Promise I'll write something non-pregnancy related soon... But not today!
Gender: My little man.
Movement: All.the.time. I love his little punches and jabs. In fact, he's kicking at my computer as I type right now - future blogger?
Sleep: Still OK for the most part. I am thankful for that, as I've talked to lots of pregnant women recently who can't get ANY sleep.
What I miss: Carbs. (Mommy loves you A LOT, Baby Chapman!)
Cravings: Carbs and sweets. Of course. *I have a gestational diabetes education class today at 2. Look for a little update later on.
Symptoms: My feet and ankles are very swollen by afternoon. Recently, I discovered that I can no longer squeeze them into my tennis shoes; so, I have to wear Keen sandals to go for a walk etc. I also had my first major leg cramp one night last week - not fun. And, I've noticed that I am hot ALL the time! My pregnancy magazines say these are all normal.
Words of Wisdom: Every pregnancy is different. As much as I LOVE talking to women who have been through or are going through pregnancy, it is important to remind myself of this and not play the "comparison game."
Best Moment(s) This Week: We had our first birthing class on Thursday night. It wasn't that incredible; but, it did sort-of mark a milestone to me... We are CLOSE now. Also, just thinking about all the fun things we will get to do with our little guy NEXT spring. I can't wait!
What I'm Looking Forward To: This week we are meeting with someone about childcare AND meeting with a possible pediatrician. I like that my schedule is full these days with "things to do right before the baby is born."
And last, I have another little birth announcement for you. Remember our friends Daniel and Katie from Daddy Boot Camp? Well, they had their little boy on Wednesday, April 27th. They didn't know the gender or announce any name options until after the birth... So, we were all going crazy with anticipation.
Here's precious Slaton August:
Don't you just love him? He and Baby C will definitely have some adventures together! Congrats Daniel & Katie!