- He's about 20 inches and won't get much longer than that! He weighs about 5.5 pounds.
- Thomas and I went to an all day childbirth class and took a tour of the hospital where I'll be delivering! The two nurses who led the class were wonderful, and I love that they highly encouraged birth without an epidural, skin to skin contact with the baby immediately after delivery, and breastfeeding. The philosophy at the hospital is to let birth be as natural as possible. It's really comforting knowing that I'll be giving birth at a place that will not only respect, but also support, our wishes. Such a blessing! We also feel so much more prepared now that we know more about the whole process - Thomas was pumped up and ready for us to have that baby after the class haha!
- The best part of the class? Sitting on a birthing ball and having my husband massage my back to work on relaxation techniques! I think we need to practice that one more frequently before the birth hehe! ;)
Symptoms: The general discomfort of back and rib pain, but only my right rib, which is kind of odd!
Cravings: Chocolate, which is apparently a good thing according to the baby magazine I received in the mail this week which says "News from the 'too good to be true' department: 'Some studies show that eating chocolate while pregnant can lead to happier babies,' says Largeman-Roth." I'm not really buying it, but I'm more than happy to use it as an excuse! ;)
Funny Things: Anytime I sit down and have something pressed up against my belly, that little guy kicks it away from him! He apparently only likes all the attention on him!
We are down to the last five weeks and are so eager for this sweet boy to make his arrival! God is so good!