Well, here we are with 9 weeks to go until our little boy is due! WOW! What a crazy 31 weeks it's been! There's just so much going on and I've been feeling so great that sometimes I have to remind myself that I'm pregnant! Well, MOST of the time Alistair reminds me he's there before I even stop to sit down!
I had a visit with the midwife last Monday and everything's still looking good! Everything with me is right on target and incredibly healthy. I had my glucose test (and a few other random blood tests) and EVERYTHING came back normal...THANK GOD! Alistair's heartrate was still right around 150 bpm, but now had a distinctive "THUMP THUMP" to it, not just a "SWISH SWISH!" That was so exciting! He kicked and pushed on the doppler a few times while we were listening! Tha midwife says, "He's VERY strong, and active!" She taught me to count fetal movements. Sit down at the most active part of the day, count 10 movements and record how long it took. RIGHT! In the 5 minutes I was in her office, he moved 20 times! CRAZY KID!
Surprisingly, my back is feeling better than it was a month ago. My only major discomfort is Alistair's tendencies to stretch as long as he possibly can....while I'm sleeping! Grrrrr....BUT, if that's my only complaint, I am one lucky woman! I have gained a healthy amount of weight (and it's all in my belly), I don't have any stretch marks (yet), and my feet are still the same size! He is so good to his mama. His Daddy is good to me too! He has been wonderful! I couldn't have found a better man to spend my life with. Alistair is just part of the excitment (the vital component, but still), I am also looking forward to going on this wonderful adventure called "PARENTHOOD" with such a wonderful, supportive, devoted and loving man by my side. The impending birth of our child had brought our relationship to a whole new level. It's something I never could have imagined. I mean, when I married him I knew I could never love anyone else like I love him, but it's almost 4 years later and I never could have imagined that I would love him THIS MUCH! This little family of ours is all my dreams come true!!!!
We took a much needed night to ourselves Sunday night. We dressed up and went out to a nice dinner at The Melting Pot, a fondue restaurant here in Virginia Beach! It was incredible! We took our time, enjoyed every bite and ate everything! We haven't spoiled ourselves much lately, so it REALLY felt good to just take one evening and do that! Here are silly and nice pictures of us from Sunday: