To be or not to be-- that is a big question!

Saturday, August 27, 2011

This picture was taken last month in the hotel that we stayed at for Steven and Hannah's wedding.  So, this was me at 5 months, but my belly has definitely grown since then! I would dare to say that between last month and now, Toby has definitely made it known that I am pregnant!  At the time, I had to wear shirts that explained that I was "expecting", and not just fat! 
This past week we had another ultrasound, and all went well.  The low placenta issue that I had earlier has now dissipated and no longer poses a problem.  Thank goodness!  We received another ultrasound picture, but the one that was taken last time was actually much clearer.  I now move on to seeing the doctor every two weeks until the middle of October, when I start seeing him weekly.  I don't mind the doctor's visits, they just take up a big chunk of the day- we make the appointments for early in the day, but usually have to wait an hour to be seen (at least).  I do have a great understanding and appreciation that the doctor that we see takes the time that is needed with each of his patients- and even more understanding that he has to deliver babies sometimes too- I just am adverse to waiting in the waiting room for an hour every time that I go! 
Bill has gone with me every time as well- but since the appointments are becoming more frequent, I don't think that he will be able to continue to do so.  It has been great to have him there by my side to help ask questions and just to be my support.  I love him, and he is such a wonderful man!
Yesterday I put up some super cute wall decorations in Toby's room (safari wall decals that match his bedding and the letters that spell his name).  I just have to make sure that everything is up on the wall securely, and that they aren't going to fall down and konk Toby in the head one night!  I took a picture of the decor, but I could't seem to find it on the camera today as I uploaded the other one.  Perhaps I will try again later.  Until then, I'm gonna shop online for baby clothes- so much fun!  (can't really go out now- there's a hurricane passing by us!)

Saturday, August 13, 2011

Just hanging out!

Not much else to share since the last time that we posted!  Baby Raynor has been busy growing- he's now about 2 lbs. and over the past few weeks has really been kicking and punching his way around!  It makes me smile every time that I feel him move around- it's just so amazing that this little guy is growing inside me!  I just pray that Bill and I will be good parents to him!
After several sleepless nights- I gave up sleeping on my left side only (as some people recommend).  Although, the doctor just said not to sleep on my back and to stay raised up some. I have moved several pillows into our bed, and have been sleeping well ever since!  Hopefully this continues, at least for a few more weeks.  As I understand, the later in the pregnancy, the harder it is to get sleep- but such will be life after baby Raynor comes, also!
The nursery is almost done - we have the crib, dresser, changing table combo, and the bedding/curtains put up.  We will be using the recliner from our study- but we're waiting to move that until the last minute (well, Bill will have to find someone to help him move it)- but right now we enjoy sitting in it and watching the fish in our tank, and relaxing.  I've been trying to pick up some baby essentials when I am out and when they are either on sale or if I have a coupon.  Who knew a baby could need so much?  Thankfully I have family and friends who are already helping out! 
This weekend and in the next week we will be revealing Baby Raynor's name (we have to keep some suspense!), so we'll post again once that happens!