No updates on baby right now but I wanted to post some pictures of our baby shower we had this past weekend. I'd have to say it was a success and we have to thank our parents, grandparents, family and friends who helped put the entire shower together. It was very nice and thoughtful to help us on our way. Not too much longer. I turn 32 weeks tomorrow (8 months) and I'm really feeling this belly pop out... it might not be a big belly but it sure feels like to me and my skin that doesn't feel it can stretch anymore! I guess the plus about delivering early is that I don't have an extra 3 weeks (week 38-39-40) of stretching to go, hehe. She is rather active in there. Last night before I feel asleep I thought there was a party going on. The 3rd trimester tiredness has really kicked in. Some days are worse than others. Last week in the morning I thought I needed a nap already and I was only up for 1 hour so far. It was a rough drive to work and I got a full 8 hours of sleep. Someone help me once she actually gets here and I have to keep waking up for diaper changes and feedings! Back to the shower... she has lots of cute clothes that I hope she can wear before she grows out of them. I have no idea how big she'll be when she comes out and gets to come home but hopefully she hasn't out grown the newborn clothes by then since she has very cute newborn outfits! We also have a bunch of 0-3, 3-6 and 6 months clothes. Plus, I can't forget all the clothes we have picked up in the last couple months. I've tried to contain myself and limit the amount of clothes bought as I know they grow fast and never get to wear everything but sometimes it's just too hard to resist. Thanks to Jen who made the cute diaper cake at the top of the post. Very nicely done. She was just trying to out-do my diaper cake I made her. We also got a high chair, booster chair/seat (for traveling), diaper bags, boppy seat, bouncy gym, floor gym/play yard, co-sleeper for our room, diapers, wipes, tons of blankets, bath accessories, video & sound baby monitor, bottles, nipples, socks, shoes, infant toys, ninnies (nuks/pacifiers), and more that I can't remember right now. Our living room is still a diaster. Jay started putting the furniture together so I was able to put some things away or at least store them in the chest and dresser to free some floor space up. The room has been painted. I just have a couple touch ups from where some paint slipped under the trim tape and it's ready for decorations! I want her name painted on the wall but we are still nameless! I guess I'll just map out the area for her name and go from there. There are still lots of things we need to get to be prepared for baby like an infant seat and bases, video camera and stroller snap and go (fits the infant seat). The rest of things I think can wait until she is a little bigger like the regular car seat. We'll have to get those things in the next couple weeks. There should be more pictures to come but they are on different camera.
We visited the pediatricians office last night for a meet and greet with one of the docs and the medical assistants supervisor. We'll be taking her to JH Community Physicians in White Marsh which is where our primary care docs are located. It's actually right across waiting rooms. It's pretty close to home...only about 5-10 minute drive. It's a group so although we pick a primary doc for her, for sick calls, we could see anyone. I actually like groups because I feel you can get an appt. faster. I know the single doc practices are probably more personable and they probably know you and baby better but I like to make sure I can get in when I need to so I'm okay with a group practice. Some parents were there last night doing their "interviews" and had been around the Baltimore area looking already. That's not us! We'll be fine there unless an issue turns up that we need to leave and find someone else.