Tuesday, December 16, 2008

32 Weeks!

I can't believe that I am 32 weeks along! It seems like just yesterday that I told you all that I was going to have a baby! It has been a roller coaster so far, but I can't complain. I have managed to avoid many of the really hard parts of pregnancy that so many people have to deal with and I am so lucky to be pregnant at the right time for me-many people get pregnant too soon or have to go through a lot of waiting a frustration before it happens for them and I think of them whenever I am feeling sorry for my big fat bloated self and remember how lucky I am.

At this point- my little preppy baby is around 4 lbs and 19 inches long. He is moving around so much at this point that I sometimes worry that he must be huge! He feels very strong, and rolls and turns and kicks and pushes and generally seems like he is having a wild time inside my belly. I am very excited to see him soon and can't wait to hold him.

I recently found out that my cousin and his wife are also expecting a baby- they are due in may- and I am very excited that our group of cousins has started having kids- I think it will be so much fun to see them all grow up together. Although they live in NYC, I hope our children grow up to be great friends.

We have been busy getting ready for the Holiday that seems to be sneaking up on us really quickly! Budgets are tight this year, so i have been trying to come up with thoughtful and or handmade gifts for family members. I had the idea of doing a dinner exchange with Big Guy's sister. Instead of giving each other presents, each couple could cook be in charge of an interactive night of cooking. Since both couples love to cook, I thought this might be a fun way to spend time together while doing an activity that we enjoy. For my parents, I was planning to make them matching T-shirts with our preppy baby's name on them- I know it sounds strange, but that is what my dad wants, so who am I to argue. The tricky ones are Big Guy's parents! I wish preppy baby was going to be born in time for Christmas so that I could just give framed pictures of him- but no... I will have to think of something else...any ideas?
What are you all getting for your in-laws?

9 comments:

Mom x 2 said...

A beautiful picture frame or "brag book" would work for either set of your parents - they can fill them with photos of your baby once he arrives!

So excited for you! Only 8 weeks to go!

Angie said...

Wow! You are getting so close!! I got my MIL a "grandma book" I found it in one of our local bookstores, anyway it's kind of like a scrapbook for grandparents. It has pages about her early years, what she liked to do for fun as a child, where she went to school, etc. I think it will be a fun gift for her to do and then share with our kids. For my FIL I got him a gift cert. to a resturant in town.

Muffy said...

SO EXCITING!!!!

Prissy Southern Prep said...

Congratulations, you're almost there!!

Princess Freckles said...

For my future in-laws we're giving a gift card for a nice dinner and movie tickets. I know we're not the most creative couple, but I know its something they will enjoy!

CRICKET said...

Agree, that a Brag Book would be a great idea. Glad things are going well.

Kate said...

So exciting! Glad everything is going well :)

thepreppyprincess said...

We loved your idea for the dinner exchange!
:-)

The Mrs. said...

The dinner exchange is a great idea! Hang in there sister! You are in the home stretch!!!