Baby Growth: Baby A weighs almost two pounds and is about 14 1/2 inches long; roughly the size of a head of cauliflower! He is sleeping and waking at regular intervals, opening and closing his eyes, and sucking his fingers…so sweet!
My Symptoms: This week I started feeling terrible pains in my lower abdomen- like doubling over pains! I dealt with it about three days, but ended up calling the doctor’s office. He immediately wanted to see me; so I found someone to cover my class (the teachers/administration at my school are incredible, any time I need to leave they will cover me, no questions asked! I am really so grateful for that!) Brian was at work and I was a little nervous so mom met me there. The end result was round ligament pain! I felt so silly for even coming out there, but you just never know and I needed some peace of mind.
The very next morning on my way to work I was in a 4 car pile up one mile from our house! I was sitting at a red light just minding my own business and WHAM! hit from behind. I immediately freaked out and started crying hysterically. The poor man jumped out of his car to check on me and the other two cars in front of me and I had a meltdown! I called 911 and the fire department, ambulance, and police were there in about 5 minutes! I pulled myself together when the EMT got to my door to explain to him I was 7 months pregnant and wanted to check on my baby. My options were to be taken to the ER- on a stretcher, or have my husband take me to the OBGYN and have an ultrasound. Well that was a no brainer, I did not want to be paraded into the ER on a stretcher with the flu and who knows what else going around. So Brian came home and took me- 2 days in a row now! I saw the new mid-wife whom I’ve known for years and she did a thorough check and an ultrasound. Thankfully Baby A was perfectly fine…sound a sleep! She assured me that everything was perfectly fine with him and the placenta; they were concerned that the impact had caused the placenta to detach. We got to watch him on the ultrasound for about 5-10 minutes (the ultrasound girl is SO nice!) He would not turn his head no matter how much she prodded him. He was head down, face down with his hands up at his face! So precious; every time I see him or hear his heartbeat I am in awe of how GREAT our God is and how blessed Brian and I are!
Weight: Well, not only did I go to the doctor for the pains one day, the car accident the next day, but I had my glucose test the day after that! I was a little embarrassed- 3 days in a row! Oh well, everyone was super nice and we just joked about how I was coming every day that week! They weighed me all three days and I have gained 13 pounds since my first visit.
My belly has really popped out there, I guess all those pains were me stretching after all! I feel like my lips are swelling but everyone says they are not; I think it may be that they are so chapped. My arms feel very flabby, but I think I look normal from the back.
Maternity Clothes: Still rotating my 4 dressier maternity pants during the week but my favorite thing to wear is my maternity blue jeans and leggings from Motherhood. I wear them every. single. day. on the weekend! Most of my normal shirts still fit they just really show off my belly, which I really like because people are always smiling at me and asking about Baby A!
Movement: Two words- WILD MAN! I love love love feeling him move. He is more active at night and first thing in the morning when I wake up. Mom is flipping out because every time she tries to feel him he will not budge; he kind of does it to Brian too! I tell them he’s just a mommy’s boy and is playing tricks on them! They don’t think it’s very funny!!
Sleep: For some reason I sleep much better in the chair in our living room then I do in the bed! I’m still getting up twice each night to pee, and now we have an awesome new wake up call each morning at 3:50 a.m. The newspaper delivery guy’s truck is extremely loud and sounds like he is coming through our bedroom wall every morning. I tell Brian every night that I’m going to call the police, but I’ve decided to call the newspaper and complain. It is totally ridiculous!
Cravings: Nothing new really this week. I did realize that I eat the same exact thing every morning- multi grain Cheerios and orange juice. It tastes SO good to me!
Best Pregnancy Moment This Week: Ordering Baby A’s furniture! We were fortunate to find exactly what we wanted a great price; it will be in later this week!
This is Baby A’s crib…
Hutch with dresser…
We are going to use the hutch as a bookcase on the floor until he gets older and then connect it back to the dresser.
Questions/Concerns: Starting to feel some anxiety about the labor and delivery. Nothing specific just the whole process in general. I have NO idea what to expect, so the fear of the unknown is starting to get to me. I’m thankful that we start our childbirth classes soon, I know that will answer a ton of my questions- and yes I will be bringing my “Trapper Keeper” as Brian calls it and taking some major notes!
Goals: We finished the guest bedroom this week and I organized the linen closet! We are still contemplating a name; I never thought I would be this far along and have no name for my child!
I’m working on lesson plans for my long-term sub and trying to get everything covered at school. I also want to figure out a plan for organizing his closet- I know, total nerd, but hey I love for everything to be neat and orderly!