Thursday, October 21, 2010

A Very Weak Update

I know I promised a Lucy update this week...and I will, I will...but it is without a picture, I know, throw stones now!  I am just not in the mood to smile for a picture.  Yes, everything is fine, it is just sheer laziness...hey I am totally using the pregnancy card here, I only have 5 more weeks to flash it!

How far along:  34 weeks 4 days...I went today for my 35 week check-up.  I am sure some of you are wondering why I go just worked out that way from the first appointment, plus Thanksgiving and my due date on a Sunday messes up the whole calendar/planning thing with the doctor's office. 

Weight Gain: Lets just say I have put on my fair share of weight, we will leave it at 30 pounds plus!  But I feel pretty good overall...I have some water retention, but not as bad as it was with Molly.  I am sure having a baby in the Fall versus the Summer (August to be exact) helps with that! 

Stretch Marks:  Yes, I don't see any new ones, but I also can't see past my belly button that is completely black, thank hernia!  But I do have some new ones around my belly button, mainly due to Lucy's position and how she is stretching out my stomach.  But I am not worried, I didn't wear a bikini before and I highly doubt I will wear one now! 

What is New:  Every time I try and put my leg up on the bed to put my socks on...since I can no longer bend over, I get a charlie horse in my calf or my toes cramp up!  Then my feet and calves are sore all day!  Lucy dropped, well, I thought she had already dropped a couple weeks ago, which she did, but now she is fully in position, I mean like I feel like she is going to fall out, and all that pressure, yes, wonderful pressure!  But it makes me feel hopeful that maybe she will come a little early, even like a week early would be fabulous, ha!

What I Miss:  Not having acid reflux all the time, and bending over.  Also, Molly misses sitting in my lap and being carried.  She "understands" but still talks about it all the time.  Usually she will say "you can't carry me because Lucy is in your belly."  Eric has done a great job with making sure she has lap time with him, and he carries her on his shoulders when she goes to bed every night.  That helps with the whole carrying thing. 

Best Moment of the Week:  So don't take this the wrong way, but Eric is not into the whole pregnancy thing, he does not get excited to feel Lucy move or kick.  He is honestly grossed out in a way.  Trust me, this does not hurt my feelings at all!  But we were sitting in bed one night and we were watching Lucy literally turn circles, move every which direction and seeing my stomach literally stretch from side to side.  Even though Eric was grossed out, we had a good laugh about it.  

Other than appointment went well today.  I am still measuring 3 weeks we are all curious to see if Lucy is going to be "big" or if it's water weight, or a combo of both.  It has been a little difficult trying to figure out what to bring her home in, what will fit?!  So I have a 3 month and a 6 month outfit picked out.  I go to the doctor every week now, and next week my doctor is gone, so I will be seeing the nurse practitioner.  Which is totally fine with me.  Also, next week we will see if any progress is being made with all of these contractions that I have been having.  That's really what I am looking forward to.  Not the actual process of it, but seeing if anything is going on! 

Tomorrow night we are going to "Boo at the Zoo!"  I am so excited.  We have done this almost every year we have lived here, except for the first year we moved here.  Molly was only 10 weeks old, so we skipped it.  It's fun to walk around the zoo, they make it kid friendly, not scary and all the pumpkins they carve are amazing.  So hopefully it's not too cold and the rain holds off!  I promise, I will take and share pictures of our time there!

Have a great day!


He & Me + 3 said...

We love the Boo at the Zoo. Hope you have a great time. Wow I cannot believe how far along you are. So soon you will be holding another sweetie. I used to love to watch mine fun.

Kelly said...

Sounds like you and Lucy are doing well! Isn't it exciting and equally scary how close we're getting to holding our little ones!? :)

Sarah Robbins said...

I am so glad things are going well! It is so hard not knowing all the details like when they will come and what size they will be, isn't it?

Have lots of fun at Boo at the Zoo. We had that in Arizona, but not here.

Hopefully you will be holding Molly AND Lucy very soon1

Nicole said...

We are going to go to Boo at the Zoo for the first time this year! I hope Marley loves it. Don't worry about the weight, I gained 56lbs with Quinn! It will all come back off -- you're a champ!

Bethany said...

I can so relate to how you're feeling these days! I'm just a couple weeks behind you, and am starting to feel the joys of the end. :)

Glad you and Lucy are doing well!!

Feel free to check out my post about the third trimester:

Have fun at Boo at the Zoo!!

Amy said...

It will be here before you know it. Keep using that pregnancy card :)

Veronica said...

I'm in shock at how far along you are already. Where have I been? :P

I can totally relate to what you're experiencing with Eric. Fernando was the same way when he's see Livvie rolling around everywhere. Totally freaked him out!

Hope you guys have fun at Boo at the Zoo. I've never heard of that before.

Kristin said...

Hope you have lots of fun at the zoo!! Love ya!

Kari said...

I liked your Weak Update. Made me laugh. I totally got the cramping when I'd put shoes or socks on! And about your acid reflux - have you ever tried 8 oz of warm water with about 1/2 tsp baking soda. I did this the last 2 months of my pregnancy almost nightly and it helped tremendously and almost immediately.
Have a great weekend.

Tracy: said...

Boo at the Zoo sounds so fun! We used to go to something like that during Christmas at our zoo! Have a great weekend!

Unknown said...

Boo at the Zoo sounds really neat. :)

Oh, I hate that pressure as they drop lower. It can get to be where sitting can be uncomfortable.