Last week I was out of town at a counselor's conference and I caught a glimpse of the bump in the mirror and and I was like wow! The bump has definitely grown significantly over the last couple of weeks but I take that as a good sign that our Ally Kole is a growing girl!
Symptoms: I definitely feel like my body isn't moving as fast as my head is these days. It's getting harder to carry around my big (33 lb.) boy. Of course I'm hardheaded and I still do it anyway but I find myself getting to the point where I have to pass him off to Kole now. My back hurts A LOT! I know I know from carrying Hampton so much but it's one thing I can't give up. I started having braxton hicks contractions around 24 weeks I think but I have noticed them stronger and more often over the last two weeks. I am started feel more tired again. It hasn't been too bad but I think it is coming. I haven't been sleeping very well, mostly because my back hurts so bad no matter how I lay. Other than that, there really isn't too many symptoms to complain about.
Other things: I had my check up last week and everything looks perfect! We even got great news that my placenta has moved and is no where near my cervix anymore. We've been praying about that so we are thankful for that news. Praise the Lord! Ally Kole is already weighing in at 2.5 lbs! She may be a chunk like her mommy and brother were. We tried and tried to get a 4D look at her face and would you know that little stinker had her whole arm over her face the entire time! I guess she wants her pretty face to be big a surprise. We did get to see her pointing her feet...it was precious. Maybe we have a ballerina on our hands. We are just thankful for a great report! I start going to the doctor more often now. I remember the end flew by when that happened with Hampton so I know we are getting close to the end and I can hardly believe it! That means I have got to pull this nursery together ASAP! We have gotten started but we need one solid weekend to pull it together. Until then, I'll be spending this Thanksgiving thankful for the incredible blessings poured out on us this year, especially the sweet little girl growing in my belly. God is great all the time!