Thursday, April 21, 2011

Week 38

  • Sleep: I was doing better this week.  Just tons of sleep, but then last night I only got about 2 hours.
  • Exercise: Some walking here and there, but it's really hard for me to move my body at all at this point
  • Cravings/Aversions: Baby has started dropping and in turn, I now want to eat just about anything.  I'm also trying to eat all the bad stuff I can before I have to be good again.
  • Weight: 41 lbs+
  • Pregnancy Symptom I'm not loving: Name something about pregnancy and I'm probably fed up with it at this point
  • What I am looking forward to: Dilating!
  • Think it's funny that: People are surprised I haven't popped yet. Oh and they've started a pool at work, wagering on when she'll make her big debut.
  • Favorite Moment this week(s): This is weird, but I was pretty excited when I was having regular contractions and the doctor told me to come in for a labor check.  I thought it was too good to be true...and it was.  I was sent home after 2 hours of no dilation.
  • My Doctor Says: I'm about the same as last week, although baby has started to drop, so that's good. She also doesn't think I'll go past my due date, but who really knows???
  • On another note: I got to meet my new little nephew this week.  Baby Ryland was born on Monday at 6:30pm.  Now he's just waiting patiently to meet his cousin!

Friday, April 15, 2011

Week 37

  • Sleep: zzzzzzzz....huh, sleep? What's that? Sleep is currently my best friend and biggest enemy.  As in, I'm not getting any, but want it real bad.
  • Exercise: Eh, not a lot.  I try to walk, but I move slower than mud.  Maybe this weekend.
  • Cravings/Aversions: Milk is pretty good for when I wake up at 3am and can't sleep.  Other than that, I've been getting hungry but not really wanting anything.
  • Weight: 40 lbs+...real hot
  • Pregnancy Symptom I'm not loving: Still not loving being so large and in charge.  Definitely don't like that I can't bend over.  Also, hate rolling myself outta bed.  Oh yeah AND the constant peeing.
  • What I am looking forward to: The next dr appt and finally finishing up the little lady's room. I've been too tired to tackle this head-on.
  • Think it's funny that: I'm so big.  It's really ridiculous at this point.
  • Favorite Moment this week(s): I had moment of zen this week, where I realized I shouldn't be in a such a rush to get baby out.  I should enjoy these last few weeks, because once she's here, that's it.  There's no turning back.  I've been trying to spend more time with DB and enjoy the bits of peace and quiet we have left.  Bake a little longer if you wish Baby B...just bake away from my bladder, please!
  • My Doctor Says: Oh man, well I'm about 1.5 cm dilated and 30% effaced.  Progress since last week.  She's measuring about 10 days ahead of her due date in terms of size and call Guinness because I could be birthing the world's largest baby.

Friday, April 8, 2011

Week 36

  • Sleep: I'm pretty much getting no sleep these days. Mainly between the constant peeing and overall discomfort, there's not a lot of shuteye happening here.
  • Exercise: A few evening walks with DB here and there, but not a whole lot.
  • Cravings/Aversions: Nothing really.  Just food in general.  Although I made the mistake of eating really, really spicy food this week and it nearly destroyed me for a whole day.
  • Weight: 37.5 lbs+...this week it was all baby gaining
  • Pregnancy Symptom I'm not loving: The pure discomfort in everything I do.
  • What I am looking forward to: Getting some sleep tonight...fingers crossed.
  • Think it's funny that: People look at me like I'm some sort of circus attraction.
  • Favorite Moment this week(s): Making it through another week.  That just means I'm one step closer.
  • My Doctor Says: She confirmed what I've long baby is a little baker and will probably be hanging out in there for a little while longer.  She's not ready for her big debut.

Friday, April 1, 2011

Week 35

  • Sleep: I get up almost at the exact same times each night to pee.  Midnight-ish, between 3-4am, and around 6:30-7am.
  • Exercise: No. Giving my body a break from the hell I just put it through
  • Cravings/Aversions: BBQ potato chips and salad with vinaigrette...not ranch
  • Weight: 37lbs+...I gained 5 lbs in a 10 days. My doc says it's all fluid and I believe it.
  • Pregnancy Symptom I'm not loving: The swelling.  Nothing fits anymore, anywhere.
  • What I am looking forward to: Hitting full term next week and my baby shower.
  • Think it's funny that: I've now gotten so big. So big that it's almost comical.
  • Favorite Moment this week(s): Getting to see our little lady! We got the final ultrasound today.  Baby B is measuring around 6.5 lbs with about 5 weeks to go, so she's going to be big.  She's got big, chubby cheeks, DB's nose and my mouth.  OH and DB's grouchy expression. 
  • My Doctor Says: Everything is right on track and uncomfortable as expected!
  • And last but not least: We got a TON of stuff last week from my brother and sister-in-law.  So thankful for that.  Baby B's going to be dressed to the nines for the first year of life. No doubt.