Wednesday, October 12, 2016

Baby Saville #1. Week 38 (sorry 36 and 37) Update. my sweet dad would say, here's the deal: The past few weeks have been slightly trying and very long weeks! Our week 36 appointment showed some issues with miss Eva Kate's growth, which led to me holding off on posting so that I could make sure everything was alright. You don't want to post scary details for the public and then be wrong...but you also just don't have the words for "happy" blog updates when you're feeling nervous. Week 37 was spent at three (yep) separate doctors and appointments, measuring our girl, checking her growth and amniotic fluid. All in all, Eva Kate is on the low end of normal in all of the percentages and has "just enough" amniotic fluid to get her through. Let me tell you...that is "Just Close Enough" to give this mama major anxiety and stress! I am so grateful for a God who "gets me" and takes care of my girl...and my anxiety by putting excellent doctors in my path. We go in Thursday for our, hopefully, last check up and will be induced during week 39 next week.
So, back to your regularly scheduled update:

How far along? 38 weeks 

Size: Winter Melon (but probably a tad smaller according to the 7 ... SEVEN... ultrasounds we have had)

Total weight gain/loss: + 32 lbs.  (phew...these past few weeks of stress have done it for me)

Maternity clothes? Trying to get a few wears of my favorites in over the next week! haha

Stretch marks? Nope

Sleep: So awful. I have heard thousands of times that the Lord prepares you before you have your kiddo by reducing your needed sleep. I don't know if that is true or not, but I have been sleeping in chunks for the past couple of weeks. It is not fun. 

Best moment this week: Hearing that we will be seeing our sweet girl next week! 

Movement: Though she be but little, she is fierce ....

Food cravings: ice...still wanting all of the ice

Anything making you queasy or sick: Indigestion and gallbladder pain have become my song

Have you started to show? still feeling that third trimester "huge"

Gender: all things girl around here :)

Belly Button in or out? It pretty much doesn't exist any more ;)

Wedding rings on or off? Either rocking my Walmart rings or my band from when I worked at CFA. 

Milestones: Big girl is ready to go! 

Major Happenings: We decided to move all of Eva Kate's things to our house and get them semi-situated. Since we will be moving in a month, we aren't "finalizing" her nursery in this home. It just seems silly. We set up the bassinet in our room, got her closet ready in her room, and piled/packed several things for the move. I'm so grateful to have my mom in this season to speak reason to me...yes, we must clean and organize. No, we mustn't pack the entire house this week. grin. 

What's Been Going On: Feelings-wise, my anxiety will subside when she is safely here! Hoping my gallbladder pain will as well!!!
 Life-wise: Let's see here, we have been full tilt over the past few weeks getting our house ready to move out of, doctor's office visits galore, and finishing up "regular season" cross country. I am thrilled that I made it through (almost) all of XC and God's timing for our girl is meeting up with life's schedule opening up. Selfishly, I am so grateful. 

Looking Forward To:  Eva Kate's Birth Day! YAYYY

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