Weekly Review (And real post below.)

How far along? 36 weeks

Total weight gain/loss: +2lbs since my last appointment, 2 weeks ago... total +22lbs. I'm 140 now.

(Click on the picture to see it big and see my breakdown of where I think the weight went... ;-) jokingly, of course!)

Maternity clothes? Oh yes, all the time, top and bottom. But cute ones thanks to Mary!

Stretch marks? Thankfully, still no! ::knocks on wood:: Although my adorable, small tattoo on my belly is now the size of my head.

Sleep: Not too bad, though I'm having to shift more to get comfortable. But last night I only woke up once!!

Best moment this week: Seeing Trav cuddle a tiny baby and picturing him doing with our little girl!!

Movement: Big pushing... and up in my ribs too, ugh.

Food cravings: None really.

Actual Gender: GIRL! :-)

Labor Signs: None yet (except that my BH* are getting stronger), but now I get to start watching!

Belly Button in or out? Flat. Or slightly out.

What I miss: Not being sore at the end of the day. Being able to bend over to tie my shoes or pick something up off the floor. Fitting into clothes!

What I am looking forward to: My prenatal massage on Friday. Oh glory, its going to be awesome!

Weekly Wisdom: Hm, just take it a day at a time and enjoy every second. You will be uncomfortable and miserable some days, but overall it goes so fast. And I know that I'll never get this time back afterward, with having my baby girl all to myself.

Milestones: I'm now officially "allowed" to go into labor!

So yesterday was super busy. Productive, and good, but busy.
I visited the two pediatricians... and it was like night and day. I loved the first, whom we have officially decided to go with, and really didn't like the second. I'm sure the second place would have been "fine" but I was not comfortable with them, and there were so many things to love about the first place: separate sick and well waiting rooms, a doctor that actually had a real discussion with me about delayed vaccinations (vs. just saying they would do it, but clearing not being "supportive of it"), a nurse who's job is excusively to answer the phone and answer medical questions, sick hours on Saturday and Sunday, and attached to a hospital, so all tests can be done there with results available in that same appointment vs. having to go to another location and wait for a call about results. Not to mention she was just friendly and sweet.

So we can check "find pediatrician" off our list!

I also had my 36 week appointment. Everything looks good, baby is a good size and is head down. She's still free-floating in my ab, but that doesn't mean anything. And now I'm on to weekly appointments.

After that was our last birth class. I'm really happy with the classes, I think they were informative and thanks to great classmates, very fun. I won't say I'm not happy they are over... but that's just because of timing, wanting my Tuesday nights back and not having to rush around straight until plopping into bed. We still have our breastfeeding class next Thursday night, but that's just the one night and done.

Oh! A sweet part of my day was first thing in the morning. I had an extra 40 minutes of sleep time, but Daisy decided she wanted to come join me. I was sure that meant no sleep for me... but I stuck her on the bed and she was the biggest doll. She laid down, resting her head against my legs, and we snoozed together for that extra time. I loved it!

Now its back to work... luckily the rest of the week is pretty quiet. I'm already quite sore today, but I have that prenatal massage Friday to look forward to!

* BH = Braxton-Hicks contractions, "fake" contractions that women feel throughout the second half of their second trimester to the end of pregnancy. Basically they help strengthen your uterus (without dilating your cervix) to prepare it for real contractions (which do dilate your cervix). They don't hurt, but are uncomforable sometimes!

1 comment:

  1. I LOVE the pic!!! hahaha made me giggle a bit :D I love that shirt though you're so damn cute in it :)

    That is awesome about the ped.!! Sounds like a great place to go - especially now a days. But I definitely like how it has separate well and sick waiting rooms... genious!

    I definitely cringed at your BH explaination, I honestly had no clue what it was... and yeah... I'm sorry you have to go through that!!! :( bbuuutttt you will have little gwen then!!! I can't believe it! It's almost feb!!:D I'm so excited for you guys!


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