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.

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