Getting excited over here! I mean, obviously we've always been excited, but now that we're settled in our new home we can actually start making preparations for the baby's arrival! Nothing like a little nesting instinct to get you moved in quickly huh? :-)
Getting bigger every day:
My official due date is still June 5th, but the doc thinks Baby Anderson may arrive a little early. He/She has always measured on the large side, but Daddy is over 6 feet tall so who knows. Patrick is still due to arrive a few weeks before baby so that's good news.
At my last doctor's appointment, he told me the baby's heart rate was 130, give or take. I don't believe in all those wives' tales about carrying the baby a certain way meaning one thing or craving certain things meaning another. HOWEVER, men generally have a slower heart rate than women and this has been known to stay true for babies as well. Baby Boy Anderson? ;-)
My latest crazy dream: we were home from the hospital and I was no longer pregnant, but there was no baby in sight. Just a hamster. Ummm.....what?!
Belly debut my friends:
-Still rockin' a belly button...barely. :-)
-Total weight gained so far: 26 pounds
-Recent cravings: fresh fruit - I can't get enough! I'm normally a veggie person no matter what meal it is, but I can't stop sticking my hand in the bowl of grapes I have in my fridge! Snacks have been apples, oranges, or fruit cut up into a bowl of yogurt.
-I'm surprised by how much energy I still have. Don't get me wrong, I don't let that keep me from taking naps...but I haven't experienced the debilitating first trimester hit-by-a-truck-type fatigue I've been warned about. I'm sure that will change the second Patrick gets home and wants to hang out with me.
-I totally get irritated faster. My fuse isn't short...its more like nonexistent. You've been warned haha.
-I've read that, at this point, I should notice a distinct difference between the baby's sleep time and awake time - with activity lasting 20-40 minutes. What does it mean if play time lasts 3 hours?! I'm not even close to kidding.
Hope you guys are having a fantastic hump day! See you tomorrow with a new dinner recipe. :-)