How Big is the Baby?
Approximately 19 inches and 4.5 pounds. The size of a honeydew melon! I believe it, she constantly sticks her bum out and it feels pretty large. Takes after her mama, haha.
How I’m Changing
Ummm, I’m huge.
This week everything became a work out. I pulled down the garage door and pulled something down there. Not sure which muscle, but it is no bueno. My right groin is still loosy goosy, and my sciatic nerve on both sides is driving me nuts!
How I’m Feeling
All in all I’m alright. Just very, very hot! Spokane is having the hottest summer in many years, and while the mid 90’s isn’t Arizona quality heat, we aren’t having dry heat. We’re having a very humid summer, which is out of the norm for Spokane. It is very annoying! I would love to spend more time outdoors, but I’m too hot to do that comfortably 😦
What I’m Eating
Cottage cheese + veggies or fruit, chobani 2%, romano beans, zucchini, zucchini, zucchini.
Odds and Ends
Thanks to my mother-in-laws help, Baby Spinach now has crib bedding! Tackling this project was more time consuming than I originally thought it would be, but I am SO pleased with how it turned out.
I’ll write a more detailed post in the future about how this fabric went from dream to reality.
I also borrowed some awesome baby items: arms reach co-sleeper, bumbo, and bouncy chair. And my friend V, who already knitted Baby Spinach an adorable hat, sent some made with love burp cloths. She’s so spoiled already!
Not cutesy related: the hubs and I attended our first (of two) childbirth classes at the hospital where I’ll be delivering. I wanted to do the Bradley Method, but it was 8 weeks worth of 2-hour classes, and since we never know when the hubs will be on the road for trial, it wasn’t a time commitment we could make. So we opted to go the hospital class route, assuming from its description that it would be a good option for us. It sounded like we’d be learning about, and practiving, different birthing positions, natural pain relief positions and pressure points, and the like. There was maybe 5 minutes of that information, and unfortunately I feel like it was a waste of money and time. I already knew all of the information presented, and the majority of the participants were rather immature. Like making “ewww” noises during the videos, or when the instructor talked about the placenta. Really!?! My 4th graders are more mature than that! (well, most of the time, haha). We have one more class in two weeks, and I’m debating not attending and calling to get a partial refund.
The only good thing is that we were able to go on a hospital tour. The hospital I’m delivering in doesn’t have a nursery, so Baby Spinach will be rooming with us. All birthing suites have a jaccuzzi tub, mini-fridges, DVD and CD players, and they have 3 birthing balls. I might bring my own just in case all 3 are in use. And a major plus – they provide sandwiches for the husbands! Haha, this might not sound like a big deal, but most hospitals only provide food for mama after delivery, so it is nice that even though we’ll bring snacks there will be a meal option for the hubs.
Things I can’t wait to eat again: writing about sandwiches just reminds me of how much I’d love a Jimmy John’s sammie.
# of times I get up to pee each night: 3-4, grr the number is creeping up again
Days until my next appointment: I had one yesterday, a chiro appt. on Friday, and my next midwife appt. is in 2 weeks.
Total weight gained: 17.5 pounds
Exercise: Not as great as it has been. My walks are shorter, and my pulled muscle had me down for a few days 😦
What I miss: sleep