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Tuesday, August 14, 2007

The latest news and preparations for Baby Riese's arrival!

Just got back from my OB! (Today was my last OB visit before Baby Riese's arrival!)
I am 1 cm diallated and 85% effaced. Baby Riese may come yet this week! I have started having some small contractions (and the braxton hicks have been going on for a few weeks!) If baby does not come by Sunday 8/19, then we go to the hospital on Sunday night at 7:30 for a scheduled induction! (We are currently #2 of 4 scheduled inductions!) So hopefully there will be a room available. A lot could happen in the next 4 days...and everyone still has their guess on the day Baby Riese will arrive. Grandma and Grandpa Riese arrive on Saturday afternoon, so baby Riese may be waiting for their arrival!
In the meantime, we have gotten a lot done! We cleaned the carpets last weekend (can you tell I am "nesting") got the nursery all done...(I will post photos once baby is here!) and ordered the changing table! (It has been on back order!) Mike got the swing and Pack & Play set up downstairs. Now the latest preparation for Baby Riese's arrival...we made a purchase at Costco for a Leather Recliner! Mike said it would be the perfect "downstairs" rocker! It goes really well with our furniture and we were pleased with the deal! (Not to mention, it is a gift for Mike! I convinced him to use a little portion of his upcoming bonus on it! He deserves it for the hard work he did this past year!)

So we sound like we are ready...but are any first time "parents" really ready? I can only imagine the adventure that is just around the corner! I am very thankful for the help that Mom & Dad Riese will give us and my parents the beginning of September!
We will keep you posted.

Next Monday, we will have photos for sure of Baby Riese!
So nice to see the end is near!
Jenn (Mike ) and Baby Riese


Anonymous said...

How exciting!!! Doesnt sound like you have too much longer - love the recliner and the swing will surely come in handy!! Wow - at the latest 5 days and you will be induced!! HOW AWESOME!! I will be praying for you!!

Danielle said...

OH, JENN!! I am so excited for you! I am praying for you!!! Can't wait to see the pics of the little one!