Size of the baby?
About 19-22 Inches Long, 6 pounds
About the size of a large cantaloupe...
Oh heck yes. Some maternity stuff is a bit tight, and being passed on to my girlfriends who are pregnant, and are a few months behind me.
The available wardrobe is quickly dwindling.
My assistant at work told me today that she thought I was dressing really well throughout my pregnancy.
FYI: that is basically the single nicest thing you can ever say to any pregnant person in the world. If you are looking for a nice complement for a pregnant lady, tell her she's dressing well. You have no idea how challenging it can be some days to work in a professional environment and come up with 5 work appropriate outfits each week when you are carrying a large cantaloupe.
Nope, woo hoo!! I might make it without any stretch marks!!!
Jeremy's coworkers hosted a baby shower for us his office. We are Jewish, and thus are following an old Jewish tradition where you do not buy anything for the baby until they are born. It's based on the theory that you "Don't count your chickens before they hatch". Here is a better explanation: Why don't we buy things....
However, in practice, this can be quite difficult. We currently do not have a crib, dresser, rocking chair, onesie or diaper in our house. So...it was fun to have a shower, and get a few things for the baby (which we will store at my parent's house until she arrives).
When people ask if we are 'ready' for the baby to arrive...I always respond, "YES"...though in reality, our house looks no different than it did 8+ months ago.
Never fear, I have a plan for getting all of the necessities into our home before we arrive with the baby. In case you haven't noticed, I'm a bit of a planner. And of course, there is a plan for making the room ready once she's actually born. And then...you can all see what the nursery looks like!
Her movements have absolutely changed over the last few weeks. The best way to explain her movements are to imagine what you do when you first wake up in the morning. You lift your arms up, stretch them out, arch your back and move slow but strong.
Gone are the days of quick jabs in the ribs, we are now on to full body stretches and squirms.
Last night I really wanted pumpkin ice cream and Indian food. Indian Food because it is spicy and I currently have a terrible cold. I thought maybe the spicy food would open up my sinuses.
Pumpkin ice cream because it is delicious.
And the gas light in my car had been on for a very long time.
Awesome husband went out to fetch the Indian food, gas up my car, and hunt for pumpkin ice cream.
He's a keeper.
Anything making you queasy or sick?
Chicken. And a few new things...peas and fish. Strange, I know.
What I'm looking forward to?
Getting over this cold. Turns out there is absolutely no cold medication that is considered safe for pregnancy. So, I must sniffle and sneeze my way through it with hot water (because most tea is considered 'unsafe') and steamy showers (because hot baths are also considered 'unsafe').
Late pregnancy cold...not fun.
I am having some lower back pains that tend to go away with movement. I have been trying not to sit or stand for too long. As long as I keep moving, it's okay.