HAPPY BELATED 4TH, AMERICA!!!
Scott was digging the hat!
Percentage Cooked: 88%
Baby Size: Approximately over 5ish lbs.?
Countdown to Baby: Less than 5 weeks (249 days down, 31 to go!)
Symptoms: My feet and ankles are swollen around the clock. My poor weight-holders are sore from my first stagger outta bed to the last roll into it. It’s not fun AND it adds to the unmistakable waddle. The HOTTT weather does not help a sister out. For real, the fat on my feet jiggle, y’all. Ugh. Luckily, my blood pressure has been right on, so there are no concerns regarding preeclampsia. Just discomfort and embarassment for Mama! (I Google’d “cankles” for a funny picture. Don’t ever do it – it’s so not worth it!)
My brain is on baby duty NON-STOP. I can’t imagine all of what we have going on right now at home WHILE working. Phew – so glad we don’t need to juggle both responsibilities simultaneously this first time around.
Braxton Hicks contractions continue and have become more intense. This belly gets hard as a rock!
I’m extremely hungry, like every 2 hours. Between that and hourly (at least!) pee breaks – I have become quite a high maintenance chica!
Cravings: Oreos, homemade chocolate chip cookies, ice cream, watermelon, Root Beer
Weight Gain: 29 lbs. as of last Thursday; my guess is 45 lbs. by now – ha!
Related Purchases: LOTS – including wall art and finishing touches to the nursery. I’m working on making a mobile and Mom’s working on recovering the glider ← a HUGE job. Another week or 2 and it should all be complete =)
Fear of the Week: BIG Dr.’s appointment tomorrow…we’ll find out what position Baby is in (I have a feeling it’s not the right position for delivery – but we’ll see). Think positively, right?!
Relief of the Week: This week’s Dr. appointment is with MY Dr. (I’ve had to meet with others in the practice periodically over the past month or so…it’s not a given that MY Dr. will deliver Baby T.). I love my Dr. – she gets me.
We had the car seat bases installed in all 3 cars (my parents’ included) at a local fire department. FINALLY!
I’LL BE ABLE TO SEE MY CHILD IN THE MIDDLE OF THE NIGHT – AKA I ORDERED NEW GLASSES. WAHOO!!! They’re Vera Bradley Eyeglasses and they’re cute! I think these are the ones I ordered (Emily in Java Blue)…
Randomness: Everywhere I go, people are asking me what I’m having (WOW – I don’t know HOW you could WAIT to find out!) and when I’m due (WOW – you’ve got a WAYS to go!). Oh people, I know you are trying to be nice, but you’ve gotta really think about your comments to an almost 9-month pregnant lady. They’re sensitive and unreasonable (just ask my husband). I have officially made it passed the “oh you look so cute” stage to the “holy you are REALLY pregnant” stage.
My hospital bag is half packed and the other half is written on a list by the bag. I’m really close to being organized with this.
My to-make-and-freeze meal list is complete. Now it’s time to make the ginormous ingredient list so I can make it happen! (I did freeze 1½ garbage breads this week – so game on!)
When asked by the Dr. about my pain management plan, I said that I am open to an epidural. But, if for some miraculous reason I feel like I can power through – of course, I’ll give it a try. She says, “I’ll write ‘probable’ on your file, then” (for an epidural). Haha – thanks for the encouragement. Seriously though, I’m not looking to win any prizes or to be any sort of Superwoman. Bring on whatever it takes to get this little love out safely!
Scott’s Quote of the Week: Scott has been quoting facts from our Baby Boot Camp class that we took. Phrases like “feeding cues” have been on the tip of his tongue. It’s super cute – he was really paying attention!
I was talking about going to a local children’s consignment shop because I have a $5 off coupon. Pregnancy brain wouldn’t allow me to think of the name of the place, so Scott saved the day. But he was a little off! It’s called Angels and Rascals. He called it Rascals and Demons – an ode to Angels and Demons (a book, then movie). Ha! I laughed for 20 minutes.
Any last minute reminders/suggestions from you Moms out there – DON’T HOLD BACK! This includes hospital advice, meal suggestions for the freezer, last minute items that baby can’t live without, etc. I need your help!
p.s. BABY’S DUE EXACTLY 1 MONTH FROM TODAY!!!
Beach Count: 76
Pool Count: 30
High Temperature: 93°