Yesterday, we confirmed (visually, anyway) that seafoam is still in my uterus, growing away! The last time we saw him, he looked like a gummy bear, so it was exciting to see something resembling a human baby on the screen this time around!
The little dude is looking good, too. All the parts are there (and he is still a boy!) and looking good – heart beating strong, kidneys with excellent blood flow, a spine, two legs and two arms – all of it right on track. They are estimating his weight at 1lb 1oz right now, which is closer to 23 weeks . . .but they said they aren’t concerned about his size at this point. I am not at all shocked that he might be a big dude, as he comes from big people. My placenta is
Our crib, dresser and glider were delivered this weekend. It’s super exciting to finally have that room full of baby things! We went to get a crib mattress on Saturday and ended up registering while we were at the store, figuring there might be family folks who would be shopping on ‘black friday’ and could get a deal at one of the places we’ve registered. We also went through the boxes of donated clothes friends and family have given us, and pulled out all the newborn and 0-3 stuff to assess what (if anything!) we still needed on that end. As you can see, we don’t need much:
Cletus, our big bully, LOVES babies . . . he adores our nephew and loved on our goddaughters, so you can imagine he’s quite excited to have one of his own:
I am feeling seafoam much more frequently and with much more intensity in the last week or so. Last night after I got up to pee, he rolled around for a good 15 minutes solid and I felt all of it. The thumps and bumps are more significant, and the tickles seem to happen all the time now. Also a general whoosh of weight shifting that I would think was my stomach doing flip flops if it weren’t happening much lower.
The carpel tunnel is still nagging me and making work slower and more difficult, but I think I’m probably just going to have to learn to live with it. I have a warm rice bag (thanks to HoundMamas!) which soothes the pain a little. The stretches have also helped a bit – so thanks to everyone who gave me recommendations!
My bestie from HS will be back in town this week with his wife and daughter – and his wife is also pregnant with their second, due in February! I’m excited to see them all and get to share part of this journey with them.