Tuesday, December 22, 2009

36 weeks...the home stretch!!

Baby girl is looking good and measuring well!  She is head down and now we are just waiting for her to make her grand entrance into this world!!  We are so excited!  I have been playing baby a lot with Ella to help her get used to the idea of having another baby around.  So far, there has been a LOT of jealous whining, poking of baby's eyes, ripping baby out of my arms, picking her up by the neck, throwing her on the floor, and covering her head with a blanket.  Is this normal for a 16 month old??  When does the gentle, nurturing instinct kick in?  I may have to keep baby girl at a very safe distance from her little/big sister Ella :).  Good thing big sister Sophie has some experience and will be a great example for Ella!

Here is a picture of my basketball shaped belly (as many people have told me) and the latest stats...

How far along? 36 weeks

Total weight gain: 31 lbs.

Maternity clothes? yes...I only have one pair of jeans that fit comfortably now

Stretch marks? nothing new

Sleep: still waking from aches and pains and having to pee

Movement: a ton...she is still poking and pushing although I can tell she is starting to run out of room in there.

Food cravings: still sweets unfortunately...I can see the affect on my thighs :)

Gender: girl

Name: We have narrowed it down to Lily or Mary for a first name and the middle name is still a work in progress.  Feel free to vote and help us pick one!

Belly Button in or out? out

What I miss: a few things, but it is worth the sacrifice :)

What I love most: that she is almost here now!

Weekly Wisdom: stretch muscles, take deep breaths, careful with body movements and heavy lifting


aunt pat said...

fow what it counts....Mary is cute with either Kate or Claire or Jane. I liked Emilie, too. I also like Lidsay for Clint's mother. Nice if this is really you last. Merry Christmas and lots of love.

Shanna from BabySchrades said...

I like Mary Claire : ) I hope I get to see you sometime in 2010!

SweetWICK said...

Very cute blog...congrats!

Stephens Family News said...

Hi Kristen! :o) So excited for you! Hmm...Mary Grace is nice...but doesn't Sophie already have the middle name Grace?

Hmm...maybe Lily Charlotte? The combination just sort of popped into my head.

I'm sure you'll pick out a beautiful name to match your beautiful girl! :o)