Hints of dropping

33w0d. I think I am carrying lower now. The breathing issues of the last 2-3 weeks are pretty much gone and I’ve been peeing less but more often- very frustrating at night! Last night I stopped drinking at 10, peed at 11 & 12, went to bed and got up to pee at 1, 5, 6 & when I woke up too. Sooooo not helping when Bren also has been pulling stunts like waking up early or waking up in the wee hours terrified because he somehow managed to creep UNDER our bed.
My OB says I am more like a new preggo in that I’ll probably drop 2-4 weeks prior to delivery this time instead of a 2nd timer who’d drop just a few days to a few hours prior to labor. I am not predicting I’ll go into labor in 2-4 weeks, haha, just hopeful that Andy is getting nestled in the correct head down, back up position and is fitting better. If I had to guess I’d say he is diagonal, facing right & to my back some with his head down. I feel a very smooth, somewhat curved part that I assume is his side/back just off center to the left. He has actually been there awhile now and all the movements I feel are really high (complete with under the boob kicks) or really low- not on the sides at all. A day or two ago I felt this smooth curve jut out and I swear I felt him making rhythmical breathing movements. It was so weird and definitely not hiccups.
Been trying to chug the water and it seems to be helping my salt/fluid retention. I had been gaining weight pretty fast lately and have had somewhat swollen feet and stiff hands. I have lost about 4.5 pounds in the last 3-4 days! I am certainly not eating any less but am cooking at home more so that probably means less salt intake too. I am sure some will creep back by Monday though.
Brendan seems to be at an all-time high for fruits and veggies though he is by no means an herbivore. I though I’d make a list of what he’ll eat in case Andy is this way.
canned mandarin oranges
green beans from Bill Millers
tomato soup
spaghetti sauce
pureed carrots in mac n cheese
minced onion on McD’s burgers
pumpkin pie
carrots, green beans and potatoes in vegetable soup
Not a whole lot, I know. He is actually at least trying new things though. Twice now he has tried raw carrot and even though he didn’t like it, he was open to them. He also tried my potato salad yesterday. That’s a nice change.
Bren also loves to sing now too. He comes up with all kinds of songs and doesn’t mind if we sing with him either. Lots of theme songs like Pooh, Wonderpets (seen all of twice? but it’s a common commercial), Blue’s Clue’s, plus old stand-bys like Twinkle, Twinkle (which he is getting pretty clear with!), Itsy-Bitsy Spider & Old MacDonald. He even tries to sing “You’ll be in my Heart” from Tarzan and it makes me cry.
With his watching Tarzan lately, the phrase “elephant hair” has stuck in his head. It springs into many conversations… “Mama, I play with the blocks and the flashlight and… elephant hair!!” lol I may have to “lose” Tarzan like we “lost” Tom & Jerry because now everything that can be bent into a 90 degree angle is a gun. Sigh. Darn you, Clayton!!! Straws are very exciting these days.
I’ll leave this with a little funny thing that happened last night. DH and I were both grumpy last night. He laid down on the couch and I thought he was sleeping so I laid down to rest on our bed. Bren kept coming in and bugging me every few minutes. Finally I started telling him to go give Daddy a kiss every time he came in. Turns out DH was telling him to do the same thing to me!! Haha.

2 thoughts on “Hints of dropping

  1. My daughter sings all the time. She also makes up her own little songs…her latest was (to the tune of Brother John)
    Put my shoes on
    Put my shoes on
    Put them on, Put them on
    Have to put my shoes on
    Ding Ding Dong
    It was freakin’ hilarious!

  2. You’re dropping! How exciting! 🙂
    Getting close…
    Happy 4th of July, Jen!

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