Slowly but surely, we're getting there. For a while I looked at my stomach and thought, "how could a whole baby be in there?" Well, not anymore! I can say for certain that a whole baby is definitely in my belly. Harper's been saying it a lot more too. She says, "mommy's baby" and points to my stomach, or lays her head on my stomach. She looks a little peturbed at the dark line down my stomach, and I have to say it isn't so pretty.
This week Kate sheds the downy hair and waxy substance that's been covering her body. Will she have a full head of hair when she's born? What color will her hair be? Who will she look like?
Baby's size: 18 1/2 inches and almost 6 pounds, like a crenshaw melon (still on melons-hopefully "watermelon" won't be in my future)
Cravings: ice cream! let's be honest here, I want that milkshake. Before you click, I will advise you to NOT look at the "nutrition" tab. Oh yes, I went there and my jaw d-ropped. Just don't look at that part, okay? Kay.
How I'm feeling: puffy and tired. When I can finally get these rings off of my finger, they're staying off. I swelled a bunch in the last 3 or 4 days and my rings are stuck today. oops
Sleep: turning over is a little painful, but I'm getting plenty of sleep
My favorite part of this week: We picked up Harper and Kate's "sister" gifts that they'll exchange when they meet at the hospital. I think that may be one of the greatest moments (hopefully) ever.
Planning: I packed my hospital bag, made and froze another meal, and sterilized and bagged my breast pump stuff and some "just in case" bottles. What else is there to do? Really nothing. We won't put out the swing, infant seat, and bassinet until she comes home so that they stay clean. They've been washed and are ready to go, though.
Tomorrow morning, Harper and I are going to make a paper chain with 21 links. We'll hang it in Kate's room and then, starting Thursday, we'll cut a link each morning until she gets to meet her little sister (we'll be coming home that Thursday, if all goes as planned). Hopefully it will work :)