Size of baby: This week, baby girl weighs two and a quarter pounds (like a Chinese cabbage) and measures 14.8 inches from the top of her head to her heels. She can blink her eyes, which now sport lashes. With her eyesight developing, she may be able to see the light that filters in through the womb. She's also developing billions of neurons in her brain and adding more body fat in preparation for life in the outside world.
Sleep: Sleep is still my biggest issue. My hip/groin/pelvic pain is making it impossible to get comfortable while laying down. I've gone to the chiropractor twice and I got a massage last night but the pain is still there. Has anyone figured out a way to sleep comfortably?? I'm thinking seriously about trying out the recliner one of these nights.
Movement: Her movement has been kind of sporadic lately. Some days she's punching and kicking like a champ and other days she's quiet and only gives light taps. I've still been having quite a few BH contractions but my Dr said I'm ok unless I have more than four in one hour.
Best moment of the week: Passing the glucose test and getting a massage. I just have to say how thankful I am to have such a great husband. He has been so understanding and helpful throughout this pregnancy and he's always asking if there is anything he can do for me. Just another one of the million reasons I love him!
What I am looking forward to: I think I've mentioned a few hundred times that I can't wait for our shower this weekend. I'll mention it one more time in case anyone missed it....I'm so excited to see my family and friends!!
Weekly wisdom: This one comes from my always hilarious Aunt Jody- "opinions are like assholes, everyone has one." An oldie but goodie for sure! I received a very thoughtful email from her this week that made me smile- she is such a caring person and I'm glad to have her in my life. Thanks again Aunt Jody your email made my day!
|Steve with our travel system- thank you Dad & Regina!!|