i am so amazed at the turnout to the giveaways last week...and best of all...if you missed entering any of them they all close tonight. and to be fair to my 'west coast readers' i've decided to keep the giveaways open til midnight YOUR time tonight. so the giveaways will close at 2 AM the 13th central time. confused? me too. :0) lol.
i've really got not much to say today. so i thought because shaun took a pregnancy picture last night...i'd just post a 'update' post on that. and then get back to the swing of things again tomorrow. we had a busy weekend so i'm using today to undwind and relax...and do wash. so ANYWAYS. on with the 'update'...
Total weight gain/loss: honestly? i'm not sure. i forgot to ask what i was last week at my appointment. i'm up that's all i know!
Maternity clothes? absolutely! except my belly is bigger or different, or something on me is different because a lot of my clothes aren't fitting me!
Stretch marks? still no new ones. but i've got a belly (back, legs etc) full of old ones!
Best moment this week? the rolly polly baby girl in my belly rolling and moving around. she's started being more scheduled with her awake times too. so much fun!
Movement: well of course! it's my most favorite part. i love being able to place my hand on my belly and just have her move under it.
Food cravings: anything sweet at about 1030 at night. seriously i'm starving then. and it has to be sweets. my birthday cake is gone. but there's still some fudge popsicles in the freezer. and i've been craving some soft serve ice cream too. i haven't had that yet though.
Gender: a girl.
Labor Signs: none. but that's just fine with me!
Belly Button in or out? it's almost all out now instead of half out!
What I miss: i truly love being pregnant. but i realize how much we take bending over while sitting for granted. lol. i guess i miss being able to bend over while sitting. but i can handle it!
What I am looking forward to: the rest of the pregnancy going by slowly. i want to enjoy every possible second as much as i can especially *if* this is the last baby. i have decided that even if baby e completes our family i am not going to think of this as my last pregnancy. caitlyn was our 'last pregnancy' and i suffered an emotional rollercoaster because i was so depressed about it. i do not want to go through that again. ((and it was all for nothing...because she CLEARLY was not our last pregnancy!))
Weekly Wisdom: this will remain the same as the past few only because it really just speaks my heart. enjoy it. every single second. as much as you can. ((i've not had to endure weeks/months of throwing up and i'm sure it can be hard to enjoy that)) so enjoy the time that you're not feeling sick and not throwing up. and enjoy the non-headache moments...because all too soon they baby is here in your arms and not your belly. and remember no matter HOW miserable you feel...there are women out there who'd give ANYTHING to be in your place!
Milestones: according to the bump.com -Baby's now the size of an eggplant! Baby's lungs are going through some major developments these days, which (combined with the opening of previously plugged nostrils) means he's now able to practice inhaling and exhaling. The lack of air in your womb means every "breath" is filled with amniotic fluid, but hey -- it's progress.