No baby news aside, we did have a nice holiday weekend. We had lunch with friends on Saturday, went to the pool briefly between thunder storms (apologies to anyone at the Signature Club who had to see me in my maternity suit), and have managed to eat dinner at home for three nights in a row. Sunday there was a jazz concert on the lawn of Ashland, Monday morning we had a great breakfast at Alfalfa's, and Monday evening we were back at the pool.
|Saturday at the pool.|
|Sunday morning CinnaMonkey from North Lime Coffee & Donuts|
|Labor Day fun at the pool with Daddy|
|Original Due Date 8/31/13|
Best moment this week: When Ellie asked me to sing her a song last night, and then kept saying, "sing another song, Mommy" (not really baby-related, sorry).
What's new with baby: She is LOW and ready to GO! About the size of a small watermelon. My midwife still says labor is imminent, so we just have to wait and see.
Mom is feeling: Frustrated. Bored. I'm on maternity leave now so when Ellie's at school I have to come up with ways to stay occupied. I've been knitting baby hats (have now finished two and am about to start a third - haven't liked the first two).
Weight gain: 22lbs, though down to 20lbs this morning (same thing happened with Ellie, I gained 22 lbs, then lost a pound or two right before her birth).
Wardrobe: Mostly sundresses and skirts. Baby sister is so low that my maternity pants feel tight across my belly.
Cravings: Sour Patch Kids, which is funny because when I was pregnant with Ellie in the first trimester I was all about sour candies, but not at all with this baby. Now at the end, I want them all the time. I still drink cold ice water all the time, too.
Missing: Being able to easily chase Ellie, or carry her up the stairs without groaning, sitting with my legs tucked up under me (I'm able to sit this way still, but my PT has advised me to keep my pelvis symmetrical at all times, so I'm not supposed to cross my legs or tuck one under when I sit so as not to aggravate my Sciatica.)
Scared about: Leaving Baby Girl. How long we'll have to stay at the hospital. Pete being out of town when labor begins. Being a family of four.
Excited about: Meeting Baby Sister. Introducing her to Ellie. Being a family of four.