How far along? 37 weeks (38 tomorrow)
Total weight gain/loss: Up 20 pounds
Maternity clothes? Yes
Stretch marks? Yes
Symptoms/Signs of labor: Difficulty sitting down on most non-hard or angled surfaces (super uncomfortable!) and lots of lower pelvic pressure. I have been having random contractions and Braxton Hicks for 3 weeks now so there are "signs" of labor coming eventually but that stuff lasted weeks with Hadley too so I'm not expecting to meet this girl early by any means.
Sleep: Enjoying the sleep that I do get (short stretches) since I will soon be even more sleep deprived with our new little angel.
Best moment this week: We had a lot of fun sewing curtains for the playroom/baby area since Hadley is now patient enough to sweetly sit with me while I work and help hold fabric. Playing at the pool and the splash pad with Hadley. She is really embracing the whole summer pool culture which is fabulous since it keeps us busy and cool- two very important things when you are 9 months pregnant in the summer!
Have you told family and friends: Yes
Miss Anything? Good sleep and a flat tummy.
Food cravings: Well it's not really food.... I'm craving ice like a wild woman so sweet Jim is coming up with creative ways to use ice. Hello fresh fruit and ICE smoothies! ;)
Anything making you queasy or sick: Dirty dishes, raw meat
Have you started to show yet: Yes
Baby is a: Girl
Belly Button in or out? In
Wedding rings on or off? On
Happy or Moody most of the time: Happy
Looking forward to: Making it through another week of summer fun with Hadley. I hope to make it out to the Rusty Truck farm sale in Mayer with my mom and sisters next Saturday as long as baby girl is still happily tucked inside (fingers crossed).
Here are some shots from Jim's cousins wedding last night. It was gorgeous!
Hadley stayed with my parents during the wedding and they had no power due to the storms this week so they played outside, went on the boat and swung in the hammocks in the yard a lot to keep cool! Here is my mom and Miss Hadley swinging-