April 3, 2018
Hudson! A couple things: First, it’s April??? What the heck!! Second, only (about) 77 days until you get here!! Time is starting to fly by, and I am so grateful for it. This week is going to go quickly too, since dad and I have fun plans for this week. Before we know it, we’re going to be down to only ten weeks! I just can’t even wrap my mind around it. The first ten weeks were SO SLOW, but the last ten are going to go so fast.
We have everything ready for the nursery, and are just waiting until we get closer to get it all set up. I’m itching to decorate it, but am forcing myself to wait! We are waiting to do all the laundry too. Over the weekend, we washed all the preemie clothes and a couple blankets, just in case you needed to come before 37 weeks, but we’re hoping that’s not the case. But we are prepared anyway! Once we get past 30 weeks, we’ll start to decorate and do laundry and pack a real hospital bag. We are just trying to not get ahead of ourselves.
You have been super active this week! It seems like your favorite times to move are after I eat sweets and whenever I lay down, and I can get behind that. Your favorite things are my favorite things too! I love how much you move right before bed, it’s so fun! Yesterday, dad and I laid in bed and just watched my stomach move while you bounced around. It was awesome.
The weather is starting to warm up, and we are getting really excited for you to be here and for dad to be able to stay home with us for a few weeks! We’ve already talked about taking you up to the lake for morning walks; we’re both just ready for you! Just two more weeks until we are out of the first trimester, and then things will start to get real!
We love you so much! Stay safe, and keep growing big and strong!
How far along: 26 weeks!!
Baby is the size of: kale?
Total weight gain: still about 16 pounds I think.
Maternity clothes:Sometimes. I’m just ready for dresses.
Sleep: I sleep well when I am asleep, but the bad dreams are still raging! Last night I had a dream that half of Milo’s tail fell off, and he carried it to me like “what do I do?” It was so sad.
Best moment this week: Hearing your heartbeat!
Movement: A crazy amount! Especially yesterday.
Food cravings: No real cravings, but I really like french toast this week!
Anything making you queasy or sick: Mint again. I really don’t like mint!
Have you started to show yet: Yep. Yesterday the hairdresser said I was tiny. I feel huge!
Happy or Moody most of the time: I feel like I’ve been really happy this week. Dad has made me laugh really loudly a lot lately!
Looking forward to: The fun plans that dad and I have for this week, and to start super frequent appointments next week!