i quickly snapped these 29 week bump pictures on my way out the door to meet travis for a dinner date.****
i feel like i'm finally starting to look pregnant. i've gotten many more comments from strangers over the last few weeks. i'm still measuring a little on the small side (27 weeks), but my midwife said it's completely normal.
i took the glucose tolerance test this morning. the glucola was not as horrible as everyone made it out to be. i drank it in about a minute flat to get it over with. it made me a little bit nauseous, but that quickly subsided after the one hour mark. other than that, the appointment went well. i was THRILLED to find out that sylvie is already head down and likely to stay that way. good job, baby girl! her heart rate was very good at 140 beats per minute. seriously, i can not wait to meet this kid of mine!
there is much to be done today! our dear friend, joe, is coming into town this weekend. we're a small stop-over on his drive from philadelphia to iowa. neither of us have seen him since last summer, and i'm so excited to spend some time with him! i need to get this place looking more like our hip apartment and less like babies r us exploded. wish me luck!
****by "dinner date" i mean that i went to the restaurant where he works (and was tending bar last night), and sat at the bar for an hour of his shift. i ate some amazing gazpacho and a delicious shaved vegetable salad. i even had a small glass (probably an ounce or so) of wine courtesy of my husband. ssshhhhhh! don't tell the preggo police!
p.s. sylvie totally has the hiccups right now! since she is head down (i repeat, GOOD JOB, BABY GIRL), i can sort of feel them in my butt. does this happen to anyone else??
today travis and i planted an herb garden on our deck. we now have fresh mint, rosemary, thyme, basil, thai basil, lemon balm, chive, and dill at our disposal! i'm so excited to cook with so many fresh herbs this summer.
we recently purchased a new point and shoot camera, which also takes HD video. i decided to test out the video function today and try my hand at editing. it's not perfect, but i think it's pretty good for a first attempt. the song in the video is "mr. blue sky" by ELO. it's easily one of my favorite warm weather songs!
it seems my backside ended up being the star of this video. sorry about that! next time i'll pay more attention to where the camera is!
i am exactly 21 weeks pregnant today. sylvie is about 10.5 inches from head to toe and weighs almost 12 ounces! keep on growing, little girl! today i officially made the switch from the doctors in my OB practice to the midwife. i'm feeling really good about this decision. from the beginning i've been considering a natural childbirth. i've spent the first half of my pregnancy thoroughly researching all of my options, and talking to the ladies in my prenatal yoga class sealed the deal for me. they all see this same midwife, and some are about to have their second or third child with her in attendance. everyone i've spoken to has glowing things to say about her. i'll meet her for myself on may 13th.
the big news for this week is that travis got to feel sylvie move for the first time! she has been kicking like crazy lately. during a particularly active few minutes, i had him put his hand on my belly. after a few moments, his patience was finally rewarded. his smile lit up the whole room. it was amazing to see the look on his face. baby girl, you are already loved so much. i promise you that.