And when did I get to be 8 months pregnant?!
Size: Little gal is still packing on the pounds. She should be around 5 1/2 pounds or so. We'll get a better estimate next week when we go for our 36 week appointment. While she may be getting fatter, she shouldn't be getting much longer. By this point most babies are roughly the length they are at birth.
YAYS: New party trick- I can balance a cup on my belly while sitting down. Its pretty handy.
NAYS: I am terribly sad to report that stretch marks have appeared on my belly. I thought that I had managed to avoid them, but not so much. It seems like each day another one pops up.
Also, sleep is really hard to come by these days. Between back and hip pain, Braxton Hicks contractions, having to pee all night long, and general insomnia, I have more bad nights than good nights and that is leaving me feeling really worn down.
Happenings for the week: We finally picked a pediatrician! Its not that this was a hard task, it just took us a while to get to. We actually only met with one pediatrician (who came highly recommended by a colleague) and really liked her, so we just went with it. Some of the things that sealed the deal for me:
- Everyone at the practice was so friendly! I felt very comfortable. The office is very kid friendly without feeling like a germ factory (does that make sense?).
- The nurse who brought us back volunteers as a lactation consultant at one of the local hospitals. She also makes herself available to all the practices' patients. Its very nice to know that there is so much support around for breastfeeding.
- The pediatrician really took her time to answer all our questions. I didn't feel rushed at any point. She also talked to us like intelligent people. She really explained her position on things (like vaccines) and used scientific evidence to support her positions. She treats parents like partners and offers options instead of just pushing one right way to do things.
- AND if everything works out, the practice is actually moving locations. The new location would be SO much closer to home, Seth's job, and daycare. That is a big bonus.