How far along: Day two of 36 weeks. Only a few more weeks.... whaaaaat??
Baby Size: head of romaine lettuce; they estimate she weighs 5 ibs 10 oz
At my last appointment, I was measuring 5 weeks behind so they scheduled us for a growth scan to make sure everything was OK. Of course I was a little freaked out. I was more nervous that they'd do the ultrasound and find out she was breech than I was her being too small. It's always disconcerting when you have to go in for extra stuff though. We found out on Monday that all is well. She's in position, ready to go and is growing! She's on the small side but not alarmingly (plus, Mike and I are little people so.....good assumption that our kids will be too). It was seriously a huge answered prayer to get confirmation that everything was well and she was head down!
Weight gain: 25 ibs gained. I think I'll chill out on the ice cream.
Maternity clothes: Just wearing the same things over and over and over again. Now that I don't have to go into work, I will probably live in my bathing suit and gym clothes. Ready to wear other clothes again.
Stretch marks: Still nothing - hoping it stays that way. The area around my belly button does look weird though...almost bruised like and my belly is pretty itchy.
Sleep: It's been pretty good this past week. I figured out that if I wedge myself in between Mike and a body pillow that I'm out more of the night. I get up a couple times to pee but probably less than 3 times.
Gender: reconfirmation that it's a girl during our ultrasound
Movement: like crazy. I feel like my stomach isn't a part of me anymore. It just randomly moves. I was pretty sure she flipped around since she was moving so much but she's still head down (thank God!).
Best moment this week: Seeing our baby girl (and all her hair) on the ultrasound. We didn't get to sneak a peak at her face though since she's facing backwards. It was such a relief to hear and see that she's OK and in position! I can't wait to hold that little booger!
looking forward to: Cloth diapering. I am totally obsessed. I seriously could spend hours thinking about, reading about, looking at cloth diapers. I don't know what it is. If anyone has any used they want to sell or give away... I'm your gal :)!
Mike's looking forward to giving el baby a bath. He was super excited one morning and I didn't know why. Turns out....waiting for baby to arrive is like Christmas for him :)
Food cravings: Ohhhh still eating ice cream like there is no tomorrow
Anything making you queasy or sick: nope -- just heartburn
Labor Signs: I think I had Braxton Hicks once in the night. It woke me up several times and I was convinced I was going into labor but I wanted to get some sleep. Needless to say...it wasn't labor.
What I miss: Having the energy and ability to run around and exercise and all that jazz. I miss being active.
Symptoms: Feeling pretty good this week....just heaaaaavy. Itchy belly skin.
Nursery: It's coming together. I should post some pictures but it's often under construction.....
Belly Button in or out? It's flatter... so I guess that's so far out it doesn't exist anymore ???
Wedding rings on or off? On
Just started getting a little nervous about the labor part. I haven't been nervous yet or fearful of it but I can sense it creeping in. I think I need to just keep reading labor books that empower you to do it and keep focusing on it being positive, etc. I also keep forgetting that we are about to have a kid. When I remember, I get bouts of anxiety. As everyone always tells you, our lives are about to change forever. I am also starting to get sad that from here on out, it won't ever be just mike and I. Our family dynamic is about to get rocked. I'm excited but selfishly going to miss the time that it was just us.
Who knew one could have so many competing emotions in one swoop?! Welcome to pregnancy.