Total Weight Gained?: Keeping steady at 180lbs. That means I've gained 39lbs this pregnancy, a full 10lbs less than what I gained when pregnant with Carter. My goal was to gain less and I'm so glad I did.
It's official. The Little Greek Doctor measured my belly this morning (measuring a full week ahead, as usual) and said that Maclane will most likely be as large as his big brother. Now, keep in mind the doctors thought Carter was going to be " an average 7lbs" and he popped out a whopping 9 lbs. 10 oz. at 39 weeks so I do find small reassurance in the estimate that Maclane will be large like his brother.
I still don't think I look as large as I did during my pregnancy with C, so I'm thinking Maclane will weigh in around 9 lbs 1 oz. I'm as excited to find out how much he weighs as I am to meet him!
Sleep: Could be worse, right? 2-3 hours at a time before I have to change positions or tinkle. Pretty soon it will be 2-3 hours before I have to feed a brand new, squishy baby! Might as well get used to it now.
Best Moment of the Week? The nursery is finished and I've shared M2's name! Well, except for shades, the nursery is complete which means I will be revealing it on the blog later this week! I absolutely love how it came out and I'm so thrilled to have shared M2's name with you all. I also absolutely love that so many of you are just as excited to "meet" him as we are! Thank you, thank you!
Belly Button: I never thought my turkey-thermometer of a belly button could ever turn flat, but turn flat it did! Even The Husband poked fun at it this week.
Labor Signs: Contractions tend to strike in the evening, just as I'm settling in on the couch to relax. Nothing exciting- maybe 6 or 7 an hour, 6-9 minutes apart on average- but they typically seem to fizzle out after that initial hour or so. But darn, do those suckers hurt! No progress, of course. I was checked at 38 weeks and my cervix was hanging out in my throat (where Maclane also happened to be hanging out)- so I declined any further checks. My body is labor-retarded and I'm OK with it!
Movement? Uncomfortable but he's still going at it. He's so big that we're able to define exactly which body part is moving across my belly; arms, hands, feet, etc. I can't wait to kiss and nibble those fingers and toes!
Food Craving? Ice pops. Watermelon. I can't get enough of either.
What I miss? Beer. Skinny clothes. Sleep. Walking like a normal human being and not waddling/walking like I have a giant stick shoved up my tush. The ability to bend over. The ability to walk up and down a flight of stairs without having to take a break halfway between the top and bottom. All of those things and then some.
What I'm looking forward to: Celebrating Father's Day and our "last weekend as a family of three!" My parents will be coming into town on Sunday and we'll be throwing a backyard crab feast (in honor of my Dad and The Husband) and I'm looking forward to relaxing and soaking it all in!