With only 6 weeks to go I feel like we’re definitely starting to enter ye olde home stretch. The time where all pregnant women start to think, “if I had her tomorrow, would I be ready?”
Answer: Heck no
I have one more appointment on Wednesday and then it will switch to weekly appointments. I mean, how holy crap is that?
All I have to say is this: Mabel Elizabeth, you are not allowed to come early. I(and your father) have many things to do before you get here. Also, your Grammy isn’t flying in until May 21st.
Symptoms | So. Much. Peeing. (and also other bathroom unmentionables that I blame entirely on Mabel) A super heavy and sore stomach- I can’t explain it quite right. It just feels tired and stretched? No more swelling from previous weeks though so hopefully the water + rest is helping keep that right where it is. Outgrowing previously adorable pregnancy tops. Yikesabee.
Cravings | No specific cravings this week- I’ve had a lot of “that looks super good” but nothing that I just had to have…..besides some sweets, which isn’t very Courtney like since I’m traditionally a salty champion.
Size Of Baby | Cantaloupe or Butternut Squash!
4.75 lbs and 18 inches long!
Movement | The usual, plenty! She has a foot? elbow? Something that is sharp and pointy that she always sticks out on my right side, right up around my ribs. She also occasionally stretches out big and makes my stomach look crazy oblong- like a strange trapezoid or something. Seriously love it though.
Sleep | I’m sleeping really great but turning over is an absolute chore. My stomach is feeling so heavy and sore and rolling over is just the WORST. But once I get situated I’m sleeping really well still.
Clothing | It has been rainy and cold this week so the jeans and boots are out for a little while longer. Maybe next week I’ll finally get to convert over to maxi’s alone, but not *quite* yet.
Purchases | Abigail and I went to a garage sale for some church friends who were raising money for a missions trip last weekend and I found a great Fisher Price play mat, a car seat mirror, and a floor lamp to put beside the rocking chair all for $10! Yes!
I’m also looking into buying a support belt to help carry around my stomach, but I’m going to test out using the Solly wrap for that first before I buy anything.
Also (cue up the hallelujah chorus), Jim finally started work on Mabel’s crib! He got it completely sanded and now it is ready for the first coat of coral paint. yay! I’m so excited!
Best Part Of The Week | This week was wonderful and there are too many highlights to list! A laid back weekend together, pajama days at home, lattes, Abigail telling me before bed the other night, “You were a really good mama today.”
Can’t Wait For | Mostly just dreaming up and looking forward to little sister joining our party! My Mom got her flights booked for her extended stay when Mabel is expected to arrive, Jim and Abigail are going on a Father/Daughter camping trip soon so I will get to nest + relax to my hearts content, and hopefully we’ll be finishing up that nursery soon!