30 weeks!

Based on our handy dandy analytics tool that lets us know how many people are visiting the site I can tell that our faithful followers are screaming for an update.  Without further ado, here is what we’ve been up to.

On my end
Life is busy and it’s about to get much busier.  Aside from working the usual 9-5 I’ve been swamped with loads of side projects that are eating up my nights and weekends.  Between designing park district brochures, making new websites and photographing weddings and engagements I’m trying to find time to get the house ready for baby.  There is a long list of things we want to get done before he comes and since Madison is now a little more limited in the things we can realistically expect her to do, the burden (if you want to call it that) falls on me.  Luckily I’m up for the challenge.

Last weekend we finally got around to painting the nursery.  We went with the standard blue, but ventured out of our comfort zone and rocked a horizontal white stripe around the entire room.  It took way longer than I expected, but turned out great.  Now we just have to get some furniture and accessories in there to finish it off.

On Madison’s end
Our baby boy is growing fast.  At our last ultrasound his head was in the 93rd percentile with the rest of his body working to catch up.  We’re expecting a monster.  Doctor said that he has flipped to the head down position which puts us in good shape for a traditional birth.  Everything else checks out normal as well which leaves us optimistic that we’ll come out of this with a healthy newborn.

Although Madison will tell you her pregnancy has been without incident for the most part, I would tell you that she is experiencing the usual aches and pains more than she lets on.  Back pain and Braxton Hicks contractions plague her most days and the swollen ankles that almost all pregnant women experience is becoming more common for her as well.  She is a trooper though and rarely gives in to my pleas for her to slow down or let me help her.  I’ll be insisting a lot more now that the due date is looming around the corner.

On the horizon
We’re looking forward to 3 baby showers coming up:  one being thrown by our moms, one by Madison’s friends and one by her wonderful work crew.  I am incredibly thankful for the show of support and honestly don’t know how we could bring this baby into the world without the generosity of everyone involved.

We are also looking forward to a birthing class we’re attending in November to prepare us for the big day.  Although I’m confident I can do that weird breathing thing without a teacher (hee hee hoo), I know it’ll be mighty helpful to practice my diaper changing skills and whatever else they want to throw at me.

Thanks everyone for checking in.  We’ll continue to update as Seidler Baby Watch 2010 rolls on.

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