|nope, not twins. only one bebe in there|
1. I've been binge-reading birth stories lately. Grace's linkup is a lifesaver for an anxious mom-to-be like me, who often has too much time on her hands. I think I can get through all 263 (!!!263 babies!!!) by the time May 23rd comes, don't you?
I love especially reading all the different ways/experiences all mamas have with gettin' babies out into the world. I'm trying not to be too control-freak-like when it comes to planning what's gonna happen when Bebe decides to come, so I like reading about all my options and seeing what all these other moms had planned vs. what actually happened. Obviously I have some "best-case-scenario" hopes (short labor, no epidural, etc...) but I'm not banking on having them come true because I hate being wrong more than I hate changing plans at the last minute. Therefore - no plan, no disappointment!
2. Baby G has been doing some cute tricks this last week - if I pat/tap the side of my belly when he/she is moving around, they'll respond by kicking back at the exact same spot. A couple times yesterday they matched the numbers of pats and kicks, too!
I also finally got baby to respond to a light on my stomach this morning, kicking exactly wherever I put my phone-light. SO cute. And sometimes SO unbelievable that the little thing inside me is able to respond so intelligently.
3. I've been having a harder time sleeping as every day passes, between waking up in a gross full-body sweat (told you, TMI) even when we set our heater at 58°, to major spinal pain if I don't switch sides during the night about 9,000 times (lucky David!). As per usual, the nightly and sometimes twice-nightly trips to the bathroom don't help with the solid night of sleep either. Small sacrifices, I know, but still annoying when I dream back on the dead-like sleep I used to get before pregnancy. Sigh.
|I couldn't bring myself to buy one of these...so I'm using a regular pillow.|
5. We've also been debating for the last month at least on how to pick godparents for the little one. Does anyone have any advice in that arena? We have lots of options but can't decide. If you advice for us please share!
In other pregnant news, sending up prayers for Katie, who's been diagnosed with preeclampsia & put on bedrest, and for her husband as they have to get ready for baby a lot sooner than anticipated. I am ready to be done being pregnant (for now) but certainly not in circumstances like that. Send her a line of support if you get the chance.
Linking up with Hallie because I had 5 things!