Pregnancy 33 Weeks

W e had our first baby shower this weekend hosted by my Mom (and Charlie) and my sister.  THANKYOU!!!

It was a wonderful gathering with many friends and family in attendance.  The food was great and everyone was in happy spirits.  As luck would have it, it was one of the hottest weekends yet this year, so we were all looking for a little reprieve (see picture below of Todd and Elijah in the kiddie pool!)  The gathering was very special to Todd and me.  We were so happy to see so many lovely folks show up to share their well wishes with us.  This is going to be one special baby to have so many wonderful people in her life.  Thank you everyone for the thoughtful gifts and company.

I had my doctors appointments last Thursday and everything is going just as it should.  My next OB appointment will be May 8th and they will do another ultrasound to make sure the baby is in the correct position and do my Step B test.  After that, I’ll start going to the doctor’s every 2 weeks, then every week.  I also went to the neurologist to check out my little vision problems.  He said, well the good news is that I’m neurologically in tact.  (I thought that was excellent news!) and the bad news was that they can’t give me any medications for what he calls optical or retinal migraines.  I don’t mind much, since they don’t really hurt and they are just more or less annoying.

Todd has begun the demolition on the downstairs bathroom.  It is almost down to the studs.  We (or the plumber rather) has removed the old water heater and installed a tankless water heater on our storage shed.  Now I’m just starting to get a little bit nervous, hoping that this will all work out like we have planned-  we aren’t by any means experts and we definitely don’t want to be throwing money away.

Next week Todd’s mom and dad (Joan and Joel) will be coming out.  Joan is coming out to attend my bay area baby shower – and to celebrate a birthday (HAPPYEARLYBIRTHDAY!!)  and Joel is coming out to help Todd to figure out how to get this remodel finished.

I have also decided to leave work a bit earlier than I had planned.  My work is okay with that.  I now only have 2 weeks left!!  I can’t believe it.  I don’t know if I should be over-joyed, scared or feel bad for leaving!  I’m sure I’ll get over it somehow- as there will be plenty to do.

More next time-  Hugs and love- Becky, Todd and baby girl