I'm seven months pregnant!!!
Things are gettin' serious now!
And seriously exciting! :-)
We've had an exciting couple of weeks .....
And yes. I'm still growing.
Somehow or other, it manages to make me look not-quite-so-big..?
Max currently weighs about two and a half pounds and is approximately 15 inches long!
He now has eyelashes and can open and close his eyes.
He is gaining more fat, so the wrinkles in his skin are smoothing out.
Wanna see his sweet face?
Here's a peek from our 3D/4D ultrasound last week!
Especially that sweet nose ... just like his big sister's! :-)
Oh, and did I mention, Max really likes to beat on his mama, too? OUCH! This guy can KICK!
His feet have managed to make it up to my ribs now, too ... which is a feeling I remembered well from Lucy's pregnancy. (I was constantly trying to push her feet OUT of my ribs!)
My uterus has now passed the basketball-sized stage.
My stomach is feeling very s-t-r-e-t-c-h-e-d out these days. People keep telling me how "HUGE" I look, but today at my doctor's appointment, I discovered that I'm actually measuring a week behind (which is what I measured all through my third trimester with Lucy, too). So that made me feel a little better! :)~
I got to drink that lovely glucose yuck today, too ... so fingers crossed for no gestational diabetes!
I didn't have it with Lucy, but have heard from LOTS of women lately who didn't have it with their first, but did with their second!? ... that makes me a little worried, but worst case scenario, I'll need to alter my diet a bit -- (which could be interesting, considering 75% of my diet these days is sugar and carbs! Yikes! I know ... it's terrible. But fruit and pasta and bread is about all I want to eat!).
My hips have started to bother me a bit the last week or so, too.
I've been forcing myself to walk for a while each night, despite my lack of energy ... it doesn't feel so great while I'm doing it ... but afterward, I'm glad I did. It seems to loosen things up in the ol' hips! :)~ Plus, I sleep better, which is definitely a bonus!
This week, Lucy is gearing up to be a flower girl (again!). She should be a professional at that by now! :)~
Dani's wedding is coming up in a couple of days, and Lucy is very excited to DANCE! (Forget about throwing flower petals! She just wants to get to the reception and dance!:-)
Here she is, wearing Dani's veil the other night ... (I realized it's been a while since I posted a picture of sweet Lucy here - so sad! ... and sorry for the semi-blurry phone picture!:)~
I vote no.
I know ... I might be a little biased.
Is it weird that this morning ... on the first day of school (where I am NOT, which is SUCH a strange feeling!), I was having my own little panic attack, just thinking about two years from now when Lucy will be off to kindergarten!?!
I am truly pathetic.
.... Did I mention she will be coming WITH me to school? And that I will be her teacher?
And I'm STILL freaking out about it!?!
I might need therapy.
Tell me I'm not crazy.
Oh! And if you didn't see my really cool "DIY Faux Metal Letters" project the other day, go check it out! :-)
courage for the week 1.22.17
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