Thursday, June 28, 2007

More pictures

Thanks Cathy for the beautiful flowers and balloon!

Daddy and son- are they cute or what!!

I am totally in love....

Wednesday, June 27, 2007

Introducing Hunter Gillis Went!

So the Wee-Spawn decided to arrive early! He was born on June 25th at 4:34pm and weighed 7lbs 6.5oz and was 21 inches long. So that ultrasound from early June was off in his weight and am I ever glad! He came out screaming at the top of his lungs and looking pretty handsome! I am doing fine after a hard labour and delivery and Matt is a very proud daddy! We were dischared from the hospital early in the afternoon on the 26th with clean bills of health all around. And since he arrived early we will be headed back to Kugluktuk on the 4th of July.

Friday, June 22, 2007

Any Day Now!

We went to see the doctor today and it looks like the behemoth-spawn could arrive any day now! I have already dilated 2cm and my cervix is soft- all good things! Now please keep your fingers crossed for me and I will keep my legs crossed that the spawn doesn't arrive this weekend!! Matthew is over in Dawson Creek standing in our friends wedding. I am so jealous that I could not go! If I need him, he is only a 6 hour drive away.

It is 11 days until my due date, but the doctor didn't think I would last that long. Hurray!! But I was almost hoping I would make it to July 4th so I could go and see Transformers at the theatre here on the 3rd :)

The behemoth-spawn is kicking up a storm tonight! It is so odd to see my belly moving around; it still creeps me out a bit. I guess he is just trying to kick his way downstream!

Edmonton is loud and insane tonight. I am up on the 29th floor and I think I can hear ambulance and fire trucks from anywhere in the city. And when I look over my balcony I can see all of the people that come out after dark- it definately makes me stay in my hotel! I am looking forward to getting back to Kugluktuk where it is quiet in comparison!

Saturday, June 16, 2007

Wee-Spawn? I Wish!!!

I had an ultrasound done on June 6th. Yesterday we met with our doctor where she told us that on the 6th our baby was 7lbs 14oz. So that means that now- 10 days later- our baby is already over 8lbs. I don't think I want to let him out! I have 17 more days until my due date. I can expect the baby to gain another pound or so!!! Ouch! I am going to have a behemoth-spawn!

As for me- my weight finally went over my pre-pregnancy weight! I am now 2.5lbs above my starting weight. However, that means that I gained 4lbs in a week. So I think it is all water. My puffy hands and feet would agree. My blood pressure is still just fine and there are no worries.

We met with our doula this week and she is excellent. She spent a couple of hours with us going over what we can expect with the labour and delivery. I am glad that we have hired her. We also went for a hospital tour today. It is such a busy hospital; over 4000 women deliver there every year.

So I am hoping that I deliver early so the spawn isn't over 10lbs!!! However, my husband is postive that I will be late. I give him a death look every time he says that. :)

Thursday, June 14, 2007

Belly Update!!

Hi Everyone!

Everything is going along pretty good! I think I have shopped out most of Edmonton already. Matt arrived last night and we have our rental vehicle now. We still have a bit of shopping left to do and friends to visit.

I was planning a trip to Dawson Creek for a wedding and to see some friends and family. But the doctor decided that I shouldn't travel- so I am stuck in Edmonton for the whole time! Matt is still going to drive down for the wedding since he is standing in it. He will be giving the speech that I was to give! I was excited about the trip because I was going to meet my nephew for the first time. But I think they are now going to travel down here to see me in early July.

Here is the updated belly picture from this morning! I am 37 weeks and 2 days. The wee-spawn is getting huge!!