Saturday, July 31, 2010

Maternity Pictures + 35 Week Update

Today my dad was nice enough to come out and take some maternity pictures for us. We went over to a little park by our house and my dad got some really nice shots. I was debating whether or not to take maternity pictures...but I'm so glad I did! Troy and I had a lot of fun taking these pictures and now we'll have some great pictures to show Stella when she gets older :)
I am also counting this as my 35 week and 4 day picture. My last doc appt was last Monday. Everything was great...blood pressure was good, Stella's heartbeat was at 150 and my favorite...I only gained 2 lbs!!! I've been gaining at least 4+ lbs at every appt. So I was stoked! The only questionable thing that has happened is two weeks ago I started getting, what I think is Ocular Migraines. I looked it up online and it's caused by stress and premenstral changes. I was getting wierd vision in my peripheral vision where it's like if you stare into a light for too long and you just start seeing light spots. It only lasts for 10 mins and then goes away. It's happened 3 times in the last three weeks and I told my OB about it so she had me get my blood drawn on my last appt to make sure everything is normal there. It's so weird because I've never had that happen before. I'm hoping it's nothing serious and it will end completely after I have Stella. I was reading some other comments from other women who have had it and I've had all the same symptoms as they have and I guess there really is no cure, it's just an annoyance and it seems to be caused from pregnancy hormones. And for most women it ends after they have their babies. So I'm not too worried about it, I just hope it goes away because they are quite annoying!
My next appointment is this coming Wednesday where I'll have the Strep B test done and I start my weekly appointments. It's getting closer! In my last appointment my doctor approximated that Stella weighs 6 lbs...I have a feeling she is gonna be a big baby! I'd love it if she were between 7 and 8 lbs though...I really don't want her to be big. But there's nothing I can do about it...the important thing is that she is healthy.
Anyway, that is the update and here are some pics!

Sunday, July 18, 2010

Stella's Nursery

Well, we finally finished Stella's nursery this past weekend! We absolutely love it. The colors for her nursery are several different shades of purple, pink, yellow and green. For a pattern we chose butterflies, flowers and dragonflies. I got all her clothes washed and organized in her dresser and closet. I also organized her closet and picked up most of the stuff we needed to buy. I got my boppy nursing pillow, bottles and baby monitor. All we have left to purchase is extra crib sheets and then stuff for her diaper bag. My dad finished sanding and painting her dresser. This dresser has been in my family since 1940. It belonged to my grandma Stella and her sister Eunice and then in 1947 my grandma bought her sister's half for 5$, LOL. In 1986 my grandma handed it down to me where it was painted a pastel yellow and then in high school I painted it a pastel purple. Now it is being handed down to my baby Stella and we've painted it Lilac purple. I hope Stella will hand it down to her daughter in the future.

We also got our rocker and glider this past week and Troy put it together and it is so comfy...I can't wait to just rock Stella to sleep and read her stories. Now all we need is for Stella to arrive!

Park City Weekend

Troy and I were able to head up to Park City this weekend for some much needed alone time. We were celebrating our 3 year anniversary and having out "babymoon". We stayed at the Marriott hotel and man did we have a nice room! We arrived at about 5:30 pm on Saturday and checked in then rested for a little bit before we headed out to dinner. We had no idea where we wanted to eat, I was so indecisive. We looked up some places on our navigation and ended up going to three different places until we finally stopped at Squatters. It was really good, Troy got a burbon burger and I got a turkey avacado sandwich. After dinner we stopped at the grocery store to pick up muffins, strawberries, yogurt and orange juice for our breakfast the next morning then went back to the hotel and went swimming for an hour. It was so nice to get in a pool for the first time this summer and just float and take some of the baby weight off! I think Stella liked it because she was kicking like crazy while I was in there.
This morning we slept in until about 10 and we showered and took our time getting ready. We opted for the late check out so we didn't have to leave until 2 pm. We ate our breakfast in bed and watched Hope Floats with Sandra Bullock. We left the hotel at about 12:30 pm and headed over to Burger King for lunch...I was craving a hamburger and I always do! Then we went to Main Street to walk around and do some shopping. I really wanted to get Stella a Park City onesie...but we found something better! We found her a super cute velor jacket and pants outfit with a onesie and hat, they were all 60% off. It is so cute!
After Main Street we headed to the freeway and decided to stop off at the Olympic Park...Troy and I had never been up there. We went in and looked at the museum and watched some people doing the freestyle skiing into a pool. It was awesome!
We really enjoyed out time together and were glad to just get away from the city, even if it was just for the weekend :)