Friday, April 23, 2010
So, I'm now 34 1/2 weeks pregnant, still working full-time, had a small preterm labor scare last week (was dehydrated and having lots of contractions, but it's better now), packing up the house, starting to think about job hunting, dog training and socializing to address some issues before Lucy is born, weekly appointments of some sort such as chiro/ob/doula/birth classes, and just trying to get through every day with some sanity left. I feel pretty good, but have stopped running. I'm walking 2-4 miles everyday and doing some light upper body weights a few days a week. We are going to rent our house after we move, so the advertising for that will start mid-May with the plan for us to move mid-July.
This is definitely one of the best but most stressful years of my life!
Tuesday, April 6, 2010
How far along: pic was taken at 31w 5d, today I'm 32w 1d
Total weight gain: 32lbs
Maternity clothes: I'm loving being able to wear skirts and comfy dresses and to not have to squeeze the belly into pants as often.
Stretch marks: My stomach is still stretch-mark free, but I'm afraid they're just around the corner...fingers crossed that doesn't turn out to be the case!
Sleep: I'm sleeping ok, basically it's go to sleep on one side, sleep an hour or two, get up to pee (which involves lots of groaning and sighing), lay back down and go to sleep on the other side, rinse and repeat.
Best moment this week: getting an ultrasound yesterday and seeing her sweet face
Movement: very strong! She makes me jump, and sometimes I'll have to push a body part back in a little if it's too uncomfortable, like if an elbow/knee/heel is poking me.
Food cravings: nothing specific, just carbs
Labor Signs: no labor signs, but the Braxton-Hicks contractions are more frequent now
Belly Button in or out: In but getting shallower
What I miss: being able to comfortably paint my nails, shave my legs, put on socks
What I am looking forward to: a girls weekend this Saturday night with my friend Erin, and other friend Leah who is due May 7th
Weekly Wisdom: Don't tell me that I'll be screaming for an epidural or that I'll quickly abandon cloth diapering or breastfeeding....maybe I will but I didn't ask for your opinion. And now I really want to punch you in the face. I have really had to fight some hormonal urges to tell people off...like the guy today at Petsmart. I was buying a pooper scooper, and this guy checking me out randomly says "If you don't like it, you can return it." I ask him is that before or after I use it. He says "preferably before...oh but I guess you wouldn't know if you liked it or not then." I said "yeah, that was my point." So really, he was being nice but it just irked me...ahhh, I'm a crazy person.
Milestones: based on her measurements yesterday she now weighs 4lbs 9oz and should weigh around 8 and a half pounds at 40 weeks.