Sunday, July 15, 2012

single digits

My due date is exactly two months from today. I'm officially 31 weeks and in the single digits until our babe is due to arrive. I can't believe it and, then again, I can't believe I've still got 2 more months for this belly to grow.

I'm still feeling good. No major complaints other than the fact that I'm carrying high and the baby feels like it's in my lungs. Example A:

Some days I can't sit on the floor with Everett or lean a specific direction because the baby is literally jamming his/her feet into one of my lungs. I carried the exact same way with Everett. I'm not sure if it's just the way my body carries a baby or if it's signs of another baby boy.

I'm up to 19 lbs gained. My goal is to keep it to 30 lbs or less. I gained 33 with Everett. All my clothes are still fitting fine, but I can tell my belly is getting bigger and my thighs for that matter. I had a few nights this week that I couldn't get comfortable and one night that I slept terribly. I blame it on anxiety over Everett's move to his big boy room and bed (he did awesome by the way! details to come).

When I was pregnant with Everett, my face and specifically my nose got bigger. That's not a joke. It started around 29 weeks. Example B:

This is me at 32 wks at my Pittsburgh baby shower. Schnoz in full effect. I've been hoping that the nose/face swelling didn't start with this baby until at least next weekend. Reason being- my brother in law is getting married and the last thing I want are a bunch of family pictures of me with a big swollen face. So far so good. Thank you Jesus.

I still think there's probably a little boy in my belly, although lately I've been accidentally referring to the baby as she. Not sure where that came from? Maybe my friend Lauren's dream: she dreamt that I had a little girl and named her Tetley because I love tea (which I do not). haha. Everett goes back and forth between thinking that he's going to have a little brother or sister. Aaron claims that "he has no idea and doesn't know why I keep telling people he thinks it's a boy" ha. So, we're all over the place on gender.

It's getting close. Pretty soon I won't be able to see my toes

Everett wanted a "turn" taking mama's picture 

I started getting the nursery baby-ready. I cleaned the crib. Aaron moved the mattress back up the highest setting. I organized the nursery closet. We're starting to slowly get ready. It's hard to believe that two months from now we be a family of four. Here's to hoping I've got lots of energy these last 9 weeks to get stuff done and maybe that it won't take 9 weeks to meet our newest little love!

1 comment:

Paul and Sarah said...

Im guessing that you are having a girl.