Now that I am in the final days of pregnancy, dilated, having contractions, and baby could come any day now, my thoughts are consumed with visions of what the baby is going to look like and if it’s going to be a boy or a girl. Also my midwife says baby is already about 8 or 9 lbs so hopefully he/she comes soon! I spent pretty much my whole pregnancy thinking it was a boy; for no particular reason really, just that boys are all I know and have, so I assumed this would be another sweet little boy.
Then there was about a week a month or so back that I thought it MAYBE, might, possibly, be a girl. I even bought a couple girl outfits; of course I didn’t take the tags off or anything crazy like that, but I couldn’t’ help myself. And now I am back to being 99% sure that this little babe is a boy again. I haven’t had any dreams or anything but I do have a strong sense that our boys will be gaining another brother. Since I am not sleeping much, I am now lying awake second guessing our baby boy name choice that we have had picked out this entire pregnancy.
Bump position: Extremely high the entire pregnancy until I dropped last week. My poor ribs have to get popped back into place by my chiropractor every week. So that’s really fun and not painful at all.
Heart rate: 160’s up until the last couple weeks…it’s mid 140’s now.
Skin changes: DRASTIC. My skin was so horrendous this pregnancy….just hoping the scars go away afterwards and it goes back to normal.
Nausea: For the first 6 months it was terrible and even now every so often the mornings still get me.
Cravings: A lot of sweets. A lot of salads. Kind of all over the place.
Stretch marks: Oh yeah. Not any new ones with this pregnancy so far though.
Belly button in or out: All the way out now.
Wedding rings on or off: I couldn’t wear my ring for quite a while and then one day I put it back on, big mistake. Currently my ring is swollen onto my finger. I am hoping I can pry it off before labor because it’s painful. I just hate to be without my wedding ring.
Total weight gain: 30 lbs so far…and enjoyed every single one of those calories consumed thank you very much!
Thanks to my friend Shelley for snapping these last minute maternity shots for us! The boys were a last minute addition in a couple photos, so don’t mind their mis-matched sweat pants
Photos by Shelley Cullen Photography