Total weight gain: Had an appointment yesterday afternoon...and...::gasp:: 23 lbs (total). I may or may not be able to attribute the rapid weight gain to eating the entire tray of chocolate covered strawberries I made earlier this week, and devoured (bymyself) in a matter of 3 days.
Maternity clothes? Um yes. All I can say is that I kind of wish it wasn't SO HOT because I was.not.prepared to be this pregnant when it was this hot out (its been 90 degrees!), therefore, my clothing selection is low, and almost non-existent at this point.
[If you think I'm looking a bit lower these days, you aren't alone. More on that later.]
Cravings: Yea, did you see those chocolate covered strawberries up there? That was a total.random.craving. They were oh so yummy.
Oh, and while at the doctors...she said to me, "Have you noticed that you're dropping?!" I said, "YES, in fact...I think its funny you said that because I JUST noticed today how much different I feel!" She said, "Well, that's a good sign of progress!" [Don't get me wrong, I don't necessarily think she meant progress as in, "you're gonna pop!"..but more as a step in the right direction.]
You can see a difference from last week's picture. Notice the space between my lady lumps and my tummy--much more of a gap this week.
Gender: daddy's girl
Labor Signs: lots of bh contractions...getting stronger, but not 'the ones'. Still have time ;)
Belly Button in or out? I'm thinking since we're this close to the end, it's staying in.
What I miss: Skinny feet. Well, my feet were never "skinny", but gahhh....the heat, and pregnancy are doing a number on my feet. They are definitely getting swollen these days and it's not cute. At all.
Weekly Wisdom: There is SO much to be excited about and thankful for. I am ooozing with excitement and joy :)
Milestones: Making it so far...and with a healthy pregnancy at that. We have come so far. The miscarriage was one of the hardest, most heartbreaking things we have EVER been through. In those moments I felt so much desperation to start our family and felt that it would never happen. God is SO so so so SOooo good, and we get to meet our daughter, (omg-our "daughter"!!) in a few short weeks, and she'll change our lives forever. I can't wait to fall head over heels in love.
Favorite Moments: All the moments I'm spending with Declan by ourselves....cherishing it...taking walks together...relaxing together...being just us, but looking forward to our family.
Have an awesome Friday!