A few of my baby bump favorites from our maternity / family shoot at 35 weeks:
How far along.... 36 weeks! THREE WEEKS TO GO, PEOPLE! It's getting serious over here.
How am I feeling.... Good! I do feel extra huge this time, like this baby literally has nowhere else to go so he/she is going straight out. Sleep is not painful and my compression socks keep the ankle swelling down, so besides having to pee all the time, I really have no complaints. My emotional state is still all over the place, but that's normal for me, ha. I am still very, very excited to find out if baby is a boy or girl and that keeps me focused on something happy and positive, and my mind off the impending c-section surgery and recovery that I always dread.
How is baby doing.... Very good. Staying put and moving all the time, day and night. I am at the doctor weekly now and while my blood pressure tries to creep up every time they take it, I get good readings at home. Darn "white coat" syndrome. I just want to make it to our scheduled date, especially with the recent news that Nick will be traveling for work the WEEK BEFORE our c-section.
Milestones, etc.... I thought I had that terrible itchy PUPPS rash again like I did with G, but it only lasted for 4 days and went away, so my doctor doesn't think that's what it was. It was very weird and it made me think I was having a boy again. But now I am totally unsure again. The guesses at work are pretty even for boy vs girl. We scheduled our newborn shoot so it's on the calendar. I still don't think we are 100% sure on a girl name, but we do have a boy name we love. What else? Grayson is very excited to meet his newest sibling and he is mama's biggest help these days! Such a love. He helped me get my jeans off this morning as they were stuck and not going to happen at this point. And Cora is completely enamored with her baby doll, so I think she will be very interested in this real baby. She is such a mama's girl, but she loves Nanee even more if she has to pick between us. That will help a lot with the transition. I plan to check in once more here before baby comes.... almost a family of FIVE!!!