Wednesday, February 25, 2009

9 months!

Holy moly - I am 9 months pregnant today (aka 36 weeks)!! Things are really starting to fly by and I am getting more and more excited/nervous to have this baby. According to, the baby weighs almost 6 pounds and is 18 1/2 inches long!

I had my 36 week check up today and thankfully things are fine, although my blood pressure was up a little bit today. Go figure...apparently I'm trying to keep them on their toes with this up-down-up-down blood pressure thing. Since it was elevated they did a non-stress test on baby who did just great on the test. They are going to check some blood work on me and next week I'll have an ultrasound along with my regular appointment/NST to double check that my fluid level is still good. Please pray that the results of the blood tests are normal and that my blood pressure goes back down.

Monday night my wonderful friend Dottie threw the most lovely baby shower for me!! The guests were friends from my book group and my Bible study, along with both of the grandmothers (my mom was in town visiting for a couple of days and A's mom lives here). We were spoiled and showered with so many great gifts! Here are some pics from the evening:

My 36 weeks photo

The food and beverage table - everything was so delicious!

AMAZING cake - Italian cream with apricot rum filling and cream cheese icing!

Opening gifts

Hooray for a diaper genie!

Lots of cute and useful gifts that we are looking forward to using very much!


petrii said...

You are so cute!!! I love your hair!!

YAY for a diaper genie!! I will definitely keep praying for you and I will put these specifics on the list.

Have a Blessed evening,

PS That cake was soooooo cute!!!

Faith said...

Oh wow, it's almost baby time! You look so great!!

Gretchen said...

Enjoy, enjoy, enjoy, Laura. I'm so excited for you.