All about Baby: This week we had an ultrasound and met with our doctor. Baby was moving all over and hiding his or her face with the cutest little baby hands every time we tried to sneak a peek. Currently measuring about the size of a stalk of celery and weighing 4lbs 15 ounces. Taking breaths and having hiccups. Heart Rate: 149bpm.
Mama's Symptoms: Dropping things and getting winded trying to pick them up! I've literally dropped dirty socks on the way to the washing machine and said sorry dude, you're not getting picked up until I bend down to pick up the next load. Early morning bathroom breaks happen like clock work between 4:15-4:20am every morning, and I'm experiencing some back pain and discomfort when sitting for long periods of time. I've also been experiencing the occasional dead leg in my right leg. It feels like a terrible charlie horse, but lasts a little longer. The doctor said it's caused by the sciatic nerve and is very common.
What we've been up to: A couple weekends ago we took a day long birthing class (for almost 8 hours!). We walked in feeling like we knew nothing and walked out with some new friends and feeling like we might know something about giving birth, so it was a win win! :) We've felt so loved and spoiled by friends and family; thanks y'all for the sweet gifts and words of encouragement! The nursery is officially painted thanks to my sweet mother-in-love Melissa and Mitch is working on finishing up baby crib. I can't wait to share a nursery reveal next month! Still brainstorming baby names, we have a top pick for a boy and a top pick for a girl, but not 100% on either. Taking any and all suggestions!
We had a baby shower in Nashville a couple weeks ago and we have another one this weekend in Illinois. It's been so fun getting all of the baby things organized! I do have to admit that having the car seat unpacked and sitting in our living room is making baby's quickly approaching arrival seem so real. My favorite is when Mitch walks around with the empty car seat saying "come on baby, we're going to work." Haha.
That's all for now! Stay tuned for a Baby Shower post coming soon sharing all the cute things and fun pictures!