Monday, April 25, 2011

34 Weeks

Confession time:  I broke one of the cardinal rules.  One of those rules that every mom knows not to break.  The rule that says you never ever EVER brag about something your kid is doing because it WILL jinx it.  Yesterday I posted about how Luke has never been scared of thunder storms and has always slept through them.  Enter 4 AM this morning.  The rain had come back, the flashes of lightening, and the low rolling thunder.  Not scary lightening and thunder, more like the kind you would hear in thunderstorm sound tracks on noise machines.  None the less, I was awaken by a "Mom!  Momma! *long whine/cry* Mom?"  So I stumbled in the darkness to my boy and asked him what was wrong.  He said "Go night night wif Mommy?"  *sniff sniff*  How in the world could you turn that down?  I scooped him up and tucked him into my bed.  I guess one of the good things about having a big bed all to myself is when you have a little visitor, no one is squished!  We slept comfortably side by side, with no little feet or elbows digging in unwanted places.  It's actually the first time he's lasted longer than 30 minutes in my bed.  Although, occasionally before he drifted off into a deep sleep he would reach over and make sure I was still there.  You know, it actually was the first time in a long time I felt like a true mom- like he needed me.  Sure, I take care of him every minute of every day, but he's not a very needy child (praise the Lord) so sometimes it feels like he doesn't care who's doing the job as long as the job gets done.  It also made me remember all the time I would scare the bee-jeezus out of my own mother when I would show up at her bedside during thunderstorms and crawl in between her and Dad.  The way that I depended on them for comfort and security is how he was viewing me.  Just makes me want to squeeze him all over again.  But I won't, because he's currently talking to himself in the dark in bed.

I tried really hard to get Luke involved with this one since it was on a timer.  But I couldn't get him out of the shot.

But I finally was able to convince him to get with the program.  Doesn't the belly look so different covered as opposed to uncovered?  I included the covered one because Mom told me last week that some people cringe a little at my weekly bare belly.  If you know me, you know I'm not the most modest person around town.  Deal.

How Far Along: 34 weeks- 42 days left.  That's 6 weeks folks!  Yikes!

Size of baby: the weight of a cantaloupee.....4 3/4lbs and almost 18 inches long

Total Weight Gain/Loss: Well, according to the doctor on Friday, I'm up 28 lbs total.  And I still have 6 weeks left.  So yes, it looks like I will at least match Luke's 37 lbs that I put on.  Joy.

Maternity Clothes: How could someone put on almost 30 pounds and not need maternity clothes?!

Gender: I'm having me a baby girl! Evan Elaine Carver will be here at the beginning of the summer!

Movement: Still the same.  She still loves the right side of me.  I've never felt her near my left ribs or on my left hip, it's always been the right side.  And she greatly prefers me to lay on my right side.  When I roll over onto my left she starts thrashing around in there for a long time.  Maybe I some how lay farther onto my belly when I lay on my left than on my right, but whatever the reason she lets me know that she's aware of the change in position.

Sleep: Blah. If there is a reason I'm ready to not be pregnant any more, it would be this one.

What I miss: Looking like this. Or this. I'm wondering if I ever will again.

Cravings: Nah.  Not really.

Symptoms: Nothing new this week. Still the popping, the pain in my hips and knees when I walk. Exhaustion (I may or may not take a two hour nap every day). Feeling like a giant hippo. 

Best Moment this week: Well, last night was a pretty good moment.  Hearing that my blood pressure and everything looked good at my appointment on Friday.  It's nice to know that although things have not been great around here, and I've felt the stress (hence the naps), that my body seems to be handling it along with the pregnancy okay.


Anonymous said...

You absolutely will look like your skinny self again!! Won't take long at all!! You do look precious with that baby belly tho. :) Ahhhh, sweet memories of thunderstorms at night!

~Luke and Evan's Nana~

Lucy Marie said...

The thunderstorm story almost made me cry. That's so sweet.I'm glad you're a sweet mama that lets him cuddle up in bed with you. Precious.

Also - you WILL get skinny again. And I'll hate you for it. Because you were wearing a BIKINI in one ofthose photos ...with LUKE. Which means, you wore a bikini AFTER having a baby - something which I willnever ever be able to do.