Monday, June 23, 2014

37 weeks {the last}

My skirt is in the way, but I don't think the back fat is as bad this time around!!  Probably just fooling myself though :)

The size: According to Babycenter, Wilson/Evelyn should be 19 1/8" and 6lbs 5oz.
How far along: 37 weeks as of Sunday.
Total weight gain: The dr's scale had me up 32lbs on Friday, I'm getting ready to head to the Y- so I"ll compare when I get back....Back from the Y and it said I'm up 31lbs.  I'm vain, I'll go with the latter.  With Nora I was up 38lbs by this time! Wow, what a difference chasing after 2 toddlers and NO bedrest can make.
Sleep:  Not too bad.  My lower back still hurts pretty bad when I get up in the morning (lower left sacrum area)
Maternity Clothes: Pretty much all maternity tops, although some long tanks from Target still fit.  Definitely maternity pants and shorts, but taking advantage of maxi skirts this pregnancy.  Not sure why I didn't try them before this pregnancy!
Food cravings: None really.  Sweets aren't bothering my tastebuds/stomach as much anymore.
Food aversions: Food in general doesn't sound that great right now.  I eat b/c I know I need to, not because it's fun.
Symptoms: Some pretty intense Braxton Hicks contractions (although not regular) and hips/pelvis are definitely loosening.
Stretchmarks: None that I can see. 
Doctor’s Appointment: My appointments are on Fridays and I have been taking those days off from work.  It's nice to have a 3 day weekend.  I usually start the morning off with a 2 mile walk on Riverside, run errands, sew some and clean the house.  I'd like to say that I just sit at home and chill, but that's not happening.  Oh yeah, did find out at my last appointment that I'm GBS will just need some antibiotics during labor.
Movement:  Lots of movement at my bedtime...I warned Chris the other night that we probably have a night owl on our hands.
Belly Button: It's definitely out.
Best moment of the week:  Chris and I went on a date Saturday for Father's day.  We ate at Main Street Taven in BA and then had a couples massage. Also, I've been told a few times that I have one of those "basketball" bellies.  You can't tell so much just from the profile belly shots, but I guess I don't look as pregnant and wide this time from the back.
And can I throw in a "worst moment of the week"?  It would be coming to the realization that our FMLA/STD policy here at work is crap.  I'll leave it at that.
What I’m looking forward to: Being able to hop out of bed or up from a sitting position without the assistance of others and without hip/back pain.
What I miss: Enjoying sweets and carbs!
Preparations:  Hmm, I put the bouncy seat together and we were recently given a small pack of newborn diapers.  We also buckled the carseat in the back of the car (it's not installed really b/c we will be shifting carseats around once baby gets here).
It's amazing that in 3 weeks, or less, we will be meeting this little creature.  I plan to let myself go to 40 weeks + 1 day and will then schedule an induction.  My parents will be leaving for vacation the week after my due date so I really want to make sure they get to meet the baby (and so that I can cash in on my mom staying with us for a few days).  However, the past few times she has stayed with us she has gotten sick- so I'm not sure she even wants to live in our germ infested house even if just for a few days :)

Sunday, June 15, 2014

Answers to FAQs

Perhaps it's the lack of sleep, perhaps it's the hormones or perhaps I'm just feeling a wee bit sprightly. I'm just going to take this time (and blog space) to answer some recurrent questions that have been asked during this pregnancy and here lately.

I'm just going to provide the answer, we can Alex Trebek this and I'll let you figure out the clue/question.

1.  No, the nursery is not ready.  Emmy and Nora and terrible sleepers and we don't know what the sleeping arrangement will be when baby is ready for his/her own room.

2.  Can you believe it?  We actually don't care if it's a boy or a girl?!?!?!  We are happy that this was a viable pregnancy and will have so much fun either way.  We just want a happy baby who is a good sleeper.

3. Yes, Emmy is so ready and excited.  Nora couldn't give a flip.  She's 2.  She hasn't been around anyone pregnant lately so it's a little hard for her to visualize what's about to happen.  We talk about the new baby and what his/her needs will be, etc, etc.

4. Of course I'm not ready.  The car seat is in the attic, diapers have not been purchased and we have exactly 1 newborn clothing item that is gender neutral.  The swing and bouncy seat are not assembled, it will take 30 minutes of extracting other items from the attic before we find the cradle and I'm not really sure where my pump is right now (I haven't even thought about buying new parts for it).

I think that just about rounds up the top 4 questions...can you think of anything else I didn't address???

And because every post needs a picture- here's what should have been the most recent iPhone Friday collage and a glimpse of our life here lately.

Monday, June 9, 2014

35 weeks {the last}

Baby3 at 35w2d.  Belly looks lower? Or maybe it's the angle?
You can't see it here- but the belly button has popped!
I believe the emmy belly is on the left, nora belly on the right.  Back fat on both.

Baby's size: According to Babycenter, baby should be 18.2" from head to heel and weigh 5.25#. Amazing that from here on out, most of the growth is in weight (about 1/2lb per week). The girls were born around 19.5" and 7#, so I can only imagine that this one will be similar.
How far along: 35w1d
Total weight gain: EDIT: Finally weighed in towards the end of the week, weighed in at the Y at 35w4d and was up 29.4#.

At the 33 week mark, I was up about 28# according to the scale at the Y.  I didn't bring workout gear today (Just.Too.Tired) so will check later. If I were to guess, I'm going to say i'm up 30.5#.

Sleep:  What is sleep?  I was up all night with Emmy on Friday (really, all night) while she was puking.  I laid my head down to nap on Saturday and Nora woke up 2 minutes later.  Chris is home from his DDay tour trip and although I'm glad he's home, I woke up to him snoring/snorting/rolling/breathing about 10 times last night.  Whatev.  Sleep is overrated.

Maternity Clothes: I'd say I'm in 90% maternity clothes.  I can still swing non maternity shorts/pants for working out and my medium T-shirts still fit (but they are living on borrowed time).  I have also fallen in love with maxi skirts, which will be nice to wear post-partum as well.
Food cravings: In my head I want sweets, and then I eat them and they are disgusting.  In other stomach related news, I guess baby has dropped (or never was that high) b/c I feel like my stomach still has full capacity.
Food aversions: Water, carbs, sweets, anything with too much flavor
Symptoms: Still nauseous in the evenings and lower back pain (left sacrum area) and general disposition of being moody and mean and impatient and grumpy....
Stretchmarks: None that I can see, but I feel like my belly is sticking out much further than it did for the other pregnancies- so there's still time!
Doctor’s Appointment: I have an appointment this Friday.  Appointments have been pretty non eventful here lately.  I do feel like the Procardia isn't doing it's job as well as it used to, so will be surprised if there's no cervical change.
Movement: Tons of movement, mostly when I'm trying to go to sleep :)  I feel like I have an octopus in there!
Belly Button: The left side has completely popped.
Best moment of the weekMy husband coming home from being gone for 10 days!
What I’m looking forward to: Eating like a cow while nursing.  
What I miss: Carbs and sweets.  I wonder what my tastebuds will do after delivery
Preparations:  I made mention of stocking up on some newborn diapers.  So at least I'm admitting that we need some things.  That's progress- right??