Final countdown!

Our little boy will be here in a little over a month (hopefully!) and time is speeding up! Cindy is flying in on November 14th, so he has to stay put until then, but I am worn out from being pregnant! As soon as she is on the plane, I’m going to start all the tricks I know to start labor! But we still have a few busy weeks before that, and we are staying occupied!

I was very lucky and got to spend last weekend on a little overnight trip with 8 other friends from the mom’s club to San Juan island. Lindsay’s family owns a cabin in Roche Harbor, this super beautiful resort area. We left early Saturday morning and came home Sunday evening. Amy drove me and 4 other ladies and the rest of the women were in another car. We drove up to Anacortes and took a ferry to Friday Harbor. I was slightly worried I would go into labor on the ferry, but the chances were slim and the ferry was smooth sailing! We drove around the island, tried to spot whales, hung out at the cabin. It was very relaxing! We all chipped in and made a huge dinner, then played Cards Against Humanity. Sunday we took our time in the morning being lazy, and went to a cafe in town for brunch. Amy and 4 of us left from brunch to do some shopping and then caught the early ferry back. I made it home just before six. It was a great little trip, I got to know the other women better, and it was nice to have some time to myself! But I really missed Joe and Virginia! It helped to know that they were having a great time, Joe took Virginia out a bunch to keep her entertained. I knew he’d be a great dad even back when we were dating!

Baby boy has been super active lately, Virginia likes to touch my stomach when he is moving! She is really excited about being a big sister. I don’t know how much she understands, but she touches my stomach and says “baby!” She can sort of say his name, I’m sure by the time he is born she will say it even better!

How far along? 34 weeks!

Total weight gain: 26 lbs…I still have at least 4 weeks to go, so I’m getting a little worried about gaining too much.  I had hoped to keep it around 30 lbs total, we’ll see where I end up!

Maternity clothes? Always! Except for pj’s, which are getting uncomfortable! I was lucky that it was summer when I was big with Virginia, and I could sleep in Joe’s boxers. It’s getting chilly and I want to wear pj pants, but they are too tight!

Stretch marks? No new ones!
Sleep: I’m getting up pretty frequently, which is annoying! I either have to pee or I am just uncomfortable.
Best moment this week: Just watching Virginia get more independent, I know she is going to be a great big sister! She always wants to help me, and she is so sweet.

Miss Anything? Having energy! I’m also really ready for a hard cider! It has definitely turned into fall, and I am craving one!
Movement: Constantly! He beats me up all night!
Food cravings: Same as usual, junk food! Anything pumpkin as well.

Anything making you queasy or sick: Not lately!
Gender: Hopefully still a boy!

Labor Signs: Not yet.
Symptoms: Exhausted, sore, hungry.
Belly Button in or out? In! But it looks like a crater.
Wedding rings on or off? On! No swelling yet.
Happy or Moody most of the time: Super happy!
Looking forward to: Amy and Heather are throwing me a shower this Sunday! It should be a lot of fun. They told me the theme is cowboy, because I am from Nashville. As long as it isn’t camo, I’m cool. Ha. Joe and I are also having a date night tomorrow, we want to get as many as possible before baby boy arrives!


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