I am having a baby in a month
It just hit me about two days ago when a bunch of girls at a baby shower told me they all delivered 2-3 weeks early. Of course I was overwhelmed. Of course I thought, "Three weeks early is next week." And of course the first thing I did when I got home was make sure I had preemie outfits, just in case.
So far things are pretty good. I just have achy joints, a cold, and heartburn 24/7. I know it could be a lot worse so I'm not complaining. Yesterday I spent like $30 on medicine for it all and, needless to say, I slept like a newborn baby last night. That is except for the potty breaks every 2 hours. :D (As a side note, it cracks me up when people tell me to enjoy my sleep while I can. Um. What sleep? haha...) We are going to the doctor weekly now and according to our doc Talmage is head-down and weighs about 6 lbs. at this point. I haven't felt contractions or anything close yet but I know its only a matter of time. And every day I can feel the baby move more. It really is strange feeling his head and shoulders grind against my pelvic bone...Jonathan likes it when he sticks his feet out from under my ribs cause you can see it plain as day and even grab it! And then he'll say, "I can see you, Tow-mudge" hehe. I love that.
The doctor we saw this last time is new at the clinic and such a blessing to me right now...the other two doctors, though wonderful people, I just haven't felt comfortable with. And now with so little time left it is comforting to know that there is someone who I trust to deliver this baby. Hopefully he will be available that day!
Speaking of babies, there are so many new babies coming in my ward right now...I have like four more showers to go to before mid-April- hopefully I can make it to most of them! I really don't mind though because of the turn-out that I had at my shower. I am still so thankful that it went so well, and any way that I can return the thanks I am all for it.
Oh, and for those of who asking for an updated belly pic, here ya are. If Jonathan didn't have my camera and my face wasn't swollen I would pose a head-to-toe. But, this is all I got.
This weekend Jonathan's mom & sister are coming to help wrap up things up before our little one arrives. I couldn't be more grateful for them, and although I miss my family that is too far away to visit right now, their support is equally treasured. And thank goodness for my husband...he really tries to do all he can to make me feel better or calm my anxieties or fulfill my cravings :D He is just as excited to see and hold Talmage as I am.
Loves to you all!