How Far Along: 38 weeks and 1 day! Guys we are getting SO CLOSE!
Weight Gain/Loss: Today’s OB weigh in showed 60 pounds weight gain. I’ve gained exactly DOUBLE of what I should have (25-30 pounds for average build) but have you seen my feet and ankles??? Yea, I’m betting I have at least 15 pounds of fluid build-up in my lower extremities alone!
Sleep: For about a week now, I’ve been waking up (to pee) on average 4 times a night. When I wake up between 2 and 3am, I’m also incredibly hungry and am unable to fall back asleep due to said extreme hunger. SO, I’ve been retreating to the kitchen for a bowl of cereal. Although it does the trick, I’d much rather shrug it off and sleep but apparently end-of-third-trimester bodies require more feedings :/
Best Moment This Week: My fourth and final baby shower! It was a beautiful, laid back, girlie, brunch at my favorite small venue in Paducah – the Woman’s Club – and hosted by my Godmother and mom’s best friend. And it was perfect!
Movement: Still there but since he’s running out of room, it’s a tad more than just uncomfortable at times. Can’t blame the poor little guy though… he’s going to be a big one!
Food Cravings/Aversions: Still accepting all the food!
What I Miss: Crossing my legs! If that’s not a first world woman’s problem, I don’t know what is! I have always always always been a leg crosser so not being able to cross my legs? Killer at times! Weird thing to complain about, I know. Sorry.
Stretch Marks: I think I’ve developed a few small stretch marks on the underside of my boobs but if that’s the most of my problems (which it probably won’t be…) I’ll be happy!
Belly Button: Completely flat now!
Wedding Rings: Still very comfortably wearing the ring my grandmother had given me.
Mood: I feel pretty normal. This question is always so hard for me to answer.
Labor Signs: I maybe possibly having more painful Braxton Hicks than normal? As of this morning, I am currently 1 cm dilated though!
Milestones: None this past week
Upcoming Appointments/Events: I actually don’t have another appointment!!!
What I look forward to: At this point, there is nothing I look forward to more than having this baby. Graeme, we are SO ready for you!
Weekly Wisdom: You know how last week I said to rest during these last few weeks? Well, this past week I walked over a mile three times, ran errands by myself for several hours, and attended a giant social event for Paducah and now I’m 1 cm dilated! Even though I can’t tell you WHEN that progress was made, or what caused it, what I can tell you is that I fully intend on being as active and as social as I can stand in hopes of making more progress!