it's late on this pregnant belly monday but i have been one busy bee today. out and about since 9am and now, in the 10pm hour, i'm finally getting a chance to sit down and reflect on how this week has been so far.
first, no, that's not a river in my arms up there. it's a gorgeous and perfect little ryan. river's future best friend, thank you very much. both ryan and his big brother, charlie, were telling river to come out soon because we're all so eager to meet him. ryan was born early saturday morning and can't you just see how a baby his size could fit in this snowman of a belly i've got going on?? crazy baby madness, i tell you.
quickly, an update on thangs.
1. sleep - sucks. hurts. i get up to pee a lot and it takes a long time to roll over, push myself up, stand up, waddle around. and to repeat it two or three times, oh, ugh, ugh, ugh.
2. weight - the same. went to the doctor today and i'm still weighing in at 170 - that's up 34 lb. to date. doesn't bother me too much these days. i mean, clearly, it's all in my boooooobs.
3. food - i've been eating at home a lot this last week since i've been working from home. it's somethin' super awesome - cereal and sandwiches on the daily. i've craved cereal throughout this entire pregnancy and it's something i look forward to when i go to bed at night. 'can't wait to have cereal in the morning!' yes, i'm possibly the simplest eater ever.
4. symptoms - itchy belly. this has come and gone a lot throughout the pregnancy. it's not unbearable but it's never fun. today my lower back started hurting a little. aaaand things still feel heavy. i'm tired. i'm hot. [not sexy hot] same ol', same ol'.
and now, fun midwife thangs.
i asked her to check me today. with all my ladies having their babies all around me, i needed some info to hold onto. was i dilated at all? did she want to just pull him out right then?
so check she did and the result?
75% effaced, not dilated, baby's head is "right there." i liked this news - thin, soft cervix means shit is happening and i'm taking that to the bank. the birthing bank.
p.s. i'm guest blogging over with erin today, it's all about the maxi (and i'm not talkin' pads) - check it.