Saturday, September 12, 2015


ASOS Skater Dress in Leopard Print
How far along: 29 weeks
Due: Thanksgiving 2015
Gender: Don't know, won't know.  
Weight gain: about 25 lb.
Belly button in or out: Just flat
Sleep: Meh.  It definitely would be better if I wasn't waking up constantly to pee.  
Movement: Lots of partying is going on from bedtime until the early morning hours.  Hopefully this changes when the baby's born.   
Cravings: Pears.  I love pears.  And honey mustard, which is totally new because I've never been a fan.
Food aversion: None that I can think of.  
Feeling: Pretty good!
Fun fact: Baby Polk weighs a little over 3 pounds and is the size of a butternut squash!
Birth plan update: A couple of months ago I started having some spotting, which was nerve-racking, to say the least.  Though I'm still seeing my midwife regularly, I've also met with a high-risk OB (one who's natural birth friendly) to monitor things.  Turns out my placenta is low, but the good news is 90-95% of the time it moves where it's supposed to as the uterus grows.  If it moves where it's supposed to, I'm good to go with the home birth.  If it doesn't move, it's a total game changer.  I'll have to have a hospital birth, possibly even a C-section.  We'll know more in about a month, so in the meantime, prayers are appreciated.  
Violet update: Ever since Violet started talking a lot more, she hasn't been napping.  This is week three of mutiny no naps.  
Naps used to look like this----I'd lay her down and say, "I love you.  Night, night," and Violet would say, "Nigh, nighhhhhh," then fall asleep within about 15 minutes.  
Here's what naps look like now----I'll lay her down and say, "I love you.  Night, night," and Violet says, "Nigh, nighhhhh," then after about 3 minutes, she'll escape out of her sleep sack and and jump up ad down in her crib singing "Twinkle, Twinkle" or to her "Cinco, Cinco" for like an hour until she wants out and starts yelling, "Maaaammmmaaaaaa!"  
I've reached out to some other moms and it seems my chances are about 50/50 that she'll resume her naps.  I'm not really likin' those odds.