I can. not. believe I've made it this far.
Only about 6 weeks left if we make it to my due date.
It's kind of like a dream. I can't believe this is actually happening.
And I'm lovin' every minute of it.
Every painful, achey, blissfully wonderful minute of it :)
So a quick update:
As you can tell I'm getting quite the belly.
Baby brother is very active, every time I sit he goes crazy.
Makes it pretty easy to do a couple kick counts each day, which is very reassuring.
Been having quite a few Braxton Hicks. Some of which are very painful.
I got up to go to the bathroom last night (1 of 3 trips during the night) and scared Tyler when I was bent over breathing through a contraction.
It's the only one I've had all day (at least that I've felt and hurt that bad) so I'm not in labor folks.
Friday evening I was having quite a few contractions, nothing got stronger or closer together and then they went away completely.
I know I'm past a scary part of giving birth to a preemie but anything before 37 weeks isn't ideal.
Those babies need to cook for as long as they can!
It's great being pregnant in the winter, for me at least, because I am so hot all the time.
I've yet to need a coat, granted it hasn't gotten too cold here yet but I'm basically heating our house on my body heat alone. :)
No swelling (except my fingers get like sausages when they're hot)
Blood pressure as of yesterday was 128/80. Pretty much perfect still.
Weight gain is 24ish lbs.
I have an appointment in the morning (Monday) and my doc told me not to wear my clunky, heavy shoes since it's the first weigh in after Thanksgiving. Lol. Since I was the one that cooked for Thanksgiving and all we had was a roast, I don't think Thanksgiving will be to blame for any weight gain :)
I still have no sort of birth plan decided on. I'm just going with the flow right now.
We'll see what happens. Although I had a dream last night that I did a vbac.
I should probably start thinking about packing a hospital bag too, huh?
I didn't have one packed with Lincoln (he decided to send us to the hospital WAY too soon)
so it's weird to have to pack something ahead of time.
Oh and make sure to check back tomorrow sometime for baby brother's name! :)
I just love holding you all in suspense.....hehe.
Mean, I know. I'm sorry.
Oh and if you decide to see what we're naming baby brother, please keep all negative comments
to yourself. Please and thank you :)