August 31, 2017
Wow- this last week has been jam packed with all things baby related!
We took our maternity photos on Friday night, and while I was kind of dreading how “late” we were going to be taking them (because let’s be real, I feel mammoth) Meaghan worked her magic as always (at least according to the two sneak peeks she has given me so far!) and I’m so, so glad I had her take these pictures. (and that I let Laura convince me to do them for the first time ever!)
We added the finishing touches to Finn’s nursery, so it is officially DONE!
Oh, and I had my first internal exam yesterday.
So hey, I guess we’re actually having a baby sometime soon, eh?
Progress: Because I’m nosy and want to know other people’s business, I will share mine with you- currently 1-2 dilated and 50% effaced. We shall see how things go next week!
Symptoms: Lots and lots of Braxton Hicks contractions, lots and lots of trips to the bathroom, feeling huge, feeling heavy and waddle-y, swollen hands, swollen feet, swollen ankles.
Weight Gain: Up another few pounds….woof. Clocking in at 173, +33
Cravings: Jim might have made me some chocolate chip cookie dough at 10:15 a few nights ago.
Size Of Baby: Papaya, Head Of Romaine Lettuce, Large Cantelope? Lots of options! 6 pounds and 18.5 inches long! No wonder I’m waddling…..
Movement: Oh heavens. SO much of that! He’ll be kicking me in my ribs and scraping/poking me in my…..lower regions and it’s like DUDE get out of there. Yep.
Sleep: Pretty good! I’m late to bed typically but then sleep mostly through with only a bathroom trip or two(because I’m sleeping HARD) and then most days I take an afternoon nap.
Clothing: I have another few new PinkBlush items on their way to me! Some more comfy pj pants and a few tunics that will hopefully be great for pairing with leggings in the postpartum phase!
Purchases: I’m looking to buy a new corset/binder for post partum- does anyone have any recommendations? I have a belly bandit that I used with the girls, but I’m worried it might be too small for me at the beginning this time around, so I need a different style to get me started for a while until I can fit into that one.
Looking Forward To: September! Officially baby month!!!
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