Total weight gain:
So sad to say I didn't reach my goal, but I guess I can't complain. I'm up 33 lbs. I caught myself thinking, I hope this is a big baby...rethought that idea and now I'll be thankful for a normal size baby and the health to get back into my old clothes :)
How big is baby?
17.2-18.7 inches in length and 4.2 to 5.8 lbs according to the bump. But I will have a little better idea after Monday. I am getting an ultrasound. I asked Kim about her size and position and told her I was a little anxious about the whole girl/boy issue, since my last ultrasound was 18 weeks...so she suggested we do another quick one to take a peak. I didn't know if I really wanted one, but it will only be the 3rd and it will give me some much needed peace of mind, which at this point is probably priceless!
I really really hope I don't have tooooo much longer and I don't get bigger cause things are starting to get just a tad uncomfortable and I REALLY don't want to spend any money on more clothes. I did find some maternity yoga pants at target, which are amazingly comfy!
Still the same. I think (hope) I am passed the point of being able to get them, but I guess they could appear at any moment!
Saturday night I thought I was going to lose my mind. I think I slept like a whole 1 hour, which made Sunday and my Baxter shower a tough day to stay awake! But on the positive side every night this week since then I have slept till about 4:30, so I have been enjoying that!
She is moving quite a bit still. It's more like pushing than actually kicks, although occasionally she gets a good jab or two that send me through the ceiling!
Nothing really to speak of. I'm just eating pretty normal. I am trying to cut back a little on processed stuff and do a sort of prelabor cleanse in order to help me feel as energetic and relaxed as possible. I have broken that a few times and had some cereal though :)
Food aversions: Meat, bleh! Cheese, yuck!
Still an inny, but hanging on for dear life!
What I'm looking forward to:
Monday morning when I get to see her for the last time inside! (hopefully still seeing HER, although I will take a healthy HIM if that's the case :) Getting some stuff delivered this week. We got the changing table and glider, so SUPER excited about those and I also scored a super cute wet bag for cloth diapers on eBay, so that should be here any day now. Then Bryan's dad and step mom got us a swing and stroller.
|Stroller for now...still hoping to find a jogger!|
|Glider and Ottoman|
I'm trying to just enjoy my life right now. It's tough with all the exciting changes ahead, but I will never pass this way again. I will never not be a mom or have a baby. Enjoying the moments that Bryan and I have left alone I think will help us enjoy the time when she gets here even more.
This past week has been short and sweet getting things ready, washing clothes and diapers and being able to relax some.
We have decided after MUCH prayer and conversation that we will be staying put in Oklahoma for right now. I believe that it is the best place for us at this point. It's hard for me to shift focus like that and be so excited about something and then realize that God is just not leading there, but it was a good lesson in simply crying out to Him for wisdom. The process was full of purpose and meaning and helped to mold us into more of the family God wants us to be. Please pray for Bryan as he continues to sort out what God has for him specifically as a ministry/job.