*How far along?: 33 weeks!
*How big is baby?: Allegedly a "Durian Fruit" but I'm guessing bigger. At our last appointment, the doctor said that our lil' guy is measuring 1-2 weeks ahead and was weighing 4 pounds, 10 ounces. That's like... 5 pounds almost....and that's almost a fully cooked baby! Goodness.
*Total Weight Gain/Loss: At my last appointment I was +40. My doctor said she wasn't going to get mad at me for my weight gain because I'm clearly retaining a lot of fluid and I am carrying a large baby... Let's hope those 40 pounds disappear quickly!
*Maternity Clothes: I'm even outgrowing my maternity clothes. I'm wearing a mix of maxi dresses in both larger sizes and maternity...and shirts with camis underneath to add length.
*Stretch Marks: I'm not sure. I am scared to look.
*Gender: Ready to meet Cannon Theodore!
*Movement: Moving and grooving!
*Sleep?: I'm getting lots of good sleep lately. I am out cold until I am jostled awake by the need to take a bathroom break...
*Best moment this week? Seeing and confirming that our lil' guy is -- indeed -- a guy. It was our final ultrasound! Sadly we didn't get any pictures -- his hand was seriously smashed on his face and it also looked like he was giving us the middle finger. Gee, thanks! The ultrasound tech tried a few times to see if she could get a picture but it was just too blurry and he was not cooperating. It was nice to see him move though. It almost looked like a real baby on the screen! ;)
*Food cravings?: Chocolate. I feel like I need something sweet every day.
*What I miss: Being able to find clothes to wear to work quickly. Now I have to try a few things on... does this still fit?!
*Symptoms: I had some crazy back pain last week that made me call the doctor just to make sure I'm not dying. Resting cured it -- for now -- but some days it comes back and it was excruciating. Sort of like being stabbed in the ribs. Awesome. My swelling is always in full force, but a dip in the pool on Sunday DID make it go down for about a day. At least I know swimming will help if I make it to a pool again.
*What I'm Looking Forward To: We have our first class at the hospital this weekend...a "fun" 8 hour experience...I think I'm looking forward to it mainly because it means the baby will be here soon. We have two other classes after that and then I have to go to my epidural consultation. I'm totally clueless but I thought they just GAVE YOU THE DRUGS. Apparently, at my hospital, I have to go to a brief consultation with a nurse and sign some papers...and then when I come in for the birth my drugs will be ready and waiting.
*Thoughts: I guess I have just convinced myself that the baby will be coming early. I have no real scientific reasoning for that -- just with my swelling, the fact that he is allegedly almost five pounds, and the fact that I don't want to be at work anymore ... well ... I hope it's true and he does come before September!
This collage is scary -- but I suppose I have to post it here for my memory's sake.