30 weeks: The husband speaks!
Today is a very special day. PhillyBoy (my husband) has decided to give me a break and write most of this week’s post.
Here he is!
Good morning everyone! Sabrina’s taking a break this week and her baby daddy is stepping in to give you all the Weekly Bambino Report.
At this point, there are just about 10 weeks or less to go until our little prince arrives. It’s actually starting to feel real! Sabrina’s been doing a wonderful job of preparing me for the late nights when the baby is born by kicking, shifting, getting up and basically preventing me from ever getting a full night’s sleep. But have to admit, I’m loving (a little too much) Sabrina’s cravings. Lately, she seems to have really taken to buffalo chicken wings – which is just fine with me. I’m making a batch as I write this- and I don’t expect them to last through the night. I’m hoping that means Bambino will be a big eater like his Baba.
Sabrina and Bambino threw me a wonderful birthday picnic
on July 9th with Uncle Jason, Aunt Niamh, Uncle Jonny, and Aunt Kristine in front of our building. We followed it up that night by seeing Colin Quinn’s stand up comedy show “Long Story Short” in Philly. Bambino was laughing the whole time – I could tell – and I hope he’ll have his parents’ strange but lovable sense of humor. On Sunday, my mom and her husband Eddie treated us to a birthday lunch at a new restaurant in Ardmore, PA called Hummus… Bambino danced and boogied as Mommy ate all of her favorite Middle Eastern treats!
This last weekend, we took Bambino for his first trip to Ocean City, NJ to visit Auntie Maria, Uncle Greg and Auntie Ani. During the day, Bambino, Baba, and Mommy spent time on the beach reading, taking a dip in the ocean, and playing in the sand.
At night, we bounced happily along the boardwalk – with Bambino giving little kicks and constantly reminding Mommy that he’s in there and excited to come out and play! Bambino was treated to Kohr’s ice cream (chocolate/vanilla twist with rainbow sprinkles), Johnston’s caramel corn, curly fries and gyros!! (not in that order)….let’s just say RhodeyGirl took a little break from her usual healthy eating. But she deserves it and Bambino had a great time!
I’m back… and PB is right about my shore junk food weekend. Here is the belly to prove it.
I feel like a whale. I don’t mind it, but it is definitely true. I don’t know how my belly is going to grow anymore because it already feels like it’s maxed out. Oh, and I took off my watch because it started getting a little uncomfortable. There is still no obvious/visible swelling though. Weird.
22 weeks pregnant (click to enlarge):
13 weeks pregnant in Italy (click to enlarge- I thought I was huge. HA!):
What PB did not mention is that this week he put together some baby stuff! We now have a fully assembled co-sleeper as well as a stroller! I may or may not have pretended a stuffed duck was bambino and took him for a little walk around the apartment. I had to test the stroller somehow, right?
We are so excited! Just about 2 months until bambino makes his arrival!!!!
Random facts of the week:
Weight gained in the last week: Only 0.6 lbs! Woohoo!
Overall weight gained: 28 lbs
Birth plans written: 1, which I share on Babycenter today
Junk food eaten: a lot of famous shore food! pizza slices the size of my head, caramel popcorn, and the previously mentioned soft serve.
Naps taken: about 100. Our weekend at the shore was literally a nap & food fest, and it was heavenly. I needed it.
Times PB helped me up from a sitting position: 24. At least a few per day!
Baby stuff done: co-sleeper was put together!!! One stroller was assembled and tested!!!! Mailed gifts opened and oohed and aahed over
Current cravings: ice cream from Scoop DeVille- specifically vanilla mixed with fresh frozen strawberries and milk chocolate chunks. I hope PB stops working soon so he can take me!
Days left until due date #1 (based on 1st tri measurements): 60
Days left until due date #2 (based on LMP): 67
Current symptoms: heartburn, pain in legs when I sleep, slight swelling (that I can’t see but definitely feel), nausea when I’m hungry, a few stretch marks (boohoo)