Poor Charlotte....I don't update nearly enough on this sweet little girl who is coming very, very soon!
I confess - I bought a journal to write to her in. It's still sitting on my night stand. I have every intention of getting started on it, and I get busy with something else...or I'm too tired...ugh. I'm horrible. :( BUT, lucky for her, I have an outstanding memory. So, once I do get started on it, she will get the run-down, detail by detail. Starting with January 9th - the day I took a pregnancy test on a whim and received a huge shock when I found out I was pregnant with this little nugget. And then at 17 weeks when we learned about her 2 vessel cord, and she thrust us even deeper into prayer than we already were. And now, where every day I wonder who she will look like...be like...anticipating life with a little girl after my 2 sweet boys.
And I've added updates on the blog - so she can't say I didn't write about it. She has no idea how precious she already is to us. I'm still wrapping my mind around all the pink in her closet at the moment (finally got hand-me-downs unpacked and hung in her closet!). I guess I'm so apprehensive because a little girl is completely foreign to me. Being a girl myself, you'd think I would be a bit less nervous, but...also being a girl...I know how fragile they are. Impressionable. Emotional. Not that boys aren't, but girls are just different creatures. She will teach us a lot of life lessons, and I can't wait to learn with her.
Now...to the 31 week update. Not much here, but I want to at least have it for my own records.
- Weight Gain - no new weight gain for me. Still at a total of 10 pounds. (I am SHOCKED by this...)
- Measuring at 30 weeks (today was the first day of the 31st week, so that is still good)
- Heart Rate: 140s
- Position - still appears to be breech. If she turns, the plan is to let labor progress normally since I typically go about 10 days early. If she stays breech past 36 weeks, I guess we are looking at a c-section. I know we could try to turn her, but there are too many "what-ifs" that come along with that, and after living every day of the past (almost) 3 years daily saying, "What if?" I don't like the idea of that risk.
- Movement: Very active. I can tell she is growing, which is a wonderful sign. Her movements have gotten much more forceful in the past week. She has her quiet moments....when I frantically pull out the heart monitor to make sure she's okay. Collen used to do that to me, too. He would be super active and then super still. Ayden was my easy one. All I had to do was poke him a little bit, and I'd get a wiggle out of him. I'll never forget finding his tickle spot when I scratched my belly one day around the area of his back, and he jumped all around. :)
All in all, she is looking good. We go for another ultrasound on the 25th to check her growth and see if she has turned head down. Keep those prayers coming. You guys have been such encouragers and have helped keep me assured. I'll be so glad when she's here, healthy, and in my arms. :)