Has it been almost a month?
Mini updates before I go to work:
New measurements 43" bust, 46" at belly button, 47 1/2 " waist
Very prominent belly. Activity noted at least every 2 hours, more at night, definitely reliable after I've eaten and responds to localized taps 1/3x. Sciatica still an issue, but manageable. Reflux tolerable and not as frequent. Warm water exercise class 2x/week plus walks when able. (though there is pain with walking too much, especially after work). 4 weeks of school!! 9 weeks or so of pregnancy!
Had a lovely chat with my sis Jenn last night. Wish I could say I was weighing the pros/cons of her trying to make it for the baby's birth. For me there aren't any cons. ;) For her there are considerations of expense, travel time and how do you plan a trip around the world to coordinate when a baby will be born?, plus considerations for Brian's feelings re: him not being able to come on that trip and weighing the importance of being here at the birth or around the birth vs just waiting another 3 months to see us when they both can be here. *sigh*
I'd love to her to be here, baby or not to have the sisterly bonding time and the chance for her to be part of my birthing team, but it's a long way to come, I know.
More as that develops.
In other news,...
Matt graduates Saturday May 10th with his MA in Speech and Language Pathology!
Seems like a long time coming and yet here already! I'm so very proud of him. He's been diligent with his school work, committed to starting a new career and really enjoying most of it. (aside from some school-related drama)