Monday, October 6, 2008
32 weeks and counting
Kisses for Charlie...
We had our most recent OB appointment last week. Things are going well. I've managed to control my Gestational Diabetes through dietary changes - which is good (but not so fun). Baby Charlie's heartbeat was nice and strong and my doctor says that he probably weighs 3 pounds right now.
Avery watched the doctor as he listened to Charlie's heartbeat and measured my tummy. She was fascinated. During the days since my appointment, she has been touching my tummy like the doctor did and saying, "Doctah said. A Chayee. Seepin."
Translation: The Doctor said Charlie is sleeping.
It's impossible to know what's going on in that sweet little head during these changes, but we've been praying that she will adjust well after our little boy arrives.
Avery had a little emotional melt-down at school the day after we brought Charlie's cradle home from my parent's house. One of my friends suggested letting Avery play and climb into the cradle so that she can feel like she's a part of all the changes. She seems to like that a lot. She's been putting all of her baby dolls in it and patting their backs to help them take their "naps".
Here she is pretending to be a baby. She found a random paci around the house and likes to play with it. She insisted that I rub her back and give her a bottle too!
It's so hard to believe that we will have a new little person added to our family in just a few short days.
I try to imagine what it will be like based on what it was like when Avery joined our family, but I know that this time will be so different... It kind of scares me a little bit. I want Avery to feel loved, but I want Charlie to get all the attention that he needs. I worry that I won't be able to provide for their emotional needs and stay sane. Does that make sense?