January 26, 2019


Husband Commentary: "2/11 is in 2 weeks...oh god"

Due date: February 11, 2019

How far along: 37 weeks; baby is getting her meconium ready...yucky.

Size of baby: As big as romaine lettuce

Gender: Baby GIRL!

Total weight gain: 36 lbs.

Symptoms: Pelvic pain. Nerve pain. Baby punches and kicks. Headaches. Fatigue. You know, the usual.

Physical changes: My belly just keeps stretching. It's wild! How is my uterus this big?! Everything else keeps getting thicker. 

Labor signs: Lots of pelvic pressure. Lots of pee. Lots of restless nights. 

Stretch marks: Some belly button stretchmarks. 

Wedding ring: On

Maternity clothes: I bought some comfy, oversized pj tops for the hospital and some maternity bras off of Amazon. I'm ready!

Diet: Diet is out the window! I'm enjoying these last few weeks!

Food cravings:

        • Any and all fruit - oranges especially
        • Gummy bears
        • Dumplings
        • Warm soups and stews
        • Sourdough bread

Food aversions: None. 

Exercise: Do breathing exercises count?

Sleep: Sleep has been up and down this week. The vivid dreams are back!

Miss anything in particular: I miss my old self already. I keep dwelling on it and I hate it. As much as I'm excited for this new chapter in my life, I'm really going to miss being young and carefree. And childless.

Mood: Happy. Terrified. Anxious.

Looking forward to: My next OB appointment and checking to see if my cervix is dilated at all. Also, the baby is due to arrive any day now...so looking forward to that as well. Eee!

Worst moment this week: Needing to return picture frames to IKEA and I couldn't even lift the dang box. My poor body. I can't wait to get back in shape. 

Best moment this week: Getting MLK Jr. Day off and using the opportunity spend one-on-one time with Maddie. I wish I could tell her about the baby and prepare her for what's to come.

January 19, 2019


Husband Commentary: "I've never had papaya before either..." (He tried mangos for the first time recently)

Due date: February 11, 2019

How far along: 36 weeks; baby is continuing to beef up!

Size of baby: As big as a papaya

Gender: Baby GIRL!

Total weight gain: 36 lbs.

Symptoms: My pelvic/vaginal pressure is killing me. At times, I feel like my uterus is going to fall out. 

Physical changes: My belly looks super stretched and my face has been really dry. I haven't been able to crack my back due to the relaxin hormone. Sad. 

Labor signs: Baby is still super active. She's head down and I'm constantly needing to pee. And I'm definitely waddling now...I noticed that my pelvis felt different this week and that's the only comfortable way to walk. She's coming soon, guys!

Stretch marks: Some belly button stretchmarks. 

Wedding ring: On

Maternity clothes: I just got my Bravado maternity bra in the mail and it's SO COMFORTABLE. Definitely worth the extra expense.

Diet: Trying so hard to cut out sweets, but it's so hard!

Food cravings:

        • Any and all fruit
        • Fish
        • Mexican food
        • Sweets - Chocolate, cookies, gummy bears
        • Sourdough bread

Food aversions: None. 

Exercise: None. My body just won't cooperate. 

Sleep: Sleep has been up and down this week. I had a dream about seeing baby girl's foot through my belly and also a dream about what she'll look like as a toddler! So weird. 

Miss anything in particular: I feel like I'm losing my full range of motion and it makes life really difficult. I especially hate putting on shoes and hate having to get up after laying down.

Mood: Happy. Feeling supported and loved.

Looking forward to: Our hospital tour later today.

Worst moment this week: It has been such a gloomy week. I could use some sunlight right about now.

Best moment this week: Going to our ultrasound this week to check on baby's growth. Everything appears normal and she's HEAD DOWN! woo hoo!

January 12, 2019


Husband Commentary: "Little Smoosh video is creepy" (I was able to record baby girl rolling in my belly and I agree that it looks super weird!)

Due date: February 11, 2019

How far along: 35 weeks; baby is getting bigger and my uterus has grown about 1000 times its original size!

Size of baby: As big as a pineapple

Gender: Baby GIRL!

Total weight gain: 35 lbs.

Symptoms: Forever tired. Low energy. Increasing pelvic/vaginal pressure.

Physical changes: Everything is thicker/wider. My face looked really different to me this week. 

Labor signs: Standard Braxton-Hicks contractions everyday. Baby was VERY active this week. I felt like she was trying to escape! I also think I'm starting to see some mucus plug discharge...eek!

Stretch marks: Some belly button stretchies, but that's about it. Not in my genetics, so I probably won't get too many stretch marks.

Wedding ring: On

Maternity clothes: I bought a super cute maternity dress that I can also wear postpartum. Score!

Diet: I'm still eating whatever I want. I've been trying to cut sweets, but I can't stop thinking about it!

Food cravings:

        • Any fruit
        • Fish
        • Spicy foods
        • Sweets (mainly Oreos, honey graham crackers, Hostess Donettes and Jelly Bellys)
        • Sourdough bread

Food aversions: None. 

Exercise: I walked on a treadmill for 15 minutes this week and thought I was 1) going to die or 2) go into labor. 

Sleep: Sleep has been relatively good. Not bad, but also not great. 

Miss anything in particular: Working up a sweat. I feel like my pores are screaming and just want to pump out some sweat.

Mood: I'm feeling exhausted but happy! 

Looking forward to: Our ultrasound next Thursday. 

Worst moment this week: ALL THE SNOW. 

Best moment this week: Staying indoors all weekend and getting to "nest" like a crazy.


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