Halloween 2011 was probably one of my more tame holidays, particularly for a year in which we had a fabulous party to attend. Jay and I were a team this year, reaching back to the good old days of the 1980s for inspiration, to the classic Karate Kid. This was right before I stole his move and swept the legs ;)
Let me tell you, there's nothing like feeling you are wearing a robe or pajamas to have a comfortable Halloween costume! I think the costume however, has given Baby Monkey some ideas, as it feels like he is practicing for his black belt in there some days. No internal organ or nerve is safe from those feet, fists, knees or elbows!
Halloween Day was also my 31 week appointment, where again all was well. We measured right on track, had a good heartbeat and were reassured that all those lovely weird things occurring to my body were "normal". We also got to talk to the doctor a bit more about planning and timing and the concerns we're watching for related to the lupus. At this point, other than the next regularly scheduled appointments at 33 and 35 weeks, we're going to do some testing at week 36 that will give an even better indication if all is going well there on the inside. If it is, then they are tentatively planning to have me proceed along to week 39 and induce somewhere between the 27th and 31st of December. there's a lot of factors that will play into that whole decision, but that's sort of the overall plan at this point. Baby Z might have his own plan though, which could trump all of this :)
Hard to believe though there's less than 2 months before the due date, and with the holidays, this time is bound to fly by!
And one last picture for this post, tomorrow we are headed to Iowa City for the big Michigan State/Iowa football game! Time to instruct Baby Monkey on the proper way to tailgate, and of course, to ensure he knows which of these two teams is the RIGHT team to cheer for! Go Green!