A Morning at the Fire Station

Saturday, November 11, 2017

Every fall our preschool visits the local fire station to learn about fire safety and have fun with the fire trucks. This was the first year Wyatt and Stella both got to go, and Stella was so excited about her first experience. 

She was obviously most excited about seeing Sparky! She was first to give him a hug (she ran from the back of the room) and gave him at least three. Wyatt's hug was from a distance but there were no tears and he made an attempt. 

But, of course, their favorite part was the fire trucks! The firefighters were so nice and let them crawl all over, in and out of,  several of the trucks.

I am so happy I was able to attend since it was Wyatt's last year and Stella's first!
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38 Weeks {Baby Dorey #3}

Thursday, November 2, 2017

Size of Baby: I'm currently 38 weeks (+4 days) and Claire weighs about 6.8 pounds + is measuring about 19.5", or the size of a spaghetti squash. 

Total Weight Gain: I've gained a little over 30 pounds but I actually lost weight (or didn't gain any because I had on different shoes) between my 37th week and 38th appointments. 

Symptoms: Had some issues this week with elevated blood pressures; nothing dangerous but higher than my norm. I have also been experiencing bouts of dizziness and extreme exhaustion in my legs. Claire is really low and pushing on all kinds of nerves in my pelvic area and causing discomfort. I was dilated to a 1 on Wednesday, which isn't much. But I was only a 1.5 two days before having Stella....so, we'll see. 

Food Cravings/Aversions: I don't have any cravings or real aversions. I just typically eat in the earlier part of the day and by dinner I'm usually too exhausted/full to eat. 

Movement: She is still moving. Most of the time it's pressure that I feel or her knees kicking me in my sides. 

Purchases: I have been on a roll with buying way too many matching sister outfits. But can you really have too many of those?? 

Best Moment of the Week: I've continued to stay really busy the past couple of weeks. We've just had one thing after another. Halloween was fun (and exhausting), and I got to go with the kids on their field trip to the Fire station this week! 

Looking Forward To: Honestly, meeting our baby girl! Although, I don't think I have fully wrapped my brain around what that all means. We're so excited for her to be here! 

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