Tuesday, August 03, 2010

34 Weeks: We're 85% of the way there!

Mary Harper now weighs 4 3/4 - 5 1/2 pounds (weight of an average cantaloupe) and is almost 18 inches long. She is practicing breathing and her taking in amniotic liquid leads to bouts of hiccups from time to time - she actually had them today at my doctor's appointment! What a feeling!

We also had our doctor do another ultrasound today because we never really had an actual MD tell us we were having a girl...just a tech at 15 weeks and another tech at 20 weeks that said she was pretty sure she was a girl but that she was being shy! And so now Josh is paranoid it's a boy (that actually happened to one of my mother-in-law's friends...can you imagine?)!  Anyway, since I am so late in the pregnancy, it was hard for the doc to make out anything because she's taking up so much space now.  Of course we still think she's a girl but I would now like to thank Josh for making me paranoid!

The fatigue has set in! I had a baby shower over the weekend and couldn't even open all the presents myself because I got so out of breath (and the carpal tunnel didn't help)! And of course, I entered my 3rd trimester of pregnancy in one of the hottest summers on record. Our house could literally house penguins, Eskimos and Polar Bears - plus we no longer have to use the freezer on our refrigerator to house our frozen foods. :) Throw in a few restless nights, tossing/turning and frequent bathroom breaks and I think this must be God's way of preparing you for fatigue and lack of sleep once the baby arrives.

I am late in uploading pictures from some of my baby showers so below are some shower pictures. Our first one was back in May and I was barely showing! I had no idea what I would like 3 months later!

Our 1st shower was hosted by Robbie & Heather Beal. It was held at one of our favorite places, Boxwood Bistro.

Some of Josh's mom's friends hosted a "Grandmother & Mom-To Be" Shower so we both got presents! As you can tell from the photo, it sometimes is not always clear to me what certain objects are!

Some wonderful Republican Women hosted a shower for me at Cheekwood in Nashville. As you can imagine, I received lots of elephants!

My sister Nancy hosted a family shower at her house for us and we all enjoyed getting to spend more time with my new niece Naomi! She is really adjusting well!

My girlfriends hosted a shower for me at the Franklin home of dear friends Dr. Ken & Linda Moore.

Isn't this the cutest sign ever?!

1 comment:

Jane and Matthew said...

Love all the shower pictures, and the little elephant outfits!! I can't believe you are getting so close! Can't wait to meet MH!