Baby Size: Large cantaloupe (between 19-22")
Baby Weight: 5ish lbs
Bump: this really isn't necessary to highlight anymore :)
Cravings: Salsa!! I can't get enough of it!
Tidbits: Only 6 weeks to go?! Really?? I can't believe how fast time has flown since we found out about our little bundle back in May. At the same time, I think these last 6 weeks are going to drag because everything is ready for him to be here. It has now turned into a hurry-up-and-wait kind of situation. That's okay though, more time to get my naps in, right? As of now, I am still maintaining that this pregnancy hasn't been bad at all. Of course, there has been heartburn and lack of sleep, but overall I really have no complaints (other than not being able to put socks on by myself at the moment!) Ask me again how I feel about that in a few weeks...
We have gone from 4-week appointments to 2-week appointments, and starting on December 26th we will be going weekly. I love this! Going once a month just seemed like such a long time between hearing his sweet heartbeat and assuring me that everything was as it should be. We had an appointment yesterday and everything was just perfect. We always have the last one of the day because that's what works best for both of us. When the doctor came in and asked us if we had any questions, Jared said, "I wanna see him!" Our doctor is pretty awesome and she said, "Okay, let's go see him!" Oh my gosh, sweet baby boy is just wonderful! When she first turned the machine on, he was looking straight at us and we could see his little lips moving and everything. He's SO much bigger than the last time we saw him 14 weeks ago. After a few seconds, he started sucking his little thumb. Our doctor showed us that his lungs were expanding even though he's not technically "breathing" yet. She said that's a very good sign because he's practicing for when he makes his way into the world. Also, he is now head-down which made me a very happy mama - thanks, little guy! :)
We just cannot wait to meet him! My parents were in town last weekend and helped us get the nursery all set up (full post on that with pictures this weekend, hopefully). All of his clothes and blankets have been washed with Dreft, just ready for him to look so adorable all wrapped up in them!
We also had two showers last week which helped Anderson acquire everything he needs for baby-hood - one at my office and one at a friend's house. Although we will try, we cannot say "thank you" enough for all of the sweet gestures and gifts, we feel so loved!
Thanks for checking up on Anderson, not too much longer and he'll be here! Eeeeeek! :)