Sunday, August 12, 2012
*How far along?: 36 weeks!
*How big is baby?: The size of a Honeydew. Average size: 17.2-18.7 inches, 4.2-5.8 lb. Considering he was over 4.5 pounds a while ago... I'm assuming he's almost 6 pounds now.
*Total Weight Gain/Loss: Officially +45...and I keep growing!
*Maternity Clothes: Everything is starting to NOT fit. The above maternity shirt is barely long enough.
*Stretch Marks: I have seen a few. Sigh.
*Gender: Definitely a boy.
*Movement: Yes - lots. I also know now what Braxton Hicks contractions feel like. I guess I'd had them for awhile but I wasn't "sure." Well -- this weekend -- I am definitely sure I know what they feel like. We had a good time at a baseball game -- lots of walking, standing, eating, drinking. I certainly felt them while walking and noticed a difference in how my stomach felt! Eep!
*Sleep?: So far - so good. I'm up at least once a night.
*Best moment this week? The nursery is done. I've gone and messed it up and up since then by organizing and re-organizing things. I'm up to weekly appointments now and we celebrated the husband's birthday this weekend. I started to pack our hospital bags and made up the baby's diaper bag. All that's left is to finish my bag packing, re-organize the nursery area, and that whole car seat needs to be installed soon... eh? My work had a mini-shower for me and was quite generous...I promptly spent that Target gift card on last minute essentials for baby...why does he need so many products?! LOL
*Food cravings?: Absolutely sweets. I have never had as much ice cream or cake as I have had while pregnant.
*What I miss: Going to a craft beer festival while pregnant certainly reminded me how much I used to enjoy beer! They had like three tables of cider too. I loved how I saw several babies -- some tiny! -- at this festival. I can't wait to take the baby out to socially acceptable booze festivals.
*Symptoms: Well, now that I know what contractions feel like... those I guess. Swelling--duh.
*What I'm Looking Forward To: Another appointment tomorrow. She said she would have more information about a potential induction just because of my size, weight gain, he's a giant, I'm a swollen mess, etc. Because I keep hearing about "induction," I also feel like each day is my "last." Last day at work, last weekend alone with the husband, etc. I don't know when it really WILL be my last and now is as good a time as any to think those things.
*Thoughts: I'm just taking it one day at a time now. I am getting bigger -- didn't know it was possible -- and just want to see how the rest of the month ends up.