4 weeks or less to go!
This was a busy week, but seemingly productive. We bought the car seat and stroller, we got the glider assembled and in the nursery, I got all of Avery’s clothes washed and ready to go, and we saw Dr. W. again. Our hospital bags aren’t actually packed in a bag, but I have all of my stuff laid out, ready to be thrown into a bag quickly if need be. I had a baby shower at work, which resulted in even more diapers and several Target gift cards…which we plan to use this upcoming week for a few more last-minute things. All in all though, if Avery decided to come today, I think we’d be ready!
How far along in this pic + the Date: 36 Weeks, 1 Day — April 24th, 2013
Total weight gain/loss: Up 31-2 pounds.
Maternity clothes? Unneeded response here.
Stretch Marks? Nope.
Sleep: I have been craving naps EVERY day…but by the time I get home, there’s not enough time.
Best moment this week: Probably my work baby shower. It made me realize how wonderful the people I teach with are.
Miss Anything? Not having the urge to cry every single time there is something that comes up that I am unable to do!
Movement: Still a lot. She especially likes to respond to Adam talking to her.
Food cravings: Ice cream and strawberries.
Anything making you queasy or sick: Nope.
Gender: Avery girl, as Adam calls her.
Labor Signs: Lot’s of pressure/super tight belly. Plus I’m now at 1 cm and 50% effaced.
Belly Button in or out? Flat as can be.
Wedding rings on or off? Mostly off.
Happy or Moody most of the time: Emotional, but happy and excited too.
Looking forward to: Finishing another week of school–particularly EOC testing, getting my hair done one last time before the baby arrives, book club, our last baby class, and the next weekly dr. visit to see how I’m progressing!
A few Random Pictures from the last few weeks…
Mari and I. I’m sooo lucky to have the best friend a girl could ask for. I can’t wait for Avery to meet and play with Mari’s girls, Eleanor and Eve.
Tina and I at our joint work baby shower. My work bestie is due about a month after me. It has been a lot of fun sharing this whole pregnancy roller coaster experience with her. Plus we are both having girls.