Or actually 35 weeks Saturday, but I have been about one week behind this whole pregnancy so I’m just going with it. Either way, this belly is going to turn into a baby sooooo soon!!!!! We are getting more crazy excited by the day.
I updated last at 31 weeks, and since then, we had a big ultrasound and were able to get a really good look at baby girl! She looks so much like Avalon, has the sweetest button nose and little lips — it is crazy how good these machines are now, I feel like we really saw her!! The main reason for the ultrasound was to check on her growth, as we are hoping that we won’t have to go through a c-section or induction based on Avalon’s shoulder distocia during birth. She measured small, 4.2 pounds & in the 17th percentile, so we hope that is enough to make us all feel comfortable enough to go ahead and wait until she is ready to come on her own. We will decide in the next couple of weeks and even though I reaaaaally hope I can go into labor on my own for the first time — our mail goal is ultimately a healthy baby girl and I am at peace with whatever way we need to get her here, in our arms!
Her nursery is coming right along, the wallpaper & crib are up and I will be going through our box of newborn clothes this weekend. One of the things that excites me the most about having three girls is thinking of some of the special outfits that I will be able to put all three of them in, starting with some of the sweetest little newborn things! We still haven’t gotten (or even started looking for) a new car, I honestly love my SUV so much and wish I could just keep it, but when we put three rows up there is no room in the back for a stroller or pretty much anything else. It’s so funny, I am 100% positive that at this point with both big girls I had the car seat installed, and even checked at the fire station — with Waverly I can remember even going to the car wash every other day to make sure it was cleaned and vacuumed out!!! Annnnnd this time we don’t even have the car yet! I know we will get there, life is just a little crazier these days. 🙂
Just like labor, and the first trimester, I had forgotten about allll of the typical third trimester things. I have the insomnia, the leg pains, am peeing every five seconds, cannot bend over, and the Braxton Hicks have been brutal, especially by the end of the day. But even with all that, I still love being pregnant and am so thankful for it. It’s always bittersweet and the craziest feeling getting to these last weeks of pregnancy, I already know I will miss having her all to myself in my belly and with me wherever I go, but really I just CANNOT WAIT to meet her and to officially become a family of five.
Keep growing in there sweet angel girl, we love you so much already!