It’s official – the pregnancy hormones are in full force this week! I’ve had a few different sob sessions where I can’t seem to pull myself together. It can be triggered by anything – an article, commercial, movie, conversation, you name it. I end up laughing in the middle of ugly crying because I know how ridiculous I must look, but I can’t make it stop! Today my cry sesh started when I ran across the last half hour of Father of the Bride 2 – which I’ve seen dozens of times – and Nina and Annie (mother and daughter) are having babies at the same time. I was out of control, and Mike was just staring at me like I was from outer space.
How far along: 33 weeks and the size of a durian fruit – about 17 inches long and a little over 4 pounds. I had no idea what a durian fruit was until I happened to be watching Real Housewives of OC last week and saw Tamra and Heather trying it while in Bali! Did anyone else happen to see that?? I thought it looked pretty similar to a pineapple but maybe a little bigger.
Gender: Baby Girl Molly June!
Belly button in or out: Out.
Sleep: Still suffering from back and shoulder pain from the uncomfortable position I have to sleep in these days, but I am having a prenatal massage this week, and I CAN. NOT. WAIT.
Best moment this week: This has been a pretty great week with a few great moments to choose from – aside from my almost daily breakdowns! Monday we had the hospital tour, and Mike and I were both really impressed by how nice the maternity unit is at Northside. It almost feels like a spa when you walk through the front doors – so serene and peaceful. We really enjoyed the tour and felt like things were getting a lot more real at that point! Friday my sweet coworkers threw us a shower, and that night our amazing friends thew a dinner celebration in Molly’s honor. It has been such a busy summer, so it was really nice to see friends we haven’t seen in awhile and catch up with everyone. Today we started getting the nursery in order, and we are feeling great about how it’s coming together! We have the furniture in and assembled except for the glider that we are still waiting on. Now I just get to accessorize and organize. I’ll be sure to share pictures on the blog once we have it finished!
Miss anything: Energy and not crying at the drop of a hat :).
Movement/Symptoms: Molly is still extremely active these days. I had my 32 week appointment this past week, and my doctor said her heartbeat was over 160 bmp which means she was moving around a lot. As far as symptoms, heartburn seems to be getting worse and worse each day!
Cravings: Everything sweet under the sun. Also supremely spicy hummus.
Looking forward to: Mike turns the big 3-2 this Thursday, and we’ll be leaving around lunch that day to head to Charleston for a long weekend! We are combining Mike’s birthday celebration with a Babymoon – our last real getaway before Molly is here! We are filling our weekend with amazing food, relaxation by the pool and beach, and one morning that I’m really looking forward to – I’m spending a few hours at a spa getting a prenatal massage (Hallelujah!), facial and pedicure while Mike spends some time checking off a big item on his bucket list – playing the ocean golf course at Kiawah Island. We are both really looking forward to getting away for a few days to unwind and relax!