow down... More of the baby nudging and shifting... then some random violent kicks! I think she's running out of room.

Food Cravings: Nothing is really sticking out... maybe frozen custard still...

Gender: GIRL

Labor Signs:
A LOT of Braxton Hicks contractions still. That's about it so far... Her head is still down per the ultrasound I had last Thursday.

Belly Button in or out? In - which is where I think it is staying - Mike says it's needs to pop out so the we know the baby is "cooked".

What I miss: My feet not hurting - they have been getting pretty swollen. The only silver lining is that Mike will give me a foot massage - and he's really good at them!

Milestones: The baby furniture is here! We are all set up for her to come! I love our nursery, even thought it's not coated in pink, which when we move, it will be. The moon and stars theme that was already in the room just worked out perfectly! I can't wait for a baby to be in there! Mike also finished putting together all of the baby gear - swing, bouncer, bassinet, etc. We also put all of the baby's books on the BEAUTIFUL bookshelf.

What I'm looking forward to: THE BABY COMING!!!

1 comment:

  1. Nursery looks so lovely! I think you are all GOOD TO GO!!!! Amelia is such a sweetie. How special that the girls will be born so close together! XO, Mary HT