Well, our little man has arrived...so here is a combination post so I can get to the "good stuff"... AKA- Tripp!
Total Weight Gain:I gained a total of 13 pounds from my pre-pregnancy weight. (Now remember, I had lost a lot of weight in the beginning...so the 13 pounds sounds very deceiving!)
Maternity Clothes: Yes. Most of the shirts are becoming too short in the belly. Leggings and sweaters/tunics were a go-to the last few weeks.
Sleep: It was difficult to find a comfortable position the last few weeks I was pregnant. I added a few pillows to the sleeping arrangement, which seemed to help a little. I also started getting contractions at night time, which made me uncomfortable as well.
Best Moment of the Week(s): Going to the doctor each week was great! I loved getting an update on how things were progressing. At 36 weeks I was 80% effaced and 1 centimeter dilated. At 38 weeks I was 100% effaced and still 1 centimeter dilated
Movement: Everything I read about the last few weeks in pregnancy stated that babies will slow down their movements because they have run out of room. Tripp did not follow this rule. While I still think he had run out of room, he did not let that stop him from still moving around in my belly...especially at night.
Food Cravings: I wouldn't saw I had any specific cravings. I did want to eat and I always tried to finish my meal, although there seemed to be no room in the inn for a ton of food. I can see why many small meals were recommended instead of 3 large ones.
Symptoms: Other than some contractions and hip pain I didn't have many symptoms I could complain about!
Sleep:I am finding it harder to fall back asleep when I wake up to use the restroom several times throughout the night.
Best Moment of the Week: Our sweet Bible Fellowship Class from church threw us a get-together to celebrate Tripp! It was so much fun. It was at Calhoon's restaurant, so we all just ate and celebrated together!
Movement: Night time is Tripp's favorite time of the day. I wonder if he will be a night owl like his daddy?
Food Cravings: I am loving a sweet ending to supper. Cookies, ice cream, brownies, whatever!!!
Symptoms: I have been resting all week since this was my first week on fall break! I feel like any symptom I've had has been rested away!
The weekend after we traveled to North Carolina for our shower, we were blessed enough to have another shower in Louisville. The friends and family that threw this shower did such a great job! We are so thankful baby Tripp is loved so much.
Jim's family was so sweet to throw us our first baby shower. We made the all too quick trip the weekend of August 17th to be showered with such lovely well wishes and gifts. We loved seeing everyone and Tripp came out ahead with a lot of great gear.