First of all, I want to thank Heather at Mama Knows, Honeychild for recapping my great Momlympics win. Phil was very impressed with the curvaceous figure she gave me :)
Please excuse the blurry picture, but I just need you all to see how much I've exploded in the past couple weeks. I've outgrown a lot of my maternity shirts, and I just keep growing! At my last appointment, I had only gained 19.5 pounds, but I'm going to blow the socks off my midwife when I weigh in this time. 6 pounds in 2 weeks is an acceptable gain if the weeks include snowy days and Valentine's treats, right?
|34 weeks and I am surprising myself!|
Every other week at work, we have a Faculty Meeting where all of us have to sit at the student's desks (the kind with the chairs attached) while we listen to the Administration give us updates. It's become a running joke to the ladies who sit around me that I won't be able to sit at the desk much longer.
I think I have maaaaaaybe one more meeting left to sit before I'm standing room only.
As far as I know Baby Martini is still transverse, but I've started going to a chiropractor who is trying to help loosen everything up to give the baby more space to turn freely. She massaged my shoulders (she couldn't believe how tight I was!) and it felt sooooooo good. There's one spot on my back that made me cry when she touched it, oh my gosh it hurt so bad (how am I going to get through labor?) She said it's from my ribs separating to accommodate the baby. Sounds pleasant enough.
My only real craving is still cottage cheese, but this week, I have been more than happy to eat Vanilla Joe-Joe's, and I'm all out now, and Trader Joe's is an hour away :(
What other pregnancy stuff can I bore you with?
My rings are getting tighter, which I'm blaming on the phenomenon known as Gold-Shrinks-In-The-Winter, because it couldn't possibly be the box of Joe-Joe's I ate...they're ALL NATURAL! I have just begun the waking up around 2 am for no reason part of the pregnancy. It will be interesting to see if this baby is a 2 am nurser and these are just my trial runs.
All kidding and nerves aside, I really am excited to meet this baby!!! With the gene pool Phil and I have, our kids can end up with any color hair or eyes and I always get so pumped to see what he/she will look like. As long as the baby is cute, we'll keep it ;)