How far along are you? 36 weeks and 0 days – and counting every single day down like my life depended on it.
Total weight gain? I don’t even look anymore. I would rather sail blissfully ignorant throughout my day. 😉
Any stretch marks? Still got ’em! I never thought about cosmetic surgery too seriously since I’m one of those “natural” people (short for “Don’t touch my body!” when the nurse comes in with an IV.) and I stay up at night contemplating whether or not to get an epidural. But I think a boob job may be in order after this.
Favorite moment this week? When I had a nesting panic attack and took the kids to Target to buy baby essentials. We had downsized so much in our moves and were not sure we would have any more kids that I had given away our infant car seat and crib over the years. We had nothing for this baby! We spent an afternoon picking out fun baby toys, simple white onesies, bibs, a car seat, and a pack n’ play and then met daddy for lunch in Atlanta. The kids kept asking all sorts of questions and we talked about how Hugh was coming very soon and what he would like to do when he came out. It is one of those simple days full of perfect memories that I’ll forever cherish.
Are you having a lot of movement? He is still a ninja warrior. Keller dropped a piggy bank made of tin on our hardwood floor right next to my belly and it caused the loudest noise. Hugh jumped so hard in reaction I thought it was go-time to the hospital. It’s amazing to think that babies in utero can hear our voices and a little of what’s going on outside of their cocoon.
Food cravings? Um….apple pie? Watermelon. Nutty, whole-grainy bread with butter. Eggs with spinach and cheese.
Maternity clothes? I’ve only bought one shirt since last we spoke. Dave Ramsey, be proud. Then, Émoi Émoi reached out to me and sent me the softest sweatshirt last week, along with a pair of chino style pants that make me feel like my old self in my old clothes before stretchy bands and slimming black this and slimming black that. They didn’t coerce me to say anything, but you guys. Had I known about them sooner, I would have ordered from them for this pregnancy a looooong time ago. The clothes fit perfectly (I was nervous about this since I try on ten pairs of pants to find one that fits right) and are unbelievably comfortable. I love these overalls and this blouse.
What are you most looking forward to? Honestly? The hospital stay. I need a break. And to sleep on my stomach. And to smell that sweet baby smell and know that this summer was all worth it. I need cuddles. And quiet time alone with this little guy. And someone to just take care of me.
If hospitals gave hair cuts and highlighted your hair for you, I would be all over that.
High expectations? Maybe. 😉