|40 cm belly in all its glory!|
Technically I'll be 40 weeks by the midwife's little wheel tomorrow, with an "estimated due date" (EDD) on Saturday. But my visit was today, so I figured I'd go ahead and post the stats... for all those wondering. :) Feel free to skip!
The feeding frenzy that has been my nights was clearly evident, both in measurement and on the scale. I gained a good 5 1/2 lbs since last week (164.5), and expanded 2 cm (40 cm). My heart rate was a bit high for me (90), but Liam's was steady and sleepy at 127. My b/p is great, but my blood sugar was all wonky... I was clearly sleepy when making my oatmeal and forgot to add the butter. Those 2 T of fat make all the difference between having wildly high and crashing blood sugar and a steady, satisfied full tummy. Oops. William's in a great position to come, though I have NOT appreciated feeling his head very very very clearly. Those who've experienced the "ring of fire" while pushing will know what I mean. Enough about that. As far as "signs of impending labor" go, I've had pretty much all of them on and off for the past week, including LOTS of regular contractions, nausea, etc. So... I have no idea when the little man will make his appearance. I guess he likes surprises. :)
|Update: 40 weeks today!|
Since not much is going on in the pregnancy department, well, not that we can SEE anyway, I will give a little Eowyn-at-two-and-a-half update:
|Playing at the chiro's office in one of my |
FAVORITE of her outfits (thanks, Grams!)
She's showing more empathy than ever. When I bemoaned the fact that I no longer had a favorite food in stock, she rubbed my arm and looked right into my face, the picture of compassion, saying "You can get more at the store, Mommy! Don' worry!" Other new favorites are "kipping" (skipping), walking on tiptoe, and saying the "sad questions" in the children's catechism (#20-25 that deal with sin). She continues to be very excited about having a baby brother, and just the other morning discovered that I have a heart-beat too, just like William. She was cuddled on my chest and sat up, asking me "What's dat? It's like a hammer!"
|Showing new independence on |
the swings (wearing her "work-out shorts")
|Today's Library Story Time featured an EXCELLENT magician!|