In the way of my pregnancy, things are going well. We started prenatal classes this last Thursday and will continue to go every Thursday night, from 7-9:00pm, for the the next 4 weeks. To be totally honest, neither Jon or I were all that excited about starting the class, but after the first week, it proved that it will be worthwhile, and not as boring as we had feared it might be. Plus, we have a pretty interesting group of people in the class and are sure to be somewhat 'entertained' for the next few weeks :)
This Monday afternoon will be our last "viewing" of baby until we actually meet him/her in real life (which seems CRAAAZY to me--- where has the time gone!?). We go for our 32 week ultrasound and are hoping for a much more peaceful experience than last time. I've been thinking a lot about how different "little kicker" will look this time, compared to their size at 18 weeks. We're definitely looking forward to Monday's appointment.
The nursery hasn't changed all that much in the last few weeks/months, since we got the crib set up. My energy level has deteriorated quite a bit lately and even though I've had ideas rolling around inside of my head, I haven't really put many of them into practice yet. I'm told that I will get a "burst of energy" near the end, so I'm hoping that my motivation will kick in soon and I can put the finishing touches on the room. I picked up a few small canvases that I plan to paint to match the bedding, and got some floating shelves too. We'll see how the completed project turns out.
We finally purchased our stroller/car seat a few weeks ago. Its been sitting in our dining/living room, and I must admit, I've considered "borrowing" our nephew Calvin for an afternoon, just to have an excuse to try it out. It seems to tempt me, every time I look at it :) Guess I'll be using it soon enough.
As for work, the countdown is on! I have to work a full week at the beginning of May but then I'm back to my Wed.-Fri. schedule until I start mat leave. That means I officially have another 17 working days left! The end is in sight.
The only other big event as of late, has been a change in Jon. He's taken on the look of half man, half chipmunk :) Yesterday was surgery day, as he had all 4 of his wisdom teeth removed at the specialist's. They put him under for the surgery so thankfully, he didn't have to worry about a thing during the procedure. But it will definitely be a few more days before he's feeling good again. I've spent the weekend nursing him back to health and I must say, he's been a real trooper through this. Its been easy to care for him and his appreciation for all the milkshakes, medicine rounds, and sympathy, has really made me smile. I had all 4 of mine removed shortly after moving to Chilliwack 5 years ago, so I can definitely relate to the pain he's in. Hopefully he'll be back to his old self soon!
Well, that's all for now. I'll be sure to post pictures of the baby after Monday's ultrasound and possibly an 8 month belly shot too, for those of you that care to see them. Enjoy the rest of your weekend and all the sunshine we've been getting (at least for all of you BC'ers)!
Tuesday, April 28--
Well... sorry to report but we didn't get any pictures of the bambino at yesterday's ultrasound appointment. There's a whole lot of baby in there and not a lot of extra space so it was tough for them to get any actual "take home shots." We did get to see some good views of the baby though and I was thrilled to see that he/she still has the same cute little turned up nose! It was crazy to see how huge the baby was this time compared to 18 weeks, and even scarier to think of how much bigger he/she will get in the next 8 or so weeks :)
They didn't let us know anything in regards to my placenta (which was the whole reason for the ultrasound) so I guess we'll wait to hear from our doctor. My next prenatal appt. is on May 12 so I assume that unless there was any bad/concerning news from the u/s, we probably won't hear anything until then. So for now, I'll just assume that no news, is good news :)