Saturday, February 27, 2010
Monday, February 22, 2010
Bug is about 4 lbs now, the weight of a pineapple. Getting big!
Craving of the week: Mom's homemade cinnamon rainsin toast. I've made four loaves so far (but only consumed one)!
Wednesday, February 17, 2010
Tuesday, February 16, 2010
I had my 32 week appointment today and everything is looking great! Bug's heart rate is 136, and s/he is head down (for now at least!). I believe room is getting very tight in there now, because whenever Bug turns over, it is slightly painful. I think that very soon, Bug will be stuck in a head-down (hopefully) position.
I got my waterbirth consent form and birth plan to fill out before my next appointment, which reminds me again how close we are to the end. If history repeats itself, Bug will be here in only 7 more weeks! Wow.
I am just starting to have a little trouble with sleeping now-- something I remember towards the end of my other pregnancies too. It's not that I'm not tired! My biggest problem is when I wake up at night to turn over, sometimes is takes awhile to fall back to sleep.
Craving of the Week: Jared's caramel corn
Sunday, February 14, 2010
Friday, February 12, 2010
Tuesday, February 09, 2010
Monday, February 08, 2010
Wednesday, February 03, 2010
"I only have ten weeks to go!" and
"I still have ten weeks to go!?"
I was telling Erin this week how foreign the idea seems to not have a baby in me anymore. I came to realize that I have been pregnant more in the past three years than not, so the idea of a flat(ish) belly and being able to lay on my tummy again just seems so strange. As my belly continues to increase in weight and size, so does my discomfort. I am a pretty funny sight trying to fight my way into my shoes these days. Jared was so sweet today-- he saw that I was preparing to put on a pair of boots, so he quietly slipped his arm through mine to support me. It nearly made me cry.
It is also worth mentioning that every night, after I get the girls to bed and lay on the couch to rest for a bit, the contractions begin. These are not the same Braxton-Hicks contractions I had with Sophia or Jaz either. They are tighter and stronger, and a whole lot more uncomfortable. But the timing of these contractions is the strangest part to me, that I get them most often when I'm at rest.
Even as my discomfort increases and thoughts of the end sneak into my brain, I do not feel mentally ready to meet Bug quite yet. So I am thankful for the remaining ten weeks (or so) to prepare.
Sophia continues to show incredible love for her baby sibling in Mommy's tummy. She frequently rubs my belly, kisses it, hugs it and excitedly says "Hi Baby!" I really think she knows there is a baby in there and think she is going to be my little helper when Bug arrives. She also continues to confidently tell everyone that it is a BOY, when asked. Jazlyn is still too young to understand as far as I can tell, though I know she will be intrigued with her new "toy" when Baby appears :)
Craving of the week: brownies