Eleanor's 2 week check up

I know, I know...I have SO MUCH blogging to catch up on.
I am only a first time mommy AND still working ...
So give me time. Promise.

Here is an update on Eleanor.

She had her two week appointment.
When we left the hospital, she weighed 5 lbs 14 oz so our goal at this appointment was to have her back over her birth weight at 6 lbs 3 oz.
Well the appointment went great.
Eleanor weighed 6 lbs 7oz and was 20 1/4 inches long.
Growing well!
That is 60th% for height and 12th% for weight.
Since she got a good report, her doctor told us we could extend her feedings at night from 3 hours to every 4 hours. (YAY, more sleep for mommy!)
She has almost adjusted to the 4 hour schedule at night, with one 4 hour stretch and one 3 1/2 hour stretch.

We go back to the doctor for her 2 month appointment.
I will be anxious to see how much she has grown then.
She is already changing daily...it's crazy how fast it happens!
Her smile will just melt your heart too.

We have taken TONS of pictures so I hope to find some time to share them soon.


Eleanor Claire Fusch

Eleanor Claire Fusch has finally arrived!
She is such a beautiful gift from God and the cutest bundle of joy EVER!

She was born March 15, 2010 at 5:02 pm.
She weighed in at 6 pounds 3 ounces and was 19 1/2 inches long.

I have posted a bunch of pics on facebook for the time being and hope to be able to update my blog eventually with pics and how the L&D day went.

Thank you all for the prayers, texts, emails and support throughout this journey.
What an amazing experience it was!



38 week appointment

this morning we had our 38 week appointment.
our baby girl's heartbeat was 150 bpm.
i am still 75% effaced and almost 4cm dilated.
the baby is in perfect position so the doc is thinking any day now.
i am still having normal contractions however last night and today they have seemed to pick up.
as of the last couple of days, i feel like i am moving a little slower as well.
i guess that is normal though. ;o)

i am so excited because my sister is coming in town saturday until our baby girl decides to arrive.
it will be such a blast to have her, patrick and jett here during this time.
blake & i are so blessed to have so much love and support right now and we are truly thankful for all the thoughts and prayers over the last 9 months.
we are beyond thrilled to share our bundle of joy with you all!!

stayed tuned for baby fusch!


37 week appointment

this morning we had our 37 week visit with the doctor.
everything looked great.
baby girl's heart beat was 150 bpm.
i am now 3cm dilated and still 75% effaced.
the doctor did say that she wouldn't be shocked if she came this week but that i also could just walk around at 3 cm until my due date...that's definitely not unheard of.
she also said that if i wasn't as comfortable as i claim to be, she would go ahead and think about inducing me at this point since i have progressed this far on my own.
but i have to say, i am still feeling pretty normal, sleeping great, able to work out and therefore have no reason to think about inducing yet.
we are so excited to meet her but know that when she is ready, she will come on her own!

on another note...i made a last minute decision to have maternity pics taken of me since i have done a POOR poor job of documenting myself.
i had them taken yesterday & can't wait to see how they turned out.
it will be 2-3 weeks until i get to see them but i will be sure to post them.

hope you all have a blessed weekend and enjoy this BEAUTIFUL weather!