BabyCenter told me today that I could be "starting to experience back pain." Ha! What would I give to have been pain free this whole time!? Actually, it made me stop and think, and at least it hasn't grown worse as the weeks have passed, it's just sorta that steady ache.
The baby is supposedly 3.75 lbs and almost 17 inches in length, like a large jicama they say! Delicious with hummus. Peach fuzz is supposedly there (though I'm sorta hoping for a bit more hair for this girl than Wyatt had!) along with finger and toenails. I'm supposed to gain a pound a week now, with "half of that going to the baby." So. I guess that means the other half is for me? Blurg.
Actually, while we're on the subject, I had my appointment yesterday and the nurse told me I'd lost two pounds since my last visit! And while I know you're supposed to be gaining weight while pregnant, you find me a woman who wouldn't be thrilled at a two pound weight loss, and I'll show you a liar. It's probably slightly off, since I was wearing a skirt, it certainly has nothing to do with any lack of eating on my part. I'm in that phase where you don't have much room for food, so you tend to eat less, more often. I bought a bag of those cheddar cheese sticks from Costco last week, and those have proved to be a great quick snack. Maybe too great. Too easy to pull out and snack on. Also? Found some ice cream sandwiches at Target that uses Ciao Bella gelato.
I didn't even look at the calories, I just put them in my cart and advised Caleb not to look either. We're just going to enjoy them, alright?
(Wish I'd done that with the Magnum ice cream bars...)
Time is ticking, folks. Thankfully, just as I was starting to panic about not having much ready for this little girl (except for an ever-growing closet full of adorable clothes...), Caleb finished painting the nursery. Tonight he set up the crib and moved in the rocking chair, and I've had him change the location of each at least 3 times. And am not set on their current location. An Ikea trip is planned for frames and hopefully a lamp base (I have a shade that apparently attaches at the top and so far I haven't found a single base that will work!) and maybe another dresser if I can't find one on the classifieds in a timely manner. Or Etsy. I've also created a list of items we need to purchase, and keep adding to it but haven't crossed anything off yet. Some form of double stroller (maybe a sit and stand that can convert later?), baby gates, mobile.... When I start to get discouraged about everything we need to buy, I start listing off the items we already have and will use, to console myself. It could be worse! We could be starting from scratch, right?
Though she occasionally moves into the proper position, she still spends 98% of the time sideways. On one hand, this is actually the most comfortable for me, when she does venture downward, she shoves her legs or bum right up my rib cage and I feel like I can't lean forward at all. On the other, well, I've discussed this with each update. Blabbity blah, blah, blah. No worries yet, right?
It's been unbearable hot the last few days, and it's only been in the mid 80's, so I find myself increasingly grateful that we're in the home stretch. I've spend the last two afternoons outside while Wyatt practices on his new bike (more to come on that!) and holy moly, it only takes about 10 minutes before my feet start to swell. Today I took my rings off at 11:30. Thank heavens for a house with air conditioning! I remember all too well our first San Jose house, spending all summer pregnant with just a window AC unit. I am blessed.
I know, it does look a little small here, but keep in mind it's a morning shot. If you could only see me now! (Thankfully you can't, because after Wyatt's bedtime, bra-time is over.)