It's been a while since I last posted. Sorry guys...my crazy nesting issues have kept me from updating. We're in our final stretch and my stomach can feel it. I'm kind of complaining right now, but in all honesty this last trimester has been pretty fabulous. I don't remember feeling half this good at this stage with Jacob. I'm definitely moving slower and getting tired easily, but not to a point where I can't get certain things done around the house.
What has happened in the last few weeks? I had my baby shower the last weekend of February, which was awesome! My older sister planned the whole thing with my mom and it was so much fun. Audrey is stocked with clothes, diapers, wipes, bathing supplies, and books! Thank you to everyone who came and to everyone who sent gifts from afar! We are so blessed.
My appointments have been going great. I'm measuring a week ahead as of right now, but the baby is healthy and active. I have a long appointment tomorrow that will consist of an ultrasound, non stress test, and regular OB check up. This is all normal for patients with GD. The ultrasound will check her position and amniotic fluid and the non stress test will check for how active she is and how she responds to contractions. At 37 weeks I'll have a final ultrasound with the perinatologist over at the hospital. This last scan will determine how big she is. They just want to make sure that I have the best chance for a vaginal delivery. If she's too big for some reason then we can discuss the possibility of a planned c-section. As of my last perinatal appointment she was measuring perfect and would probably be about 7lbs. We'll see if that is still the case in a couple weeks! She is definitely head down and in position.
How is big brother doing? He's excited for his baby sister to come. He knows the due date and tells everyone that Baby Audrey is coming March 16th. Let's hope so. I was so anxious for Jacob to come out, but with this one I am in no rush. I want more time to get our house ready and I am enjoying my last few weeks of just mommy and Jacob time. People are always saying that the transition from one to two is hard, and I have no doubt that it's challenging, but with everything else in life I am sure Sam and I will transition just fine. I just don't mind if that transition doesn't happen till March 16th! Haha.
Here are a few pictures from my baby shower. I don't have a recent belly pic, but I'll post one soon!
Gender: Girl :)
Feeling anything new?: Feeling lots of hiccups from the baby! I am definitely having more braxton hicks contractions, too.
Cravings: Nothing in particular, but my best friend's Nutella cupcakes are on my cravings list these days.
Dislikes: No dislikes as of right now. Everything is tasting pretty good!
Sleep: Not too bad, although I keep waking up to go pee! Gotta love when your bladder is being used as a trampoline.
Things I miss: Being able to move faster
How is Sam feeling?: Excited and anxious. Not only is he going to be a father of two very, very soon, but he is starting a brand new job this Wednesday! He's my hero. :)
Your baby doesn't have much room to maneuver now that she's over 18 inches long and tips the scales at 5 1/4 pounds (pick up a honeydew melon). Because it's so snug in your womb, she isn't likely to be doing somersaults anymore, but the number of times she kicks should remain about the same. Her kidneys are fully developed now, and her liver can process some waste products. Most of her basic physical development is now complete — she'll spend the next few weeks putting on weight.