Monday, September 1, 2014

{38 Weeks}

How far along? 38 weeks.
Baby size: A pumpkin...yikes!
Weight gain: 22 pounds…I actually lost a pound according to my last weigh-in.
Maternity clothes: Yes...maxi dresses/skirts. Wishing it was yoga pants and tanks every day, but that wouldn’t quite be work appropriate ;)
Sleep: Decent. I’ve been waking up throughout the night a lot over the past week.
Gender: GIRL!
Movement: Yes...all the time. I don’t know how she has ANY room in there to move anymore.
Best moment this week: Going to the doctor twice (due to having some crazy contractions in the middle of Wednesday night...false alarm. Sigh.), so hearing baby’s heartbeat twice and finding out I made even more progress. #stillpregnantthough
Looking forward to: Meeting baby, if I had my way.
Food cravings: Not much of anything. There’s just no room!
Weirdest food I ate this week: Nothing.
Anything making you queasy or sick: Nope.
Labor signs: Well, Wednesday night I was thinking something was actually happening, but the contractions eventually stopped. It did cause more progress, though - 60% effaced and 3cm dilated.
What I miss: Being comfortable and not being short of breath.
Symptoms: Exhaustion, backaches, occasional dizziness...
Workouts: LOTS of walking...trying to walk this baby out!
Things that suck: Hoping all weekend that I was going to go into labor...but no such luck!
Things that don't suck: Meeting baby very soon!

Monday, August 25, 2014

37 Weeks!

How far along? 37 weeks.
Baby size: A winter melon...whatever that is!
Weight gain: 23 pounds.
Maternity clothes: Yes, dresses/skirts...I think I’m just about done with pants and the belly band. Just trying to be comfortable at this point. Although I wore heels to church yesterday, and it wasn’t so bad!
Sleep: Pretty good...I wake up at least once, usually because I’m overheating. Which is SO weird for me...I’m always cold!
Gender: GIRL!
Movement: All the time - sometimes a little bit uncomfortable!
Best moment this week: At our appointment today, we found out baby could make her arrival way sooner than we thought. As in, I’m close to 2cm dilated and 50% effaced. So anytime is pretty much fair anxiety at all.
Looking forward to: Hopefully meeting baby sooner rather than later!
Food cravings: Honestly, not much these days. I have to convince myself that something sounds good so that I can actually eat.
Weirdest food I ate this week: Nothing crazy that I can think of.
Anything making you queasy or sick: Nope.
Labor signs: Some Braxton Hicks and off and on cramping...nothing too consistent yet.
What I miss: Being comfortable.
Symptoms: Exhaustion, backaches...that’s about it.
Workouts: Walking - we actually walked 19 miles last week!
Things that suck: Being uncomfortable...but that’s about it.
Things that don't suck: Getting closer and closer to meeting baby. And being hopeful that the pineapple, raspberry leaf tea, evening primrose oil, and lots of walking are actually working! And you never know...this might be the last weekly update! ;)

Wednesday, August 20, 2014

{36 Weeks}

Photobombed by Paige ;)
How far along? 36 weeks.
Baby size: A honeydew melon.
Weight gain: 21 pounds.
Maternity clothes: Yes...and so ready to wear my regular clothes again! I need some variety ;)
Sleep: I can’t complain...I do wake up a few times at night, but overall, I don’t have a problem sleeping.
Gender: GIRL!
Movement: All the time - even though there isn’t much room in there!
Best moment this week: Hearing baby’s heartbeat at the doctor’s office...and finding out next week begins progress checks for labor...time is flying!
Looking forward to: Being full term in a few days and meeting baby soon!
Food cravings: My appetite is pretty much nonexistent these days...I always feel so full! The only things that sound good are pizza, mac and cheese, ice water with lemon and vanilla yogurt.
Weirdest food I ate this week: Nothing that I know of.
Anything making you queasy or sick: Nope.
Labor signs: I’ve been feeling crampy for a little while at night over the past few days...but nothing consistent...yet.
What I miss: Being comfortable.
Symptoms: Exhaustion, achiness, feeling full all the time.
Workouts: Walking...I actually did not run one time last week, but we walked most days of the week. My body just hurts and feels so exhausted.
Things that suck: Feeling uncomfortable.
Things that don't suck: Being so close to our due date and counting down the days until baby arrives!

Tuesday, August 12, 2014

35 Weeks!

How far along? 35 weeks.
Baby size: A coconut.
Weight gain: I’m sure I’m back over 20 lbs (after losing some last week), but I’ll find out Wednesday at my next doctor appointment.
Maternity clothes: Yes...starting to get tired of my rotation of maxi dresses and maternity shirts...but still super surprised that I’m wearing my regular jeans and pants with a belly band!
Sleep: I wake up a few times at night, but overall, sleeping is not a problem at all. ha.
Gender: GIRL!
Movement: Definitely - but I can tell there isn’t much room in there anymore!
Best moment this week: Finishing the nursery 100% and getting our BOB stroller finally.
Looking forward to: Our last baby shower this weekend, and being a month or less away from baby’s arrival!
Food cravings: Vanilla yogurt, pizza, ice water with cravings are getting very specific...and very short-lived.
Weirdest food I ate this week: Nothing that I know of.
Anything making you queasy or sick: Nope.
Labor signs: Occasional Braxton Hicks. Every time I feel any twinge, I start to panic. #GetItTogether
What I miss: Being comfortable. My upper back is always aching these days!
Symptoms: Starting to feel like the first trimester exhaustion is creeping back in...achiness, occasional headaches...just generally feeling uncomfortable!
Workouts: Walking and running...but more walking and less running these days. We did take the BOB out and test it on a run the other’s pretty #awesome.
Things that suck: Being uncomfortable...pretty sure that’s the only negative I have :)
Things that don't suck: Our baby shower this weekend, a gorgeous (finished) nursery, and being a month away (34 days +/-) from baby’s arrival!