How big is the baby? If you were to ask me, I would say he is HUGE because I feel huge! According to the books, he is almost 4 pounds.
Maternity Clothes? Um...yes. A friend introduced me to the maternity section at Ross that I never knew existed. It has been a life saver! Their clothing is so much more inexpensive than anywhere else.
Sleep? Well, even when I'm not pregnant I don't sleep well. I get up about 3-5 times a night to use the restroom, and another 3-5 times during the night because baby boy pushes his feet against my side and hits my tickle spots!
Best moment this week? Shane was sweet enough to let me fly to California to vacation for a few days with my family. While I was gone he finished up painting our basement! We will be getting carpet tomorrow, which means very soon we will be able to begin working on baby boy's room.
Movement? This little one doesn't STOP moving! My belly looks like I have a huge fish flopping around in there. If I fold my arms against my belly, he pushes back with all his might.
Food Cravings? During most of my pregnancy I have been drawn to fresh fruits and vegetables. Lately I have been wanting crispy french fries in the mix.
Food Aversions? None.
Hormonal buggers? Luckily I haven't been very "hormonal" during this pregnancy, but recently I have been extremely bothered by mouth sounds. Shane woke up to me bawling and covering my ears in the middle of the night a few weeks ago because I was so bothered by the sounds he was making in his sleep! Poor Shane...I try to not let it bother me but I can't help it!
Labor Signs? I get braxton hicks contractions multiple times a day. They aren't painful, but my belly gets so super hard! I actually didn't even realize that they were contractions until my mom told me ;)
What am I looking forward to? Being able to do something about this nesting. Once our carpet comes, I will be able to REALLY clean and prepare for baby!
Weekly Wisdom? Having a baby doesn't mean you have to spend hundreds of dollars on equipment. There have been so many items that I would LOVE to have, but they just weren't practical in price. I found bedding for $40, travel system (car seat, base, and stroller) for $60, super cute diaper bag for $30, I haven't spent hardly anything on maternity clothing, etc...and all of these things were brand new and had great reviews. We have also been given many hand-me-downs that are in perfect condition...using hand-me-downs is okay!
I feel like my pregnancy has FLOWN by, and I'm beginning to feel rushed to get things done and ready for when this little boy arrives. SO super excited to have him here! If you have any advice for me, please share!