Wednesday, July 29, 2009

38 Week Update



How far along? 38 weeks
Total weight gain/loss: No weight gain since last week! Still b/t 32-37 pounds (as of 7/31).
Stretch marks? Not yet!
Sleep: Increasingly uncomfortable and choppy. It doesn't help that the cat thinks that anytime between 2-4 a.m. is a good time for eating and playing.
Best moment this week: My mom delivered the chiffarobe that she refinished and it looks great in the nursery.
Movement: She has been knocking on the door to get out.
Food cravings: None.
Gender: Still a girl!
Labor Signs: Almost 1 cm, 50% effaced, 0 station.
Belly Button in or out? Still looks like a Cheerio.
What I miss: A good night's sleep.
What I am looking forward to: Having an "outside baby".
Weekly Wisdom: Be aware of the signs of PPD and make sure you have a good support network in place.
Milestones: Organs are said to be fully developed! She's putting on fat and building brain smarts every day that she's still inside :)

Monday, July 20, 2009

37 Week Update


(37W1D Belly)

How far along? 37 weeks
Total weight gain/loss: Up 1 pound since last week. Total gain: 32-37 lbs depending on starting weight.
Stretch marks? Not yet!
Sleep: Maybe someday I will sleep through the night again.
Best moment this week: One week away from being done with work.
Movement: I'm convinced that she is trying to escape.
Food cravings: Boiled peanuts and Heavenly Hash ice cream (not together)
Gender: Still a girl!
Labor Signs: Lower back pain every once in a while.
Belly Button in or out? Popped out and looks like a Cheerio.
What I miss: Wearing cute summer clothes.
What I am looking forward to: Meeting our little girl!
Weekly Wisdom: Let someone go ahead of you in the line at the store. It may pay off.
Milestones: Baby is estimated to weigh 6.5 pounds! She is estimated to gain another 1/4 pound a week.

Tuesday, July 14, 2009

36 Week Update



How far along? 36 weeks
Total weight gain/loss: Up 3 pounds from last week. I asked why and the midwife directed me to look at my feet. Apparently the weight gain is from fluid retention.
Stretch marks? I still haven't seen any, but that doesn't mean I won't get them.
Sleep: It seems like I'm up about every three hours.
Best moment this week: The changing table has been put together! GBS test was negative!
Movement: She hit my sciatic nerve a few times today. Wow, that hurt!
Food cravings: None really.
Gender: Still a girl!
Labor Signs: Braxton Hicks are increasing in frequency. Nothing timeable or consistent though.
Belly Button in or out? Popped. Very weird looking.
What I miss: Beer. Have I mentioned this before? My ankle bones.
What I am looking forward to: Getting the rest of the things we need, interviewing pediatricians, finishing packing my hospital bag.
Weekly Wisdom: Put up your feet when they look like snausages!
Milestones: Baby is shedding her "fur".

Thursday, July 9, 2009

Maternity Photo Session

This past Sunday, my friend Jenhappy braved the muggy heat and gnats to meet DH and I at a local park for a maternity photo session. We had lots of fun and got some great shots!
















Tuesday, July 7, 2009

35 Week Update



How far along? 35 weeks
Total weight gain/loss: I gained two pounds since the last appt. I'm up 33 pounds total-ish.
Maternity clothes: The pants I wore yesterday made me feel like I was in a vice grip. I may be wearing elastic waist bottoms for the remainder of my pregnancy!
Stretch marks? I still haven't seen any, but that doesn't mean I won't get them.
Sleep: I've been waking up with a headache ... I think it has to do with twisting my neck in my sleep.
Best moment this week: TBD
Movement: She's gyrating toward the exit.
Food cravings: None really. DH bought some sunflower seeds the other day and I have been eating a lot of those.
Gender: Still a girl!
Labor Signs: Braxton Hicks are increasing in frequency. Nothing timeable or consistent though.
Belly Button in or out? Popped.
What I miss: Being able to go more than 15 minutes between bathroom breaks!
What I am looking forward to: Family and friends baby shower this Sunday!
Weekly Wisdom: Don't slack off on preparing for a natural birth!
Milestones: Baby weighs at least 5 pounds plus. Her further development consists of putting on weight (about an ounce a day) and growing lots of brain cells!

Monday, July 6, 2009

Eating in the Car FAIL

The other day I ate a granola bar in my car. Then I went to Destination Maternity. When I got back to my car I noticed a huge smear of chocolate in the seat. Yep, I had dropped it from the granola bar, even though I was careful, and sat in it. Then I went to Babies R Us and took off my shorts in the bathroom and washed them. They got soaked. So I had to run them under the jet dryer for about half an hour until they were dry enough to put back on so people wouldn't think that my water had broken.
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