Monday, May 16, 2011

Welcome to the 3rd Trimester

We have officially entered the third trimester. Max is becoming a big boy cramped in a tiny space. After he mastered karate chopping me in my vital organs, he has now moved onto getting a black belt in kicking me under the ribs. I smile though because I know it is short lived and soon I will miss those movements. As you can tell in the photo, the belly has grown to large proportions. Who knows how large it will be in June for the baby showers?! Baby Max should be coming in at 2.5lbs and 15 inches long. This Wednesday is my big third trimester doctor visit where I have my glucose screening and all the fun blood work. Yippy! From then on I will begin seeing my doctor every 2 weeks. And hopefully we will get another ultrasound in so we can share in Max's growth and not just go by website averages. Today, Tyler and I took a tour of the hospital. We learned all kinds of crazy stuff that just reminded me how much we have yet to learn about the birthing experience. For instance, vitamin K shots for the baby (do or don't?). The tour was very reassuring though that we will receive the birthing experience that we want in addition to a private room which is a must for me. Oh, there was a kick from Max. He says hello! Or maybe he is telling me to lay down, turn off the light, and go to sleep. One thing I am thankful (so far) is that he has been relatively still at night. Fingers crossed he stays that way for the remainder of the pregnancy.

I should listen to the little one and say, "good night."

Thursday, May 5, 2011

100 dias

Cinco de Mayo is one of my favorite holidays.

1) It is just 2 days before my birthday so it is a celebration before my celebration
2) My love of margaritas makes this holiday extra special
3) Dips, Chips, and cheese ... oh my!

Even though this year I can't celebrate with multiple margaritas and a few tequila shots, I will have another reason to celebrate. Today begins a special countdown to my due date. Only 100 more days! Now I know I am not the one who decides Max's big entry into this world but it is crazy to think that we are even remotely near 100 days. Where has the last 6 months gone by! How is it my birthday already! As summertime approaches I am reminded how fast the time will go by and how Tyler and I need to make time for each other before our family has a new member.

Hope everyone has a big margarita today! Drink one for me and enjoy a big basket of chips.

Wednesday, May 4, 2011

Another pregnancy milestone has been scratched off the list. Little Max is officially kicking so hard that you can see his karate chops move my belly. He loves to kick me during the afternoon and today was no different, except when I looked down telling him to lay off kicking my kidneys I saw it. My belly protruding where he was kicking me.