Well here we are! Baby Tolentino's official due date was yesterday and it passed without a single contraction. I guess I should thank the little guy? Instead of spending the day in the hospital or around the house bored we went for a long drive & to our favorite restaurant for lunch. Sol Food is amazing Puerto Rican deliciousness and we loved it per usual. If you live in Nor Cal and haven't been, GO. If you visit SF, please drive over the Golden Gate & don't mind the line out the door- it's that good.
The doc says that the baby is very comfortable and since our due date has passed we will have a NST (non stress test) on Friday the 3rd to make sure he's doing ok. If we fail that test we will be induced later that day. If he passes the test & I'm still pregnant by Monday, they will induce us on the 6th at 4pm. Looks like we will for sure have a birthday to celebrate at the latest on the 7th- Which also happens to be my grandmother's birthday. SO YAY.
I really wanted to share photos from our baby shower and some of the nursery but my husband is holding them hostage on one of his many hard drives and I haven't a clue where to find them. Instead I'll just share a few pictures that I've taken recently. I'm figuring that a photo dump is better than blogosphere silence! I also did one of those pregnancy surveys ( after the photos) just so one day many years from now if our son is so inclined he can take look at the fun he put his mother through ;-)
Pregnant Lady Food
Weeks: 40 + 1 day
Size of baby: A watermelon. YES I’ve been sleeping with a watermelon lodged under my rib cage. It’s as fun as it sounds.
Total Weight Gain: 44lbs. No further comment.
Sleep: I wake up every night about 5 times between 11 and 6 to run trot to the restroom and my husband says that I literally cry out/moan in the middle of the night when the baby is moving. Luckily somehow I don’t wake up from it, but it does wake him up!
Symptoms: I still throw up just about every morning. First 3 months only? YEAH right.
Cravings: Grapes and strawberries
Movement: A lot. Last night Ryman actually took a video of the little guy moving all over the place. He’s so big at this point that sadly it’s uncomfortable and a little painful!
Maternity Clothes: PJ’s and tank tops and leggings and yesterday for the first time since I was about 12 years old I wore a bra outside of the house without underwire. It was SO much more comfortable to not have a regular bra trying to do the work that only a maternity bra can.
Best Moments this week: On Friday we had a check up and got to listen to the little guy’s heartbeat, doc said it sounded great.
What I'm looking forward to: The little one’s big debut of course!
Milestones: Yesterday Ryman and I both got the nesting bug and turned the house upside down to clean everything in sight. We even got a special new grooming brush for the pups and went to town with it. Paris and Mac are officially ready to meet the newest member of the family.