35 weeks and 3 days down....4 weeks and 4 days to go! - The Geer Family
The Geer Family
It is getting soooo close and I am starting to get so anxious!  We had the entire inside of the house painted so I have been working to get everything in order before Chris arrives!  The whole nesting instinct hasn't really kicked in yet (don't know if it ever will) but I know that I am running out of time to get everything done.  My back is killing me constantly and my hands and feet have started to swell.  So I can only do so much moving around bedore I am exhausted and have to take a break!

I had a doctors appointment last week and I had lost 1 pound.  I was a little worried at first because I keep hearing that you put on most of your weight during the last several weeks but they assured me that this was okay.  This puts me at a weight gain of 21 lbs throughout the entire pregnancy and I am pretty thrilled about that.  I was also 34 weeks and 3 days at the appointment and I measured 35.5 cm so I am no longer 3 weeks ahead in size, only about 1 week.  I haven't had ANY cravings or other symptoms really....I have left those to Ed.  He is wanting ice cream and sweets a lot and keeps asking me if I'm sure that I don't need him to run out and get me anything, lol!  He's also following my sleep patterns.  He used to be such a night owl and could go to sleep at 3am and be fine for work the next morning.  Now he is yawning at 10pm and asleep on the couch by 11pm.

I usually go to bed around 11pm and wake up about once an hour sometimes more often.  Depending on which side I am laying on, my lower back down my butt and in to my thigh goes numb after about an hour.  It wakes me up and forces me to switch sides.  Then the same thing happends on the other side and so on all throughout the night.  It is quite annoying.  And during all of this I get up about 3-4 times to pee.  Lately I have been waking up at about 3am and not going back to sleep until about 5am.  Since I seem to be in the bed from 11pm until 9am so you would think I am getting rest but I am exhausted throughout the day!!  I would like to think I will be prepared for the sleep deprivation that awaits me but somehow I don't think that's true.

The weather has been so beautiful that we have been enjoying the evenings in our lawn chairs out front while all of the neighborhood kids play basketball in the driveway.  I have loved every minute of it.  Yesterday I was at the house by myself and I sat in the shade for about 2 hours and read.  It was great!  We have another ultrasound on Monday so we'll see where his weight checks in!  We are looking forward to the cookout next Saturday!

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