Our little family is SO GLAD to have last week behind us. Andrew had a tough go of it at school, and there were a few fleeting moments when I wondered if he was going to make it through with his sanity in tact. Fortunately, he seems as sane now as he ever was before, so I guess he made it through unscathed. He had several big tests, most of which he did really well on. He has finals this week and the week after, so we are buckling down for a couple more rough weeks before Bonnie gets here, and before he has THREE WEEKS off!
We don’t have any big plans for his three-week break… other than to HAVE A BABY!!!
The two of us had a wonderful weekend together. Andrew said yesterday that if this is our last weekend without a baby, it will have been the perfect last weekend as a husband and wife with no children. We spent Friday evening cooking out with friends (the friends who have a baby due shortly after Bonnie.) Saturday was spent at Andrew’s rugby tournament, and Saturday night we got ice cream from one of my favorite ice cream places. On Sunday we skipped church, slept in, had brunch with a friend, and spent some time at the pool. The weather was beautiful all weekend, save for some overnight rains, and we took full advantage of every moment.
How far along? 38 weeks… so basically, little (or not so little) Bonnie is just taking advantage of my hospitality from here on out. That little booger…
Total weight gain? 16.5 pounds. And Bonnie feels HUGE! Seriously. I am getting concerned. Maybe I should lay off the carbs?
Maternity clothes? Yes. And stretchy non-maternity ones.
Stretch marks? Nothing on my stomach.
Sleep: Same old, same old… To be perfectly honest, it feels like I barely sleep at all during the night, which makes the nights feel super long. But I usually get a good nap in during the day. Just wish I could sleep as easily at night as I seem to be able to during the day!
Best moment this week: Celebrating the end of a long, hard week with dear friends on Friday night.
Miss anything? Having normal-sized feet and ankles. Mine are so swollen!
Movement: I am still feeling her move, although her movements are a lot different now that she is so big, and I’m still feeling her very high, which tells me she still has not dropped.
Food cravings: Mexican food, iced coffee, watermelon.
Anything making you feel queasy or sick: Nope!
Labor signs: I wish I could answer differently, but no, absolutely none.
Symptoms: Swollen fingers, ankles, and feet, fatigue, MOOD SWINGS, itchy skin, and a face that will not stop breaking out.
Belly button in or out? Still in, but nearly flat. It is really strange looking.
Wedding ring on or off? Off. And my fingers are so swollen I’m beginning to wonder if it will ever fit again! Just to give you an idea of how swollen my fingers are… MY HUSBAND’S wedding ring barely fits on my fingers. There are several fingers it won’t fit on at all. They are huge.
Happy or moody most of the time: MOODY! The moodiest I have been the entire pregnancy. I am just so done. It’s not necessarily that I’m tired of being pregnant, but that I am really ready to meet our little girl! But for Andrew’s sake, I should probably take a chill pill, get my act together, and be a better sport this week!
Looking forward to: Tomorrow’s doctor appointment… I’m actually nervous about it, and afraid we still will not have made any progress since last week’s appointment (or the one before it, for that matter.)
What’s Going on with Baby:
- Is probably 7+ pounds by now. Crazy.
- Is fully cooked.
- Is practicing making fists and fetal breathing.
Andrew has several finals this week, and takes his last final next Thursday. Schoolwork and studying will keep him busy and distracted until then. I, however, do not know how I am going to function these next couple of weeks… ALL I can think about is how excited I am to meet Bonnie!