Hand In Hand

Hand In Hand

Sunday, July 25, 2010

Last Update/Quiz Before Isabella's Arrival

Symptoms: *Heartburn (yes, it's still here. I sleep with two pillows so that my head is propped up), *frequent potty trips (I guess my bladder is preparing me for feedings every three hours), *stretch marks, *tiredness (I ♥ my naps), *lots of baby movement, *random nausea

Total weight gain: 30 lbs as of my last OB appointment. No more appointments left until after my c-section...

Maternity clothes: I'm just bumming it when I'm at home. I wear comfy crops with a tank top. But I can still get away with wearing non-maternity shirts and dresses!

Stretch marks: They are seriously not my friends. They look like fire on my belly. Hubby calls them "Diablo."

Sleep: Sleep hasn't been the best thing. It takes so much effort to toss and turn. I'm up every few hours for a potty break. Last night, I had horrible knee pain in the middle of the night. So sleep isn't too great. I guess it's preparing me for life with a child.
Best moment this week: Being able to count down the days until Isabella's birth on one hand.

Movement: Tons. It's like an alien living in my belly. 

Food cravings: Chocolate. Weird, I know, since I haven't craved it at all throughout the entire pregnancy. But I've been wanting chocolate for the last week.

Belly Button in or out: It's a halfy. It's half in and it's half out. If I do something like blow my nose, it sticks out a little more.

What I miss: Being able to walk up a flight of stairs without losing my breath or feeling like my knees are my arch enemies.

What I am looking forward to: Isabella's arrival on Wednesday.
Milestones: Having my last prenatal checkup with the obstetrician. It really makes it real that Isabella is arriving this week! 
How is daddy? He's really excited, but he's also very nervous. He's like a little kid going on an exciting trip. he doesn't sleep well at night. He hasn't had a big appetite. He's excited but super nervous.

How are the grandparents? They are SOOOO excited. There are no words to describe their amount of excitement.

Here's the last of my belly pictures...next picture I post should be of Isabella!


  1. Yayyyyy! So excited for you! Wishing you all the best this week, I can't wait to hear how everything goes and I definitely can't wait to see Isabella!!

  2. I have been reading your blogs for a while and I cannot wait to see you baby girl and hear about how it all went on Wed!!! Good luck and cannot wait to see Isabella's first pictures!!

  3. All the best wishes for Wednesday!! I'll be thinking about you!!

  4. Congrats on the birth of your baby girl. Hope mom and baby are doing well =)