Week 28: This week we had a 3D Ultrasound and it was amazing. Although this is an elective ultrasound (meaning it is not covered by insurance), it was worth every penny. She was a little stubborn at first keeping her arm up by her face and her face buried in the placenta. After a little coaxing and jiggling we got some beautiful shots of our baby girl. I swear she has Krystal’s nose and lips and she is absolutely beautiful. We even got a little smile.
Week 29: This weekend we had a Baby Shower in Houston, hosted by Mama, Kait, and Katrina. It was wonderful to see friends and family we don’t get to see that often since moving and our baby girl got so many cute things. The shower itself was perfect filled with lots of fun games, Krystal is definitely going to have to work on her diapering skills. I kicked her ass at the diaper- blindfold race! It was also wonderful to have my Dad, Stepmom, brother, and aunt make the long trip to come and celebrate!
Week 30: This week we had a little scare on Thursday night. I had been experiencing lots of braxton hicks contractions and then discovered some spotting. The on-call nurse said to take some Tylenol and lay on my left side (blood flow is increased to your uterus on this side – one of the reasons why you can’t lay on your back later in your pregnancy). She said if I had four or more contractions in an hour to come in but thankfully I didn’t and my doctor’s nurse said to rest (Ha! does she know it’s one act season?) and it could be the cause of dehydration so drink lots of water. Hopefully, this is the end of the scare and we can enjoy our baby shower this weekend.
Week 31: We had our second baby shower in Corpus and boy was it packed!! We had over 80 people come to help us celebrate and spoil our little peanut. As you can tell we took diapering to a whole new level….
Week 33: The past few weeks have been filled with TFA State and One-Act District thru Bi-District. Unfortunately we did not advance, but thankfully it has given way to some much needed rest. I don’t think my feet could’ve taken much more of that.
Week 34: The nursery is done (you can see it here), car seat is installed, and hospital bag is packed. Now it is just a waiting game… I guess I should really finish my maternity lesson plans. I have also started using the Bloomlife contraction monitor that you rent for about $20 a week. It is a small device that connects to an app on your phone that monitors the duration and frequency of your contractions. (If you are pregnant and interested in this let me know and I can send you an e-mail for a free week!) It really has given me peace of mind and satisfied my curiosity.
Week 35: We have progressed to only wearing sandles (specifically birkenstocks). That is all.
Week 36: We took our maternity pictures today on the beach. The one morning in Corpus it’s actually chilly of course happened to be Sunday morning. Shout out to Chelsea Wilmont Photography for getting covered in sand and her shoes soaked trying to save my dress. The baby is measuring 7 pounds 14 ounces according to the ultrasound so we are little concerned about size if she keeps on cooking. Here are a few of our favorites!
Week 37: We have been going to the doctor once a week now and I am dilated to a 2. The doctor kept making comments that I might not make it to next weeks appointment (here’s hoping).
Week 38: this week I had progressed to a 3 and the doctor stretched my membranes. Again the doctor doesn’t think I’ll make it to the next appointment, but we scheduled an induction on Sunday in case she doesn’t come before then. I worked till Friday, but let’s be honest most of the time my feet were up in my classroom. All my students are hoping I go into labor in their class since I promised them all an A if I did, seems fair right?