Baby Girl is the size of a chihuahua...or a cabbage patch doll!
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Whoa, she's getting big, I promise....this pic seems to be a bit deceiving. I don't know if it's the angle, or the black shirt but I'm glad I snapped this one a few days prior. Now, this is a little more realistic!
At my appointment on Wednesday, I found out that I'm two centimeters dilated already! I'm not surprised because I've been feeling all kinds of pressure lately. She feels very low and it doesn't particularly feel very good! The news doesn't excite me too much because I know there's really no way to know if this means she's coming early or not. I'd like her to cook a little longer despite the fact that I'm very OVER being pregnant. Regardless, I'm trying reallyyyyyy hard not to rush whatever time I have left and enjoy our last days of being a family of three. My next appointment is on Tuesday, so we'll see if I'm progressing any more. I'm trying not to put too much stock into it though.
As you can tell, I've been taking more photos of the bump these days. I never know which bumpdate is going to be my last. I had to take this one of my shiny coconut oiled belly the other day! Just weighed myself...I've gained exactly 30 pounds so far (same as 36 weeks with Ella). I'm super bloated and noticing that I'm seriously retaining water. I've been vigilant in making sure I'm drinking lots of water. There's nothing worse than waking up with cramps in my ankles and calves. The goal is to avoid that altogether! Speaking of waking up...I wake up anywhere from 4-6 times per night. Getting up to go potty is not as big of an issue for me as the actual act of getting up out of bed. It takes a lot of effort. Looking forward to having a core that works again!
Two more weeks left of work! It has been intense, I'll just leave it at that! I'm planning to stop working about a week before my due date (I'm about 90% sure of this, may extend it if I'm feeling fabulous). It would be nice to have a little time home to prepare for Lil Sis. Her room is coming along, it's starting to look like a newborn is going to be living here soon! Hubs, Ella and I are getting very excited!