I'm sorry I've been slacking at updating this blog on Fridays. Things are starting to get more hectic the closer it gets to Jaxon's due date. We now officially have less than 4 weeks until little man's arrival!! I can't believe it! As each week passes I feel him get hiccups more often which is a good sign that he's practicing his breathing just like he should be. I feel so bad because his hiccups last at least 5 minutes! Poor thing, I'm sure they shake his entire body too.
I go to my doctor's appointments on a weekly basis now. They put in a request to have me do my 38 week ultrasound, so hopefully insurance approves it. If so then I will try to have it done on Thursday, December 8 because I also have an OB appointment that day. Then we can discuss whether or not I will need to be induced early. I have a feeling he'll come early on his own though.
Jake and I had some friends over for Thanksgiving and we had a great time. Jake roasted a turkey in the oven and also smoked one. They both turned out fantastic!!! I begged him to let me put up Christmas decorations this weekend so yesterday he got out our tree and helped me put it together. I ordered Jaxon a stocking that matches Jake's and I also ordered Lucy one that matches Leila's. I have the odd-ball stocking now, but that's okay.
Our friends all guessed when they think I'll have baby Jaxon and we wrote it on the calendar.My guess is December 9 because it's a full moon and I was born on a full moon night! Jake guessed December 13. When do you all think I will have baby Jaxon??
I had been waiting to put up the pictures from the Marine Corps Ball since mine were all very dark. The photographer that was at the event finally added his pictures onto the website so I'll upload some at the end of my update.
Jake put together Jaxon's pack-n-play this weekend also. It is the most high tech thing I've ever seen!!! It plays music and different sounds (such as nature sounds, sleep sounds or a few classical songs). You can record a 10 second message and play it back, so when Jake is out in training he can still say goodnight to baby. It also has a place to plug in an mp3 player or ipod so you can play your own music. And finally, it has a sensor that when it hears Jaxon crying it'll start playing some of the sleep music to help soothe him and put him back to sleep. Technology these days is amazing!!!!
I really should pack my hospital bag just in case anything happens soon. I've had a couple mild contractions while typing up this blog post actually. Usually I just get the tightness in my belly from the Braxton Hicks but these were a little painful. It's kind of scary knowing I'll be going into labor within the next month. I know this is what my body was made to do, but it's still intimidating and nerve-racking. I just have to think of the positive and that is that we will all have a beautiful blessing added to our lives at the end of it all. I can't express enough how lucky Jake, Jaxon and I are that we have such supportive family and friends. We love you all so much and wish we lived closer so we could physically be there with you guys.
Without anymore waiting, here is my belly picture for this week and also some pictures from the Marine Corps Ball.
Big ol' belly
birthday cake at the ball
our table and Jake's cover (hat)
Jake is the furthest away from us on the right
Jake the furthest one away
walking in as part of the ceremony (Jake is on the right)
Jake and I :)
Some of the people in Jake's shop. Jake is almost dead center in the pic (a little to the left and down a row)
Jake and I dancing. I think he was trying to tell me that he's an amazing dancer, even though he is terrible! LOL
Where our ball was held at.
I hope everyone enjoyed their Thanksgiving and ate lots and lots of yummy food! We missed you all! Christmas is only a short time away!! :)
Mommy, Daddy, and Jaxon