9 Weeks to Go!

I just can't believe how close we're really getting. It's insane. Less than 9 weeks until baby boy's due date and some days it still doesn't feel real, like we're really going to have another human being to add to our family at the end of all this. The constant kicks and jabs and the ginormous growth hanging off of my torso should be a good reminder but I still can't fathom the fact that we'll be bringing home another baby. I look at Anna, at how old she's getting, at all that we've already been through in less than 2 years, and to think, we're going to be doing it all over again with someone completely different. Different gender, different personalities, different everything.

Those things scare me.

But then I remember the love that I had for Anna the first time I saw her. My heart just wanted to leap out of my chest. *sigh* There is nothing greater than that feeling. I can't wait to feel that all over again with another little person. I've been told that your heart just gets bigger with every one of your children. Before I even meet him I already believe that statement to be true. I know these next 2 months will just fly by but meeting our little Juice Drop can't come soon enough!

How far along? 31 Weeks

How big is baby? the size of a pineapple and all five of his senses are in working order!

Total weight gain: 31 pounds...and there I go, exceeding the 30 pound mark. My end goal is to have only gained 35-40 pounds. We'll see if I can make it 9 more weeks without going over *fingers crossed*

Maternity clothes? only when I'm in public trying to look nice, otherwise it's gym shorts, tshirts and tank tops

Sleep: It's actually been better this week. No midnight nosebleeds and I'm not dying of heat. But I did have to get up one night 5 times (yes, 5 TIMES!) to go to the bathroom. That was about annoying as ever.

Best moment this week: as always, hearing little guy's heartbeat. Counting down the weeks until I can hear it on this side of my belly :)

Miss Anything? not feeling like an old person (i.e. joint pains, uncontrollable bladder, memory lapse, heartburn, out of breath from walking up a flight of stairs)

Movement: morning, noon, and night ;)

Food cravings: junk, junk, and anything junk  

Gender: baby boy!

Labor Signs: just the usual braxton hicks, nothing crazy this week.

Symptoms: major heartburn--it comes on even before I've eaten, braxton hicks, peeing all the time, out of breath, and my favorite: baby kicks! Something new this week, back and rib pain have started. Ugh!

Belly Button in or out? out

Happy or Moody most of the time: pretty happy! 

Looking forward to: meeting baby Baylis Rue and seeing his very happy (albeit tired) parents this weekend!

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