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Week 29 Summary: Somebody lowered all the chairs

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Summary for the week (other than acquiring furniture):

– somebody lowered all the chairs – they’re harder for Mrs Bean to get in and out of!
– Mrs Bean feels huge, it’s hard for  her to get up off the ground
– Braxton-Hicks contractions have started
– naptime may need to reappear in Mrs Bean’s daily schedule
– the baby shower is this weekend! 

This basically sums it up:
Me: Anything else?
Mrs Bean: I don’t remember

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August 25, 2009 at 10:12 pm

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The Bean gets some furniture!

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The furniture was delivered on Friday (thank you, Mimi and Zadie!)  

Here’s what it looked like on Friday:

This is the crib, filled with blankets that Mrs Bean made.  We’ve stowed some other baby stuff under the crib – Mrs Bean is going to make a skirt so that you won’t be able to see our hoarded items.  The vibrating chair and carseat are hand-me-downs.  They look comfy to me, but I don’t fit in them.

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Here’s where we put the dresser.  The rattle to the right of the changing pad Mrs Bean’s old rattle.

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More pictures to come as the room develops…

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August 23, 2009 at 8:45 pm

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Belly Photo: Week 29

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Weight gained: 25lbs
Sleep: Crappy
Cravings: Chocolate gelato
Movement: Likes to do the macarena.  At 4 in the morning.  Seriously.

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August 23, 2009 at 8:34 pm

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Week 28 Summary: Changes around the house

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Mrs Bean is getting bigger.  Or rather, the Bean is getting bigger.  The Bean also likes to dance, tumble, and bop to the beat.

The baby’s room no longer has a work desk.  I just need to finish wiping the desktop computer that is sitting on the floor, and get it to Goodwill, or some other group.  I also need to move the monitor to my office.  The furniture (crib and dresser) is coming on Friday, and we’ve acquired a baby backpack/carrier (for longer hikes…aluminum frame!) and a jogging stroller from some friends who are done having kids.  Oh, and we also placed an order for a glider. 

We met another couple in town who are trying to conceive…there seems to be alot of queer couples with kids in this town!

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August 18, 2009 at 6:29 pm

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Belly Photo: Week 28

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August 18, 2009 at 6:21 pm

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Midwife check-in @ 28 weeks

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Today was the last of our monthly midwife appointments – we now get to see her every 2 weeks!  At 36 weeks, she’ll start making home visits (weekly).  We’re getting closer!

The furniture for the baby’s room is coming next week, which means I need to get the rest of my stuff out of the baby’s room.  The bean is coming the bean is coming!  I’m excited!

Anyway, back to the midwife’s appointment – she felt around for the baby, and it seems like the head is pointed down for now.  The baby gave the midwife a swift kick or two, and has a strong heartbeat.  Mrs Bean’s blood pressure is good, as are her blood sugar levels.  She had blood drawn toward to check iron levels – I think that’ll be fine too.  The only concern I have is that she may not be eating enough protein…I’m going to see if I can convince her to eat some burgers.  Or a whole lot or beans.  Huh, maybe I should make a big pot of chili.

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August 13, 2009 at 12:38 pm

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Week 27 Summary: All Systems Go!

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We went in for our ultrasound today and everything is on track for a home birth.  Mrs Bean’s placenta is fundal (whatever that means, basically, it up high, in front), and the bean is totally average.  Well, the bean is really cute, but totally average in size and weight so far.  Mrs Bean is relieved…she’s afraid of hospitals and this means that our midwife is willing to see us through, rather than referring us to an ob/gyn.  Mrs Bean topped 140lbs, which is the most she’s ever weighed in her whole life.  Her belly circumference, however, has yet to surpass my hip measurements!  Soon…soon…

Mrs Bean also spoke to the mohel today – he’s Max the Mohel from Houston.  We got all the info in case the bean is a boy.  So we’re alllll set there.  woohoo!

Here’s the bean’s head – you can see the hands up by its head.  All 10 fingers there.  🙂

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Here’s a foot!

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And here is a profile shot.  During our appointment, we could see the bean’s lips move.  The technician also correctly indicated that the bean is one squirmy baby!  (true true true)

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12 more weeks to go!  (deep breath)

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August 11, 2009 at 9:32 pm

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