Thursday, December 8, 2011
Size of baby: Over 18 inches and almost 6 pounds, according to Baby Center.
Total Weight Gain: 35 pounds. Dan has lost some weight recently, and as of today we are within 5 pounds of each other.
Maternity Clothes: I have had to retire a few shirts, too small. But I also just put a cardigan on over everything and feel like I have more outfits.
Gender: Boy. Still no name. I think we are going have to meet him first.
Movement: He's never been too active, so my paranoid self counts kicks probably twice a day.
Sleep: Not bad. Still dealing with the twins more than the baby.
What I miss: Walking at a normal pace. I am so slow!
Cravings: I am certainly enjoying all our Christmas sweets and treats.
Symptoms: Anyone who has been pregnant knows the feeling in the last few weeks of pregnancy. Let's just say I feel it all. And I have reached the point where I would rather have him out than in.
I still cannot believe that I am having a baby in the next 2+ weeks. (My c-section is scheduled for the 27th.) I remember when I was pregnant with Tyler, I spent 9 months waiting impatiently to meet him. It has been so different this time. The pregnancy itself was a shock, then months of worry over the hematoma, moving TWICE thank you, taking care of my family including two year old twins, and just recently getting settled, hosting Thanksgiving, and prepping for Christmas, when have I had time to anticipate this baby's arrival? The thought of holding this little one in my arms kind of blows me away, but it is really happening, and before I know it.
I think I'm ready.