This morning while walking to coffee I mentioned to Mr. A that if Baby M were to be born today he would have a really good chance of surviving because his lungs developed surfactant, which means his lungs wouldn’t collapse in the outside world and he would likely be able to breathe on his own. Something about that bit of knowledge made Mr. A’s eyes bug out a bit… Baby is coming. We’re having a baby, and it’s going to be soon.
This past weekend my in-laws were in town and they took us to Babys-R-Us and insisted on purchasing mostly all of the big ticket registry items. They are so incredibly excited and generous, we are just in awe of them. Our crib got here yesterday and Mr. A spent the evening putting it together… and it is so cool. We both keep finding ourselves unable to just walk by his room, we keep stopping in to stare at his crib.
Size of baby: 13.5 inches. A rutabaga? I’ve never had a rutabaga in my life.. and the only reference I have for rutabaga’s is from “Into the Woods”… the witch sings about someone rooting through her rutabaga, which isn’t a very helpful bit ‘o knowledge when you’re trying to imagine the size of your baby.
Total Weight Gain: I’m hovering around 15 lbs.
Maternity Clothes: Definitely necessary, and I went and got a new dress last night for the wedding this weekend. All of my maternity dresses are jersey-cotton material and I wanted to get a little more fancy tomorrow.
Gender: Little Man Baby
Movement: Constant. Movement. It wasn’t that long ago that I would feel a couple of kicks at a time and then I wouldn’t be able to feel him at all… now, I can find him moving at almost any time of the day. The only tricky part is finding where he is. He is fully taking advantage of the WHOLE of his little space.
Sleep: I had a break through in regards to my sleep this week.. are you ready for it? The secret is TWO pillows in between my legs. Brilliant right?
What I miss: Being able to see my nether regions. (TMI?)
Cravings: Cereal. All I want to eat is cereal.
Symptoms: Braxton Hick contractions! So weird. You’re entire belly just gets REALLY tight.
What I’m looking forward to: The crib mattress will be here today, and I cannot wait to put his sheets on his bed.