|Once upon a time I could button this jacket...|
*Twenty-four pounds gained. I would say a good 20 of it is from cake.
*Waist measures... let's just say I "lost" my tape measure. Yeah, yeah. I... lost it.
Little Monster's Stats:
*Our little guy weights about 4.5 pounds and his total length is nearly 19.5 inches.
*He is now keeping his eyes open when he is awake
*Neurons and synapses are developing in huge numbers allowing him to master things like sucking and swallowing while breathing.
*..and for TMI of the week: his testicles are descending from his abdomen into his scrotum. Awww.
*This week we have become a honeydew on the Fruit-O-Meter
Pregnancy Fun Facts:
Last week karma decided it would be a fun joke to give me third trimester morning sickness. I spent every morning sitting next to the toilet, cursing the good fortune of my (unknown) first trimester. By the end of the week I was feeling better, but I was still getting what I call "yucky burps". Basically, the baby is running out room in there and is starting to press on my organs-- including my stomach. There have been times when I have 'burped' up the last thing I ate. It seems to happen mostly at night, riiiight before I am about to fall asleep. It's really... awesome.
The baby has made it very clear he only likes it when I lay on my left side. Aye- aye capt'n. If that's what you want, that is what I shall do.
Let's talk about his energy levels for a second: good lord child-- are you trying to escape through my bellybutton?? That is not an exit! He doesn't really kick anymore, but he does push on my sides. A lot.
At this very moment, I would sell my mother for a roast beef sandwich and a root beer. (Sorry Mommacita). Recently I have been wanting a lot of peanut butter- in milkshake form is bonus points.
I ditched the wedding bands weeks ago for a plain ring I had laying around. However that won't fit anymore either so I have been commando on the ring finger. Earlier in the week I had a woman in a doctors waiting room inform me that "the Lord looks down upon unwed mothers". I posted this on my Facebook wall, and my favorite of the 25 comments I received was from my friend Mike's sister Beth: " You should have told her it was your 4th- all to different Daddys. Then asked 'You think the big guy's okay with that?' ". My actual response to the woman was "Well thank goodness I waited five months after the wedding to get pregnant". Really, the nerve of some people. But I do believe I might invest in a cheapy ring from Kohls.. just to be on the safe side.
My mother hosted a second baby shower for us this past weekend and again, friends and family were so generous. We have been so blessed, and we are so thankful for all the gifts we received. Now I just need to organize it all.
Our good friends, Cara and Rob, recently found out they are having a little girl in December. Clearly this means that their precious angel has to marry our little monster. We've already started to draw up the paperwork. Here is Cara and I introducing the
bride and groom wee ones to each other:
Finally, I think we are getting closer to a name. Maybe :)
Always & Forever,