Baby is around 15 inches long…how’s that for crafty? The Bump still says baby is an eggplant for the 4th week in a row but I prefer this whole ‘taking matters into my own hands’ thing 🙂
Now that baby’s movements are so much more defined, I’m trying to figure out what position she’s in and what body parts I’m actually feeling. Like the bulge next to my belly button…could be a head…could be a butt. And the knees I keep feeling?…maybe they’re actually elbows…or feet. I have a feeling she’s laying sideways in there because when I lay on my left, it feels like she’s dancing, feet on my left, head all the way to the right, both bumping away at the same time. But at this point, it’s really just a guess. As long as she’s head down when the time comes, she can wrap her toes around my spleen for all I care 🙂
So you all know that I passed my 3 hour glucose test but was told that my fasting blood sugar was elevated. And I just got the actual numbers 2 days ago….
At first I was kinda pissed that they’re making me cut carbs and watch my sugar intake for 5 measly points for the next 12 weeks, but after 3 days of low to no carbs, little sugar, it’s kind of amazing to me how much different I feel! I don’t feel puffy anymore and the fact that my wedding rings actually fit on my finger again prove that it isn’t all in my head. I’m down 2 pounds which I’m sure was that extra swelling/bloat, my yoga pants have a little more room in the thigh area, and I haven’t woken up with acid reflux for 3 nights now which was starting to get bad there for a minute. No worries, I’m still eating more than enough and baby girl is getting plenty of food, but I may just be able to keep myself in the healthy 25-35 pound range of weight gain between now and the end. Hoorah!
What I’m craving: gee, um, carbs. Oh, and baby toes. Have you tried them? They’re delightful.
My tummy made the perfect little seat for Ethan and the perfect angle for me to nibble on him.
My youngest sister, Becky, flew in from San Fran this past weekend to meet the babies, and it was awesome hanging out with her for a bit.
It’s weird, she won’t get to meet my little one until baby’s about 3 months old at our other sister, Michelle’s wedding in August, but I’ll be sure to send her lots of pictures until then. 🙂
My sis, Julie and I officially set the date for my baby shower which wasn’t easy…March is almost over, and April is Scott’s birthday, our 1 year wedding anniversary, Easter, our hospital tour, and a few other randoms that have pretty much eaten up the weekends. So with a little hesitation, it’ll be during my 35th week. Someone may have to tip me on my side and roll me around to mingle, but it’d make for some great pictures.
Happy St. Patty’s Day to everyone (please drink a green beer for me)!
And now your 7 month, 28 week belly shot (check out mah belly button, it’s sexay):
This is probably the first year EVER that I didn’t wear green on St. Pat’s (for shame!) but I don’t have anything green that actually fits me anymore. I promise to squeeze into my St. Patty’s Day baby tee when I get home.
I might just have to take a picture of that one.
**EDIT** What was I saying about watching my sugar intake? Someone just brought me this cookie the size of my forearm and I watched as I just intook it’s head and arms and half of it’s torso. Damn St. Patty’s Day cookie looking all purty and sweet.
**EDIT EDIT** WTF? Our office supply guy just showed up with 4 more bags of cookies. And we’re having ice cream cake for my boss’s birthday. It’s almost like they could all hear me crying inside.
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