We are scheduled for a c section on Monday, December 29th. He'll be the perfect Christmas present & we just can't wait to meet him! His nursery is nearly complete with just a few final touches to be done. It has turned out better than I expected when I chose a nautical theme.
I had a beautiful baby shower several weeks back & am so thankful for everyone who came to shower our Shep with love! He got so many beautiful things & we had such a great time celebrating him. I'll post about that with lots of pictures soon.
Since my last post, Hatcher turned 2 & we had a big celebration for him! He is getting more & more excited about becoming a big brother. We talk about Shep all the time and he loves to play in his room while Mommy organizes baby essentials. He also loves to give him kisses & point to his ultrasound pictures on the fridge. I just know these two boys will be the best of friends! :)
We got to have another 3D ultrasound on 11/3 and it was so much fun. Shep gave us lots of great pictures & was very active. He has the cutest little nose & chubby cheeks! They had him measuring about 2 weeks ahead of schedule but the doctor isn't concerned at this point because I am measuring right on schedule. We shall see if he decides to make his appearance early but we sure hope he stays in there & is born healthy!
I had my 34 week check-up today & all is well. Below is my "bump" shot & some updates.
How far along? 34 weeks, 2 days
Total weight gain/loss: +33 lbs
Maternity clothes? Oh yes!! And lots of Johny's t-shirts for sleeping! :)
Stretch marks? Nope!
Sleep: Getting more uncomfortable and having a harder time falling asleep. My wedge pillow is helping a lot though and once I'm asleep I'm usually good minus a potty break or two!
Best moment this week: Enjoying some quality time in Charleston with sweet friends & hearing Baby Shep's heartbeat today at the doctor.
Have you told family and friends: Yes!
Miss Anything? Being able to bend over comfortably to put my shoes on. Boots are no joke! Thankful my sweet husband is willing to assist!
Movement: Yes and lots of it! Shep is very active and most active late at night.
Food cravings: Still spicy food, sweets & sweet tea.
Anything making you queasy or sick? No
Belly Button in or out? Depends on how he's laying but the past few days it's officially been OUT! That never happened with Hatcher so it's funny to us.
Have you started to show yet: Yes
Labor Signs: No
Wedding rings on or off? Engagement ring...on...wedding band....off & on...depends on the day!
Happy or Moody most of the time: Happy!
Looking forward this week: Thanksgiving in LaGrange with all of my family! Can't wait for yummy food & good quality family time! :)