Total weight gain/loss? +28-29 pounds
Maternity clothes? Mixing and matching, still. I've only got 3 tops that cover my belly all the way, which makes going to social outings and church pretty interesting.
Stretch marks? Still nothing. And I might see a teeny, tiny bit of linea negra making an appearance, finally? But I can't really tell.
Sleep? Hit or miss. Some nights, I don't recall waking up at all. Other nights, I'm up 3-4 times to use the restroom.
|Ella climbed in my lap with her baby doll and said, "Mama, I packtiss feeding my baby a boddel, yike I do when baby budder come soon." Melt. My. Heart.|
Food cravings? Nada.
Gender? We'll all know soon enough!
Labor signs? Wednesday night, I had contractions from 9pm-3am that were 10-15 minutes apart, lasting 30-60 seconds. I stopped timing them around 11pm, when I realized nothing about them was changing (intensity, intervals, duration, etc) and went to sleep. I was up every hour, on the dot, to pee. When I woke up for the day around 6am, I realized that I was no longer contracting and all signs of labor had diminished. Thank you, Jesus!
Belly button in/out? Out. No other words to describe it. Ella tells me, "Mama don't have no belly button. Baby make mama's belly button all gone!"
What I miss: Not a whole lot, to be honest. Well, okay. I miss not wearing the same 3 outfits over and over and over ...
What I am looking forward to: Giving birth. Meeting my baby. Finally knowing boy or girl! Mr. Lukie being home for 6 weeks with us, on paternity leave. Completing our family.
|Mr. Lukie and E. Sunday morning tickle/snuggle sesh before getting up for church. I can't believe that there will be one more precious little being to add to our tickle/snuggle sessions in bed soon!|