|Excuse the face - Ben was cracking me up while taking this picture!|
How big is baby: Last week, Lemon was the size of a head of romaine lettuce and this week he is the size of a bunch of Swiss chard. (Maybe the most random produce comparison yet!)
Anxious about: If my body is doing anything. I had some low pressure in my stomach on Friday, and some back aches - both of which eventually faded, but I'm hoping these are small signs that he's starting to get into position and that labor will happen sooner rather than later! (Fingers crossed this is what I hear at my doctor's appointment later today!)
Anticipating: Labor! Okay, so maybe not labor itself, but rather the process because that means we will finally get to meet him! I'm getting more and more antsy because this isn't just like we've been waiting for almost nine months. By the time he gets here it will have been almost five years since Ben and I started trying to expand our family so to say I'm ready is a bit of an understatement. (Ben's all "babe, he'll come when he's ready," and I'm like, "I want that to be NOW!")
Diets/cravings/aversions: Nothing I'm really avoiding, but I do think I've had more acid reflux lately than normal. I'm wondering if this means he'll have a little bit of hair?
Movement: Lemon does these motions that I now refer to as "butt rolls." Because of where he was positioned at our last ultrasound, a lot of the movement I feel on my right side I now know is either a foot or his butt - I'm starting to be able to distinguish between the two. Every so often throughout the day I swear he just wiggles his butt and the movement it creates is so funny and feels weird, I told Ben it feels like he's rolling his butt all around - hence, butt rolls. It makes me laugh, every time.
The belly: Bigger and bigger and bigger - oh my! It's seriously laughable - I say the phrase "this is out of control," (referring to my stomach) at least once every couple of days.
Miscellaneous: Ready. Oh so ready. The nursery is done, the car seat is installed, the hospital bags are packed and in the car, and I have draft emails prepped to send to friends and family for when he's here. (I've got a draft blog post prepped too so as long as I can post it from our tablet at the hospital you'll be in the loop! But if you don't follow Love Everyday Life on Facebook you may want to do that now, just in case!)
My mom is on a work trip and doesn't get back until the end of the week, so Lemon is under strict instructions from Grandma to not be born until then - ha! However, in my head, that's when the eviction notice starts. I'll be just a few days shy of 38 weeks - I'm going to walk walk walk this baby out! (I know all you moms out there are laughing, thinking I have a say in when he's born - just let me dream, okay?)
Things that made me laugh/cry: We finished Lemon's room! We were pretty close, but had a last couple of things to do - so it's done and wonderful and I'll be sharing pictures later this week!
Best moment of the week: When I took our car seat to the fire department to get checked, the fire fighters inspecting it told me we did an excellent installation! I guess a lot of times people don't install them before they come to the fire department (so they can be shown how), and when they do they are rarely correct, much less done that well. Talk about flying high after that - I texted Ben (he was at work), and told him this counted as our first parenting win!
Oh my gosh, speaking of Ben - I know I've talked about how I can't wait to see him and Lemon together, but there was a moment this week when I thought my heart was going to burst with joy over the two of them! Ben came home from work one night and I was upstairs in bed, so I called out, "hi babe," when he came in. He replied, "hey baby," and I swear the second he started talking, Lemon starting kicking and going crazy! I love that he responds to our voices, but especially so much to Ben's - it makes me grin from ear to ear!