Pictures taken Monday at 36 weeks! And yes - my belly button officially
popped - I am not a fan at all.
I cannot believe we have less than two weeks until we meet our little man! I also cannot believe I am 9 months pregnant! A part of me feels like it was ages ago when we found out we were expecting however, a much bigger part of me feels like this pregnancy has flown by! I guess that's what happens when you are busy helping your daughter fight for her life!
I had a great appointment on Tuesday and everything is set for Will's birth as far as scheduling goes. We had a few changes in plans and the date was moved up a bit. My wonderful in-laws, who will be here taking care of Kate while I am in the hospital, were able to change their flights! I'm so thankful that they were willing to rearrange their work schedules to accommodate the new date!
We are still waiting to hear back about my blood work. It should be back next week and hopefully a decision will be made regarding general anesthesia or spinal by the end of the week. While I would love to be awake for Will's birth, I know that I will be ok if I have to go under since that's what happened with Kate's birth. It's nice to be at peace with either decision.
Look at those squishy cheeks! He also has rolls on his arms!
I had a growth scan at my appointment and Will is quite a big boy! He was already measuring 7.5 pounds which is about 1.5 pounds more than Kate was at birth! My doctor is guessing he will be well over 8 pounds by the time we deliver! We will take measurements a few days before my c-section to get a better idea! I know many people don't trust ultrasound measurements but, my perinatologist does all of the measurements herself and she was 2 ounces off when calculating Kate's weight a few days before I delivered so I trust the she is pretty darn close with these estimates!
As far as the pregnancy goes - I'm just dealing with normal issues that come with being 9 months pregnant. I'm exhausted, starving all the time, and generally uncomfortable all day. However, I'm trying to ignore my discomfort so I can enjoy my last few days as a mom to just Kate. We've been spending our days at the park enjoying the (hot - hello 90+ degrees) weather!
I would be lying if I said I wasn't nervous about adding a newborn into the mix. I feel like Kate and I finally have a good routine down now that we can get out more. She has a fairly predictable schedule and life has been pretty easy - especially compared to our fall and winter. I know it will take time to find our new normal, I just hope Kate has an easy adjustment.
We have yet another busy weekend filled with getting ready for Will, hanging out with a few of our friends, and of course enjoying time with Kate!
Moms of 2 or more - how long did it take you to feel like you had things under control after adding a new baby into the mix? Anything that helped make the adjustment smoother? I'd love to hear your thoughts/ opinions!