Technically, I have arrived at full term which means baby would be more than welcome any day now! I actually think last year they changed what is considered full term to 39 weeks but I’m going to act like I never heard that and stick with the old school 37. haha! We are very excited and more than ready for this little guy to come and make his debut. Let’s hope it’s a little earlier rather than later.
How far along: 37 weeks
Baby’s size: He is around 6.5 pounds and continues to gain about .5 pounds a week. Technically since my babies tend to be a little smaller he may be less than this, or since it’s my third and he feels like he weighs 100 pounds he might be quite a bit more at this point. Who knows! All of his vital organs are now working on their own and he is getting less and less help from the placenta. He is sucking his thumb and rolling around to keep entertained and to make sure Mom is not sleeping or putting her attention elsewhere. If born now he would not need any help breathing or any other intense medical care. YAY!
Sleep: Have I used the word non-existent before? Oh yes, I think I have. Last night was a bad night…..which sucks because I was all hoping for a nice mothers day sleeping in session. Pain was bad and I think I pulled a ligament or two in one of my attempts to roll over. That was pretty crappy on top of everything else. Maybe I can sneak in a nap later on today. With the other two boys I had insomnia at this time but I definitely don’t have that with this one. It’s the pain that keeps me up so that makes things hard when I know my body really would be sleeping.
Best moment this week: Went to the doctor and everything continues to look great. Passed my Strep B test which was negative so that means no extra IV during labor. Hooray for that. Yesterday, my sister spent the day with the kids so me and the hubs got to spend some much needed time together outside of the home, away from our business and enjoy what could have been the last date we will have for a couple of months.
Worst moment this week: Pretty much the same as all the other weeks. I’m definitely pretty uncomfortable at this point but that’s to be expected. Thankfully, I only have a short time to go so the end is truly near!!
Movement: Still pretty decreased but when he moves it feels like he is going to spring right out of the top of my belly. I think my uterus has reached maximum capacity and I know the skin on my stomach is revolting more and more every day. So when he pushes it adds a little extra sting and itch to an already overstretched abdomen. However, I’m not complaining because I still enjoy feeling him move and that is definitely the easiest way for me to know he is still hanging out and doing okay in the ole belly.
Cravings: Yesterday, I was craving sushi and satisfied that with a california roll for dinner. I’m still missing my spicy tuna roll that happens to be my favorite but hey I’ve gone this long….so I’ll make it a bit longer.
Missing Anything: Having a normal body temperature. Now that it has been super hot here the last week, it’s been taking quite the toll on my body. I feel like I’m burning up most of the time. I have been chugging water like I’m stranded in a remote desert island….which is good but still….gotta pee ALL the time!!
Queasy or sick: I have small bouts of nausea that last just a few minutes so nothing too serious.
Looking forward to: Another doc appointment this week and meeting this little man if he so decides to make an early entrance! (Yea, I know…keep dreaming)
Baby item of the week: Got my breast pump this week. Ended up choosing the Medela Pump n Style Advanced since I have heard nothing but great things. I supplemented with formula with my other two boys since I did not have a good pump and could never get any use out of it. After a couple of months I would supplement a feeding or two with formula just to give myself a break and a little more freedom to run errands and take care of all that “life” stuff. This time, however, I would really like to be able to save money and pump. My plan is to pump and start a stockpile as soon as possible and keep building that for as long as I can tolerate being attached to a baby or a pump most days. Once I feel like I have a good supply I’ll start dropping a feeding or two so I can have a little extra relief. So we shall see how all of that goes.
Have a great Mothers Day for all you moms and a fantabulous week.