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31 January, 2016

38 Weeks

How far along: 38 weeks (1/31/16)
Baby size: Head to heel, about 20 inches.  And about 6-3/4 pounds. 
Total weight gain: 35 pounds.
Maternity clothes: I'm wearing all maternity clothes or yoga pants.  
Stretch marks: There are a couple new ones that just popped up on my belly.  
Sleep: I have been waking up a lot during the night this week, but I've also been able to sleep in a little extra this weekend and I've been trying to go to bed earlier at night.  
Best moment this week: Honestly, I can't think of anything that really stands out...
Miss anything? Being able to move like normal!  
Movement: Yes!  He moves a lot now!  He's running out of room, so I'm constantly getting knees, feet, and his butt up in my ribs.  
Food cravings: Nothing this week.
Have you started to show yet? Yes! 
Gender: It's a boy!
Labor signs: No real signs yet.  At my appointment on Tuesday (1/26/16), I was told that I'm now 3cm dilated, thinning out (was 60% last time, but wasn't given a % this time), and baby was super low.  (Dr's word were "Wow!  That's one low baby!  I see why you're in so much pain.")  I'm having irregular contractions, but nothing painful.  I've been doing lots of bouncing on my ball, walking, resting, acupressure, and essential oils to encourage labor, but baby K2 appears to be content where he's at ;) So we wait...
Belly button in or out? Flat, but starting to stick out on the top.
Wedding rings on or off? On--permanently 
Happy or moody most of the time: Happy the majority of the time, but I'm definitely more moody and my patience is minimal these days.
Looking forward to: The first real contraction!

24 January, 2016

37 Weeks

How far along: 37 weeks (1/24/16)
Baby size: Head to heel, about 19 inches.  And about 6-1/2 pounds. 
Total weight gain: 35 pounds.
Maternity clothes: I'm wearing all maternity clothes or yoga pants.  
Stretch marks: There are a couple new ones that just popped up on my belly.  
Sleep: I have been waking up a lot during the night this week.  Often to pee, or just shift and get more comfortable. 
Best moment this week: Our last meeting with our doula.  We went over labor positions and relaxation techniques.  Now I feel like we are ready for baby to come!
Miss anything? Being able to move like normal!  It hurts to move--even the tiny motion of turning the steering wheel when driving (the slight shift of my pelvis) hurts!  
Movement: Yes!  He moves a lot now!
Food cravings: Carbs--particularly bagels!
Have you started to show yet? Yes! 
Gender: It's a boy!
Labor signs: No real signs yet.  At my appointment on Friday (1/22), I was told that I'm a full 2cm dilated, 60% effaced, and baby is in -1 station (no wonder I'm in so much pain!)  The nurse practitioner I saw said chances were good I'd have him within a week, so we will see!
Belly button in or out? Flat, but starting to stick out on the top.
Wedding rings on or off? On--permanently 
Happy or moody most of the time: Happy!  But the past 2 days I've been a little more irritable and my patience is thin.
Looking forward to: Baby K2 arriving! :)

17 January, 2016

36 Weeks

How far along: 36 weeks (1/17/16)
Baby size: Head to heel, about 19 inches.  And about 6 pounds. 
Total weight gain: 35 pounds.
Maternity clothes: I'm wearing all maternity clothes or yoga pants.  
Stretch marks: There are a couple new ones that just popped up on my belly.  
Sleep: I feel like I'm sleeping pretty well right now!  But I could always use more, and I try to nap during the day when possible. 
Best moment this week: Finalizing the nursery, packing my hospital bag, buying a few new baby outfits...
Miss anything? Being able to move like normal!  
Movement: Yes!  He moves a lot now!
Food cravings: Nothing this week.
Have you started to show yet? Yes! 
Gender: It's a boy!
Labor signs: I'm being told that the baby has dropped.  (I can't really tell by pictures.)  And I started having consistent Braxton Hicks yesterday, continuing into today.  I haven't had BH this pregnancy, except for a couple times when I was on the treadmill too long. 
Belly button in or out? Flat, but starting to stick out on the top.
Wedding rings on or off? On--permanently 
Happy or moody most of the time: Happy!
Looking forward to: Baby K2 arriving! :)

10 January, 2016

35 Weeks

How far along: 35 weeks (1/10/16)
Baby size: Head to heel, about 18 inches.  And about 5 pounds. 
Total weight gain: 35 pounds.
Maternity clothes: I'm wearing all maternity clothes or yoga pants.  
Stretch marks: No new ones. 
Sleep: I feel like I'm sleeping pretty well right now!  Even made it a couple nights this week without getting up to pee ;) 
Best moment this week: Nothing really stands out ;) 
Miss anything? Being able to move like normal!  
Movement: Yes!  He moves a lot now!
Food cravings: Nothing this week.
Have you started to show yet? Yes! 
Gender: It's a boy!
Labor signs: Nope! At my appointment on Friday, I was checked and I'm 1-2 cm dilated (the NP said 1 at top and 2 at the bottom) and 40% effaced.  Baby is super low!
Belly button in or out? Flat, but starting to stick out on the top.
Wedding rings on or off? On--permanently :/
Happy or moody most of the time: Happy!
Looking forward to: Baby K2 arriving! :)

03 January, 2016

34 Weeks

How far along: 34 weeks (1/3/16)
Baby size: Head to heel, about 18 inches.  And about 4-3/4 pounds. 
Total weight gain: 30 pounds.
Maternity clothes: I'm wearing all maternity clothes or yoga pants.  Some things are getting too small. 
Stretch marks: No new ones. 
Sleep: Sleep was rough this week.  Thankfully Mike had a few days off for the holidays so he let me sleep in. 
Best moment this week: Finishing up the nursery!  Blinds and pictures are hung, the glider is cleaned up, and we're pretty much ready to have a baby sleeping in his room. 
Miss anything? Being able to move like normal!  I feel huge and still have lots of pelvic pressure and pain.  
Movement: Yes!  He moves a lot now!
Food cravings: Nothing this week.
Have you started to show yet? Yes! 
Gender: It's a boy!
Labor signs: Nope!
Belly button in or out? In, but it's flat and the top looks like it's going to stick out.
Wedding rings on or off? On--permanently :/
Happy or moody most of the time: Happy!
Looking forward to: My doctor appointment this Friday.

28 December, 2015

33 Weeks

How far along: 33 weeks (12/27/15)
Baby size: Head to heel, about 17 inches.  And about 4 pounds. 
Total weight gain: 30 pounds.
Maternity clothes: I'm wearing all maternity clothes or yoga pants, or stretchy shirts ;) 
Stretch marks: No new ones. 
Sleep: I'm sleeping pretty well.  I'm off work for the holidays so I'm definitely enjoying sleeping in!
Best moment this week: Celebrating Christmas with our families!
Miss anything? Being able to move like normal, without pain in my groin.
Movement: Yes!  He moves a lot now!
Food cravings: Still oatmeal, and pecan snowballs.
Have you started to show yet? Yes! 
Gender: It's a boy!
Labor signs: Nope!
Belly button in or out? In, but it's flat and the top looks like it's going to stick out.
Wedding rings on or off? On--permanently :/
Happy or moody most of the time: Happy!
Looking forward to: Finishing the baby's room, hopefully this wee!

20 December, 2015

32 Weeks

How far along: 32 weeks (12/20/15)
Baby size: Head to heel, about 17 inches.  And about 3-1/2 pounds. 
Total weight gain: 30 pounds.
Maternity clothes: Maternity pants/yoga pants and shirts make up my wardrobe now! In fact, some of them are getting too short. 
Stretch marks: No new ones. 
Sleep: I feel like I didn't get much sleep this past week--a combo of Summer waking up a lot and travelling didn't help.  Hopefully that improves this week!
Best moment this week: Seeing family in Kentucky and having them be excited about Baby K2.  Also, getting my femurs adjusted at the chiropractor--finally no hip pain! 
Miss anything? Being able to move like normal, without pain in my groin, or having to maneuver around a big belly ;) 
Movement: Yes!  He moves a lot now!
Food cravings: Oatmeal!  (yes, after 3 years of not being able to eat it, now I'm craving it!)
Have you started to show yet? Yes! 
Gender: It's a boy!
Labor signs: Nope!
Belly button in or out? In, but it's flat and probably going to start sticking out soon.
Wedding rings on or off? On.
Happy or moody most of the time: Happy!
Looking forward to: Finishing the baby's room in the next couple weeks.

13 December, 2015

31 Weeks

How far along: 31 weeks (12/13/15)
Baby size: Head to heel, about 16 inches.  And about 3-1/3 pounds. 
Total weight gain: 30 pounds.
Maternity clothes: Maternity pants and shirts make up my wardrobe now! In fact, some of them are getting too short. 
Stretch marks: No new ones. 
Sleep: My pregnancy pillow is my best friend at night--I'm sleeping pretty good! 
Best moment this week: Baby is starting to hiccup and I can feel it!  It's fun!
Miss anything? Not being in pain! ;)  Some days it's fine, but other days I feel like my pelvis is going to split in half.  And I'm dealing with some sciatic pain on both sides now. (I think it's pelvic girdle pain--I'm planning to ask the doctor tomorrow)
Movement: Yes!  He moves a lot now!
Food cravings: Puppy chow
Have you started to show yet? Yes! 
Gender: It's a boy!
Labor signs: Nope!
Belly button in or out? In, but it's getting more shallow.
Wedding rings on or off? On.
Happy or moody most of the time: Happy!
Looking forward to: My 30 week appointment on Monday (it was rescheduled from last week) and hearing our baby's heartbeat again!

06 December, 2015

30 Weeks

How far along: 30 weeks (12/6/15)
Baby size: Head to heel, about 16 inches.  And about 3 pounds. 
Total weight gain: Unsure...I keep forgetting to weigh myself!
Maternity clothes: Maternity pants and shirts make up my wardrobe now! 
Stretch marks: No new ones. 
Sleep: My pregnancy pillow is my best friend at night--I'm sleeping pretty good! 
Best moment this week: A few clients at work asked this week if I'm pregnant and they were so excited for me.  It's so fun to be able to share out excitement with others :)  
Miss anything? Not being in pain! ;)  Some days it's fine, but other days I feel like my pelvis is going to split in half.  And I'm dealing with some sciatic pain on both sides now. 
Movement: Yes!  He moves a lot now!
Food cravings: Nothing this week.
Have you started to show yet? Yes! 
Gender: It's a boy!
Labor signs: Nope!
Belly button in or out? In, but it's getting more shallow.
Wedding rings on or off? On.
Happy or moody most of the time: Happy!
Looking forward to: My 30 week appointment on Thursday and hearing our baby's heartbeat again!  (It never gets old!)

29 November, 2015

29 Weeks

How far along: 29 weeks (11/29/15)
Baby size: Head to heel, about 15 inches.  And between 2.5 and 3 pounds. 
Total weight gain: Unsure...I keep forgetting to weigh myself!
Maternity clothes: Maternity pants and shirts make up my wardrobe now! 
Stretch marks: No new ones. 
Sleep: My pregnancy pillow is my best friend at night--I'm sleeping pretty good!
Best moment this week: Alecia had her baby on Saturday (11/28), and holding Marcus made me realize how excited I am for this little guy to get here! 
Miss anything? Not really. 
Movement: Yes!  He moves a lot now!
Food cravings: Nothing this week.
Have you started to show yet? Yes! 
Gender: It's a boy!
Labor signs: Nope!
Belly button in or out? In, but it's getting more shallow.
Wedding rings on or off? On.
Happy or moody most of the time: Happy!
Looking forward to: Meeting this little guy :)
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