My mom and sister threw me my second baby shower on August 2. It was so much fun, even though I was exhausted. I had not been sleeping well for several days and woke up that morning feeling tired, weepy, and sore. But, thankfully had a good time with friends at the shower. We played some fun games. My favorite was a game where my sister melted mini candy bars (chocolate) inside of diapers, then everyone had to guess what candy each "poop" was just by smelling it...see the grossness below! The other game was the one where everyone tore off a piece of crepe paper to guess the girth of my baby bump...Patty won! Thanks to all the ladies for such a great shower and great gifts....including our stroller/car seat, pack-n-play, clothes, diapers, blankets, etc.
Now for an update. I'm now at about 33 weeks. So hard to believe we're in the home stretch. After a couple of weeks of bad sleeping, and waking up with a severely sore arm in the mornings, I asked the doctor about it and found out I have pregnancy induced carpal tunnel. Thanks to a wrist brace, I am sleeping and feeling SO much better. I feel like a new woman! Although, I think I've started puffing up a bit in my face which makes me look tired all the time. Baby girl is doing great. The doctor estimates she's about 4.25 lbs. She's really low, head down, and the doc thinks she'll more than likely stay that way until birth.
I think I mentioned we started our birthing classes a few weeks ago at the hospital. They're going great. I'm actually thinking hard about trying to do things a lot more naturally than before. I just figured I would HAVE to have an epidural to make it through. But, pregnancy has a way of making me feel like I can take on the world. I've not ruled out pain medications (I'm no hero!) but I'm hoping breathing and relaxation can help me through a lot more of it than I originally thought. Who knows...we'll see. I posted some 33 week pictures, to the right.
Since we're approaching the last several weeks, I'll try to post whenever there's news or progress. Otherwise, I'll be spending lots of time in the nursery, at work (trying to get ahead for maternity leave) and extra sleeping (while I can!). We'd appreciate prayers for these last weeks and a great delivery. Will write more soon. Love to all.
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