5 weeks to go! Actually it's a little less than 5 weeks since it's taken me so long to post this update. According to my Sprout app I have 32 days left. Not much has changed in the past week other than a huge increase in size ... or so I think. I'm definitely waddling around more and my stomach is getting in the way more often than not.It's been a fun couple of days in the Chalmers' household. This past weekend my friends in Charlotte threw me a lovely baby shower brunch at Brio's. Thanks to Christie for organizing everything and making the adorable shower gifts. Hopefully I'll get around to posting pictures from both showers in the next couple of days.
We worked on the baby's room and bathroom all weekend ... well Ryan did. He re-did the closet in his bedroom and painted the entire bathroom. He also put together all of the furniture, the stroller, the pack and play, and anything else that came in a large cardboard box. I did all of his laundry, including clothes, blankets, and burp clothes. We are trying to be ready to go for his arrival.
We also had some maternity pictures taken by a photographer, Stephanie at Peepsake Studios. We had a great time walking around the UNCC Botanical Gardens and can't wait to see the finished product.
I've made it to the YMCA a handful of times and have even ran outside. My running has definitely slowed down to a jog, mixed with lots of walking breaks, but at this point I'm still happy I'm active at all.
I've officially started wearing gym clothes or sweat pants to work every day. No one really sees me since I spend 8 hours a day in my office. I haven't given up all together on my appearance, though, and still like to look somewhat normal on the weekends when going out. For now comfort is key and elastic waistbands have become my best friend.
My cravings are still cheeseburgers and pizza, although that's what they were pre-pregnancy. I'm still trying to eat as healthy as I can, and will hopefully stay on track with the weight gain.
Our next doctor's appointment is on Monday (week 36) so hopefully we'll have some more statistics for you then.
Any takers on Baby Chalmers coming earlier than 40 weeks?