Sunday, April 25, 2010

Mama got a new ride!

Let the countdown begin...

Baby Rueber's arrival approximately - 10 1/2 weeks
Summer vacation - 31 school days!

Two weeks ago (at 28 weeks), I had my glucose test. I was nervous because my mom had gestational diabetes and that increases my chances of having it as well. I am glad to report that I PASSED! I do NOT have gestational diabetes...even after I ate all of those skittles! :) My iron is low, so I am taking two iron pills a day. I know that this is rather common, so I am not too concerned. We just want a healthy baby!

We are now in the "home stretch", we have entered the third trimester. I am currently 29 weeks pregnant and I continue to feel good. I may not be moving as quickly as normal and I get worn out more easily (just ask Heather!) Baby Rueber is kicking, punching, and rolling ALL the time. He/she also gets hiccups often...that is so crazy to me!

Baby Stats:
Baby R. is approximately 2.5 -2.75lbs. and measuring around 15 inches long. His/her muscles and lungs continue to mature. (Mom sure can feel the muscles maturing) During the third trimester about 250 milligrams of calcium are deposited into Baby Rueber's hardening skeleton each day!

We had visitors over this week for a grill out. Lyle, Melissa and Claire came over Wednesday night for dinner. We haven't seen each other since before Christmas (and live in the same city), it was so great to see the three of them! Claire has grown soo much and is an absolute doll! Paisley loves kids...but Claire LOVED Paisley! Claire would bat her hands and Paisley would lick them and/or Claire's face. At one point Claire's bangs were wet from all of the Paisley kisses. It was too funny.

On to the title of the blog -

Car seat + stroller + dog + dog kennel= no room for Mom and Dad in the car! This weekend we traded in my car for a family vehicle. Yes, we broke down and bought a mini van.....

Just kidding, we bought an SUV and love it! It will give us the extra space necessary for all of the baby (and dog) gear that we will haul when visiting family.

It was sad to say goodbye to my Galant as it was the the first vehicle that I purchased...I will miss my sporty car, but will enjoy the extra room of the Endeavor!

Monday, April 5, 2010

Spring Break

26 weeks -- Baby Rueber is about 1 2/3 pounds and approximately 14 inches long. I can tell that he/she is growing, the kicking/punching is getting stronger and stronger each day.

This week I have been having some round ligament pain. It has been pretty bad and really, really annoying. But again, this pregnancy has been treating me really well so I can't complain too much!

Look how nice that belly looks with a shirt to cover it...

WOW...look at that BIG belly without a shirt to cover it!

I was on Spring Break this last week, and had a very productive week!

On Monday, I met my parents in Wausau to do the mother swap, I brought my mom back to my house for the week. My mom came to help with all different kinds of baby stuff. One of our first projects was to hang the valance in the nursery.

While my mom (grandma) was here, she got to feel the baby kick! It is so exciting to share that wonderful feeling with others!

Wednesday and Thursday were our big baby days. Wednesday I registered at Target and had two great partners (sorry no pictures) my mom and Heather! Thank you so much Heather for all of your help. Thursday my mom and I got up and headed to MN to pick up Maureen. We were off to Babies R Us, look at that WALL of pacifiers/bottles. Seriously, there are so many choices for everything. Thank you to everyone for their help!

Heather, Finley, Paisley and I got in a bunch of walks this week. We had to take advantage of the nice spring (almost summer like) weather.

My Dad made the trip over Saturday morning and had something special in the car, a bassinet! This is a special gift that we will share with my brother and Amy when it is their turn for a little peanut.

The boys (and Paisley) working hard to put it together.

Thank you for the gift mom and dad!

Happy Easter! Sunday we went to brunch at Fanny Hill in Eau Claire. This was something new for our family, but we really enjoyed it! Maybe we have started a new tradition!

Easter would not be complete with out the lamb cake. We had the skinniest lamb ever this year, but it still tasted just as great!