Monday, April 6, 2009

Weeks 34-36

What can I say? Its been a very busy past couple of weeks. (click the pics to enlarge) So, to catch up, weeks 34-36:

Belly Shot, Week 34

Belly Shot, Week 35
Belly Shot, Week 36
Alexander gave me a very endearing lesson on child birth. He knows the baby is a girl and he's informed me that after Helena is born, we're having another baby boy.

ALEXANDER: Come help me Mom.
ME: Just a minute. I have to sit down. This baby is moving around a lot. You know we're going to have another baby at home soon?
ALEXANDER: Yes, you'll go to the hospital. The baby girl will jump out of your mouth. Then a baby boy will jump in your mouth and go all the way down (to your belly).
ME: Is that what will happen?

We had our 2nd Level II ultrasound and everything looks great with no need for any more USs. She's weighing exactly what she should if not a little more. At this rate, she'll weigh between 7.5-8.2 lbs full term. That would put her nicely between her brother of 9lbs. and sister at 6 lbs 12 oz. The doc said she has just a small amount of hair, so we'll see. We weren't able to get a good profile picture as she was hiding her face, so here's one of the little feet that kick me all day and night long.
Braxton Hicks contractions continue to strike every day, some pretty intensely. It's harder to breathe and I'm tiring quickly these days. I'm nesting big time, including scrubbing walls. I also started a prenatal water aerobics class. I did prenatal yoga with Alexander and water aerobics with Sophie. There's just something quite healing about water pressure, but both classes are great. I'm pretty much ready to have Helena, though there are 3 weeks left until I'm full term (and could go as long as 7). On the other hand, I find myself cuddling more with the kids, knowing that our lives will once again change very soon. I can't wait to see Sophie in the role as big sister.


Bare belly shots below complete with unedited stretch marks and gall bladder surgery scars. Can't handle it? X out now.

Week 34

Week 35

Week 36


Kristen said...

I love your belly shots! You look amazing!

Um, that's one creative son you have! LOL!

RK said...

Lookin' good, girlfriend. And I'm not sure what Alexander has been watching on TV, but if his prediction comes to pass, you'll be famous!!!

Kristen said...

I'm was in the middle of the mall. It was like an infomercial with everyone coming up and asking if it hurts, or me listening to their comments like I couldn't hear them or something- nothing mean or anything. I told them that they need a screen or something for privacy. We have a salon here that does it too, but it cost twice the amount!

Terri said...

I love Alexander's theory - too funny.