M3 is a funny, talkative, wild child. She runs and moves with a lot more authority than she did even a month ago, full tilt. She wants to do what the big kids do, even if it just means trotting quite a bit behind them. At meals she'll be too busy recounting her day, or a day that happened weeks ago, to eat much. Then when everyone else is done and has left the table she'll get down to her own meal. She just has to be in on whatever everyone else is doing and then she has to tell the rest of us about it.
I joined a moms' group at church this year and M2 and M3 will go to a babysitting room while the group meets. I tried this when M2 was a toddler and he wouldn't stand for it. Now they are both so excited to go and play. Neither cares when I leave and today they were both sad when I came to pick them up at the end. At drop off M2 told me sweetly that he'd keep an eye on M3 while I was in the other room. When I picked them up M3 said, "You already done in your room?"
|Baby at 36 weeks, squash at 12 weeks|
At first I was really worried about what all that would mean and how it would change this later part of the pregnancy. The diet has been very good for me. I've gained much less weight than I typically do during pregnancy and notice that I'm much more comfortable for being at this late stage. So far my blood sugar numbers are looking great, so I don't think I'll have to worry about being given insulin or needing an induction. All of the garden veggies have been making it easy to stick to my carb limits.
The baby dropped quite a bit lower over the weekend. After feeling a little bottom in one spot for months it is a little strange for it to be in a different area. And all of the baby kicks are coming in about 6 inches lower than they had been!