We had a doctor's appointment at the end of August. Gavin's heart rate was in the 140s, which is great and I am still measuring for a December due date :) I gained 6 pounds, but since I didn't gain any in September, the nurse and doctor weren't worried at all. The total I had gained to that point was 14 pounds. My hip started bothering me so my doctor suggested a belly support belt. Joe and I went to Babies R Us and got one and it seems to help if I am going to be standing a lot, but sitting it doesn't really help; all it manages to do is squish Gavin causing him to kick me!
Oliva's second birthday party was the second weekend in September. We had so much fun with the Rawson's and seeing that precious miracle baby enjoy her swing set. Life is just so much better with them in it, they are the best!!
September 17th was my first baby shower. It was hosted by my two sister in laws in Washington, Missouri. It was great to see family that we hardly ever get to see living down here and the party was perfect with some amazing food! We got some much needed baby stuff and we are super excited about the stroller/car seat travel system Alicia got us! This coming Saturday is my next shower, and I can't wait to share in the fun with more family and friends!
|All dressed up and ready to celebrate our little miracle!|
Overall, we have just been sooo busy! I am not really sure where all the time has gone, but here we are about to enter the 3rd trimester! Gavin kicks mommy all day long, I guess that's what soccer players do :) and he always stops kicking when daddy tries to feel him, he is a stubborn little guy! He is currently about 2 pounds at 14 inches long, they grow really fast at this stage! We go to the doctor on Wednesday, have trivia night at the church on Friday, Saturday is my second baby shower for my side of the family and next Tuesday starts our birthing classes at the hospital! I am still in so much awe that I am experiencing all of this and that I wil have a son at the end of this journey! I can't wait for the next chapter to start, I am sure it will be more fulfilling than I can even imagine!
*PS - Lauren, I promise I will update again really soon, not another 2 months :)