Monday, October 15, 2012

Watermelon

Watermelon

Franklet update....
  Size of the baby?  
About 19-22 Inches Long, 7 pounds
About the size of a watermelon (though my app says it's been a watermelon for the last 3 weeks. I guess babies top out at watermelons)...
You know when you pick up a watermelon at the grocery store and it's very large, and heavy, and awkward to hold. Yea, that's kind-of how I feel right now.
Maternity Clothes?  
The tank top in this photo is actually not a maternity tank. I have given up on maternity clothes. I have a full supply of summer clothing, but I never purchased Fall items. And, at this point, baby is due in less than 2 weeks...I am NOT buying clothing. So, it's tank tops and cardigans until she arrives.

Stretch marks?  
Still no stretch marks. Hallelujah!
Best Moments?  
Installing our car seats. Somehow this all feels a lot more real when you look behind you in the car and see a car seat sitting there. 
Also, a friend of Jeremy's had a baby last week and posted a picture on Facebook yesterday. He was staring at the photo and then looking at me, staring at the photo...looking back at me. Finally, he remarks, this baby looks big! How does it fit in there? Excellent question. Answered only by my extreme discomfort at this time.

Movement? 
Absolutely. She still moves a ton, but the movements continue to be slower, stronger and more frequent. My hope is that I can feel her move even when she is sleeping...or my fear...which is that she never sleeps, because you can ALWAYS feel something moving in there.
 
Food Cravings? 
 
I continue to have more aversions than cravings. Most meat still sounds absolutely disgusting to me, and I find a new food each day that I think I will never eat again. 
I could lie and say that I crave candy corn. But that has nothing to do with pregnancy. I crave candy corn every fall. (and winter and spring)

Anything making you queasy or sick? 
Most all food. Things are just not sitting well with me these days. I think baby is just pressing on my stomach and making food feel gross. Soup is my go-to food right now.

What I'm looking forward to?
Cuddling our baby
Sleeping on my back
Feeling my right leg
Seeing what the Franklet looks like
Getting out of bed with ease
Putting my wedding ring back on (Yes, my hands have officially swollen up so much I had to take my ring off. And yes, I cried about this)
Introducing Franklet to our friends and family
Getting to know our baby
Watching our dogs reaction to her
Not peeing every 10 minutes
   
Symptoms? 
I think I listed most of them above, but let's just say the end of pregnancy is not delightful. You ache in parts of your body you never knew existed, your emotions are completely out of whack and you are beyond anxious about the impending arrival. 
I started panicking yesterday at the gym. I was working out on the elliptical machine thinking...what if my water breaks while I'm on this thing. 
And then it looks like I just peed all over the machine. 
And what do I do? 
Do I grab a towel and wrap it around myself? 
Do I look around for someone that looks like a mom and grab her and hope she knows what to do? 
Do I stand here and cry? 
I never answered it, but I spent the entire 30 minutes thinking of possible scenarios and resolutions.
 
Gender? 
Can't wait to meet our little Girl!!

Two more weeks until the Franklet's due date! And, I'm not trying to sound cynical here, but don't tell me that 1st babies are always late. And then please, don't proceed to tell me your awful horrible birth story. That is not encouraging. Just give me a hug. That's basically all I need right now. No horror stories, no lectures about how it doesn't matter what doctor is there at the time of delivery, no demands about how I must do things the way you did them, just send over some love. We could use it these days. 

xoxoxo,
The Franks

1 comment:

KRISTIN said...

It was so fun running into you guys yesterday...and I agree with you on ALL account above. :)

Can't believe we're FINALLY at the end!

It's been so fun following along!