Sunday, June 30, 2013
He's here!! He's actually been here for 2 weeks :-) I will (hopefully) write a birth story soon. I need to do it sooner rather then later so I don't forget anything. I'm sure I already have, but it also seems like he was just born yesterday. In the interim here's a picture of our sweet baby boy.
Friday, June 7, 2013
I know I've been awful about keeping up here. I really wish I had the motivation to do these weekly like I had planned. I'm sure I'll kick myself later...for that and for being terrible at taking weekly pics :-/ you'd think the was a second kid LOL
So thanks for the kick in the pants Kati!
How far along: 39 weeks
How big is baby: According to the Bump, (which likes to compare baby to fruits and veggies) baby boy is the size of a watermelon. What to Expect App also says a watermelon
Total weight gain: I think about 20lbs, I haven't gained any weight over the last 3 weeks (despite frequent trips to DQ for blizzards and peanut buster parfaits LOL)
Sleep: since rolling over is now an Olympic sport and baby boy has dropped which equals 3-4 pee trips a night, sleep is sketchy at best. Surprisingly I'm not exhausted all the time. I do have occasional nights where I wake up at 4 and can't go back to sleep. Usually Benadryl keeps that from happening so I take that before bed.
Maternity Clothes: I don't have any maternity shorts so I squeeze my butt into pre pregnancy ones LOL they either have elastic waist or they don't get buttoned up. Thank goodness for long maternity shirts :-)
Food cravings : still sweets, especially chocolate! My mom mentioned that she craved sweets/chocolate with my oldest brother as well and now he has a huge sweet tooth. This kid doesn't stand a chance
Food Aversions: oh no, I'm relishing being able to eat an actual meal since he dropped
Challenges: moving LOL
Movement: earlier this week he had a quiet day and a half, he was still moving but he was much more mellow than normal. Yesterday he was back to his spastic self, which prompted me to tell him that if he feels the need to stretch out so much he should just get out of there
Boy or Girl?: Baby boy
What I’m looking forward to: meeting our little guy....more then that, watching my husband hold his son
What I miss: rolling over in bed w/o waking up
Next appt: Weekly appt next Thursday the 13th, my due date!
1. OB made a weight guess at my appt today...I think her exact words were something like "well, he's definitely solid" LOL she thinks he'll be 8+lbs, 9 if I go over my due date. I'm not super surprised b/c big babies run in my family and AJ's family has decent sized kids too.
2. I've been having contractions off and on, nothing super painful or worth timing. At my 38 week appt I was 1cm and 50% effaced. I didn't have her check today b/c I didn't want her to tell me I'm still at a 1 or get my hopes up if I'm dilated more
Here's a couple of our maternity pics. I would link to her blog and/or FB page, but I can't figure it out on the iPad. They were taking by our good friend Kati Bodle at Creative Juices Photography. We absolutely love them!