Getting closer...

Sunday, June 29, 2008

We're getting closer to September. Brittany is 29 weeks. Wednesday, she will be 30 weeks! Working in the NICU, I have a pretty solid grasp on how serious things can be if a baby is born under 30 weeks. But after 30, things get alot better. And now it's striking me that we only have one true month until we are on delivery watch. In 4 weeks, at the end of July, Brittany will be 35 weeks pregnant. Full term is 36 weeks and up. I've got butterflies in my stomach just thinking about it! There's so much to think about and so much to do!

Brittany and I have made our pregnancy bag checklist. In fact, Brittany may even be starting to gather the items we will need right now, as I am typing up this post. There's so much to bring! Some of the many items we are packing include: pairs of clothes for Brittany, flip-flops, a massage tool, extra pillow, hair ties, and snacks. For me, I will be bringing several things including money for vending machines, books to read, clothes, and gum. Savannah gets her going home outfit, a receiving blanket, and her carseat w/ a base, amongst several other items. I think I'm just going to have to have this stuff packed away in my car, ready to go!

The nursery is almost done. A couple decorations and we will be completely finished. Brittany just bought a small sign to hang on the outside of the door. "Don't make a peep, baby asleep!" Very cute. Sometimes I wander into Savannah's room without thinking. I'll go look into the crib and imagine what it's like to see her sleeping. It's hard to think I have to wait 2 more months to see her.

More and more I feel my bond growing with Savannah. I'll talk to her every night, just to see if I can get a little kick from her at the sound of my voice. I'll ask her what color her hair is, or if she has enough room in mommy's tummy. Usually I am met with stillness, but occasionally I'll get a strong little kick or jab. She is still very active at night when Brittany falls asleep. She kicks and moves around so much! It's wonderful to feel her little foot or arm slide and move around. I can't help but smile and give her an encouraging whisper.

A little update on how big Savannah is...she is over 2 pounds, and should be pushing into the 3 pound area this week. She is about 14 inches long (curled up of course), and has eyebrows and eyelashes! She can hear us very well now, and can be startled by sudden, loud noises. Brittany hasn't felt her react in that way yet, though. Savannah can see the difference between light and dark, and may even react to a bright light. She is peeing up to a half-liter every day! The lanugo (hair) that is covering her body is disappearing, and she should start turning herself so that her head is pointed down, getting ready for the birthing position. Her body is completely proportionate, and now we just need her to fatten up and continue to let her bones harden. They're cartilege at first, and calcify during the later satges of pregnancy. So much is happening!

This is a really exciting time, and I am really trying to make sure that I do everything I can for Brittany. She is just now starting to feel the true exhaustion and aches of pregnancy. She's wanting foot massages, and her ankles have swollen up a couple times now. She's eating more, just a little of course ;), and definitely needs her rest. Waking her up in the middle of the night is not a pleasant thing! Her belly is just big enough now that her belly button has almost completely popped out! She is such a cute pregnant woman! We have a doctor visit on Monday, so we will see how much she weighs and how our little Savannah is doing! Look for a post soon to find out how the OB visit went!

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Wednesday, June 18, 2008

While we were gone my parents were kind enough to paint and put the finishing touches on the nursery. It turned out better than I could have ever expected! THANK YOU SO MUCH MOM AND DAD!

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Feeling hot hot hot.....

Wednesday, June 18, 2008

We just got back from Phoenix. Can you say HOT! We went for Kyle and Jacque's wedding. Charlie was a groomsmen. We had a great time and kind of a mini vacation. We flew out Thursday and Charlie went off to the bachelor party while I hung with the girls. We did the rehearsal dinner and then the wedding on Saturday. Both Charlie and I got some quality time at the pool which was nice. All in all it was very nice. We flew home on Father's Day so we had dinner with my dad and dinner with Charlie's family the next night. We love our dads!!

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Anniversary Getaway

Wednesday, June 18, 2008

We have been busy people. Charlie is at work training a new person so he can't post. So I decided to go ahead and do it so that not to much time passes by. 2 weekends ago we went to The Cliffs Resort to getaway a little bit. It was very nice. We did a romance package and it came with champagne and dinner/breakfast for 2. I did not get to participate in the champagne as you can see below but oh well. We just enjoyed the beautiful scenery and layed out by the pool. It was very nice!

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One down...more to go:)

Wednesday, June 04, 2008

Yesterday was our one year anniversary and it was great! We both had to work but we met up for a great dinner. We went to Steve Field's Steak and Lobster Lounge. So good!! I would recommend to anyone looking for a nice place to eat. I had a perfect size lobster and Charlie had a steak. We split apple cobbler for dessert and enjoyed our wonderful dinner together:) We then went home and pulled out the 1 yr old top of our cake. MMMM:) Actually the icing was kinda funny tasting but the cake was fine. Not bad for the age, and everything it has been through. Our apt, then mom and dad's freezer, and then the move to the new house. It has been so crazy that a year has passed by already. So much has happened and so much more is going to be happening. I definitely am a lucky girl to have married Charlie. So one year down and so many more to follow!

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One Year!

Tuesday, June 03, 2008

Today is our one year anniversary! June 3, 2007...Brittany made me the luckiest man on earth! I love you so much baby! Happy one year!

Baby update: Not much has changed since the last update. Savannah is still kicking pretty frequently now. She will be 26 weeks tomorrow. Less than 100 days left until we see her face to face!

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Savannah Fun Facts!

Monday, June 02, 2008

My name will be: Savannah Leigh Scott

I will be born in: September 2008

Zodiac Sign: Virgo

"Modest and shy
Meticulous and reliable
Practical and diligent
Intelligent and analytical"

Birthstone: Sapphire

Chinese Zodiac: Year of the Rat

"People born in the Year of the Rat are noted for their charm and attraction for the opposite sex. They work hard to achieve their goals, acquire possessions, and are likely to be perfectionists. They are basically thrifty with money. Rat people are easily angered and love to gossip. Their ambitions are big, and they are usually very successful."

Savannah will...

Drive in the year 2024

Graduate from high school in 2027

Turn 21 in 2029

Savannah will have 2 uncles (Uncle Bryan & Uncle Chris) and 1 aunt (Aunt Marissa) when she is born!

Savannah will be the first Scott granddaughter and first Scott cousin!

Savannah will be the first Boles granddaughter and first Boles cousin!

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