Total Weight Gain: 30 lbs
Symptoms: A ton of BRAXTON HICKS CONTRACTIONS!! And the the most relentless heartburn ever! Overall though I still feel quite healthy.
Sleep: I still sleep really well....but when I wake up I'm still tired. I'm sleepy a lot these days....so glad I have my mom and dad here to help with meals and my dogs and my house, etc, etc. They are so good to us!!
Most recent Doctor’s Appt: Great! My BP was 110/60, baby's HB was 145 and my cervix was starting to soften and efface. No dilation yet. Doc thinks labor could start tonight or 4 weeks from now...no way to really know. I'm hoping for sooner than later!!
Best Moment Last Week: Baby Shower #3...two of my best friends (Chris & Cary) hosted a ladies only afternoon shower for me. It was SO FUN having all my girls (well most of them) in one place at one time! Everyone was so generous and I felt so special. One of my mom's friends wrote a song and performed it for the group and one of my wonderful hosts (Cary) made me a special baby shower party hat to wear! Chris brought tons of beautiful pink Hydrangeas from her mother's garden. I even had a couple girls drive in from out of town...as far as 4 hours away!! It was so special!!! I will always cherish the memories!! Here are some pictures...
My super special, one of kind, party hat! :)
SOOO many generous baby gifts!
Amanda performing the lullaby she wrote for my baby!
Chris's beautiful flowers
Cary handmade the decorations!! They were awesome!
Movement: All the time. I can tell she's getting cramped in there!
Food Cravings: Greater's Mocha Chip Ice Cream!!
What I Miss: Nothing! (well, that's not true...I do miss drinking wine and being able to tie my own gym shoes...not much longer!!)
What am I looking forward to: Meeting my baby on her birthday!!!
Milestones: Getting our hospital bags packed, washing Morgan's newborn clothes, blankets, etc and getting her baby gear (swings, bouncer, etc) all set up!! We are totally ready!! We have everything but the baby!!! :)
How is Daddy? He is just as eager as I am to meet our little bundle! We are both SO EXCITED and feeling beyond GRATEFUL that we get to experience this joy as we await her arrival!