Easton's Birthday!

Monday, January 23, 2012

Nursery Update

Here is a picture tour of Easton's Room:
As you are standing in the doorway.

Turning to the right there is his changing table.

Once we have some newborn photos taken, there will be one in this white frame.

Here is his crib. I still need to mount the monitor, and I have a wall quote ordered (which should be here any day) that will go above his crib! I cant wait to post about it! It will be too cute!

Continuing on the tour ;) , here is his closet door.

Everything that isn't stuffed into a drawer is hung up neatly in his closet. This boy already has alot of clothes.

This is his finished dresser! The special part is the panda stained glass picture in the background. This piece actually hung in Kevin's room when he was a baby. So when Kevin's mom, Kaye, gave it to me I thought how special it would be for Easton to have something of his dads in his room!

Standing in the corner of the room next to his closet.

Our little reading nook. For nighttime rocks and bedtime stories.

37 Weeks

Here we are at 37 weeks preggo! I went to the doctor on Tuesday (1/17/12) and the doctor said that I am still measuring right on track and his heart rate sounds great! Good news for mommy's ears! Also, she said that I am now 2-2 1/2 cm dilated and 70 % effaced! WOW! She said that when I go into labor that I could go quick. So she told me not to sit around at home when I start feeling the real contractions. So far the only thing I'm feeling are braxton hicks contractions, though they are getting more intense and frequent. I go back to the doctor tomorrow (1/24/12) so we will see if I have made any progress and what she has to tell me. (We also have our tour of the new Women's Facility at Brookwood tomorrow and I'm very excited about that) I feel I am physically ready for him to come. By that I mean his room is done and I have everything I could possibly need. Mentally I am a little nervous. There are times when I think to myself how excited I am to meet him, then that quickly turns to anxiety and worry about if I am really ready for the responsibility that lies ahead. I know all first time mothers feel this way and that everything will fall into place as it should.

Yay! Baby has reached full term. He likely measures around 18.9 to 20.9 inches and weighs about 6.2 to 9.2 pounds. He's gaining about 1/2 ounce each day.

Your baby at 37 weeks
He's practicing some skills: inhaling, exhaling, sucking, gripping and blinking.
He's getting his first sticky poop (called meconium) ready for his first diaper.

Sunday, January 15, 2012


I wanted to get some letters for Easton's room, and decided to go with just his initials instead of his whole name. My mom bought some white wooden letters and found this great picture online. This would be the inspiration:

The After:
This sure was a fun project! Cant wait to get them up on the wall. They will be going above his changing table next to a framed picture of him. (Once he gets here)

36 Weeks

36 Weeks- Month 9! WHOA BABY!! Cant believe we are almost there! I went to the doctor earlier this week (1/3/12) and she said that I am measuring right on track and that his heart rate sounded good. She also told me that I was a fingertip to 1 cm dilated. This news didn't surprise me. As far along as I am I would hope that 1 cm would be the case. Kevin, who's been really ready for Easton to get here, was the opposite of me. When I told him about the 1 cm he had a mini freak out and said, "so that means you are contracting?!?" I told him that that wasn't the case and that women can stay at 1 cm for 3-4 weeks. He calmed for a second but it was cute to hear the panic/surprise in his voice.

He's still in the 17.2- to 18.7-inch and 4.2- to 5.8-pound range and continues to beef up. He's getting closer and closer to being able to breathe on his own.
His skin is getting smooth and soft and his gums are rigid.
His liver and kidneys are in working order.
Circulation and immune systems are basically good to go, too.

Girls Swap Party 2011

Well I cant believe its that time of year again. Our girls Christmas swap party was actually in 2012 (1/2/2012) but it was for Christmas 2011. It was held at Allison's house this year and we were all suppose to bring yard signs for our annual dirty Santa game.

The Before:

As usual our dirty Santa game got pretty dirty. Poor Nikki ALWAYS seems to be on the wrong end of it. Her gifts are always stolen from her and she never leaves with the first thing she chose. (Maybe next year you will draw a high number Nik.)

Our group picture with all of our signs! Someone, at least one, always seems to be pregnant at our girls swap party. This year it was me and Allison. Its tradition to take your picture in front of the Christmas tree together. (Me at 35 weeks and Allison at 19 weeks) Wonder who it will be next year? ;)

The ADORABLE sign that I walked away with! Cute huh? Cant wait to put it out next year.

I cant believe I have known some of these girls for 15 years!! That's crazy! I absolutely love getting to spend time with them and enjoy the crazy wonderful times we have! Love you girls to pieces!

Sol Vista, Colorado!

My in-laws were gracious enough to take us to Colorado this year to enjoy some snow skiing. We left on December 26th and returned home on December 30th. It has been about 6 years since we had been. I, of course, did not ski. I was ok with that because I was 35 weeks pregnant AND for Christmas, just a few days before, had gotten a nice new DSLR Canon Camera from my in-laws! This was my big item on my Christmas list! I'm going to need it to shoot some good pictures of this upcoming baby boy! So, never the less, I was excited to go to Colorado because I was going to be learning how to use my new camera and taking scenic pictures! I was a little nervous about having to sit on the plane for those few hours and being so far along. But I read up on a few things before leaving and was just fine. Travel day was HARD but well worth it. (Luckily baby Easton stayed where it was nice and warm)
Here are just a few of the scenic pictures I took:

Along with Kevin, me, and his mom and dad, was also Kevin's brother Jeff, his wife April, and their 2 kids Jake-7 and Caroline-3. The kids had a blast learning to ski for the first time!

These were a few of the pictures I could get Kevin to smile and take with me. Well almost smile.

On the lifts: (and yes that is my goofy husband showing off his guns!) haha!

On the way back down the mountain is the best time to take pictures because the scenery is just amazing! These are a few of the ones I snapped. They are a little fuzzy because we were moving and there were smudges on the car window.

35 Weeks

Here are 2, 35 week, pictures! They were taken in Colorado when my in-laws took the whole family snow skiing (I didn't ski of course). They just have different views of the beautiful mountain sides and so I thought I would just share them both. Our Colorado trip will be posted next so stay tuned!

He's about 17.2 to 18.7 inches. From here on out, he won't get much longer, but he's plumping up. He's now about 4.2 to 5.8 pounds, and he'll put on a pound or more of baby fat before birth.

Now, his hearing is fully developed, and he responds best to high-pitched noises.
If it's a boy, his testes have probably fully descended.


34 Weeks- Merry Christmas everyone! I had my 34 week doctors appointment earlier this week and they said that we are measuring good and that his heart rate was 145! What a great sound to hear! I am anxiously excited about the arrival of our boy. Lets just hope that he stays in a little while longer because we are leaving for beautiful Colorado in the morning, and will be there for about a week.

At less than two months to go, he weighs in at about 4.2 pounds to 5.8 pounds and measures about 17.2 to 18.7 inches.

He's recognizing and reacting to simple songs, if you're singing them. (If you're not, start! He may find them soothing after birth.)
He's also urinating about a pint a day.

33 Weeks

Sorry about the no makeup picture, it was kinda last minute. =)

Your baby's the size of a honeydew!
He weighs about 4.2 to 5.8 pounds and measures about 17.2 to 18.7 inches. And he may grow up to a full inch this week -- Amazing!
He's keeping his eyes open while awake.
He's also starting to coordinate breathing with sucking and swallowing.
His bones are hardening.
And he going through (more) major brain development -- that's one smart baby!

Tuesday, January 3, 2012

32 Weeks

32 Weeks (Month 8)- Its Christmas time! So my pictures for the next couple of weeks will be in front of all the beautiful decorations! I LOVE this time of year!

Still growing, your baby weighs in at about 2.5 to 3.8 pounds and measures about 15.2 to 16.7 inches.
He's getting ready for his descent -- he's likely in the head-down position now.
And he's probably feeling a even more cramped.