With just about 4 weeks to go before Mattie's due date, I think Daddy has started nesting. He was determined to get a lot done on this long holiday weekend. Mommy also worked on some special projects for Mattie the last couple of weeks, and she thinks they turned out as well as she planned. Mattie should weigh close to 6 pounds and may be as long as 20 inches. We hope she continues putting on the pounds (um, ounces) the next few weeks.
Weight Gain: I think I'm done with this one. I'm just big. Ha!
Maternity Clothes: Oh yes...and pajamas! Wearing primarily dresses and skirts for work and enjoying shorts and tanks on the weekends.
Sleep: About the same. Still pretty rough because of pretty intense back and hip pain. I wake up every few hours to change sides. I haven't had any severe leg cramping lately though so there's some good news. It is harder to get out of bed though, and I feel like I am so stiff when I get up that I can barely move.
Best Moment of this Week: Enjoying coming home earlier every night and just spending quality time with my boys. We also enjoyed the progress on the nursery although we were all exhausted from the hard work.
Movement: Making Mommy's belly do some weird things now like she's got an alien trying to come out. Ha! I know that her environment is getting a lot more cramped though.
Food Cravings: Ice cream and other cool treats on these much warmer days.
Food Aversions: Nothing really although Zantac is my best friend lately.
What I Miss: Energy!
Gender: Sweet baby girl to join a house full of boys!
Symptoms: Heartburn, back and hip pain, and some Braxton Hicks contractions are the primary symptoms.
What I'm looking forward to: Getting through the next few weeks so we can meet this little one!
And I'd be so mean if I didn't give you a few sneak peeks of the progress although I don't want to reveal too much yet:
|Daddy and Evan work on a special project.|
|And Evan got to use the staple gun. Yikes!|
|Painting some pink!|
|Hair bows and a sweet bow holder handmade by Mommy, Daddy, and Evan!|
|A sweet little chandelier to cast a romantic glow in the room.|
|And some bunnies found their way in for a special project.|
|A sweet free printable Mommy made online.|
|Since we put the new car seat cover on the car seat, Brody's baby has resided in it. He likes to kiss her goodnight.|
|And then he tries to sit on her. Oops!|
|Putting her bow back on. Such a sweet big brother!|