*How far along?: 34 weeks!
... Or as I'd like to call this ... the Misery Phase. I'm so uncomfortable...hot...tired...cranky...and complainy. My husband is WAY over my whining.
*How big is baby?: Baby is now the size of a butternut squash!
*Total Weight Gain/Loss: Haven't weighed myself since my scale went womp womp and showed me +40!
*Maternity Clothes: I am honestly running out of clothes to wear. I wore PAJAMA PANTS to work yesterday. Gauchos at that.
*Stretch Marks: I KNEW THEY WOULD COME. Just when I thought I was safe. I found some on my hips the other day. Nothing too scary [knock on wood] and just a part of the process.
*Gender: Definitely a boy.
*Movement: He's probably getting cramped in there. Nowadays he doesn't kick or jab me really ... more like slow movements from left to right. He is always on my left side.
*Sleep?: Too many bathroom breaks in the middle of the night. I'm also sleeping TOO much...if there ever was such a thing. Sleeping 12 hours a night and coming home on your lunch break to sleep an additional hour is a bit much...no?
*Best moment this week? Not sure if it was the BEST but there were many highlights. We found a pediatrician, went to our expectant parent class and learned SOME things [some information were things we either have known since health class or topics that weren't exactly thrilling...like breathing techniques], and got a tour of the hospital. I didn't know this when I chose the hospital but it's, um, awesome? I guess I read too many blogs and have heard too many stories about sharing rooms, babies having to sleep in the nursery at night, etc. Either way, this hospital has all private rooms, is relatively small, babies stay with the parents in their rooms... and it's across the street from a Wendy's. Yes, I already know what my post labor meal will be. I'm calling it now! We also were able to see the logistics of the hospital and figure out who we could have in the delivery room [no one because it just seems too small!] and just were able to have a better idea of just what will go on when I do go into labor.
We also went grocery shopping for two months [well, hopefully], and I was able to score a convertible cars eat for practically nothing at Babies R Us...one less thing to buy in the coming months! [We already had the infant seat for the travel system but now have the convertible for afterward. How long was your baby in the infant seat before you upgraded to the convertible? If anything - at least we will have a spare car seat just in case!]
*Food cravings?: Ice cream. Anything cold...anything I drink nowadays MUST be loaded with ice.
*What I miss: Not feeling like a blob.
*Symptoms: Holy emotional. I totally was crying that I had to go to work today...just real upset that I slept through my lunch and instead of eating like a normal person... I had to drag back a bag of snacks as my "lunch."
*What I'm Looking Forward To: On Monday I have some kind of consultation for my epidural. I have no idea what this means except I have to give them money as a "deposit." I also have my next check up with the doctor to see this lil' guy. I hope she is like HEY LETS HAVE A BABY THIS MONTH! To which I will reply... thank god.
*Thoughts: I'm trying to stay organized and make my required phone calls to make sure everything is taken care of before the baby comes. With zero maternity leave ... I'm left with a lot of questions! My job is letting my take time off but they expect me to come back relatively soon [and I'm going to have to since I won't be getting paid for being off...] so I'm just trying to tie up the loose ends. I'm going to freeze a bunch of meals this weekend, finish the "nursery" hopefully, and start organizing the hospital bags [What to bring...what not to bring...]