Wrote this post on January 10th...... been saved in my drafts for a while... sorry
Me on Christmas 31 weeks
I cannot believe how quickly this pregnancy is flying by. I'm loving every minute. Our little girl is super active. I love feeling her kick and wiggle all the time. Austin also enjoys when she'll give a kick for him. We had a great holiday season and now our focus is everything BABY. We've got the room painted, crib up, had 1 shower and 2 more to go. We're getting down to the last few weeks. So crazy! One of my favorite times of the day is when I get home from work at night after we've eaten dinner, Austin and I just sit and look at my stomach as Tenlee just rolls back and forth. It is hilarious. Doctor's appts. keep going great :) Our doctor keeps saying how much HAIR our baby has. I think I was bald until I was walking to school for kindergarten. We will see if her hair stays, maybe she got my sister Shannon's hair somehow because I certainly do not have much. Baby is about 4 1/2 pounds now with less than 6 weeks to go. I hope she continues to grow healthy and strong, but not to exceed 8 pounds. Besides seeing all our babies hair at the doctor we have learned that she is much like her Momma... she always has her hands in her face. We've had a hard time getting some good pictures at our last few appointments because of her silly little hands in her face. Austin always teases me because when I sleep I have to have one of my hands on my face. We are so anxious to see what she looks like. Is she going to have my blue eyes and blonde hair, or will she look like her daddy with hazel/brown eyes and dark hair. Will she be more Garner or Hoffmann?? I'm kinda leaning towards Garner because if you've ever seen my nieces and nephews... the Garner gene is pretty darn dominant. Who knows though. It's just so exciting. My sister Shannon had her baby this week too, which has made me even more excited to see our little girl. Her little Farrah is so cute and her and Tenlee are going to be great cousins. People have kind of been giving us a hard time lately because our doctor HIGHLY recommended that anyone who was going to be around our baby get the T-dap/pertussis/whooping cough vaccine. She said there are so many babies dying from it right now that she wouldn't take any chances. I think people think we're being a little too paranoid, which naturally we will be because this is our first, but when your doctor is so passionate about it and has seen babies die, we just can't help but take it seriously. It's funny to hear how many adults are afraid of getting shots! There are a lot of you out there :)
A lot has happened in the past few months with all the holidays and such. I'm loving my job as branch assistant manager and I'm learning a TON. I keep trying very hard not to let my prego brain get in the way of my job, but I do feel bad for my co-workers often. I say weird things too, just ask Austin. I am having heartburn everyday just like always, no signs of that going away, could be the reason for all her hair I hear. The weird dreams just keep coming and coming. I had a dream the other night that Channing Tatum and I were hanging out at this water park going down slides and Austin was there and I was super pregnant and the lifeguards were getting mad at me haha last night I dreamed I was a trick snowmobile rider, also pregnant snowmobiling going off jumps and doing flips.... who even knows where they are coming from. I feel excellent though!!! I cannot be more grateful for how perfect this pregnancy has been. I'm starting to get more tired at nights, but feel pretty good during the day and I'm sleeping OK for now. Wish I'd have blogged a little better during this pregnancy, but pictures say it all.
Here are a few random pictures of us getting her room ready
Fun Shower gift from my Romer Twins
Old work friends/High School friend shower
We are so grateful for all the wonderful people in our life!! We got amazing things at all of our showers. Thank you to EVERYONE!!! We love you.
We have had a set back in our grand plan and still aren't sure what we are going to do. When I accepted my new position at work everything fell right into place with a daycare. We had a perfectly located daycare, that just happened to have a spot available coming the first week of May which worked our great, so she was saving us a spot. We went and met with her and discussed the upcoming months, then out of nowhere heard that she'd decided after doing daycare for 15 years she was ready to go back to work full time and got a job with benefits. Which I do not blame her at all. Daycare for 15 years would be extremely hard. But now we do not know where we're going to take Tenlee. So hopefully during my maternity leave we will figure things out. I'm pretty sure I've called every daycare from North Ogden to Layton and they're either not really what we're looking for, or they don't take infants, or they are already reserving spots for women who are currently pregnant. So we're crossing our fingers something will workout. If not, my Dad may have to watch the baby for a few weeks ha ha for any of you who know my dad.... this is rather hilarious. Looking forward to the next few weeks!