Saturday, November 28, 2009

week 36!

happy thanksgiving! obviously, we've got a whole lot to be thankful for over here at chez z. we hope you and yours are happy, healthy, and feeling as good as we are!
this week started off with a bang, when we went to our (now weekly) doctor's appointment, and she felt the baby's head! the baby is in position, ready to go, though the doctor still thinks she's on schedule. of course, on schedule means she's due in UNDER FOUR WEEKS, not that we're counting.
also, at the beginning of the week, baby z got a new cousin! our huge congrats to my cousins l. and j. who welcomed a 7lb 2oz baby boy into their lives on tuesday. we can't wait to meet him!
as you can see from the photo, i have gone from pregnant to ludicrously pregnant. this is the first week (possibly of my lifetime) that it's become difficult to sleep; both because it's hard to find a comfortable position, and because she loves to cha cha cha on my various internal organs. when i'm awake, it's quite fascinating and very dramatic to watch huge lumps appear and recede in my abdomen, but when it's late at night, it is very distracting from the matter at hand.
we are spending our long thanksgiving weekend doing things that are very exciting for us, but perhaps not so exciting to read about. we washed all of the size 0 - 3 month clothes. we washed the crib sheets and made the baby's bed. we're going to pack a hospital bag tonight.
it's pretty amazing to think that in a month or so, we'll get to meet this little person!

Thursday, November 19, 2009

week 35!

woo hoo! this weekend i was surprised with a beautiful shower thrown by the baby's aunt (my little sister) j. i was tricked, bamboozled and LIED TO by many friends in order to pull this off, and i couldn't have been more pleased. i am so excited that little baby z is already so loved by such an amazing group of folks.
in other news, her movement is now ridiculously visible, and i spend most of my commute watching my belly. on a conference call yesterday, i spent a good five minutes hanging on to er elbow, possibly her knee. it's all too exciting.

Thursday, November 12, 2009

week 34!

well, it's sort of undeniable now, i am definitely pregnant. this week i really started to feel it, too; i can't catch my breath, i am tired all the time, and generally feeling huge. still not complaining, though - alex takes incredible care of me, and work is being very understanding and accommodating.

Thursday, November 5, 2009

week 33!

exciting news this week - we're pretty sure we held the baby's hand! or maybe her foot! we still can't tell! we had a very happy halloween, handing out massive amounts of candy, watching the parade, and taking maternity photos in the park. i'm not going to share them here, as our own photo taking skillz are unparalleled, but once the photographer posts them, i'll post a link to where you can view them.
as you can see, the batman book has now been eclipsed! obliterated! the baby is now BIGGER THAN BATMAN.