- Lawrence "Chunk" Cohen
First of all, happy Thanksgiving from the Wilsonians! There are so many things to be thankful for this year, but more than anything else we are thankful for salvation and redemption through Christ. There is nothing in this life quite like knowing and being loved by our Savior! On a smaller scale, we are extra thankful for the precious life He has created and entrusted to us with baby Deacon It has definitely been a year FULL of blessings and unimaginable joy. We are undeserving, but so thankful for all that He has done and continues to do!
Now onto the update...
How far along? 36 Weeks! That's NINE MONTHS of pregnancy... pretty mind blowing.
How big is baby Wilson? An ultrasound last week confirmed that baby wilsonian is a big boy! Right now he's clocking in around 7 lbs with another month to go.
Maternity clothes? Yes. I've really learned how to stretch my wardrobe these last few months (literally).
Stretch marks? *Sigh* Found my first little stretch marks last week. They're pretty tiny though, so I think I'm still in pretty good shape.
Sleep: Yes and amen.
Best moment this week: Too many to name! Since the last update we went on a wonderful babymoon to Wimberley, had our annual CYS fall retreat, church picnic and a fun ultrasound.
Miss Anything? I wish putting on shoes was a little easier, but with only a few weeks of pregnancy left I'm soaking up all of my super-pregnant moments
Movement: SO MUCH MOVEMENT. If he is anything outside the womb like he is inside the womb, then Jeremy and I are going to have our hands full!
Food Cravings: Nope.
Anything making you queasy or sick: The orange glucose-test drink from earlier this week. I may never drink orange soda again...
Labor Signs: No major labor signs, but he is definitely sitting lower than before. I can feel my body preparing, so I'm hoping he makes an early debut!
Belly Button in or out? Both.
Wedding rings on or off? Still rocking the stand-in ring.
Happy or Moody most of the time: All of the above.
Looking forward to: Holding my sweet boy.
How far along? 34 weeks!
How big is baby Wilson? Normally babies at this stage are the size of a large cantaloupe (19-22 in, 5.5 lbs), but at my last doctor's visit she said he was measuring ahead... again. I'm guessing he's closer to 6 lbs. these days!
Maternity clothes? I don't wear anything that isn't stretchy these days. I'm at the point in my pregnancy where I really don't want to buy any more maternity clothes, so I'm just making do with what I've got.
Stretch marks? Nope.
Sleep: I can hardly keep my eyes open once 9 o'clock hits. Poor Jeremy has to recap all our shows for me because I sleep through the endings. Thanks, babe!
Best moment this week: Sewing the crib skirt with my Mom last weekend was definitely a highlight. Deacon's nursery is finally starting to look like it's ready! All it needs is a little guy to break it all in
Miss Anything? Being able to bend over/get up without grunting. I probably need to die to the dream of wearing boots and shoes with laces for the next couple weeks...
Movement: He's been a little less active than normal this week. I still get enough movement not to worry, but I think he's running out of space in there!
Food Cravings: Nada.
Anything making you queasy or sick: Not really. I keep trying to influence Deacon's palette by eating weird/spicy things. Despite my best efforts, the little booger still moves the most when I eat chicken!
Labor Signs: Nope.
Belly Button in or out? Starting to stick out a little bit, but mostly it's flat.
Wedding rings on or off? Off. I tried them on again the other night and could barely get them on In the last week I've gone from minimal swelling to noticeably swollen fingers, toes and ankles.
Happy or Moody most of the time: Happy! I'm starting to get more uncomfortable, but I am way more excited about Deacon coming than anything else.
Looking forward to: Babymooning this weekend with my favorite guy and our favorite pup I'm trying to soak up these last few weeks as a family of 2!
How far along? 32 weeks! I'm officially 8 months pregnant, y'all
How big is baby Wilson? The size of a honeydew (19 in, 4.5 lbs)
Maternity clothes? Most def. I'm starting to really push the limits with the few non-maternity items I've been wearing...
Stretch marks? So far, so good!
Sleep: I pretty much fall asleep as soon as I get still, but I've been waking up 1-2 times a night to go to the bathroom. I can't even imagine how many times I'll wake up once he drops!
Best moment this week: Feeling all his movement. I don't know what he's been up to lately, but he is constantly on the go!
Miss Anything? Caffeine. I still have it in moderation, but I've definitely been missing the freedom to grab a PSL or diet coke whenever the urge strikes.
Movement: Oh yes. Long gone are the flutters and little kicks from earlier in the pregnancy! He has been pressing into my ribs, walking along my stomach and shifting from one side to the other constantly.
Food Cravings: Not really, but I've been eating my fair share of chicken pot pie lately.
Anything making you queasy or sick: Nope! As long as I eat... all the time
Labor Signs: Nope.
Belly Button in or out? Neither. I think I might make it the long haul with my flat belly button.
Wedding rings on or off? Off. Still rocking the stand-in ring.
Happy or Moody most of the time: I think I've been leaning towards happy, but I've definitely had my cranky moments/afternoons these last two weeks.
Looking forward to: My baby shower tomorrow!