yesterday started the weekly doctor visits until Lincoln arrives. it's been three weeks since i've been to the doctor, which seems like forever this late in the pregnancy, but because of my doctor's schedule, we had to switch the 36-week visit back to 35 weeks. so we went an extra week without a visit.
but at the 35-week visit my doctor checked my cervix and said it had tilted from back to front, which was good, but that the baby hadn't dropped yet and I wasn't dilated. I thought this week Lincoln would have dropped and I would possibly be a couple centimeters dilated. wrong. cervix is still closed and he hasn't dropped yet. so we wait.....
here's the rest of the update:
total weight gain: 30lbs. ugh. here's to getting back on the diet/workout train this summer! woohoo.
maternity clothes: notice a trend in my bump pics? told you i pretty much wear the same thing every day to work. ha. i do have other outfits, but these solid tops take the best pics to show the bump so that's what you get to see!
sleep: love it - i've been getting good, solid sleep. i am so dreading being woken up every couple of hours. i might get a bit cranky!
stretch marks: yep, they came. i cried. yuk. oh well - it's worth every scar! hal said i coud blame lincoln when he comes, but i think i'll just give him a big kiss instead!
best moment of the week: my mom came on tuesday to stay for a few days. i love it when my mom is here! (am i weird for kind of wishing my mom could just move in?!?!)
but that also means the worst moment of the week too - hal is gone. not just a couple hours away where he could hop in the car and come home if Lincoln decides to come - but in TEXAS (football clinic)!! we have been praying that Lincoln stays put until hal gets home on Saturday evening. but in the meantime i have a great group of supporters! my mom has been here deep cleaning the house and helping me get some last-minute organization projects done this week - can't say enough how awesome she is! and darby, deanna and britta came last night for the weekend for one of deanna's cousin's graduation parties, and are staying until hal is safely home! love my family!! and i seriously can't get enough of britta's cuteness - bonus!
miss anything: MY HUSBAND!! i always hate to be apart, but, wow, when you're nine months pregnant - it's really, really hard!
oh, and i also miss walking without knowing you look like a duck waddling around. super cute i'm sure. and bending over with ease. and not grunting every time i get up. and......the list could go on and on, but i'm sure most of you know what i'm talking about.
movement: we still have an active little football/hockey/baseball/really-whatever-sport-he-wants-to-play-or-not-play guy in there! :) he loves to move around, and i love to feel it!
food craving: still nothing exciting or specific.
bump: here's my 38-week bump.
i had gotten a bunch of comments this past week that i've really dropped. so i had to compare my 36-week pic and the 38-week pic to see if i could tell. i can't really. can you? i thought i would notice a huge difference the way everyone has commented. looks about the same to me, just a little bigger maybe...
belly button: still hanging IN there. i don't think at this point it will come out - yay!
looking forward to: hal getting home TONIGHT!!
seeing my sweet, sweet baby boy face to face! summer time. taking walks. spending time with family. just hanging out - and NOT working!!!