|The Eighth Month- August
I am 34 weeks now! On babycenter it said only 42 days to go! Thats not long at all!
I have a checkup tomorrow August 7. Everything is still great. Ross and I went to Myrtle Beach, SC. for the weekend and my feet did swell up a lot. I was also retaining a lot of water that weekend and have been making frequent potty trips ever since we got back! We went to see the Dixie Stampede and the guy giving our food asked Ross and I if we wanted to be part of the races they were having (with about 3 other couples) in front of a huge audience and we had to say no because I'm eight months!
I am getting alot of attention these last months. I never realized how much attention pregnant women get. I have to say, its kinda nice! Everywhere I go to checkout it never fails that the woman asks how far a long I am and if its a girl/boy. I still don't feel like I am as big as I am supposed to be. I thought I'd be much bigger at this point. Its nice when people do give compliments as to how good I look for being almost 8 months. I do continue to eat well and give my baby good nutrition!
Yesterday Aug. 5 I went to the base to walk the 2 mile trail. It felt good to walk it. I may try to walk it each evening from now on. When I wasn't pregnant it took me 30 min. and yesterday it took me 50 min. I assume its because I made 2 bathroom breaks (could have made 3) and stopped for water twice. I wanted to be sure not to overdo it.
Sleeping is not very comfortable for me anymore. In fact, I toss and turn now most nights (which is hard to do when you are trying to get your belly around the other side!) and my arms and hands are asleep when I wake up. Sometimes its hard to turn the alarm off because my hands are asleep. I also wake up very sore...and my ears are even sore! Wierd huh. I'm trying to sleep somewhat on my back at an angle and that seems to make me feel better. Im also waking up almost every hour to use the restroom!
I am trying to finalize Caroline's room so its ready to go. I hung three crosses recently from Audra, Nana Stevener, and Grandpa Clark. I also moved her bookshelf out of the closet and put it next to the rocker so the books are easy to access for when we want to read to her. I took tags off of some clothes/hats, etc. and started washing clothes and crib sheets. I bought some bins for the changing table that will store diapers/wipes/lotions and creams. The decorative boxes that I did have there will be storage for under the crib or in the closet.
The squadron has set up a shower for me for August 24. I am excited about that. I had to update my registries and I am trying to make sure I am registering for the last few items I need!
Soon our baby girl will be here! :) Ross leaves for 2 weeks (Aug. 8-22) and we are praying she waits till daddy gets home for her arrival!
Aug. 7- I saw Dr. Lies today! Everything was great with the pregnancy. At 34 weeks they did the weight check, urine sample, heartbeat, measurement, and gave me a pre-hospital registration form along with a list of things to watch out for this last month. Thats it! Next appt. is 8/19 and doc. said it was a strep test and had to stick a q-tip in both places down there! OUCH! Not sure that will be fun.
Aug. 8- Ross left this morning for Utah for two weeks. I already miss him. At dinner Wednesday night, I asked Ross, so how would you feel if I went into labor while you were gone and you missed everything? He said he would be sad, but that he would get over it. HAH! I said, I WOULDN'T!!! And his eyes got big. He didn't think of it from my perspective I guess! I laughed. I signed up for the womans gym on base for a month. I am doing water aerobics and walking along with stretching and light arm weights. It feels good to get some energy out at the gym and stretch this pregnant body!
Do you see the teddy bear at the top???! He sure is getting closer to 40 huh?!?
Top Questions I have at this point:
1. When will she be here? 2. What will she look like? 3. Is it really a girl? 4. Can't I just hire someone to come clean my house right now? 5. What do contractions really feel like? 6. Why do these cramps hurt so bad? (doc says they are ok) 7. When can I sleep on my tummy and back again?? 8. Why doesn't this car seat seem to fit in the truck and how do you install it? 9. Should I wash ALL of her clothes? 10. Am I drinking too much caffeine!? 11. Will Candie(cat) ever understand that the crib is NOT HER BED?!?!