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Okay. Now where was I? Oh right. This week I finished the sweater I was knitting Beastie. This is the very first sweater I've ever made, and I'm actually pretty proud of myself! I got through some sticky parts with the help of my great aunt, and the finished product actually looks like something a little person could wear. I knit the 0-6 months size, but it looks a bit big. Then again, I don't think I'll be bringing Beastie home from the hospital at the end of August in a wool sweater, so I think he/she will have plenty of time to grow into this.
I had my 34 week appointment this afternoon and we met Dr. C, who will be performing my c-section. We're confidant in her abilities, in that she's done quite a few gynecological surgeries as well as c-sections, and we have an on-call general surgeon in case she runs into any issues due to my previous abdominal surgeries for ulcerative colitis 20 years ago. I gained two pounds for a total of 16 so far, my blood pressure is good, and Beastie's heart was pumping away in the high 150s. I have appointments every week now until the big day, in less than 5 weeks.
New pregnancy developments: I'm still craving peanut butter and Doritos. And winter. Can people crave seasons? It's been so unbearably hot here in the Northeast (as it has been everywhere), and the heat really affects me. I work from home two days a week, and I spent all day Tuesday working from my bed (and no, I'm not employed as a prostitute). Our bedroom has the only air conditioning unit in the whole house, and it was entirely too stiffling to work from anywhere but there.
Last weekend we made a run to Babies R Us and picked up more baby paraphenalia. You should see our house-it's so full of Beastie gear it's ridiculous. But I'd say we're almost prepared. I say almost because Rich still needs to set up the pack-and-play where Beastie will sleep during the day. I need to organize some shelves in the kitchen for Beastie bottles and such. And we need to install the car seat and get it inspected.
The Beastie belly is definitely more rounded (and Rich insists slightly lower than last month's picture) but I don't notice that much of a difference between last month and this month, unlike the big difference I noticed between 26 and 30 weeks. See for yourself.