How big is Eli? 17 inches- the size of a small cabbage and about 2.9lbs
Health of Eli? Kicking more and more every day! 🙂 Which is not only a relief but also fills my heart up. This little guy can be quite wiggly when he wants to be…yesterday we could feel his little head! Wow! Soon we will be able to hold him and kiss that little head.
I’m still fearful that he might had low muscle tone, but I guess that if he does then he does. All I can say is: baby kicks = ❤
Health of Momma? I can’t decide which one I am more of: tired or hungry…lol Constantly tired due to my inability to sleep solid, but I still feel pretty good despite that.
Weight gain? 24lbs
Maternity clothes update? Ok, maternity clothes, we need to talk…for the last few weeks I have had my heart set on this one dress for my baby shower. I tried it on a month ago and it was perfect! Sunday I tried it on again to make sure it was “the one” only to discover that the top fits perfect and the bottom is inappropriately tight. Joy. That put a funk in my whole day!! I feel like my proportions are almost cartoonish at this point- thick tree-trunks for legs, big ol’ butt and ever expanding tummy. 😛 AND I have my maternity shoot this weekend, so I need something cute and comfortable ASAP!
Also…cute maternity pj’s? …do they exist? lol My tummy is now popping out of my pre-pregnancy stuff.
Stretch Marks? None…yet
Skin? Skin looks good, knock on wood!
Sleep? Still not sleeping solid. Everyone says this is practice for when Eli gets here. I say it is annoying and makes me grumpy at the end of the day.
Best moment this week? Enjoying a bubble bath and my wonderful hubby coming home from a business trip to rub my swollen feet!! 🙂
Labor signs? No labor signs
Belly button in or out? Belly button has begun to poke out ever so slightly at the top. It doesn’t hurt or itch but it does stick out there.
What I miss? Sleep…
What I am looking forward to? My maternity pictures this weekend 🙂
Weekly wisdom? Working on loving this new and fantastic body!! I know I whine about clothes and getting bigger, but it’s so so worth it. I used to walk by mirrors and fantisize about what my pregnant belly would look like, thinking I would never have a big happy belly. So blessed!
Milestones? 3 days of no foot swelling! lol Followed by 4 days of extreme kankles… 😦
Fears? Starting to get scared of the whole birthing process. Feels like an abstract concept, but I keep telling myself that Eli has to come out of there some how. It wouldn’t be so bad or no one would ever do it again, so I know I can do it too, but it does seem kind of scary.
I visited a friend tonight who gave birth a week ago and another friend earlier this week who has an 8 week old…both speak of unbearable pain. YIKES!!
Choline <— some interesting research that was passed on to me about the benefits of choline
We have an ultrasound next Monday and then another with my MFM the Monday after that. 🙂 Hoping to get some good pictures of Eli when we see my MFM (can anyone say 4D?! hehe)
I guess that is about it for now.
I leave you with my random photos from this week! Thanks for following along!