pumpkin! i think i look more like watermelon-sized though. my fingers and feet are swollen at the end of everyday.
it varies. not so bad the past few nights.
foods i love:
watermelon, peaches, homemade stir-fry
foods i hate:
any sort of ground meat, pasta, and beyond that, there’s no telling what will make me sick. bryan says mealtime for me is like russian roulette.
i’ve had morning sickness again, since memorial day. some days have been really hard; its frustrating. my doctor says that its just because of the baby is getting bigger and pressing on things, and she’s not dropped yet. hopefully only 2 more weeks–or less!
none. the baby is head down, but nothing else is happening yet.
ready! at least i’m ready. i even wrote down a birth plan. bryan still has a little side-business venture that he needs to finish up (tick-tock bryan!) and the nursery doesn’t have furniture yet (but mom is bringing that).
i feel good about trying natural childbirth this time, especially with my doctor recommending it as best for me & junie. i feel anxious about trying to nurse again. i feel extremely introverted; which has led to me feeling anxious about having too many visitors at our house and at the hospital right after we have the baby. bryan said neglecting to tell people that i’m having the baby isn’t an option. so i’m praying about those little anxieties, and that things in general will go smoothly.
misc. happy things:
~ our friends threw us a surprise babyshower a couple weeks ago; zu was very excited about cupcakes and presents but a little puzzled that she didn’t fit into any of the clothes. ok yes, i was excited about cupcakes too. but the best part was each of our friends praying for us as a family, it really touched my heart.
~ my sister lauren came and visited for a few days this weekend. not only was it fun for zu to have time with her auntie, but it was a huge help for me, since bryan is sick with a sinus infection and i’m sick with morning sickness.
~ my mom will be here in 1 week! bryan and i love having my mom come visit; she’s great with zu, a huge huge help with newborns (she was a pediatric nurse, after all), and she’s someone i go to whenever i need advice or comfort or just to chat. i’m really thankful that she’ll be able to stay a couple of weeks to help out!