Also, before I forget, if you are a childless blogger and have not yet been chosen for Adopt-A-Blogger, please leave a comment here and we will pick up again next month. Additionally, if you are a childless blogger who has been adopted before but is still struggling to conceive or adopt, leave a comment and let me know - we will keep the prayer campaign going as long as it takes :)
Back to baby. He is just. awesome. I am loving every minute of his life so far, even when it's uncomfortable. He continues to amaze me with just how calming his presence has been in my life, things that would keep me up at night with worry or anxiety are no longer having that effect, partly because I have been working on that, myself, but mostly because he is is father's son - and is just absolutely the sweetest, most calming little baby I could have hoped for. I just LOVE that through no influence of mine, he is already his own little person with his own special gifts and special personality and temperament. He's a night owl, for sure, and he LOVES good food :) He does disco dancing after every bowl of delicious bone broth. He's had hiccups twice that I've been able to feel, and I always feel so bad for him since I hate the hiccups, myself!!
Because, who doesn't like their preggo belly shots with a couple of pitbulls?
I am just over 29 weeks, now. I've been off progesterone since 23 weeks or so, when my levels had been in Zone 3 on vaginal suppositories, alone. (Was able to discontinue injectables around 14 weeks.) A month after discontinuing the vaginal progesterone, my level was still Zone 3 :) So, just monthly checks now in Feb and March and we're good to go!
My Vitamin D level which the midwives check each Trimester was 114, lol! The high end of the range is 100, so I guess I can decrease my 4,000units per day in winter. I attribute this to my Vitamin K2 supplement, which helps the body TREMENDOUSLY to absorb Vitamin D3 better. When I wasn't on the K2 supplement (I had run out) and was taking 2,000units of D3, my level was 58 back in September.
My sleep has been getting a bit better with essential oil use. I've been researching and finally decided to bite the bullet and start investing in essential oils last month - and diffusers and topical application have really made a difference! I'll likely be posting more about EOs after the baby arrives (what, with all the free time I'll have, and all. Between popping bon-bons and my soap operas.)
I am so, so in love with this little boy, and cannot wait to continue to get to know him and learn more about him. OH! and NAME. We've had some inquiries about that, and the name will be revealed after delivery. As you can imagine, we've had a couple of names picked out for close to a decade, already, but our boy name changed a little bit because it seemed to be a better fit for this boy. So, stay tuned! Sorry to disappoint!
That's all for now. Yes. It appears my blog has become one of those blogs. Yikes. The horror! Hopefully something of a bit more substance soon!