I can’t believe how the time has flown! In some ways it’s gone by so fast, others it’s going by so slowly. As of today we are 35 weeks and 6 days pregnant. Tomorrow will be 36 weeks! We’re all excited and nervous. We have a tentative induction date of around January 13th but technically she could arrive anytime.
I went in yesterday for my 2 week regular appointment which will now become weekly visits and all was good. My cervix was closed and her heart rate was in the 130’s. I’ve also only gained around 16lbs so far which I’m pretty happy with.
We had a Growth Scan done. The U/S technician said she’s around 6 – 6 1/2 pounds and is measuring about a week ahead (which doesn’t, however change the due date.) See pictures below. So all in all she’s doing goo. I’m doing well too. Just tired and my feet get swollen.
TMI ALERT … I couldn’t figure out how to do a spoiler wall of text so I’ll be brief. I have the worst hemorrhoid in history. I “affectionately” call him Hemi. Well Hemi arrived last Wednesday and is still hanging around. Purple bloody and angry. I had to “sleep” on the couch for a few nights because sitting up right was the ONLY “comfortable” position. Hemi “burst” somewhat on Monday night but is still there. The medication I have I guess is trying to work to reduce his size/get rid of him but doesn’t do much for the pain. The days are not too bad. Nights are the worst. I find a warm bath and vaseline work the best. Hoping he’ll ease off soon and be gone before the baby arrives. END OF TMI.
My co-workers were nice enough to give me a little Non-baby shower today. (See picture below) Cookies, cupcakes, brownies, a gift card and a beautiful card filled with very sweet messages.
I am almost done with my Christmas shopping. Caleb is mostly done, although I do want to get him a few more little things tis weekend. We have to order the things for the boys tonight. I also caved this year and started doing the Elf on the Shelf. Although I didn’t do the regular Elf that comes with the book, I did the same one but the Plush toy. He was named “Elfie” by our 4 year old. The boys have been having fun seeing what he gets up too. Next year I’ll have to get creative!
I spoke to my BFF today and she is going to be coming down the week the baby is due to partly watch the boys incase Caleb has to be at the hospital with me and they’re not at school but mostly to come visit. I’m so excited, her BF will also be coming down a few days later and be spending a long weekend with us. I can’t wait, we miss them so much! It’ll be so great to see them. We have a backup plan incase the baby comes early but either way they’ll still come down to visit 🙂
The weather is getting cooler which is lovely. I have to get some fire logs this weekend so that Caleb and I can sit outside by the fire pit some evenings when the boys are in bed. I want to try and go and see the local Festival of Lights this weekend. It’s a local nature reserve/trail that they set up with lights and music, it’s really pretty. Just have to twist Caleb’s arm! We actually might be able to take Sam if she’s on a lead, will have to call and see…
Anyway I’m sure there was more I wanted to post but I can’t remember 😛 I’ll def try and post at least one more entry before she arrives. Bump pictures ahead: