I really like this picture my mom took of Mr. Hope and me after my baby shower this weekend. I think we both look ready to be parents! It's hard to hide pure happiness.
our pink elephant themed nursery. Thanks to my fabulous shower hosts for making the celebration so special.
Most importantly, I am thrilled to report that Baby Emma grew OVER 1 POUND during the last 2 weeks of monitoring at the perinatal diagnostic center. She is now 5lb 14oz. And she's done so well on the twice weekly nonstress tests, coupled with the fact that my amniotic fluid is in the normal range (13 at the last visit), that I now only have to go in for testing once a week (in addition to the weekly trip to the OB). The doctor said her gut is telling her that this is a completely normal pregnancy. Oh, sweet, sweet words!
And speaking of the OB...and this is probably TMI, but at my last OB appointment on Friday, I was 1cm dilated. I know I could stay that way for weeks, but it is fun to know that progress has begun and that there are only 9cm more to go! We are SO ready!