Size of baby: Lydia Avanelle weighs around 7 lbs and is about 20 inches long. The doctor has told me at my last few appointments that she thought the baby was going to be big. However, as I mentioned last week, she thought Mackaylan was going to be big and she was average- 7.8 lbs. I think she may weigh around 8 lbs, and in just a few short days we will know!
Gain/Loss: ? I'm trying to avoid the scale :) When I went in for my pre-op yesterday the RN weighed me in kilograms. She asked if I wanted to know what it was in pounds and I told her that was perfectly okay. I then went on to tell her that I knew it was a lot and that was all that mattered at this point! We both got a good laugh out of it.
Maternity Clothes: Oh, yes! I can actually still wear quite a few of my pre-weight loss tops from Lane Bryant, but the pants have to be maternity. It is so funny how I couldn’t wait to wear my maternity clothes and now I am so sick and tired of looking at them. I’m SO ready for a change of wardrobe.
Gender: Girl! Her name will be Lydia.
Movement: Yes! She is a very active little girl, and I love it! However, I do think she may be running out of room because she doesn’t seem to be practicing her tumbling quite as much! Her movements are more just shifting. I guess we are both to the uncomfortable stage! She is most active in the afternoon and at night. The other night Mickey was able to feel her moving all over the place. She went on and on for what seemed like 15-20 minutes. It was a special moment for us both!
Sleep: Sound sleep is slowly becoming a thing of the past. It feels like it takes forever to roll over. I have also found that when I wake up in the middle of the night my mind starts racing and it is hard to get back to sleep. I guess it is just my body’s way of preparing for the sleepless nights ahead, right?!
What I miss: Nothing but my ankles! My feet are and ankles are swelling BIG TIME! Flip flops have become my best friend so I am so happy that the weather is warming up. Mackaylan loves to talk to Lydia via my belly button and she always says, “Sissy, stop making my mama’s feet so poofy!” It’s precious!
Cravings: Lately I haven’t really had any cravings so to speak, but I have developed an aversion to chicken and/or white meat unless it is disguised in a casserole.
Symptoms: I have definitely been more emotional with this baby, but some will argue that has nothing to do with pregnancy! *wink*wink*
Best moment this week: This week has been full of preparations for Lydia’s arrival. Mackaylan and I have also been able to spend lots of time together as well. I can’t believe that in just a few days I will be the mama of 2 precious girls!
Update/Extra information: Stay tuned for the birth story and pics from Lydia’s big debut!