Life…it’s like a carousel that is always in motion! Thankfully, mine has reached a little slower pace. Spring classes are complete! I’m very thankful to have made it through the semester with 1 A and 2 B’s!! Now only one more semester stands between me and sitting for my RN boards :)
I love my job! While going to school, I never gave much thought to working for a hospice organization. So when the opportunity came up, I really had to think and pray about it. Was this really an area of nursing that I wanted to pursue? It definitely isn’t what I had pictured, but it just felt right. So that is where I am…and I can’t imagine being anywhere else. I LOVE my job. It is fully of challenges, and at times heart-breaking, but at the same time it is rewarding. Will this be my forever job, I’m not sure. But I know that it is where I am supposed to be at this moment in time.
So how ‘bout a bump-date?
How far along: 23 weeks today! I can’t believe it is going by so quickly. Only 119 days until her due date!!
How big is the baby: At my last ultrasound (at 20 weeks), Maddie was 13oz. Just shy of a pound. She should now be just over a pound and about 11 inches long.
Total weight gain: Ugh…I don’t even want to think about the scale. It seems like the scale jumped over night! Total weight gain as of today is almost 20lbs. Hopefully I will stay at my goal of gaining no more than 35lbs.
Sleep: Aside from multiple trips to the bathroom, I’m sleeping pretty good. I do find myself rolling from side to side quite a bit though.
Maternity Clothes: Oh yeah…pre-pregnancy clothes have long been pulled from the closet. I still have a few shirts that I can wear, but my belly is quickly out-growing them. And I just had to buy round 2 of maternity pants!
- All checked out fabulous with Maddie’s genetic screening! And I checked out fine in all lab areas as well.
- Maddie definitely looks like her Mommy! I compared her latest ultrasound picture to one of my newborn pictures and I couldn’t believe my eyes!! Now we have to wait to see if she will have my red hair and blue eyes :)
Food cravings: Nothing in specific really…just food!
Food aversions: No real aversions thankfully. The only true no go for me is a milkshake. It must be something in the mix used to make them, but every time I get one it makes me sick. Homemade is fine though!
- Leg cramps. So not my friend when the strike at night!
- Swelling. I’ve had to remember not to sit with my feet hanging! The result is cankles and sausage toes!!
Movement: She is a little acrobat! Her movements are getting stronger by the day and she definitely likes the early morning hours. We will work on those hours when she gets here ;).
What I’m looking forward to: Continuing to work on her room…which is also my room. I will stay in my current home for now, which is 1 bedroom. She would be in my room for a while regardless, so no biggie. Pinterest has given me many cute ideas that I am about to start working on. And trust me, there will be pics to come as they are completed!
What I miss: A night of uninterrupted sleep…though I guess I should get used to that! I also miss my energy!! Aside from having less energy, the humidity here in FL is horrible!!
Next Appointment: May 24th
Picture: I was going to take a new shot, but instead decided to post her ultrasound. She put on quite the show for us too! Even kicking herself in the head several times!!