Sunday, July 15, 2012

Full Term! (Almost...) and Lee is home!!!

Far Along?  36 Weeks, 6 Days!  ALMOST FULL TERM!!!!!!! 
I couldn't get the pic to turn around, but here is my belly at 37 weeks!

Total weight gain/loss: We went to the doctor this week, and I am +2, so my current weight gain totals with only 3 weeks and some change to go) is +11.  Wahoo!  Baby grows about 6 ounces a week from this point forward, so we can expect another couple of pounds before I am done. Not to shabby if you ask me!

Maternity clothes? I rocked my first pair of maternity pants this week- I made it to almost 37 weeks before I took them out!!  And...they are so comfy!  Why was I fighting it for so long? LOL! 

Stretch marks? Nothing new. I hate this question.

Size of Baby (in produce)? - A watermelon! And according to the doctor, our melon weights about 6 pounds, 6 ounces right now.  Right on track to have a nice sized mini human soon!  Lee and I saw a watermelon while grocery shopping this week and I couldn't resist a picture!

Sleep:  I was off Wednesday-Friday this week to spend time with Lee, and we slept so much!  Between him adjusting to a new sleep schedule, and me being ready to take a nap on command, we were some napping machines!  SO NICE! Poor Lee is having the worst time sleeping, so he is waking up at 3:30 or 4 am every morning, so I have been thankful to be off work to catch up on sleep.  I gotta get used to this whole having someone to sleep with at night!

Best moment this week:  Really? If you didn't know, Lee is home!!!  LEE IS HOME!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! He got home on Wednesday morning!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Although it wasn't the reunion I had pictured in my head, it was still the best thing ever.  His flight ended up being about 30 minutes early, and so when he arrived, I was just parking and I missed him coming down the stairs :(  but at the end of the day, who cares!  My husband is home!! it is so nice to just know that I have someone here to help me out- and just hang out with!

Olivia was so excited!
Its a bucket of PBR that says "welcome home papa abel" from KelliAnn! :)

Miss Anything? Everything is complete.  I even had some wine this week!  2 of the girls from work ordered Lee and I pizza, and sent us a bottle of wine with it!  It was so sweet of them- and I had some!  Wahoo!  (and yes, its ok to have some wine people... my doctor said it wouldn't hurt a thing!)
LOVED!  Thanks girls! :)
Movement: Oh yes- although again, its less movement, more squirms.  I like being able to show Lee when my whole belly starts moving- he just kind of stares at it and says "that is so crazy."  I think he is still trying to take it all in :)  Poor guy is being thrown right in to it all, so I think he is just trying to soak it all up.  Here is Ledoux's newest profile, although I have NO idea what I am looking at.  We have been so spoiled by the 4-d ultrasounds that it makes this one look like nothing.
Not real sure what we are looking at
Food cravings: Its funny, now that Lee is here, and I am actually eating a regular dinner (instead of cereal) my lucky charm craving has subsided a bit.  I did still have them for lunch yesterday though.  Other than that, I had a random mayonnaise craving on Friday- it was all I could think about, but thats about it.

New Additions? Nothing surprisingly- we are really trying to save, save, save.  we have a couple other things to get that are wants (not needs) so Lee and I are waiting it out.  With me being out of work soon for 15 weeks, and possible life changes around the corner (not to mention we are having a BABY!) we want to have as much money saved as possible.  We saved quite a bit while he was deployed and got alot of stuff paid off, so we are trying to keep with that trend.  Next weekend, we are going to go pick out Ledoux's first outfit that she will wear home from the hospital! 

Anything making you queasy or sick: Nope.
Have you started to show yet:  of course.
Gender: Still a lady!

Pregnancy related gripes? extreme exhaustion is about all I have to complain about.  and I think extreme doesn't quite cut it- its ridiculous.  Oh, and I pee all the time.  That's getting really old, really fast.  Everytime we go somewhere, I think "is there going to be a bathroom there?" haha.

Labor Signs: No, unfortunately.  The doctor said I don't show any signs of baby arriving soon, damnit.  I asked her if we could just make this whole having a baby thing happen now in my doctor appointment, but she just laughed at me.  I think that means no, I have to wait it out.  Lee and I do not like this whole waiting thing, so once we officially hit 37 weeks, we will start doing EVERYTHING to get this lady out of my belly!  The doctor sensed me want to be done, so she said she won't let it go past 40 weeks. 

Belly Button in or out? Still in, but half of it sticks out.  Lee even commented on its odd appearance.
Wedding rings on or off? Still on!
Happy or Moody most of the time: How can I be anything but happy this week?  MY HUSBAND IS HOME!!!!  We had alot of fun- between just hanging out, eating dinner together, and doing normal married things, I have been so stinking happy.  Its so nice to have someone around again!  We went bowling one day, one a date to Old Town another, and have just been doing stuff around the house and errands- its so nice to just have him here to hang out with!

  Looking forward to:  Another doctor appointment next week- we are down to weekly visits now, which means we are getting CLOSE to a baby arriving.  The doctor said all looks good when she did the ultrasound, but at this point, it looks like Ledoux is plenty happy in her little bubble in my belly.  I will find a way to change that :) Its way better on the outside, and if she is anything like her mama, she will be easily persuaded to change her mind by her cute new clothes, shoes, and bows we have waiting for her.  (That's how people motivate me- a new outfit! lol)  My belly has been getting really tight- and i am pretty sure those are braxton hicks... but I am ready for the real thing.  Let's get this baby OUT OF HERE!!!! 

Other news?  We took a hospital tour yesterday- and although they said it was really nice, Lee and I had something totally diffrent in our minds.  His bed is a fold out chair.  I suppose compared to most hospital rooms it is a really nice room, and we have a private bathroom, shower, bathtub, etc. so it is good.  Lee also knows exactly where to bring me when the moment arrives, so thats good to know.  The hospital is really small- which I like because I won't feel like I am not getting enough attention when I am there.  I am just ready to get there, have this baby, and get home!