Tuesday, May 3, 2016

7 Months down, who knows how many months/ weeks to go!!

This month has just flown by! So much to do, and it seems like we're running out of time! Anyone was to come over and help me hang pictures and caulk the bathroom?? Because, of course, those projects must be done before baby comes. :o) I didn't have the "nesting" instinct much when I was pregnant with Simon (maybe since I was so busy working full time), but it's been an adventure this time around!

How far along? 31 weeks! Counting down the weeks with everything left we have to do...
Baby's size?
the internets say say over 16 inches long and about 3.5 lbs, but her last ultrasound 2 weeks ago had her at 3 lbs 4 oz, so she's probably bigger than 3.5 lbs now. I have another appointment with the specialist (yay for extra ultrasounds! One of the perks of gestational diabetes :o) this week, so we'll see how much she's grown in 3 weeks!

Maternity clothes? Yep! Gotta get me some new cool shirts now that the temperature is climbing- yay for Texas springtime!
Sleep: Heartburn and a busy, planning all the things brain are what keep me up usually. And add in one trip to the bathroom a night, and sleep is getting more tricky. Gotta get to bed earlier!

Best moment(s) this past month: Having a roommate for the weeks that Nathan was working crazy hours was such a blessing! It was also wonderful having my dad visit for a couple days- Simon started saying Grandpa and everything! And lastly, having my husband home and not working 60+ hour weeks since Wednesday has been wonderful! Yay for (hopefully) the end of a busy season at work!
Miss Anything? Being able to move easily and not being in pain! Rolling over at night is ridiculously hard, and the lower back/ hip pain has moved into the fun sciatic pain that runs all the way down the leg- yikes! 

Movement: She's crazy in there! Especially at night and when we get a big storm (which seems to be once a week these days!) I don't remember Simon banging so many organs in there, so I'm a little worried little lady will somehow be more active that him!

Anything making you queasy or sick: Nope- thankfully that part of my pregnancy seems to be over. 
Cravings: None that I can think of right now

Labor Signs: The Braxton hicks has been kicking it up a notch, but thankfully it still goes away with rest and water.
Gender: Still a girl on all the ultrasounds!

Symptoms: Acid reflux is a beast! And sciatic pain stinks. It's also hard moving if I stay in one position for too long- got keep mixing it up!
Belly Button in or out? On the verge of popping out! I just noticed it a couple days when Simon demanded to see what was under my shirt when I told him baby sister was in my tummy! So sweet! Here's to hoping he doesn't get too jealous when she arrives.

Wedding rings on or off? On! So grateful I went ahead and got my rings resized- it's so nice being able to still wear them! I'm also not swollen at all in the hands and feet this time (though I'm not sure how much they went back the last time...)
Happy or Moody most of the time: I've definitely been more moody this month, but it's been a rough time with Nathan being so busy. So so glad to have him back in Austin and working less!

Looking forward to: Last temple trip before baby comes, finishing up projects around the house (the cars aren't going to clean themselves! and that definitely needs to be done before lady comes :o), and spending lots of time with my boys before our world is turned upside down becoming a family of 4!