For this last month we’ve decided to take bump pictures every week instead of every other week. I’ve read that the baby really packs on the pounds and the belly grows the most in the last few weeks, so we’ll see how that goes for us!
Baby is the Size of a: Coconut
Gender: It’s a Boy!
Food Cravings: I want dessert like crazy! I’m talking the most decadent chocolate cake, a giant ooey-gooey cinnamon roll, frozen yogurt with all the sugary toppings, and wash that all down with a big-gulp sized rootbeer.
Only 5 more weeks of gestational diabetes and surviving this pregnancy without dessert… can I do it?!?!
Food Aversions: No real “aversions” just getting tired of the same ol’, same ol’ boring food I’ve been eating with the diet. I want more of a variety, but I lack the energy to put forth the effort in finding and cooking some alternative recipes.
I need my own personal chef… AMY!!! I know you read my blog. How about you move in with us and start cooking for me? Please!
Movement: The little dude is still as active as ever! My husband started laughing the other day while feeling him move. Then Justyn said he thinks the baby has 8 arms and legs and is moving them all at the same time.
Yes! I think the same thing sometimes. Then, I start to wonder how crazy active this kid will be when he’s here! THEN, I start picturing my wild younger brother, John, as a child: running all over the house, always going 100mph, constantly hurting himself because he just wouldn’t slow down! Oh boy, I just might have my hands full with this one.
Maternity Clothes: Nothing new, but I did find a skirt in my closet (with an elastic waist) that actually works pretty good as a maternity piece! I needed to tweak it just a bit by folding it over, under my belly, so the front doesn’t hang lower than the back.
Worst Moment of the Week: Oh wow, it’s been a rough week for me emotionally. I’ve been letting everything get the best of me: the lack of sleep, the stress of my diet, not gaining any weight and getting sick of hearing “you’re due next month? but you’re so small!“, and all the aches and pains of the last month of pregnancy!
I had a good talk with my friend, Emily, who just had her 1st baby in October. She really helped to get me out of my funk, encouraging me to start focusing on the baby instead. She reminded me about all of the great things that are coming soon and talked about how amazing it is to be a mom!
I’m trying my best now to keep my thoughts positive and to focus on the precious little baby that will be here in just a few short weeks! I can do this, and it will all be so worth it in the end. 🙂
Best Moment of the Week: Remember me talking about how my best friend is pregnant too? Well, not anymore! Here’s a sweet picture of her little angel “Lucy” born on 7.11.13
Congratulations to Tony & Jessica! She’s just so perfect and I can’t wait to meet her. 🙂
Looking Forward to: We’ve got an ultrasound scheduled for next week!!! I’m so excited about this, we haven’t had an ultrasound since week 18! I really can’t wait to see my baby boy on that screen and make sure he’s still doing alright.
Best Quote from the Daddy-to-be: I recently asked Justyn if he thought I had started walking differently. Without hesitation, he responded: “Yeah, you’re walking like a duck now.”
Newest Baby Item(s): Um, nothing new for baby this week because Mommy spent her money on a new haircut (and maybe a pedicure too)! BUT, the haircut was done with the baby in mind. I chopped off nearly 6 inches because it was just taking way too long to fix my hair everyday. Less time working on my hair = more time for baby! Plus it I think looks pretty cute: