|An amazing bib - a gift from my dear friend, Amy -- could it be anymore perfect?!|
I'm at week 32.
I'm counting in DAYS until her due date.
This past week was good!
I had a doctor's appointment last Wednesday -- I had been experiencing some pain so I had my first "internal" -- due to placenta previa, it was a modified internal (and not very fun at all) - however, everything looked good! I am not dilated at all nor having contractions, phew! Apparently my body is preparing for birth, hence the pain... awesome! ;)
Saturday, I made a Babies-R-Us trip to buy the ottoman for our glider, a breast pump, a changing table mattress and a mattress pad for the crib -- I'm feeling more & more prepared. The nursery needs a few more things but overall is ready for the peanut! I'm on the hunt for the perfect floor lamp - I'm heading to Home Goods this week to check out the scene.
Yesterday, my brother-in-law Michael installed our window treatments at the house - what a relief! The neighbors can no longer see in all of our windows - oh yeh! They look BEAUTIFUL - we still need to hang the curtains in Layla's room but otherwise it looks so great. IF you need window treatments, let me know - Michael is fabulous!!
... so that's that. This is a big week. Tonight & tomorrow, we have our Passover Seders (woo!) - and Wednesday is our big ultrasound. If the placenta previa hasn't moved, we will be scheduling our C-Section at the next doctor's appointment (a week from today) -- I'm fully prepared for that and ready to know the birthday!!
Next weekend, Josh & I are heading to NYC to celebrate our 1 year anniversary... I can't believe it!!! We have plans to see a show "The Book of Mormon", dinner at our favorite restaurant & a sleepover at a fancy hotel ;) Sunday (our actual anniversary), Josh & I will be sitting 3rd row court side to watch the Heat vs Sixers playoff game (Josh's anniversary gift) - very exciting stuff!!!
Getting excited... less anxiety, more anticipation -- time is flying by and moving awfully slow, all at the same time.
On a side note - I'm sending lots of love and well wishes to my dear friend Vanessa who is due ANY day -- can't wait to see pictures of your darling Nat-Tat! :) :)
|Apologies for the pajamas shot! ;)|
•How far along?: 32 weeks. HELLO 8TH MONTH!! AHHHH!
•How big is baby?: "Your baby will weigh about 4 pounds and measure over 17 inches long—about the length of a hot pair of above-the-knee boots." --HAHA.. I have my ultrasound on Wednesday, we'll find out how big the little lady is!
•Weight gain: I gained 3.8 pounds this week - literally. In one week. I cried, I sobbed, I ruined a perfectly good Friday morning and I decided that this whole weight gain thing is bizarre and happens for no good reason. I'm up 37 pounds and mentally prepared for a 50 pound gain. UHHHH.
•Maternity clothes?: Clothes? Ha. I'm starting to realize nothing looks "good" - I'm trying to accessorize my huge bump. It's hard not to look like a whale. But maternity jeans all the time... still regular dresses and shirts.
.•Sleep?: I slept GREAT this weekend - especially Friday night. It felt so good to sleep through the night (well, until 6 AM) ;)
•Food cravings?: Just food! lol... I love food. Fruit (pears, oranges, bananas) especially.
•Gender?: Miss Layla Jules England <3
•Stretch marks?: Bio-Oil -- need a new bottle!
•Movement?: It seems like all day, everyday - and these punches and kicks are HARD! I told Josh I think she bought a swing set and has friends over daily in there! haha!
•Labor signs?: Keep on baking my little ladybug.
Belly button in or out?: Starting to pop out - it looks so funny.
•What I miss: I am losing energy and it's hard to get comfortable but I feel good otherwise - I don't miss a thing - I'm so excited and anxious and ready to kiss her cheeks!!
•Milestone: 8th month of pregnancy!!!! AND... if I have to have a C-Section, 6 weeks to go!!!