Look at that poor Rudolph nose =/
Percentage Cooked: 75%
Baby Size: 3 pounds, 3 ounces says today’s ultrasound measurement…GROW BABY, GROW! Baby’s in the 40th percentile for growth, less than a week behind absolute “average.” We are THRILLED! That SUA ain’t stopping Baby T.!
Countdown to Baby: 10 weeks (211 days down, 69 to go!)
Symptoms: I have created quite the setup in order to sleep comfortably. As much as I’ve wanted to buy one of these since the first trimester…
…I couldn’t spend the 70 bucks. Seriously with her whole body pjs? I’d be sweating my face off! Instead, I use a bolster pillow (one of those pillows that looks like a tootsie roll) to hug up top and put a full pillow between my legs. That makes a 4-pillow commitment with the 2 behind/under my head. It is NOT fun to re-situate this arrangement after I pee (5 times) in the middle of the night!
My veins are bigger, bluer, and more noticeable! Apparently your heart pumps 30-50% more blood than normal when you’re pregnant!
My Braxton Hicks have gotten stronger (OR the ones that I thought were Braxton Hicks before, definitely were not!). No Scott, Toni Braxton and Taylor Hicks did not get married! Baby hurts me now sometimes. And so it begins, right?!
I skinned my finger with a fork while putting it in the dishwasher. No blood, just a scratch. Scott says I should live in a bubble. Agreed.
Cravings: Oreos and ice cold beverages
Weight Gain: Official update as of today: 22 lbs. (up 2 pounds in 3 weeks – I’ll take it!)
Related Purchases: For the nursery – lamp shades, a trial curtain (we think we like it, so we need to get another!), 3 red fabric totes for the cube organizer (still figuring out what other color we’re going to go with for the other 3).
For our room – blinds for the windows…FINALLY!
Lovely and thoughtful gifts continue to find us (or our neighbors – ha)…everything we have gotten has been put together!
Fear of the Week: Our trip to New York.
Relief of the Week: 3 MORE DAYS OF WORK UNTIL SUMMER BREAK!!!
Randomness: I was sick ALL weekend with a wicked cold. I’m completing solid day #4 and am getting very frustrated. I stayed home from work to give Baby and I one more day to get our act together. FYI: Pregnant women should be exempt from getting sick. It’s just cruel – we have enough going on!
I can’t wait to see my bestest friends and family in NY in just ONE week!
Easy tasks (like reaching for my purse on the floor in the car) are no longer easy. I have to bend around this belly to get anywhere. Ridic!
We have our maternity photo shoot this weekend downtown – SO excited!
Scott’s Quote of the Week: Me: “We should probably get a preemie outfit or two, just in case Baby comes early.”
Scott: “Well if the Baby comes early, can’t someone just run out to the store and get the clothes?”
Me: “Well yes, I suppose, but I’d rather be prepared.”
Scott: “So while we shop for preemie clothes, can we get me a just-in-case-I-get-fat wardrobe? Ya know, just to be prepared.”
Me: [insert annoyed look and no words]
I hope everyone had a better long weekend than I did (buried in tissues)!
p.s. A possible 4 inches of rain was predicted to fall today from what’s left of Tropical Storm Beryl. So far…maybe half an inch? We were lucky – thanks for everyone’s concern!
Beach Count: 75
Pool Count: 29
High Temperature: 84°