Wednesday, June 23, 2010

31 Week Baby Bump

31 weeks today and here is what I look like! Since I actually got up early this morning, showered, dressed and was out the door by 9:30am I figured it was a good time to take another picture. Especially because I was wearing black and don't look AS huge! I have to admit though, when I took this I hadn't eaten anything yet. I took another picture after lunch that I will post in a second. I met Deaner over at the hospital we are planning to deliver at, at 10am this morning. The patient liasion from the base met us there to give us a tour. It was extremely helpful and I am super glad that we did it. The biggest difference from the States seems to be the size. I am used to Atlanta, where Northside Hospital delivers 14,000 babies a year, more than any hospital in the country. Whenever I have visited people there it is a maze to find them and the size is totally overwhelming. This hospital's maternity ward was contained to one hall!! I couldn't believe it. But it was really nice and I think I will be happy there. The big bonus? AC in the delivery room. This is a must in my book! I'll probably die when they move me to my real room and maybe I will have to beg to stay in the delivery room! :)

I was also able to pre-register at the hospital today. Thank goodness they let me do it while I was there because the next appointment available was July 26th! I would have been a nervous wreck waiting until then. Plus, I wouldn't have had the translator with me and it would have been much harder. I felt a million times better when we left the hospital and I think that Deaner did too. Now we know what to do and where to go when the time comes. After our tour we had a quick lunch by Deaner's office so he could get back to work. He has to leave work at 3:30pm so he can get home in time for the US vs. Algeria game today! When I got home I realized how much bigger my belly was so I snapped another shot!Wouldn't y'all say that the belly grew over the course of a few hours! Oh well, I guess it is getting to be about that time! As of last week I had gained 14 pounds and I am starting to wonder just how much more I am going to pack on before Evans arrives.

Yesterday I realized that I did not have a laundry basket for Evans room yet. I quickly got online and was excited to find this liner on Pottery Barn Kids, on sale, for $5.99!I had Evans' name monogrammed on it in royal blue and bought a plain white hamper at the PX to go with it. The monogram actually cost more than the liner did but I think it is cute and worth it. Can't wait for it to arrive! My mom also sent me this picture of the cutest outfit ever that my sweet Aunt Kay sent for Evans. I think it will be perfect for the 4th of July next summer! What do y'all think?ADORABLE! My mom will bring it when she comes in August. Thanks Aunt Kay and Uncle Frank!

Anyways, I am off for a quick rest before the soccer frenzy starts again. The US plays at 4pm and Germany at 8:30pm. Our neighborhood is probably going to get ROWDY! Let's just hope that Germany wins this time! And this is the last chance for the US. Happy Humpday!!

7 comments:

Jennifer said...

The bump is so cute! It definitely grew in a couple hours! :)

The laundry liner is so adorable! It is going to look great in the room!

Sneaker Teacher said...

I can't believe you have only gained 14 pounds! That seems like a tiny amount! You look so cute and not huge at all. I am sure it feels that way, but really, you look great! We leave tomorrow for a trip to the US and I am SOOO excited!!

Steve said...

Are you really 31 weeks already!? Good grief! Evans is almost ready!

Becky said...

We got a similiar outfit from Aunt Kay. cute stuff. you look great. good luck with everything, delivery isn't as bad as some of the horror stories you hear!

Becky said...

We got a similiar outfit from Aunt Kay. cute stuff. you look great. good luck with everything, delivery isn't as bad as some of the horror stories you hear!

susanne said...

Very cute. Laundry liner AND baby bump.

miasmom said...

Can't wait to see you guys in September!!!!!!!