i quickly snapped these 29 week bump pictures on my way out the door to meet travis for a dinner date.****
i feel like i'm finally starting to look pregnant. i've gotten many more comments from strangers over the last few weeks. i'm still measuring a little on the small side (27 weeks), but my midwife said it's completely normal.
i took the glucose tolerance test this morning. the glucola was not as horrible as everyone made it out to be. i drank it in about a minute flat to get it over with. it made me a little bit nauseous, but that quickly subsided after the one hour mark. other than that, the appointment went well. i was THRILLED to find out that sylvie is already head down and likely to stay that way. good job, baby girl! her heart rate was very good at 140 beats per minute. seriously, i can not wait to meet this kid of mine!
there is much to be done today! our dear friend, joe, is coming into town this weekend. we're a small stop-over on his drive from philadelphia to iowa. neither of us have seen him since last summer, and i'm so excited to spend some time with him! i need to get this place looking more like our hip apartment and less like babies r us exploded. wish me luck!
****by "dinner date" i mean that i went to the restaurant where he works (and was tending bar last night), and sat at the bar for an hour of his shift. i ate some amazing gazpacho and a delicious shaved vegetable salad. i even had a small glass (probably an ounce or so) of wine courtesy of my husband. ssshhhhhh! don't tell the preggo police!
p.s. sylvie totally has the hiccups right now! since she is head down (i repeat, GOOD JOB, BABY GIRL), i can sort of feel them in my butt. does this happen to anyone else??
i'm back in indiana with travis and auggie. i miss all the excitement of spending time with family and friends, but i am happy to get back to my routine.
our baby shower was a great time! many props to my sister-in-law melissa for organizing it, my sister rachel for making all of the delicious food, and my parents for turning their house inside out for the day.
it's a little tricky to see, but the banner says "sweet sylvie!"
our cake and cupcakes came from the slightly unfortunately named the master baker in west chester, pa.
this is but a small snapshot of the BOUNTY of healthy food my sister made for us.
we had a bunch of kids in attendance including all four of my nieces and nephews! melissa had the brilliant idea of renting a MOONBOUNCE! they had a great time.
my husband took this next picture. he loves wine (as much as i love beer) and he had a blast picking out the grapey libations for the party.
not pictured are the 3 cases of beer we had in coolers in the backyard. a MOONBOUNCE and delicious BEER? i was one jealous pregnant lady!
and now for some of the gifts!
a handmade knitted bunny from my BFF cara.
a sweet musical giraffe.
and a dr. seuss baby counting book!
unfortunately we didn't get too many pictures of the gifts, but little sylvie got a lot of beautiful and awesome things!
some quality BFF time before the guests arrived.
cara took this at the "after party" when only a few people were still hanging out. notice i'm nice and cozy in my pajamas. i was a LONG, FUN day!
now that i'm home again, it's back to taking care of business. tomorrow morning i have my next midwife appointment and my blood glucose tolerance test. i'm sure i'll write a post all about the syrupy wonder that is glucola tomorrow. wish me luck!!