This was my goal, especially when my doctor told me she'd be out of town last week! I saw a different doctor last Thursday who could tell that I dropped both by measurements and just by looking. She did my exam (um, ouch), told me I was 1cm and said she felt the head. She also could feel me having a contraction just by touching my stomach. She said I probably wouldn't make it through the weekend.
Well, she was wrong, but that's probably because I didn't do squat other than sit on the couch the whole weekend. I can only feel my contractions when I stand up, and they don't hurt a lick. I'm definitely ready now, and I just got the call that my car is fixed so I can turn in the rental. I might bust out some Dance Dance Revolution tonight just to see if that does anything.
Here's the latest week-by-week look:
|Next time I will teach my photographer a bit about consistency!|
First up, the ball.
|NordicTrack StayBall 65cm|
Now for my "every day around the house items"
Throw pillow - this was from our guest-room bedding set (formerly B's bachelor bedding). My chest was hurting (sometimes sorta burning) upon waking some time early in the second trimester. I found that if I just wedged this pillow under there, I could sleep soundly on my side and not have any pain.
Yoga pants - I've had these forever, but I don't think they had seen very much use until this pregnancy. Basically, my stupid maternity jeans are always falling down, especially when I stand up and sit down a lot (which I do when I'm at home). So I just change into these to bum around the house, and they sit below my bump and stay in place. (I did end up having to take the drawstring out.) I always change into my jeans when leaving the house, though, because I'm just not that big of a slob. And when these get dirty, I'll often switch to just regular pajama bottoms. Elastic waistbands have been much more of a friend than full-panel maternity stuff.
Red flashlight - B used this on the sub. I use it to go to the bathroom in the middle of the night and not ruin my night vision. I needed it a bit in the first trimester and these past few weeks.
Shoes without laces - These are still my go-to shoes for pretty much any time I leave the house. Luckily, I volunteer in a pretty laid-back place, so I can wear these to the office. I would probably still be wearing flip flops if I was due any other time of year. I do live in Florida, y'know.
Size-up t-shirts - Seriously, just one size up from my normal size fits me fine. I only own one shirt in that size (my "Camp Like a Champ" shirt from the summer I worked on a ropes course at a Catholic camp), but luckily B is that size as well. Also, the blue tank top I'm wearing in all of my belly pics is an Old Navy long and lean tank top in size M (regular, not maternity) that I got right after I took the pregnancy test. I do obviously own some maternity tops--cute ones that I wear while out and about. Many were thrifted. I also found that some of my regular shirts were long enough to continue wearing. The purple shirt below is a Merona size S from the clearance rack at Target that I've had over a year now, and it still fits fine!
|Yeah, that's a picture of my unmentionables on the internet. Get over it.|
Also, see that white thing in the left corner of the picture above? Yeah, that's a changing pad for baby that I've been taking around with me just in case my water breaks!