Monday, April 21, 2008

Catching up

We have been really busy these last couple of weeks so I apologize for the delay in updating you all. Matt and I went to Branson for a quick weekend getaway before Loral arrives. We had a wonderful time and bought a lot of really cute things for her. We came home early on Sunday because it was Easter so that we could go visit my family. It was great to see everyone. Katy Belle was so funny hunting for eggs. Of course all Matt and I could really think about was next Easter and having Loral with us. The weekend after Easter my girl friends threw us a shower. It was wonderful. Everything looked great the food was great and we received so many useful things. We are still trying to find places for some of them. The first weekend in April my wonderful Aunts and my sisters threw a Baby Shower/ 50th Birthday Luncheon for my mother and I. It was just the women from my mom's side of the family. It was a lot of fun. On the 12th I had a Surg. Tech workshop in Hot Springs. I spent the day there and Matt went fishing. He didn't catch any fish but he did see a bald eagle. I picked up Katy Belle on the way home, she had been wanting to come to her Bamber's house for a few weeks. We really had a great time with her. We had to take care of the baby dolls and read books. She asked where my baby was as soon as we got to the house. I had to remind her that she was still in my belly. I guess she thought she would be waiting on us when we got there. She is such a sweet girl. I hope Loral is as sweet if not sweeter. Last week Matt's work had a man shower for him and one of the other guys who is expecting. They were both really surprised and Matt was so excited to tell me all about it. This Thursday all the ladies that I work with are throwing us a shower at one of their homes. I am looking forward to it as well.
We have truly been blessed to have such wonderful families, friends and co-workers. Thank you just doesn't really seem like enough.
This past weekend Matt and I had our childbirth class and child safety. I think the childbirth class really helped both of us to make some decisions we were on the fence about. I also think that it gave us both a little bit more confidence in our abilities to work together. He usually has a pretty good way of keeping me calm in sticky situations and I think he will be able to help me when labor gets intense. The safety class was mainly about car seat safety. It was helpful. We found out our car seat was not really in the car as secure as it needed to be and we had to do some rearranging. I would rather learn these things now than when she gets here. There is enough to learn then.
On another note, I had my last appointment and ultrasound on the 14th. Everything looked good. Dr. Martin said she weighs a little over 5 pounds right now. The best news is that she is no longer breech. We are all very relieved about that. I do have some new pictures to post it has just taken me a little longer. Dr. Martin had to make sure and get some really good shots this time, she knows where they end up.
If anyone is thinking about switching Doctors or is just looking for one. We highly recommend her, she has been wonderful throughout this whole pregnancy. She really goes above and beyond. We really could not ask for anyone better.
That is all the news we have for now, I probably have given you more than you wanted to know. No one said you had to read everything. :)
I will post our new pictures in the next day or so. I go back to the Dr. on the 28th. It is hard to believe we only have 5 weeks until our due date. Hope everyone else is doing good.