Friday, April 29, 2011


Bethel Lucille Blanshan
Born April 26, 2011 at 10:30pm
8 pounds, 13 ounces
20.5 inches long
Practically perfect in every way.

Friday, April 22, 2011

At almost 41 weeks

*am not surprised at all I am past my due date
*am a little sad the baby wasn't born on my mom's birthday
*feel pretty good
*am a tad tired of people saying "no baby yet?!"
*took today off work and am not going back
*will be induced next week if baby doesn't appear before then
*don't really waddle, but have more of a slow saunter :-)
*get random contractions, but nothing sustained or particularly strong
*finished the nursery except for hanging one mirror
*wonder how I'll do through labor
*got to see some of the baby again on ultrasound today
*get a slight kick out of making Bob really nervous every time I call him
*wonder what kind of personality "Wiggly" has
*really hope this is the last pregnancy picture

Saturday, April 09, 2011

At 39 weeks I....

*am ridiculously huge in the middle
*have an insatiable thirst
*can tell the baby has dropped some
*still get out of breath doing simple things, like talking
*get a few short practice contractions a day
*have little appetite for anything except fruit, smoothies, and milk
*am enjoying the last few days as a family of two
*still can't sleep, but feel really good
*have a hard time focusing on anything not baby related
*show up to work every day to have multiple people say, "You're still here!"
*really, really want to know whether it is a boy or girl
*have my hospital bag packed and ready to go
*am ready to meet this little critter