|Check yes to: backache, constipation, heartburn, and achy feet! Thankfully no stretch marks or varicose veins. My belly button is still an "innie" but it is super stretched out!|
At my appointment last month, Susan was measuring two weeks ahead. At my appointment today, she was still measuring two weeks ahead. According to the doctor, this means that we have an above average size baby. Well we kind of figured we would, seeing as how we are tall and the babies in our family on both sides tend to come out around 8+ pounds. I asked the doctor if that meant she would come early (fingers crossed) and the doctor smiled and said no. Not that I want her to come super early. But babies are considered full term at 37 weeks. So she will be fully cooked on March 6. So I am totally fine if she wants to make her debut then. But I have a feeling she is good and comfortable and is planning on riding this gravy train as long as she can.
She has definitely become stronger. I feel her moving all day long. She is very active. It's even weirder to watch my stomach move. I still can't distinguish between a foot or a hand or elbow, but watching my belly flicker or in some cases, waves of motion, is weird! It's kind of like when the alien first explodes out of that guy in Alien.
|Actually, I think I might be a little creeped out if I see her foot like this. But maybe its less creepy when you see it on your own belly and not a stranger's from Google.|
|I am really so proud of our craftiness. It turned out even better than I pictured in my head!|
|We are planning to add a second lamp to the left end of the bookcase. The other lamp is next to the glider on the other side.|
|Susan Louise Cook!|
We are actually pretty busy in January with baby classes. Next week, we are taking Infant CPR. Our parents are also coming to take the class too. That afternoon, we go to prenatal peek to see her in 3D. I am really excited because from what I have heard, what we see will really almost resemble what she looks like at birth. We also have our prepared childbirth classes coming up and our baby care class. In February we are planning to tour the hospital. I really hope that by staying busy, it will help time go by faster. Otherwise, its going to feel like a really long 12 weeks!