this week has been the most baby-filled week yet! call it the 7-day-baby-marathon if you will.
our first of two childbirth classes was last week at the hospital we’re having the baby at. you know – the childbirth classes you see in the movies and on tv with a group of couples sitting in a circle watching a video of a delivery – and then practicing their breathing out loud as a group. we’ve officially gone through that right of passage. we’ve done the hee-hee-hee-hoooo’s, and all that goes with it. but hey, i’ll do anything if it helps with the pain of labor!
no, it’s not in the car yet, but it’s out of the box it’s been sitting in since way back in like month 4 when we bought it and stashed it in the basement. the instant we got it out of the box, our squeeky little cat luna decided it was all for her. i mean, it’s luna-sized, right? so obviously it’s all for her. nate managed to work around her though, and got it all put together and ready for the little man. somehow, watching him put it together (note that i only watched – i’m more impatient at reading directions than any guy could be 😉 ) somehow made it feel that much more real that little lyon is almost here!
nate’s “pregnant” too. hehe 🙂
the middle name
our guy’s first name is top secret until he’s here, but we did spill the beans on the middle name this week. nate’s dad, and my grandpa both share the first name richard, and because they’re both such important parts of our lives, we knew that’s what we wanted the middle name to be. telling them both was great, and now we have one less secret to keep!
i’m not pregnant. i’m pre-baby.
ya, you read it right. i’m done being pregnant. it’s too hot. and my belly is officially too big. and that whole back pain thing – ya, i’m over it. so i’m signing off of the pregnancy thing. yep. all done 🙂 i’ll just be pre-baby now. it makes sense, right? i can tell where he is all the time now, feel his little butt, and his big ol’ head, and you can literally see bumps on my stomach when he knees and elbows me. he’s over 5 pounds now. 5. pounds. that’s like the weight of 10 big macs…in case you were wondering.
so, rather than being impatient to not be pregnant anymore, and have the baby, i’m just gonna call it to an end now. i’ll be pre-baby from now on – even if i’m only fooling myself 😉
how far along? 33 weeks.
maternity clothes? yes…and i’m starting to out-bump some of those 🙁
sleep? ha! funny! sleep….oh how i miss sleep…
best moment of the week? nate and i were talking about the little man’s name, and nate called him by our favorite name – then he kicked harder than he’s kicked in weeks…right when nate called him by that name! so cute.
movement? very active. you can see my whole belly move.
symptoms: back pain galore, but it’s slowly getting better thanks to the chiropractor, masseuse, and ice packs.
milestones: i feel like i’m into pre-baby mode, rather than pregnancy mode. if that makes any sense at all…
miss anything? sleep. but that’s not going to change for awhile.
food cravings: a mcdonald’s cheeseburger. i’m happy to say that i have not caved to that craving!
belly button in or out? out, way out.
wedding rings on or off? on!
looking forward to: meeting our little lyon 🙂
He IS pregnant. Didn’t you know?
Hehe – he’s definitely practicing his breating 😉
Thanks! It’s so good to hear from you two again – I hope you’re doing well with everything! 🙂
Nate looks cute trying to look pregnant! Of course we think the middle name Richard is great!! Can’t wait to meet our grandson!!
Hey Kate – just wanted you to know you look beautiful. I’m sure the back pain and no sleep can become overwhelmingly annoying but I’m sure your little lyon appreciates you being a good host for his home. 🙂 Thank you for all the updates – its so much fun reading your posts – I love your writing style.
I like Nate’s “very pregnant” face profile. It’s like he’s saying “ohh-hooo!” 🙂