Due Date: September 15
Baby Size: Last week we had an ultrasound and growth scan. I told the doctor how much heavier my belly felt recently and described how it feels like baby boy is going to fall out when I’m walking. His response? “At his rate, he’s going to be walking out because he’s going to be the size of a toddler!” Not comforting words, doc!
So yes, baby is measuring big. He was already 4 pounds and 14 ounces last week. (average is 4 pounds). But everything is perfectly happy and we got a fantastic report!
Weight gain: 25 Pounds.
Movement: He may be running out of room in there, but he is still giving me steady kicks up in the rib cage. We can also notice when he is arching his back up into me when half of my belly protrudes further out than the other side.
Best Moments of the Week: It’s been a good week, so I have a few ‘best’ moments!
1. Baby shower number two for the Philadelphia crowd! It was another lovely day and Baby Mac was SO spoiled. I feel like lately there is a lot of negativity around showers, but I still think these celebrations are so special. There are not many other places where women celebrate women. I truly appreciate everyone’s support!
2. On Sunday, my mom came over and we spent ALL day organizing all the baby’s things. His nursery still looks like Babies R Us exploded in it, but I’m working bit by bit on getting everything was set. This was a fun, yet exhausting, day.
3. On Tuesday and Wednesday, Ryan took, and completed, the bar exam! Wohoo! Time to celebrate!
Looking forward to: The beach!!! We leave Saturday for a week.
Food Cravings: Watermelon, smoothies, ice water
Mood: Talk about flip-flopping moods! After a very irritable week last week, this week I felt so happy most of the time! It’s really sinking in that I don’t have that much longer to go! So excited.
Symptoms: Tired. Achy back. Sore feet and calves. Heaviness. Easily dehydrated (hello 90+ days). Insomnia. The gym membership has been put on hold into November. Going to take it easy here on out. Which is SO hard for me to do.