No more than 4 weeks left until I am holding my baby boy in my arms! What a wonderful thought!
Simon size: 18.5 inches 6 lbs or so
Weight gain: 30 lbs
Symptoms: Everything you can have at 36 weeks. I feel like a definite 36 week pregnant woman.
How I feel: Pretty good in general. I am tired and sore, but not like I was at this point with Colton.
Cravings: Sweet stuff. And KFC chicken and cole slaw.
Best Part of Last Week: Where to begin...2 baby showers and NST
Looking forward to: Shopping with Dru this weekend!!!!!
Let's see here....
We had our baby shower on Saturday! Loved it, loved it! There is a post that will be separate all about it. Way too much to write and keep you here. But I have to say I am blessed with the most amazing friends and family! I cannot wait to tell Simon all about all the love! Will quit here before I get carried away....I plan on posting about the shower in detail tomorrow!
Monday was Ethan's first day of Pre-K. Another separate posts with pictures. He was so excited to go back to school!!
Monday was my 36 weeks appointment. Weekly appointments now. It is so hard to believe we are at this point. It seems surreal a lot of the time. Simon is measuring back on track. Silly boy really grows in spurts. Dr. L. checked me since we've been having regular contractions for a couple of weeks now. Much to every one's surprise I haven't begun to dilate yet. Huh? Guess he's in there for a bit longer. When she asked about Simon moving, I mentioned he had been sluggish. She asked if he was moving enough for me to be reassured and I answered with yes. She left to get the paperwork and said she'd be right back.
I sat there and thought about it. I felt like I really may not be reassured by his movements. That this might be our chance if something is wrong to find it. What if something was wrong, and I didn't speak up? What if we lost him, and I could have known and didn't say anything. I would live with that forever. And why in the world do I have to have these thoughts running through my head. The doubt. So when she came back in, I told her maybe I wasn't feeling so good about it all. She said she understood, and that we'd get me hooked up.
She sent me down the hall to the NST room. The nurse came in, laid me in super comfy recliner, and hooked me up. We talked about why I was there. When I explained about my heightened anxiety due to losing Lucas and Caleb, she said she completely understood. Dr. L. came in after about 5 minutes to see how things were going. I have to say I am so grateful for having the doctors and nurses I have. They truly care about Simon and I, and they show it. Simon passed the NST. Dr. L. said we couldn't ask for a more perfect score! And I feel the best emotionally that I have felt in weeks.
On Tuesday, I was all set to stay home in pj pants and a tank top. I was going to finish getting ready for Simon and enjoy a day at home. Willy called and BEGGED me to have lunch with him. I told him I really wanted to stay home. After some coaxing, I gave in and headed over there. The girls in his office threw a surprise baby shower for us! How very wonderful! I was so surprised and excited. They are really wonderful, and again, I just feel so blessed. We had a great time, and they bought some wonderful gifts for Simon and I. Not to mention HUGE chocolate bars for Colton and Ethan.
Well, here are some pictures from last week!
Kristan and Tina. They threw the shower for us! I truly love these two women. A girl couldn't ask for better friends. I could go on and on, but another post. Remember?
The shoes I wore! I paid $1.50 for them in July and had to have them for the shower. I love them, and others seemed to enjoy taking pictures of them.
36 weeks belly shot.
The corner above the changing table. Love how it came together.
Simon's bag is packed. Notice the pair of shoes peeking out. hehe
36 weeks with Simon
36 weeks with Colton
36 weeks with Ethan
24 weeks with Lucas and Caleb. I miss them, but know they are ever so close as Simon's arrival draws nearer.
Have a great week! I will post about the shower soon, I promise!!