wednesday morning we had a doctor's appt where we saw baby again. cannot believe how much he's changed since the last ultrasound, biggest change being his size and how 'squished' he appears to be in his little home. there really isn't any more room for him, so i guess the only other option is that i'll be getting bigger - yikes!
found out he's in breech position and currently folded in half with his feet up around his face - now that's flexible! maybe we have a future romo gymnast on our hands...
and isn't that cutest little face you've ever seen?! being able to see him is such a blessing and miracle each time - it's building the anticipation until i can actually meet my little guy in person.
also had my glucose screening test at wednesday's appt - not going to lie, i was pretty freaked out about this, mostly b/c i was scared of not passing the test, being diagnosed with gestational diabetes, etc. i LOVE sweets, and haven't been the best about eliminating them from my pregnancy diet, plus my history with elevated insulin levels. well, i hadn't heard anything by yesterday so i called the nurse, and was told that i passed with a score of 105!!! i had to be under 140, and would've taken 139. what a relief!!!
so i celebrated with some ice-cream last night.
on wednesday night, we attended our first child-birth prep class. it definitely felt like being back in school, which i miss, but better because it's all subject matter i actually really care to learn about! :) after intros and all that not-so-fun ice-breaker stuff, the main focus of class was on signs of labor, the various stages of labor, etc.
realized everyone in the class has a name picked out for their baby - EXCEPT US!
realized we're definitely near the older end of the spectrum when it comes to the other couples in our class, 'near' being the key word.
some of the key things we took away -
only about 10% of labors begin with the water breaking (so NOT the way it's portrayed in the movies!)
differences between pre-labor contractions and true labor contractions
waiting until 5-1-1 to go to the hospital for labor- contractions are 5 min apart, 1 min long for 1 hour (this sounds great in theory, but we'll see about reality! apparently the hospital has no problem sending you home if they need to, so good thing we're literally a 2 minute drive from our hospital!)
just seeing the visual diagrams of what's happening with my insides as the baby continues to grow was amazing! the way everything moves up and shifts around to make room for baby is unreal! you wouldn't think it was possible, and no wonder pregnancy women get heartburn, shortness of breath, etc. everything is packed and condensed in there!!
here's what's new with baby this week -
- the size of a cauliflower - about 14.5 inches long with legs extended.
- per the ultrasound tech this week, he weighs 2.1 lbs and is measuring exactly on his due date- Jan 8
- he's sleeping and waking at regular intervals, opening and closing his eyes - i can say i've definitely detected a sleeping pattern. every morning between 5:30 and 6am i can feel him moving around quite strongly - that's about as long as i can sleep in nowadays. :)
- brain is very active
- lungs are still immature but would be capable of functioning if baby were to be born now. crazy.
everything else -
- registries were finished this week - woohoo!!!
- still trying to figure out the logistics for a maternity photo shoot - something VERY low key that will be shot by one of reid's friends who also happens to be an amazing photographer on the side - biggest obstacle right now is the weather...
- nursery prep has reached a standstill - the crib and dresser have been assembled, but that's it. also, reid managed to snap an amazing deal on a glider rocker and ottoman on craigslist ($50!!)
- now, figuring out how to arrange and decorate the room is proving to be a bit more challenging. using pinterest and the help of a dear sister who's MUCH more creatively inclined and crafty when it comes to these sort of things will be very helpful. wish she could come here for a few days and figure it all out for me. :) i can find pictures of a million nurseries i LOVE like the ones below. but having all these choices makes it even more difficult to know where to being. choices aren't always a good thing.
here's what our nursery looks like now - brown cushions on the glider have got to go!
and here's what i eventually want it to look like - any of these will do! :)