Smithie!!! Huge congratulations! Your pictures are awesome! your baby is more awesome and quite beautiful as well!
Kim, those are some beautiful pictures. I also love the last one, and I also loved the one with your head on your dh's shoulders. Gave me chills.
I had mine done this past weekend, and even got a few of Gunnar nursing. I can't wait to get them back.
Rynna, congrats on the van. I was sooooo tickled when I got mine. I used to go out and play in mine too.
We are back from the LLL Conference, and I had such a good time. Almost everything went incredibly smoothly. The worst part for me was sitting for 6-8 hours Friday, Saturday and Sunday made my ankles swell kind of bad. I have never had swollen feet and/or ankles before. My midwife was at the conference, and she told me to get in the tub for an hour or so and drink as much as I could stnad. I drank 36oz of water/tea, and by the next morning, my ankle were fine.
I was not too uncomfortable, and in fact I was showered with lots of love and attention. I know so many people from years of going to the conference (This was the twelfth year I have gone), and everyone was so sweet. The conference department gave me a small shower, which totally surprised me and almost made me cry. I didn't have a shower last time or this time, so I was really caught off-guard. The conference dept did have a party for me after Gunnar was born, and I was surprised then as well.
Now that I am home and my conference work is over, I am so relaxed, relieved and am perfectly happy to chill out for a couple of weeks and wait for baby. I have a super huge cd stash that I really don't need, but the diapers are so freaking CUTE!!! I actually won several at the conference. I got 3 embroidered Happy Heiny's, an embroidered AIO from www.seamscountry.com
and a sling from there too, 2 ME OS and 2 ME air-flow covers, and a knitted wool soaker. I think I want to make a few blankets before baby comes, and maybe a few kimonos.
I have everything I need, except a birth tub, and now I am going to start washing and organizing everything. I am so excited to meet this new baby, find out if it is a he or a she, see which name we'll be using.
Is there anyone else on our list that doesn't know gender? I thought there were a few of us.
Rynna, I love the list you made up. It reminds of TTC with where everyone was in their cycles. Thanks, it makes it easy to read all the birth stories and see all the pics in one place.
Oh, one thing I wanted to mention.....when I was pregnant with Gunnar, it was discovered that I have a growth on my thyroid. It is (or rather was) a solid mass, and it used to be about 2cm. It was biopsied and came back benign, so we never did anything to remove it. About a week ago, I happened to notice that it has grown, A LOT. From the outside, using a tape measure it was 3 inches across. I am not sure if that is an accurate measurement or not though. I call my family dr, and he said I should be seen by my endocrinologist within 2 weeks. I called the endo's office, and at first they said there was nothing until July. I said no, I have to be seen sooner. So she said okay, June 11th. I said fine, but I am due to have a baby around then, so I may not make it. When she heard I was pregnany, she wanted me to come in 2 days later. Since I was going out of town, she gave me an appointment for Tuesday morning (tomorrow). I am slightly concerned about the sudden urgency, but I am sure it is standard practice for any pregoo with thyroid issues. Anyway, any positive thougths and vibes would be wlecome tomorrow morning. I will post what happens when I get home.
Okay, my ankles are feeling tight again, so I am going to lay down for a while. I hope everyone is doing well.