Tuesday, December 1, 2009


My belly is HUGE. Huge, I tell you. Tim and I just freaked out looking at this week's picture versus last week. Lordy.

This is last week's picture for your viewing pleasure:

Anddd....This is this week's picture; complete with my haircut which doesn't look so cute after all the rain today.

Whoa. So much for thinking that I dropped.

Granted, I am swollen because of all the salt I ate last week and the fruit I didn't eat and the exercising I didn't do, but still. I had a doctor's appointment yesterday and my belly is measuring a week ahead (34 weeks v. 33 weeks) but I think it looks a lot more than 1 cm bigger from last week to this week (since it's supposed to grow 1 cm per week). What do you think? Other than that, everything was normal at the doctor. Toots was moving around like crazy, as usual, when the doctor took his heartbeat - which was 168 when he was moving around. When he was still for a minute it went down to 150. I go back on December 14th. (P.S. I was using some Jergen's Natural Glow lotion last week and I haven't used it at all this week. By looking at these pictures, I can tell it was working since I look kind of tan in the first one and not so tan this week!)

We went to Crockett (East Texas) for Thanksgiving with my Nanny and Papa. It was a great time and we got to meet baby Ty who is my cousin, Paxton, and his wife, Abby's, little boy. He is three months old and totally adorable. We enjoyed getting to spend some time with them and hopefully will be able to get together sometime since they live in the DFW area. The food was yummy. We also visited my Mammaw and Pappaw (dad's parents) while we were there and went and saw The Blindside. It was really good and I would recommend seeing it.

This week, I am getting back hardcore about exercising and I am eating foods that are supposed to be natural diuretics in order to try to get my swelling down. I haven't really been swollen at all and my feet got very swollen as well as my hands and I'd like to eliminate that as much as possible.

Here's a little bit about what's going on with baby this week:
For all the weight and bulk you’re lugging around these days, you’d think your little champ should weigh much more than a mere 5 lbs and measly 17 inches in height, but nope, that’s about the average size for a baby in its thirty-third week. In terms of appearances, they’re getting cuter and pudgier every minute as they pile on the baby fat for those adorable little wrist rolls and chubby toes. And as we’re sure you’ve already noticed they’re getting stronger with every passing day. Nowadays, it’s possible to observe a well-placed kick just by watching your belly—but you already knew that didn’t you? Although they’re getting stronger, your bigger-by-the-day baby is losing space to move around, so the actual rate of movement will drop off in the last few weeks, despite that powerful drop-kick they’ve been working on. Hey, did you know you’ll continue feeling their movements even during labor?

And here's a picture:

Only 7 weeks (or less or more ;)) left before his big arrival! I'm now going to be going to doctor's appointments every two weeks for one or two appointments, and then every week. And, only 24 days until Christmas. November flewww by.

Hope everyone had a wonderful Thanksgiving and got lots of good food and hope you have a great week as well!


Bobbi Janay @When did I go from a kid to a grown up? said...

You have popped mama, looking great though.

YaYa said...

Yes, I would definitely say that you look bigger in the most recent pic,,,,but very cute!!! Paxton and Abby really enjoyed their visit with everyone and I heard Ty was a pretty good boy!!!! Can't wait for the next pic.....take care.

abby and paxton said...

Wow, the belly is definitely larger even from when we saw you! Isn't it amazing! And anytime now you'll think, I cannot get any bigger, and then you'll have him! Haha. It goes by fast!
It was lots of fun spending time together last weekend.
And that lotion sure does work. I think I would just look orange if I used it since I'm SO WHITE!

michelle k said...

Oh how we are the same!! I grew out of a pair of jeans OVERNIGHT last week and am significantly huger... or more huge... whatever. I love your cute hair! Yay for all this going by fast. I think we are geniuses for having babies right after the holidays. Awesome food and the time flies. Best pregnancy ever :)