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Presents galore!

This past week, my mother-in-law threw me the first of two showers I’ll be having to celebrate our upcoming little bundle. (The second, being thrown by my sister, is a week from today.) It’s truly overwhelming how many people want to share in our happiness and celebrate Alexander’s upcoming arrival. We received so many presents and cards – even from people who didn’t come to the shower. We’ve pretty much got enough clothes and onesies to last until he’s six months old, and a few other bigger clothes as well. He now also has a playmat and an Exersaucer, and every imaginable hygiene/bath product. In addition to the big gifts we had already received (stroller, infant carrier, crib, change table) and the things we had purchased ourselves, there’s very little left that we need. And we received more than enough money and gift cards to purchase those things. I can’t even think of how much stuff we’ll have after another shower!

Some family members have also started Christmas shopping for Alexander. Which I actually think is a little ridiculous. He’s not even going to be two months old at Christmas. And, with the amount of stuff he has received for shower gifts, I can’t think of anything he will possibly need at Christmas. It’s crazy to think that people are shopping for him already!

Anyway, enough about that… here’s a little pregnancy update…

How Far Along: 34 weeks & 2 days

How Big Is Baby: according to ‘The Bump’ he’s about 17.2-18.7 inches long, and weighs 4.2-5.8 pounds already!

Total Weight Gain: I’m up 24 pounds from my pre-pregnancy weight.

Stretch Marks: Starting to develop a few on my sides. But they’re not very big yet, thankfully.

Maternity Clothes: Still able to wear all the stuff I bought before, but a few of the shirts are getting tight. When I’m not at work, I mostly wear sweatpants or dresses/leggings.

Sleep: I’m pretty exhausted, and could easily sleep 12 hours a day. But realistically sleep significantly less. We got a new mattress yesterday, though, and slept so much better last night!

Best Moment(s) of the Week: my shower!

Craving(s): bacon & eggs, chips & dip.

Food Aversion: nothing really.

Symptoms: heartburn, nausea, aching hips when I’m sleeping, and my feet have started to swell slightly.

Movements: he’s a very active little guy. 🙂

What Do I Miss: still missing my runny eggs! Strawberry daiquiris. Being able to bake and eat the raw dough / batter.

Belly Button In or Out: still in, but getting more shallow.

Wedding Ring On or Off: On. Except at night.

Gender: still a boy.

Looking Forward To: my next shower, my ultrasound on the 26th, and finishing work on the 11th.

Next Appointment: ultrasound on the 26th and OB checkup on the 28th.

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