One week until Margo arrives. I blinked and this pregnancy is over. I'm content to wait a week, with plenty to do to keep me busy and finalize preparations, but that's not stopping us from working on the Three S's; strolling, swinging, and sex. Swinging at the playground, to clarify.(Sorry to any family members that read that). Before our walk to the park this evening I set up our baby station in the bedroom and double checked my hospital bag, just to be sure. Based on our Dr. appt. today though, she's patiently waiting for her scheduled arrival.
Doctor Appointment: She's head down with a nice, strong heartbeat. He mentioned again that although she's low, I'm closed up "like a clam". It's the second time he's used that phrase. I try not to laugh at what I assume is an unintentional anatomical pun.
Weight: 0 lbs gained this week. Surprising, but I've been pretty active. Total weight gain...get ready for it... 49 lbs. That's right. We went big this time around, literally. I told the doctor that as long as there's still a '1' in front of my weight, I can be proud of my poundage.
Symptoms: I'm drinking water like crazy. I usually have to force myself to drink the minimum 64 oz. a day, but lately I down that and keep going until I fall asleep. Contractions come here and there, I have a headache once in awhile, and sleep is difficult. Really though, my only complaint is still this huge belly. There's no flexibility and it's heavy, so even rolling over is a major chore at night. I have to use the Sailor's arm to pull myself around sometimes. Poor guy.
Food: Chocolate. I bought a Halloween size bag the other day, and I've been munching on it throughout the day. It's the only thing that gets her moving when I worry about her being too still, and I just crave it throughout the day. My sister-in-law took me to dinner the other night and I had the best meal I've had in awhile. It was also a calorie bomb, but I'm content with that being my last hoorah before my post-baby diet!
Belly: I saw a cute pose on Pinterest this week and decided to sort of re-create it. I've never pulled the Sailor into a maternity picture with me, but I figured this being our last it was appropriate.
Nursery: This will be her nursery for the first 5-7 weeks. Like I've said before, as cute as I think bassinets are, the bassinet feature in a pack n' play is 10x more functional long term. I'm praying the warm weather we're enjoying sticks around. Our bedroom is usually colder than the rest of the house, so we're a little worried about having to bundle her up if we get another wave of frigid temps.
So, that's it. The next update will include a healthy baby girl, God willing.
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