I was so lucky to have 2 fabulous baby showers with family and friends, and had a great time and received the cutest baby things! The hostesses were amazing and did such a great job. I was very lucky to have my sister in law, Heather come down from Oklahoma and my 'bonus' sister Mimi came all the way from Maine to help host one of the showers, as well as my Step mother Sherry who drove down from Houston for the day to attend one!
I can't wait to start decorating the baby nursery in our new home next week with all the goodies for our baby girl! Thanks to everyone that was able to make it, I had so much fun!
As far as our baby development, so far we are on track and no problems. Just a few side effects for the pregnant mom such as acid reflux, back aches, a nose bleed, and some problems sleeping but nothing major. I also am slightly anemic and have to take iron pills. The baby is close to 4 pounds now and I feel her moving all the time, and now feels more like a pushing feeling as she gets comfortable!
We took our 3rd birthing class on Tuesday and are really enjoying them! This last class focused on baby care and breast feeding and we really learned a lot. We heard the bad news though, that the first 3 weeks I am going to have to breast feed alone and not pump so our baby learns to take to the breast and not have bottle confusion. So Todd won't be able to bottle feed so soon, but hopefully will after that so he can help with the night feedings :) It's nice to be around a bunch of other girls in the class going through the same thing as some are delivering at our birth center and some will be in area hospitals. I know most people think we are crazy for doing to 'au natural' but we are learning all these techniques to really help us relax, and all these exercises to do at home to get the baby to turn posterior (head facing our spines) for a faster birth. They also say having an epidural makes for a longer labor because you don't feel as much to be able to push, so not having one should also speed up the process and hey, whatever it takes to get her out faster is fine with me! :) Next Saturday we have the birthing center class on how to prepare for the labor at the center, what to bring, what will happen, who will be there etc so we are excited to be counting down the days!