Weight Gain: Baby probably weighs around 4 pounds! I missed my doctor's appointment this week because of all the snow and poor road conditions, so I have no idea how much I weigh - and I'm okay with that :)
Maternity Clothes: One of my besties, McKenzie sent me a box of goodies this week which included some of her winter maternity clothes to wear through the holidays. Sharing is caring and I am so appreciative because like I have said before - I would rather be spending money on BBM and Christmas presents than on maternity clothes!
Sleep: Not so great these days. It has gotten colder, so we have turned the heat on, but I have a built-in heater these days so I'll be cold, but then wake up hot - and I have to pee. And I'm thirsty. It's a vicious cycle.
Missing Anything: You know, with this snow - I was thinking about going snowmobiling and having a little drink the mountain. I don't necessarily "miss" it, but it does sound fun!
Movement: Plenty of movement. Some days more than others and depending on what I eat and drink, movement can be pretty funny. I can tell the baby is getting larger!
Food Cravings/Aversions: No one has brought me a lemonade lately...
Labor Signs: I had three people tell me this week that I have "dropped" and one was very adamant that I should be prepared for a baby in the next few weeks. At first, I just brushed it off and told them (at separate times) that I had carried pretty low the entire pregnancy. Finally, I said, "No!" We need to keep this baby in there and let him or her grow for several more weeks! I think it is kind of funny how people share their opinions and even "horror" stories with pregnant women. I'm sure that these people did not think anything of it and were probably just trying to make conversation - however, it kind of freaked me out. Like, tracking and counting my BH contractions, chugging water, and keeping an extra close eye on my blood pressure freaked out. So, moral of the story - unless a pregnant mama is like 40 weeks, maybe don't tell her she has dropped... it might mess with her mind. Friday evening, I had more BH contractions than I am really comfortable with, so let's hope that subsides.
I also had a bloody nose this week - at work, which was just awesome. Apparently, that is normal. I have had a few throughout the pregnancy, but this is the first one in about a month.
Overall Mood: Feeling thankful! We have the greatest support system around us and really do appreciate all the prayers and good vibes family and friends have been sending our way through this journey. We just know our babe will be loved and is lucky to be a part of our wonderful community of family and friends!
Looking Forward To: Getting the changing table this weekend! Chad is taking the weekend off from hunting and we are going to get a few things accomplished around our place. I also have my (rescheduled) doctor's appointment and a (rescheduled) appointment with our attorney to finish up our estate planning documents. And even more fun than that - we have our company Christmas Party (which apparently is being turned into a baby shower of sorts) and a baby shower with friends and family coming up in the next week or so! Busy, busy!
Funnies: This is a not-so-funny... Thursday, it started snowing early and continued all throughout the day and night. I called Chad when I left the office to let him know I was headed home - assuming he was home with all the snow shoveled, dog taken care of, etc. WRONG. He was elsewhere helping someone with a project - not naming any names here. I advised him to not stay too long because the roads were bad and it would be dark soon. He had that crappy farm car of his. "Oh yes, I'll be leaving in about 20 minutes" he replied. I called him again about an hour or so later to check on his status and he told me he was in the ditch on the way home and the tow truck was pulling him out. I just about killed him through the phone. Long story short, he was just screwing with me and was not in the ditch - even though he kept saying things like, "where would you like me to put this chain" and stuff like that. I locked him out until he had everything cleaned up outside once he got home. That boy is TROUBLE! I informed him that he is not to upset his pregnant wife - and he apologized profusely before I allowed him to come inside and out of the cold.
Outings: To continue the trend, I attended a baby shower this week! One of Chad's really good friends from college - Patrick, and his wife Cami are having a baby. Their baby girl is due exactly one week before BBM! Other than that, I didn't have too much going on other than work. I did get my hair done this week - and boy, oh boy were my roots hanging out there! It was definitely needed :) Chad went hunting on Veteran's Day and I worked - because people still need to eat on the holidays!! We also got together with Chad's family to celebrate Boo's birthday on Friday evening and it was great to see everyone - even though I did not like driving in the dark on those nasty roads!
|Last days of fall!|
|To the first winter snow - all in one week!|