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Monday, January 30, 2012

to my sweet baby girl

Dear Baby Love,

The time is winding down with 30 days until your due date... and your daddy and mommy couldn't be happier.  We hoped and prayed for you for quite some time and are so elated to be living in this very moment! Things are pretty much ready for you baby girl...all of the essentials are assembled and ready to go, your nursery is almost complete with your dresser and closet full of clothes, your crib fitted with a sheet and breathable bumper on it to make sure you'll be safe through the night, a glider in the corner for special times with mama and papa. Just a few cosmetic additions and it will be absolutely perfect.

Although you are getting rather big and it's becoming more and more uncomfortable for me to sleep and do simple things like walk without waddling, I am completely fine with you coming when you are ready. I want you to be fully developed in every way despite the temporary discomfort I'm experiencing; afterall, I'm not just living for myself anymore.

There's so much I can say right now, but I think I'll keep this one short. We cannot wait to see you, smell you, hold you and just be with you, our sweet Baby Love. You're such a blessing to our lives and you are loved by so many already! I hope every day you know just how much you are loved and how much of a treasure you are to the world!

Counting down the days,

Thursday, January 26, 2012

oh baby...35 weeks!

It's been quite some time since I've posted a belly photo and some of you have reminded me of that [thanks guys]!  So, as promised, here is a photo as of yesterday at 35 weeks!

5 weeks to go!!!

Tuesday, January 24, 2012

our chunker


I'm happy to report that the mobile and decorations from our previous post are hanging...woo hoo! Last week, I figured it was a good time to take the tags off of all of her bibs and blankets and wash them. They smell lovely and it's so surreal that in just a few short weeks, she'll be wearing those bibs and will be wrapped in all of the adorable blankets! On a side note, I just love the way babies smell, don't you?

We had a doctor's appointment yesterday and it looks like we have a chunker on our hands! She's measuring at 6lbs, 10 ounces with about 5 weeks to go...yikes!  I've heard that there are times when the estimates are off and I'm hoping that this is one of those moments. Either way, she has a strong heartbeat and looks healthy, which in the end, is all this mama is concerned about. We even got to see her move it up a little bit since she is quite the active one, which was fun!

I'm feeling pretty good and trying to capitalize on how I feel by getting everything ready to go. This week, I plan to work on some more decorations for the nursery and start packing my bag for the hospital since I'll be full term in just two weeks [crazy]!  If I'm feeling up to it, I'll also try to get some things ready for the postpartum time. Since Baby Love is measuring ahead, there is a possibility that she may come sooner than later, although I'm not holding my breath. It will, however, give me peace of mind to know that everything is in order for the time she does decide to make her appearance!

Monday, January 9, 2012

the projects are underway!

This past weekend was definitely an eventful one and most of it was geared toward working on projects for Baby Love's nursery. Thanks to one of my most beloved websites, Pinterest, I had a vision of what I wanted to do in the nursery. Sean and I aren't very creative, but I thought it would be fun to step outside our comfort zone and try to channel the creativity :)

Although, we are not completely done, here are some of the pics of the things we worked on this past weekend, as well as some furniture we've gotten in the past few months that is up and ready to go for Baby Love!

This is the day the crib arrived. We couldn't get over how large the box was!
I couldn't wait to see the crib assembled, so we stayed up until about 1am putting it together. Isn't it cute?!?
The beginnings of the crib mobile
All finished

Another view of the completed mobile

The swing

Here's my wonderful husband assembling the pom poms that will hang in a corner of the nursery. He was much better at putting these together than I was!  

We were also able to paint and decorate each letter of the baby's name that will go above the crib. Since we're not sharing that until she's born, we'll have to wait to post photos of the letters! Despite the busy-ness of the weekend, I'm so excited to get everything hung and see what it looks like in it's place.

I think I've officially entered the "nesting" stage of pregnancy!

Wednesday, January 4, 2012

8 weeks to the estimated DUE date

First, I want to say HAPPY NEW YEAR to everyone! I hope that the 2011 Holiday season was time well spent with loved ones! The Warsaws had a great time spending time with family and friends! And, I can't believe it's already 2012!!!

Today marks the beginning of Week 32 and what that means for me is that I have just 8 weeks left until my estimated due date! I have tried to do a good job at not putting a lot of stock into my due date, unlike my husband [he is literally counting down the days], but it does really put things into perspective...the time is flying by and our baby girl will be here before we know it!

With each passing day, we get more and more excited to meet our little one. I'm not sure if it's intensified by the fact that she doesn't EVER cooperate when we have an ultrasound, so we have the hardest time seeing her little face. As Sean puts it, she gets shy on picture day :) But one thing I know for sure is that we're getting ready for her and are elated to see her soon, whether it be in February or March.

Since everyone tells us to really enjoy this time that we have, I will still continue to prepare for her, but will also try to enjoy all the things we currently take for granted as a married couple without kids.

I'll be sure to write a post or two on what I'm doing to enjoy my life as I currently know it!