35 days left.
In honor of this adorable coincidence, and because I haven't written too many things about pregnancy, I'm going to share 35 facts about how things are going.
|The proud dad!|
- Little baby McCoy is a boy.
- His name will be Eli Thomas McCoy.
- His due date is May 3rd, but we're hoping he comes one week early so both his grandparents can meet him. (I know, wishful thinking :P)
- At the beginning of my pregnancy I craved salads.
- ... and apples.
- ... and ketchup.
- I didn't really have morning sickness.
- I try not to share that fact with people that did.
- We found out I was pregnant on August 31, 2012. Garrett saw the stick first.
- We had a very minor miscarriage scare, but it convinced me to keep it quite. We didn't tell family until after our 11 week appointment.
- Garrett's family is large enough that once they knew there wasn't really a point in keeping it a secret.
- I didn't have any "Mother's Intuition" about what the gender would be. I did have a feeling we were having twins.
- I was very wrong.
- We've been very blessed to have seen the baby (via Ultrasound) 4 times this pregnancy. I've had signs that something might be wrong but nothing has been.
- The doctors have only been worried about two things: at first they thought my placenta was in front of the cervix (it isn't) and then they worried that I was measuring super small (I measure small with the tape measure and big during the ultrasound).
- We bought all our nursery furniture back in April before we even started trying. I found a really good deal on KSL: $160 for the crib, mattress, changing table, changing table pad and dresser.
The alien at 19 weeks.
- I didn't recognize Eli's kicking until about 24 weeks, but I think I felt it before.
- Garrett has great plans for Eli... He thinks BYU needs a new kicker. :P (I've just been informed he won't be a kicker... just a star football player)
- Garrett's favorite pregnancy "symptom" has been my Taco Bell cravings.
- His least favorite pregnancy symptom has probably been my crying. :D
- I now have an outie belly button. Sometimes it sticks out through my clothes.
- I don't plan on having an epidural, but I don't plan on not having one. In other words, I'm going to have an epidural.
- One of the hardest things about this pregnancy, mentally, has been my growing belly. I had a lot of deeply buried issues resurface early on. Were it not for my incredible and supportive husband, I'm not sure I could have made it through this pregnancy with my self esteem intact. Though I still dread stepping on the scale at my doctor's appointments, I can honestly say that, thanks to my husband, I have been able to enjoy my new shape.
I thought I was showing. Ha!
- I think that pregnancy is the coolest miracle ever. I've grown a human, ya'll!!
- According to the website I use to give me updates on Eli's size, he's been a squash about 4 times. It's getting ridiculous.
- He's a coconut right now. When I told Garrett he asked if that meant our baby was growing brown fur all over his body.
- Garrett started Insanity right when I started gaining my biggest bump. He's getting buffer and I'm getting rounder. :P
- Less than 2 months after I have the baby, Garrett and I are moving to Wisconsin where he will start Medical School.
- About three weeks after having Eli, doctors will implant a Spinal Cord Stimulator in my back. This is so my leg will get better — I might even be able to run again!
- Baby is already upside down and ready to go.
- All the McCoy Boys (and by that I mean Garrett's brothers) have had sons first. Only Justin has had more kids, so we're not sure if that means it's all girls from here on out or not.
- The Raiders have already been incorporated into the baby things. I'm sure they will be incorporated more.
- We haven't really set up the nursery yet — I won't do it until we move.
- I can't get over how tiny newborn babies are.
- Our lives are about to change forever, and we can't wait ... and when I say "can't wait" I mean it literally — I'm ready to not be preggers anymore! :)