Monday, December 15, 2008

34 Weeks!!

Little Rhys should be weighing in at about 4 3/4 pounds, about the weight of an average cantaloupe. Wow! He should be about 18 inches long from head to heel. Again, wow!

Russell and I read some great news from some friends last week...welcome Samuel James Davis!! He came four weeks early! Russell immediately looked at me and said, "We've got to pack our hospital bag!" We immediately got on the ball! Since then, we've started packing our hospital bag, we consulted with and chose our pediatrician, we've started the process of adding Rhys to our health insurance, and we've done at least 4 or 5 loads of laundry, getting his clothes, blankets, etc. all washed and ready for him!
Russell has arranged and rearranged the nursery...still working on it to suit his fancy! :) I think we're both officially in 'nesting' mode, and we're so excited to introduce Rhys to his room and home once he ventures his way into the world! We're genuinely enjoying all these responsibilites and steps of preparation because this precious gift - our son - is becoming more of a reality!

Here we 34 weeks!! Rhys is moving around A TON! :) Russell and I are amazed to see his body parts poking from within my tummy! It's weird, but it's so sweet! As Rhys grows in length and needs to stretch out, he's been kicking into my ribs! It tickles and even hurts sometimes! :) Again, it's all so WORTH it! We love all the movement because it's exactly what he's supposed to be doing right now!! "Keep it up, Rhys! Daddy & Mommy are eager to meet you, but take your time and incubate as long as you need!" :)

Russell and I just got back from Rhys' most recent dr's appointment :), and our doctor is so pleased with both Rhys' and my growth and development as we approach delivery!! We're healthy and right on target, and we absolutely praise our Lord!!

"Praise the LORD, O my soul; all my inmost being, praise his holy name."
Psalm 103:1


Darby said...

I praise the Lord for that sweet little boy! He is such a gift... just wait 'til he gets here. You won't believe the love you can have for a little person. Each time I've had mine I'm reminded so much of our Father's love... it really puts HIS ULTIMATE SACRIFICE into perspective. I will be praying for you and Russell as you prepare for his arrival. I love to read that you are relaxing and sleeping... your body needs that!! Love all three of you!

ps- Shireen you look awesome and bigger than you did last weekend!

The Amato's said...

It's getting close!!!! I am so excited for you & Russ. I will be praying for you as you prepare for Rhys & also for your labor & delivery. Can't wait to see you at Christmas!