It all feels so very unreal. Life is just moving forward as usual (for the most part). But literally, at any moment, this precious little miracle could decide to come. And then life as usual won't be life as usual anymore. We will be thrown into a new normal all at once. And I am SO excited and SO nervous all at the same time. It is impossible to prepare for something like that, isn't it??
Well, here are this weeks pics:
|Can you tell I'm exhausted? haha.|
|And another up close and personal belly shot because Mom has to have one. haha.|
|Definite changes I think. She dropped all at once on Saturday...I could feel it and it wasn't pleasant. And she is definitely still growing. According to the ultrasound (which can be off by like 3 lbs) she is 7 lbs 12 oz. Pretty average for now.|
This week, baby is as big as: Both apps still say Watermelon today. But the one clarified that it is a smaller watermelon. I suppose that's a good thing....right??
Next appointment: Tuesday. Super close! Can't believe that our Little Sprout (who isn't much of a little sprout anymore) will be here any day!!
Total Weight Gain/Loss: I've had 2 appointments since my last update (one last Friday and one today) and between the two I have gained about 3-4 lbs. Not sure exactly. But that puts me at 17 pounds over pre-pregnancy and a total of 27 pounds gained throughout the pregnancy since I lost 10 to begin with. Which is right on target!
Exercise: Ha. Yeah.... I cleaned the bathrooms yesterday and the floors today. Does that count?
Maternity Clothes: Every single day. Very glad I ordered those other two pairs of pants. It has been too chilly for shorts...even with my own personal space heater in my belly. ;)
Sleep: Not too bad with the exception of bathroom breaks. I've been able to get back to sleep pretty quickly which doesn't always happen. And I've learned to just give into the need for a nap. Everyone keeps telling me to get my rest and my body just can't go like it used to...so naps it is! :)
Food Cravings/Aversions: Nothing this week.
Movement: All the time. She is still so active. And she still really loves my rib cage even though she has dropped significantly. I think this girl is destined to be long like her mommy & daddy...just sayin.
What I Miss: Definitely my energy. I feel so unproductive with having to take more breaks. And I miss being able to concentrate and focus - my brain just isn't working any more (no comments please). haha. And I do miss sushi.
What I'm Loving: How ready and not ready Hubby is. I think when it actually comes down to it he will be very stoic and put together (most likely because I'll be a little panicky) but he is too funny when he has his momentary "freak out" moments when I'm in pain or what not. However, he has really been taking care of me and checking in so often. I love how much he cares.
What I'm Looking Forward To: I know it sounds crazy but I'm looking forward to actually having consistent contractions. I think I'm ready for the real deal. ;)
Best Moment This Week: .We had another ultrasound because she is still consistently measuring behind. I love being able to see our Little Sprout! All is well. And the tech even commented on how chubby her cheeks are. I love chunky baby cheeks so I can't wait to see them in person!
Goals: Started thank you cards!! I think I'm about half way done. I may actually get them finished before Baby Girl comes!! :D
I also made it to the State Police department to have the car seat inspected and the trooper I dealt with was awesome. We couldn't get the recline position right and she got it all fixed up. My brother put her swing together and he is currently attaching our diaper sprayer so that's two more things checked off of Hubby's list! He's pretty happy about that.
Still need to get pics hung in the babies room. But really not anything that has to be done before she comes. Which is nice.