The Collins Family

The Collins Family

Sunday, December 8, 2013

39 weeks!

Dates: Dec. 8, 2013

I am actually feeling pretty good.  William has dropped, so sometimes he gets a little heavy, but I am still getting around pretty good and feel pretty good with the exception of  occasional fatigue. 

Size of baby... estimated weight on US at 37 weeks was 6# 8oz (50%tile)

Baby's Movement: William is a very active little guy.  He still loves to kick me in the right flank and I see his little foot sticking out frequently.  He has definitely dropped and my reflux is much improved, but I have to pee ALL the time!!

My Activity: I had a little bout of sacroillitis, that thank goodness resolved.  It restricted me from doing much of anything, but now that it is healed! 

Diet:  Strangest cravings for me are milk (I never used to drink milk), now I drink 1-2 glasses a day!  I also love ice water and ice, which is very strange for me as I typically drink luke warm or hot water (NEVER ice water!). 

We are mostly prepared for out little guy, well as prepared as you can be!  We have our pack and play set up, our basinet with some disposable diapers and LOTS of cloth diapers (all washed and ready to wear). 

Big events.... My mother-in-law came down for a visit.  We had a great time!  then a couple weeks later my wonderful friend Krista with the help of my husband threw an incredible baby shower!!  I had friends and family from D.C, Oklahoma, Texas, North Carolina and South Carolina.  I felt very loved to have so many people travel such distances to come celebrate my little guy!  Here are some pictures :) 

I almost forgot to include my fabulous co-workers, who also threw me an amazing shower.  I am so very lucky to be surrounded by such supportive friends!  William has everything he could possibly need (I  think). 
 Sean & I at home with our new (new to us) Grandfather clock.  Picture thanks to Grandma Pat.
 Katie Rogers & I at shower with awesome baby wreath!!  Katie just had her baby girl Kinsley 3 weeks ago!!
My sister Liz & I at shower :)
Party planner, Krista Rogers!! 
 My assistant Marin, who helped me open all my wonderful gifts.  This is a handmade sweater my Grandmother (William's Great Granny Max) bought him :)
 Amazing diaper cake from Wally. 
Auntie and Grannies!  So blessed to have such a wonderful family!!

Delicious cake from my co-workers at APCA! 

My next post will probably be after Mr. William comes, but maybe not... we'll see :)  We are getting very excited to meet our little guys. 
Soo... much has happened since my last blog... I was able to go visit my dear friend Meryl and her family in Beaufort, SC.  She is always inspiring to me.  She is a mother of 3 beautiful children and a military wife.  She is an amazing homemaker and a caring, intelligent physician.  On my most recent visit, I was able to meet her daughter, Maryblake for the first time!  I intend to take lots of pictures of her, but ended up holding her most of the visit and didn't get one picture!  Such a shame, because she is a beautiful child!!  But I did get a few of Meryl's other children Harper and Rowen.  Here are a few pictures from the trip...

Then I headed to Orlando, FL for a National Pediatrics conference.  I went with my collegue, Sofia Abraham-Hardee.  We had a wonderful time!  We spent most of our time in lectures, but managed to go to downtown Disney and to an AAP conference event to get our picture with Minnie and Mickey. I also got to catch up with great friends from residency, Nicole Willis and Misty :) Such a great trip! Pictures are worth 1,000 words so....

 Misty, Nicole and I at convention :)  I also got to see Lo, Nicole's beautiful daughter! :)
Sofia and I with Mickey and Minnie :) 

Well I think that covers the big events over the last couple weeks.  Pregnancy up date to come soon :)