I hope everyone had a very Merry Christmas! My husband and I were blessed to spend it with friends and family... and have 10 days off of work for Christmas break!! *Perks of teaching*
It's wild to think that this was our last Christmas as a family of two. It's probably our last Christmas to get to sleep in until... ever? As joyous as our Christmases together have been, I'm already so excited for next year's, when the THREE of us will celebrate together.
Parker is already so loved by everyone. She's not even here yet, and I'm pretty sure she got the most presents =) It was so neat to see presents with gift tags reading "To Parker, From Grandma and Gramps"
For our Christmas gift to each other, my husband and I decided to splurge for a 4D ultrasound. I highly recommend doing this! It was so amazing. There she was: her little face, her squishy cheeks, her pouty lips... We are in love with our beautiful little girl.
|Blowing kisses =)|
|She loves having her hands by her face. She's such a little model lol|
Size of baby: Just under 16 inches and right at 3 lbs (according to average). I'm definitely feeling her weight now. I tried explaining it to my husband... Imagine that when you lay on your side, someone places a three pound weight on your stomach.
Total weight gain: 22 lbs. I'm gaining about a pound a week which makes my doctor very happy =)
Stretch marks? Not on my belly
Sleep: Sleep? What is this "sleep" you refer to? But seriously, it is getting more difficult. I cocoon myself with pillows to try to prop up the growing baby bump. She's so active at night! I love her dearly, but if she doesn't keep her knees out of my rib cage, she is going to start out her life grounded.
Best moment this week: Seeing her precious face at the 4D ultrasound. I mean seriously, have you seen those cheeks!!
Worst moment this week: Just trying to get comfortable.
Movement: All the time! She is a mover!
Food cravings: Nothing lately. I've been getting heartburn more and more, so I've been trying to really watch what I eat.
What I miss: I'll miss toasting in the New Year, but sparkling grape juice will be just fine =)
What I am looking forward to: Doctor appointment next week! Anytime I get to hear that sweet heartbeat, I'm happy!
Weekly Wisdom: A 4D ultrasound is totally worth it!