How far along: I'm 38 weeks today! Now I'm just counting down the days until we get to meet Vi!
Size of the baby: According to the My Pregnancy app our baby is the length of a leek (roughly 19.5 inches long) and she weighs around 6.8 pounds.
Gender: little miss Violet Mae
How do you feel? Up until last week I was feeling great -- now I have lower back cramps and bump cramps (maybe Braxton Hicks Contractions?). I'm hoping this is a sign labor will start soon.
Eating/Cravings: Eating: I've been on a brunch kick lately -- I eat scrambled eggs all the time for lunch, so when I go out I want french toast and a little bit of whatever h is eating :) Craving: I'd love to have some spicy Indian food to get the labor party started. and I think I'm finally over my burgers and fries cravings....phew.
Miss anything? Sitting in the front seat of our car, long yoga workouts, not peeing all the time, and BLUE CHEESE.
General mood: EXCITED! Now that we're getting closer to the due date I keep thinking about how things will be when our baby is here!
Fears: I've been trying to stay optimistic and positive about labor -- but it still scares me. Bring on the epidural!
Sleep: I wake up a few times a night to pee and from back cramps but overall I'm still getting enough sleep.
Workouts: I'm still working out at least 5 times a week but I have been doing less yoga and more walking. I love love using my foam roller to roll out my sore muscles.
Things I am looking forward to: Meeting Violet and seeing her dad hold her :) !!
Best moment this month: Being totally surprised by h's co-workers with a baby shower lunch last week :) it was so thoughtful. And we met with a really wonderful pediatrician last night (check and check!)
Shout out to my baby daddy: Thank you H for taking this month's artsy fartsy bumpdate pic :) and for practicing swaddling techniques on our "baby" (we used a rolled up towel).
Maternity clothes: My leggings, tanks, tees, and cardigans are still on repeat. But I'm not going to lie I'm totally over wearing the same things all the time.
Purchased/ Currently in my shopping cart: Non-maternity items (WAHHOO!) I'm loving my jean jacket and I really want a new pair of black sandals and a post pregnancy body friendly swing tank top for Spring and Summer. I also want to buy a couple of storage bins and a lamp for the nursery.