Last night's birthing class was very informative, and the hospital tour was great. I think both Shawn & I feel a lot more comfortable, now that we've seen where we'll actually be for the Stowaway's grand entrance. The class has given us a lot to think about in terms of our preferences for the birth itself. I always thought I'd be the type to ask for the drugs as soon as I arrived at the hospital, but now we are at least considering an attempt at a "natural" birth. We'll have to wait and see what actually happens once labor starts though...
We saw the doctor this morning and everything still looks good. It took a minute to find the heartbeat, since the Stowaway kept squirming away from the doppler - little stinkpot! And she is certainly growing... I spent a few extra days in Charlotte this week after Shawn had to come home for work and when I arrived home yesterday he declared that the belly was bigger than it had been three days ago! She's probably more than 4 pounds by now, and I certainly feel really pregnant. It's hard to imagine how I'll feel in another few weeks.
In other very exciting news, I became an "Aunt" again today - Erin has adopted a 10 week old lab mix puppy, named Lucy. Erin & I went to the Humane Society earlier this week and found her (and she is SO CUTE!) but Erin didn't know if her adoption application had been approved until last night, after I left. Congratulations to the new mama... We can't wait to play with Miss Lucy!