Okay so I have my opinion, but curious to see what others think. The photos below (in no particular order) are of the donor, my wife Chris (the genetic mother), and myself (the non-biological but pregnant mother). Who does Reese resemble most from her US photo? This will probably all change once she is here lol.
Friday, October 25, 2013
This will count as our 34 week board lol, belly pumpkin!
Our pudgy little girl is measuring 5lbs 5oz! Look at those chubby cheeks and plump lips!
How far along? 34 weeks
How big is baby? Cantaloupe
Total weight gain/loss: Gained 36lbs :(
Maternity Clothes: Same old
Have you started to show yet? I am starting to get the "WOAH" reaction from people lol
Best moment this week: Baby shower and our last US
Miss Anything? Nope
Food Cravings: Protein
Anything make you queasy or sick? No
Gender prediction: It is a GIRL
Symptoms: Swelling to my knees at times! Sciatica here and there and the new and latest Braxton Hicks contractions!
Major purchases this week? Nada
Thursday, October 24, 2013
So our baby shower was this past Sunday. It was awesome, everyone was so generous! It took us a few days to get unpacked, but we are officially unpacked and ready for Reese to get here. I just finished the newborn laundry along with towels and linens etc. We also have our bags pretty much packed for the hospital! I can't imagine going another six weeks but I suppose it's totally possible to make it to the BIG 4-0!
I had my mid wife appointment today, I gain 7lbs in 3 weeks which is concerning! She said I am very swollen. But my blood pressure has been great though, consistently 110/60. So I will continue to hydrate and stay active and see what happens. I have not been eating more... if anything I eat less and have been more active the past two weeks. So it's a bit annoying to see the numbers continue to get higher!
When we got home from our appointment we were just sitting in the nursery... so I decided to put the breast pump together and gave it a try lol. I actually produced colostrum! Not much but I was impressed! Tomorrow is our last US of Reese until she is here! I will post an update tomorrow after our appointment, I am curious to see how big she got!
Sunday, October 13, 2013
Wednesday, October 9, 2013
Yesterday my fellow team nurses from the NICU threw a baby shower for me and another preggo on my team. They had it at a cute little cafe. It was so nice of them and I had a great day! Reese got plenty of nice things too!
I started to get things ready for Reese home coming since there are only 58 days until my due date! I washed all the newborn stuff I have so far as well as the blankets, towels, and washcloths. I started to pack the diaper bag but still need a few things for it to be finished. I made a list for a hospital bag and need to get a few things for that as well. I haven't started to pack that yet... a part of me doesn't want to jinx anything lol.
I'm hoping that I don't go early but if I do hopefully it's at least after the baby shower lol.