Monday, February 17, 2014

"Any day now!"

Listen folks, I'm pretty good at sharing when things happen in life- and I know what it feels like to have a kid. No need to remind.

But I realize my baby bump is the elephant in the room and you want to say something about it.

Well here's an update:

How far along are you?
About 34 weeks.

Total weight gain:
18 lbs.- 4 more and I'll weigh as much as I weighed when I delivered P.

Maternity Clothes?
yes. And I just bought a maternity bathing suit! Can't wait for my morning swim tomorrow and to not have to squeeze into my old swimming suit!

Stretch Marks?
No. And I haven't used that stupid expensive lotion either.
I think that stuff is a scam.

Best moment this week:
In regards to the pregnancy? Well I crave everything that's talked about. Orange juice, grape juice, hot dogs. But today I drank an epic PB Chocolate shake. That was cool.

Miss Anything?
Yes. Sleeping through the night. Sleeping on my stomach.
Running. Not having heart burn.

This kid likes to push on my ribs for long periods of time. Lots of pressure, if you call that movement.

Food cravings:
Everything and anything that is talked about.

Anything making you queasy or sick?
The Walking Dead scene where the guy changes a baby's diaper in the middle of the zombie forest.

It's still a surprise! I'm getting a little nervous about it!

I bump people with my belly regularly. In court, in the office, at church.
I am sometimes tired but sometimes have energy. I always have heartburn.
And then there's the daily contractions that keep me alert that labor and delivery will soon come to pass.

Belly Button in or out:
In. But dangerously close to out depending on how much I eat and where the baby is sitting.

Wedding rings on or off?
On and really loose! I've almost lost them a few times!

Happy or Moody most of the time?
Happy. But I cry pretty easy.

Looking forward to:
Finding out who this little person is- boy/girl and what their name is.
Watching LOST during late night feedings.
The moms visiting... eventually.
Helping P understand her new role as big sister.

I guess I'm pretty excited! But also nervous. I don't have a thing set up at home. I just feel like it's too early. But I have prepped my work through July so nothing falls through the cracks at work.
Maybe in the next few weeks I'll get the home stuff together.


Hilary said...

Great update! So excited for you guys!

Becky said...

That's awesome! Congrats Chow! :)
By the way, something totally son is in your nieces 2nd grade class. We got a list of everyone's names in the class for Valentines (so we could properly label things) and I noticed that a little girl is named Charmaine Milner in his class! I happened to see this little girl and her Mom at Parent Teacher Conferences and asked if you all were related. Small world! Good luck with baby number two :)