Counting it Down: 40 Weeks!

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Today, October 28th, was my due date!

How far along:  Grace Caroline is 2-1/2 weeks old.

How big is baby: Grace was 5 lbs 9 ozs at birth (born at 37 weeks 2 days). At her 2 week check-up yesterday, she weighed in at 6 lbs 7 ozs. What a little chubster! We couldn’t be more pleased with her weight gain!

Weight gain/loss: The day of my c-section I had maintained my 5 lb gain. Because I firmly believe no woman should weigh themselves before their 6 week check up, I have no idea where my weight is currently. But, if the fit of my pre-pregnancy jeans could be used as an indicator, I’m probably back at or below my pre-pregnancy weight.

Sleep: We’re getting enough. And, God’s filling the gaps–and so is Starbucks.

Diet/Cravings/Aversions: I’m beyond thankful to be able to eat again!

Movement: We marvel at her hands and feet–and delight in knowing that those same tiny extremities where the source of so much entertainment before she was born.

What I’m loving: 1. Watching Schaeffer interact with Grace–she’s the best big sister. She is so kind, so tender, so compassionate, so caring. She is literally a little mommy–and we couldn’t be more blessed. 2. Watching Griffin’s heart melt all over again–and fall in love with another daughter. 3. All the smells and sounds of a new baby–the little things you forget!

Symptoms: I’ve been feeling great! I’m thankful that my c-section incision is healing well and that my blood pressure, nausea, and all other pregnancy related issues have resolved. The only struggle is remembering to slow down.

What I’m looking forward to: 1. Carving pumpkins and watching ‘great pumpkin, charlie brown’ with SJ, Grace, Griffin, Deb & Doug tomorrow night. It’s a Halloween tradition. 2. Spending time together with my parents and my girls Thursday & Friday. 3. Trick or Treating in Saint Joe Friday night with dear friends.