Monday, September 10, 2012

38ish Weeks!

How Far Along: 38 weeks

Size of baby: Mini-watermelon
Total Weight Gain/Loss: Up 22 lbs from pre-pregnancy weight
Maternity Clothes: Not getting any more, even though my selection is limited right now because I will soon NOT be pregnant!
Gender: Surprise. Feeling boy most days.
Movement: Decreased movements, which is normal for this stage....babe is still squirming, just doesn't make as big of movements as he/she has before. Still getting kicks and punches and hiccups...just lil ones!
Sleep: Up every two hours, if not every hour. When I can go 2 hours or more in a row sleeping, I rejoice.
What I miss: Sleeping well and moving how I want to without hurting. 
Cravings: Cheesecake.
Symptoms: Feeling better these last few weeks actually, other than dying from sweating every now and then, poor sleep, reflux/heartburn (not as bad as it's been!) and achy hips/pelvis and lots of pre-labor contractions. Nothing serious.
Belly Button in or out: Most firmly out.
Best Moment this week: My hubby. Everything about him. (again!)
Milestones: Baby is almost 40 weeks!
Looking forward to: Labor and delivery. Really.

Monday, August 20, 2012

36 weeks

How Far Along: 36 weeks
Size of baby: Honeydew
Total Weight Gain/Loss: Up 19 lbs from pre-pregnancy weight
Maternity Clothes: Sewing up a few more skirts and sundresses, but really, trying not to buy anything else, b/c baby will be in less than 6 weeks! 
Gender: Surprise. I'm still feeling boy.
Movement: Still lots of squirming, which I am encouraging, as baby is still posterior. Spending lots of time on hands/knees and doing inversions to get the baby to move!
Sleep: Getting much poorer quality sleep. No matter how much I sleep, still wake up tired. I try to stay in bed though until the exhausted feeling goes away. Think 10 hours a night, plus an afternoon nap the day after I work.
What I miss: Sleeping well, and eating whatever I want! 
Cravings: Lemonade, ice cream, tacos from El Toro.
Symptoms: Killer heartburn (seriously....I am so sorry to everyone who has ever had REAL heartburn...feels like you are DYING!), aching hips/pelvis, sleepy, nausea. Not too bad for 36 weeks!
Belly Button in or out: Most firmly out.
Best Moment this week: My hubby. Everything about him. 
Milestones: We are officially cleared for a homebirth if I go into labor now.
Looking forward to: This babe coming OUT!

Tuesday, August 7, 2012

34 Weeks!!

How Far Along: 34 weeks
Size of baby: Another kind of squash, a bigger one this time!
Total Weight Gain/Loss: Up 17 lbs from pre-pregnancy weight
Maternity Clothes: Thinking I might need some more skirts or more comfy shorts. Ugh. I have comfy jeans but it's way too hot to wear those right now.
Gender: Surprise. I'm still feeling boy, just not as solidly as before.
Movement: LOTS of squirming and flipping all around...anterior, posterior, anterior, posterior. I feel his/her lil bum move across my belly all the time!
Sleep: So much more, like 10 hours plus a night plus a nap.
What I miss: Sleeping well.
Cravings: Cottage cheese and lemonade.
Symptoms: Reflux, heartburn, yucky food burps (the kind where stuff comes up in your mouth- YUCK!), soreness, hip soreness at night, breathless, food aversions and of course, still nauseous.
Belly Button in or out: Most firmly out.
Best Moment this week: Finishing my BSN.
Milestones: Two weeks until 36 weeks when I am officially ok to homebirth this baby!
Looking forward to: Completing our birth kit, sewing, picking a pediatrician.

Sunday, July 22, 2012

32 Weeks!

How Far Along: 32 weeks
Size of baby: Squash
Total Weight Gain/Loss: Up 13 lbs from pre-pregnancy weight
Maternity Clothes: Starting to find things that don't fit over the belly anymore. Mainly, most of my scrub tops.
Gender: Surprise. I'm still feeling boy, just not as solidly as before.
Movement: Tons of wiggling, kicking, punching and downright squirming.
Sleep: So much better. Went to the chiropractor and mentioned offhand that my arms falling asleep at night really bothered me and he fixed it! They aren't NEARLY as bad now and I'm sleeping well. Slept 6 hours straight the other night - felt AMAZING.
What I miss: My body without a baby in it....mainly being able to eat without nausea/food aversions.
Cravings: Mexican and anything red. Lasagna!
Symptoms: More reflux, but it's not painful, more pressure, been taking papaya enzymes with meals and that has helped the nausea, but it's still there. And smells are making me nauseous again. Oy.
Belly Button in or out: Most firmly out.
Best Moment this week: Snuggles with Justin, baby shower, setting up the baby's changing table and closet and shopping with baby shower money/gift cards! 
Milestones: Single digit weeks left until baby comes out.
Looking forward to: Ordering our birth kit, feeling ready for the baby to come and finishing school so I can focus on baby stuff!

Sunday, July 8, 2012

30 Weeks!

 30 weeks in my new dress!

 The view from my belly these days! Can't see my feet just glancing down.

If I lean over, I can still see my feet....just not my legs. :)

How Far Along: 30 weeks!!! CRAZY!
Size of baby: baby is definitely fatter than a cucumber. Length-wise, if we're talking an English Cucumber...maybe. 
Total Weight Gain/Loss: Up 11ish lbs from my pre-pregnancy weight. Starting to see it in my face and arms. I don't mind it thus far!
Maternity Clothes: Just went out and bought three maternity dresses and a tank top from Old Navy yesterday! I love that my hubby takes me shopping when I ask for new clothes. :)
Gender: Surprise. I've had three baby boy dreams and one baby girl dream, so I'm really not sure, now. What do you think?
Movement: Yup! Dancing, hiccuping, kicking, punching, rolling around, flipping. Baby is having way too much fun in there!
Sleep:'s not going to get better, that I'm sure of. At least in three months I'll have a cute baby to look at when I'm up at night!
What I miss: Sleeping ten hours straight without waking.
Cravings: Still dairy...been eating more of it. Pudding, ice cream, cream cheese, nacho's, etc. All bad stuff. Once I get over the excitement of dairy, I'll have to go back to healthy. Sigh.
Symptoms: Same. I now have a dark line starting at my belly button and going down. Yay for preggo bellies! 
Belly Button in or out: Most firmly out.
Best Moment this week: Snuggles with Justin and shopping! 
Milestones: 30 weeks! Feels like a milestone to me!
Looking forward to: Our baby shower! July 21st! Also, starting to organize baby stuff, wash clothes, put my birth kit together. Also, counting down the days til graduation. I just need to figure out how to apply for graduation, now. Hmmm.

Monday, July 2, 2012

28 Weeks!

How Far Along: 28 ish weeks plus a few days in the picture. 
Size of baby: Acorn Squash, but I think they are lying. Baby feels MUCH bigger than that, lol.
Total Weight Gain/Loss: Yup, I have magically gained 10 lbs ish. Good job baby. 
Maternity Clothes: Yes, pants are more comfy now that I've gained weight as they stay up better. I also now have shirts that I really can't wear. Well, I could wear them, but they are skin tight and only half cover the baby bump, lol.
Gender: Not finding out! When I ask Justin what he thinks it is, he says, "It's definitely a baby." :)
Movement: Oh yes. Lots of wiggling, definite periods of sleep and wake. Baby can poke their foot out, I gently push on it and baby moves it somewhere else. Thank you baby!
Sleep: Ugh. Alright. On my back is uncomfortable, belly is too much work propping myself up on pillows and on the side my arms fall asleep and then I wake up. Sigh. I am in love with whoever made the preggo pillow though. Amazing invention.
What I miss: Not much right now.
Cravings: Cream cheese, milk, etc. ALL DAIRY!
Symptoms: Lots of BH contractions, food aversions still (UGH), cravings here and there, warmer now, dry itchy skin, leg cramps, reflux, achy hips and back. Normal stuff. Overall, feeling pretty great. Oh, I've had a mild headache now for about 4 weeks....not bad, annoying though! Mostly, I've used it as an excuse to eat what I want (like cream cheese). If my head already hurts, no need to avoid things that make it hurt if I am craving them! Amen? Amen! Pass me the cream cheese and a spoon, please.
Belly Button in or out: Most firmly out.
Best Moment this week: Laying down in bed to sleep and Justin massaging my lower back. HEAVEN!
Milestones: Third trimester!!!!!!!!!!
Looking forward to: Our baby shower! July 21st! :)AND being done with all my BSN classes....five more weeks!!!!


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