Gender: A boy! And we finally have a name! Well, at least a first name.
Weight gain: As of last week’s midwife appointment … +23 pounds, sitting pretty at 168 pounds total.
Sleep: I am the pillow queen. More pillows equals more comfort for mama.
Best moment this week: I took a bellybinding class on Saturday. And my sister came so I could have a binding assistant postpartum :) Then we went here for Christmas cheer :) Anyways, I’m super excited to support my body as it heals postpartum. This is the only body I have, so it’s worth my time and energy to give it what it needs to figure out life post-baby.
Worst moment this week: You guys. My back. My poor, poor back. I didn’t even know it was possible to feel this stiff. Is it the cold weather?
Miss anything: My favorite Mexican restaurant is opening up a new location super close to my house. AND THE MARGARITAS. Let’s just say, I’m giving birth and heading out for a drink.
Movement: So much! We’re moving past the kicking phase and into the body rolls that stretch my belly more than I could imagine!
Looking forward to: Wrapping up my Christmas shopping early so I can declare December the month of ultimate relaxation.
What Jemma thinks: “Ok mom, every time you go, I have to do 3 things … a kiss for you, a hug for you, AND A KISS FOR MY BABY BROTHER!”
What Max thinks: “I don’t fink a weally like dat baby.” Um … this is a problem, my son!
Flashback —> 34 weeks with Max + 34 weeks with Jemma
Kristine H. says
Oh my gosh, Gretchen..I feel you on the margarita! I’ve been missing them my whole pregnancy too! Can’t wait for that Mexican restaurant to open..we should definitely meet up for a drink after these babes come!
100%! I can’t wait for them to announce an opening date!