So again, I have fallen "behind" in giving you all an update on my hobbit gestation progress! As you can see from the title, I haven't far to go! Here are the stats:
How Far Along: 33 weeks (as of tomorrow)
Total Weight Gain: 28 lbs. (2 stone)
How Big Is Baby: about 4-ish pounds I believe and the size of a melon (small one.)
Best Moment This Week: started reading Real Marriage by Mark and Grace Driscoll and every time the book was on my belly baby would start kicking and pushing at it. Apparently space is precious? Lol.
Movement: ALOT. flip flopping...tumbling, intentional movement when they are uncomfortable...lots of hiccups, etc. my body (especially sciatica and hip dysplasia has felt a TON better as I have learned more triggers and done some stretches suggested by my midwives and have limited straining movements/activities unless absolutely necessary! The Lord is good!)
Food Cravings: orange juice, frozen mango chunks from Trader Joe's, kale chips, Dutch Bros. and sushi. (particularly raw salmon!!)
What I Miss: shaving my legs comfortably, feeling more balanced and rolling over on my bed with ease. it's like a beached whale experiment every time that happens. no joke:P
Milestones: I have about 7 weeks or so left! Thanksgiving, Christmas, and New Years have come and gone and was absolutely wonderfully spent with family. I can't believe I am at the "end." I have two wonderful friends hosting a baby shower and a mother blessing and I am still so grateful and full of love:)
Any Other News: We are enjoying getting involved with and serving with Mars Hill Portland and are being challenged, encouraged and loved. We are so thankful for the Lord's continued abundant provision and health for our family and are anticipating wonderful things as we delve into this new season of life serving each other and adding another hobbit to our little Shire. It is wonderful!