Tuesday, July 10, 2012

Week 35: Honeydew Melon

**Sorry for the delay.  I was out of town this weekend.**

Holy Honeydew Batman!  Cash is approximately 5 1/4 pounds (the weight of a honeydew melon) and 18 inches long.  My checkups now are weekly.  This week everything was good.  I had gained 2 pounds since my last visit 2 weeks ago making total weight gain 25 big ones.  I am not dilated yet and Cash is still breech.  I did not see Dr. E this week, but a partner.  She said Dr. E would talk options about turning the baby at my next visit.  In the meantime I am going to look into some holistic methods to present to her as the procedure to turn does not sound like something I want to do.

 As already mentioned I was out of town over the weekend and therefore weekly pics were not possible.  We have had such a busy summer and not a lot of time to have fun on the weekends as we have had in the past.  So the hubby and I took off to Centerhill Lake for the weekend on Thursday night.  A storm had blown through and the power was out when we got to the cabin.  It was pretty awesome at first but we were starting to get nervous due to melting ice on the food in the cooler and being too hot to sleep.  We made a run to the local Wal-Mart for some ice and Tiki torch oil and were entertained by the lovely people of Smithville.  Luckily after 5 hours the power came back on and we were in bed with a fan by midnight.  Friday the hubs did some clean up with a leaf blower and took another trip to town (which concluded with a stop for garden fresh tomatoes for me - yippee) while I prepped food for the weekend.  Then we just lounged around until a few friends arrived for the night. 

I cannot think of a much better time between uninterrupted time with my love and relaxing on the lake with friends.  It was a different kind of weekend as there were new and old friends but everyone meshed well.  Sometimes you never know how something like that will go, but what is to complain about when there are boats, sun, booze (of course none for me) music, great conversation, and just general loving of life going on all around.  To be honest I was afraid with the fact I would not be partaking with all of the merriment that it might make me a sour girl, but it wasn’t too bad.  There is always next year :o)

Now we are on the homestretch with the husband starting his last summer class this week and I having my weekly checkups and keeping the house in order with some help from my mom until the big arrival.  And don’t worry – I have had my hospital bag packed since May!  But now Cash is pretty much nameless as we are having difficultly deciding.  Maybe this all would have been easier to have known the sex.  And I have promised that if we have another I would find out the sex as this is not the way my husband wanted it.  Hopefully at the end of this journey we have a healthy baby and the sex will not be so much of a big deal - well until teenage years - haha.

Off to rest my tired and swollen feet.



Brooke Kelly Photography said...

Turn baby, turn!!!

Not many people look this amazing on a regular day, and here you are with a few weeks to go and look incredible. So glad you guys had such a great time at the lake and SOOO sad that I missed it!

In case I didn't tell you today, I love you more than my chapstick. Enjoy these last few weeks just you and Lee. xoxoxoxo

Joann said...

I have to admit I was a little nervous on Monday morning when I went for for my weekly check in and nothing. So happy everything is going well and it was due to having a great weekend. Love you bunches. I can't wait to meet Cash.

Stephanie said...

Candace you look amazing! Big congratulations to you and I can't wait to see photos of your little one. Let's please try to get together soon for dinner :)

Candy Howard Photography said...

Candace!!!!! You look gorgeous!! What fun it is to share this journey! You and Brooke make a great team! Let me know if you want a completely biased opinion on versions!

Jen Huddleston said...

I hope that the name comes to you when you meet little Cash. I think your heart knows it already.

Still gorgeous, still doing so well... So close.

Hmph. Waiting. And hoping and wishing. And loving you three.