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27 days?!?

I should remove the ticker on the side, because when I see how many days are left, I’m always shocked!!  We’ve finished our childbirth classes and the breastfeeding class.  Although I’m fully aware that there’s still plenty we don’t know and plenty we’ll have to figure out specific to BabyMort, but I feel like we’re as intellectually prepared as we can be.  We have her nursery and all her ‘stuff’ ready to go – Aaron even cleaned out the car and installed the car seat over the weekend.  I’ve been on Craigslist like crazy and we’re planning on going to garage sales over the weekend to try to get a few last big things – a stroller, swing and pack & play.

My heartburn has been a lot worse for the past week or so.  I’m also having more trouble sleeping, but luckily I can take naps during the day now!!  I start my weekly doctor’s appointments on Thursday.  I’m looking forward to this week’s so I can find out how she’s ‘hanging out.’  I feel like she’s sitting really low and sometimes it feels like she’s laying sideways, because I think I can feel her head on one side and her butt on the other.  I don’t have anything to back that up though…

At the end of this week, BabyMort will be considered full term.  She’s losing all the fine hair that’s covering her body and is gaining about an ounce a day now.  She doesn’t seem to appreciate it when I use my belly as a shelf – for a plate, a book, or even my arms.  She gets extra squirmy when I do.

36 weeks

36 weeks

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I love you even though I have a crazy belly button now…

"I Love You."

"I Love You."

A friend of mine posted a picture like this when she was pregnant and it definitely made me go “Awww!!”  I had to have one of my own…

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29 weeks

BabyMort weighs about 2.5 pounds by now.   That’s the weight of about $4.50 worth of pennies or 10 sticks of butter.  She’s approximately 16 inches from head to toe – about the size of my laptop.  Her weight and length are about the size of a butternut squash according to BabyCenter.  One of the biggest things that Chloe’s doing this week is getting a bigger head to accomodate her growing brain!!
Our Little Squash

Our Little Squash

I think it’s ironic that she’s the size of a squash this week, because it’s one of the things DaddyMort’s been trying to get me to eat.  The Dr. suggested that an increase in potassium and calcium would help prevent charley horses.   These are the foods that I’ve been “approved” to eat by DaddyMort due to their high potassium content:
Bananas
Oranges
Apricots
Avocado
Strawberries
Potatoes
Tomatoes
Cucumber
Cabbage
Cauliflower
Chard
Bell pepper
Eggplant
Squash
Crimini mushrooms
Brussels sprouts
Parsley
Spinach
Broccoli
Tuna
Halibut

I have a banana every morning, either plain or in my smoothie.  I eat raw broccoli as snack every now and then and we have it with dinner a couple nights a week.  I had strawberry shortcake as my dessert several nights last week and we had baked potatoes for dinner last night.  We have some frozen butternut squash from late last fall that we’ll be pureeing in our marinara sauce later this week.  I’m thiking maybe we’ll make tuna salad for lunch later this week.  So…I’m trying!!  Let me know if you have any good ideas for working more potassium and/or calcium into my diet.*

We went to the hotel to use the fitness center on Sunday afternoon and took our swimsuits since the Dr. said I could sit in the hot tub for a few minutes.  I ended up deciding to just walk/jog some laps in the pool instead of using the treadmill, because my hip was bothering me.  I can totally see why women enjoy water aerobics during pregnancy!!  It was fantastic and I think we’ll try to make it part of our weekly routine.

29 week Belly Shot

29 week Belly Shot

Some weeks I look at my belly shot and feel cute.  Other weeks, I feel sort of frumpy.  This week I feel frumpy.  I think I’ll attribute it to the oh-so-comfy sweats I have on and the wearing of my husband’s t-shirt.  At least you can’t see my freaky belly-button this week 🙂

*Under no circumstance will I eat brussel sprouts, just for the record…

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27 weeks

Holy cow!!  27 weeks – depending on what you read, I’m in my 3rd trimester.  That means we’re almost done!!  It sure feels that way at least.  There’s no hiding that I’m pregnant, even in a big hooded sweatshirt.  I have a doctor’s appointment next week and then they start coming every 2 weeks instead of 4. 

27 weeks

27 weeks

On a side note, my belly button is getting stranger every day. 
If you look closely at the picture, you can even see the top part that sticks out.
 

After spending time with my beautiful niece and adorable cousin, both about 3 weeks old, I’ve decided I need to work on my biceps.  Holding babies is hard work!!  As the weather is getting a little nicer, we’ve been going on walks.  There’s an occasional jaunt on a treadmill as well, but walking outside is so much better!!  Now I just have to find a way to make working my biceps more fun.  Maybe I’ll just have to work a lot of baby holding in…

I’ve been feeling pretty good, but I have been experiencing indigestion and back pain.  The first time I had indigestion, I was trying to explain it to Aaron and he kind of looked at me like I was an idiot, then told me I had heartburn.  I’d never experienced it before, so I was oblivious.  Now, I’m an expert.  We have Tums, berry flavored, next to the bed, downstairs in the family room and in my purse.  I haven’t found any specific triggers, beyond eating in general and laying down – neither of which I can avoid!!

We’ve been wanting Queen size bed for a while now.  After I got the Leachco Snoogle Total Body Pillow it was even more needed, because the pillow and I don’t leave much room for Aaron.  Since I was having lots of back pain, and our bed was over 20 years old, we decided to get a new bed.  It’s Memory Foam, which is supposed to be great, and is supposed to keep you from feeling the other person tossing and turning.  Hopefully, the new bed, combined with visits to the chiropractor and possibly a massage, will help me get through the next few months.

BabyMort weighs about 2 pounds and is about 14.5 inches long with her legs stretched out.  She opens and closes her eyes and sucks on her fingers now.  She’s sleeping and waking on a regular schedule now, which I’ll totally believe since she gets going right as we’re laying down to sleep every night.  I haven’t noticed a pattern during the day as much, but I think that’s because I’m moving around so much more I don’t always notice her moving.

Next time you’re in the produce aisle, check out a head of cauliflower.  That’s about how big Chloe is right now.

 

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