Tuesday, May 26, 2009

The final countdown!

Well, we had another prenatal appt. today - I am officially 2cm dilated and almost completely effaced. The baby is down about as far as s/he can go without falling out! :) Our midwife said that basically, it could be any day now. Of course, that also means that it could be next week or the week after too! We are very excited to meet our little one and can't wait to find out whether the Meatloaf is a boy or girl!!

Just for fun - if you want to take a guess at the sex and due date - send us a message! Sorry, there won't be a prize - just the satisfaction of knowing you got it right! :)

I'm putting some pics up as well. I am one day shy of being 37 weeks in the one pic. The other pics are of the nursery!! Thanks again to Debbie and Danny (Lindsay's mom and step-dad) for the dresser and the amazingly comfortable glider/recliner!!

Tuesday, May 19, 2009


We managed to get a lot done since the last post so I thought I would send out a quick update. Last Thursday we made the belly cast and it turned out really nicely. We can't wait to paint it, but its supposed to dry for a week before you add any decoration. We're not sure where we'll hang it yet, but I'm sure we'll post a pic when the finished product is up.

This past weekend was very busy! On Wednesday we found out that our glider and dresser had finally arrived so we decided to rent a cargo van to pick them up on Saturday. I drove Cindy to her baby sign language class and went around the corner to the rental company to pick up the keys to the van. After Cindy taught her class and attended her prenatal yoga class, she brought the van home. Then we loaded our car seats into both cars and drove over to the closest fire station to have them installed. After we finished with that task, we got back in the van and drove over to Nursery Time to pick up our furniture. Our wonderful friend Becky, baby furniture mover extraordinaire, came over to help us get the items into our nursery.

If that wasn't enough excitement for one weekend, on Sunday my good friends Kathi and Meredith came from Bloomfield and Louisville to visit and bring baby gifts. It was great catching up with them! The rest of the day was spent washing, folding, and putting away baby clothes in our long-awaited dresser. Laundry has never been so fun! :)

We had another great appointment with our amazing midwife this week. No progress on the dilation, but Cindy is now 80% effaced and the baby has dropped a bit more to the -1 station. It could be any time now...

Thursday, May 14, 2009

Maternity Pics!

I know we haven't updated in a while, but this post should make up for it! Last year at the St. Joe Baby Fair we won a free Maternity Photo Session with Carlisle Photography. We went for our shoot on Derby Day and, after what seemed like an interminable wait, Michelle has posted the proofs on her site. We would like to share them with you all. You can look at our proof gallery by going to http://carlislephotography.smugmug.com/Proofs Click on the Downey Maternity icon. Our password is porkchop. There are 62 pictures for you to peruse. Doesn't that make up for the lack of posting? :)

In other news, we got a great report at our last appointment with our midwife. The stubborn placenta has finally moved up and completely out of the way! It is no longer even considered low-lying. That was such a relief to hear! Even though we would have been able to proceed with a vaginal birth before, it is nice to know that the possible risks from a low-lying placenta don't even have to be considered now. Melissa also checked Cindy at the appt and she is 1cm dilated and 50% effaced - all of which is right on target.

Today marks week 36 of the pregnancy. The baby could come at any time now, and we are a little anxious about preparing the house and ourselves. Unfortunately, we are still waiting on our dresser and glider to come in. We also still have yet to pack a bag for the hospital, make a belly cast to remember how beautiful Cindy looks, settle on a boy's name, finish painting the basement, visit our friend Stephanie who just had a beautiful baby boy, visit Nicole who might be the person caring for our baby once Cindy has to return to work.... Needless to say, there's still a lot to do! However, we'll be happy and excited whenever Meatloaf decides to make his/her grand debut!