How far along? 29 weeks….Doc said I was measuring 34 weeks….yowza!
Total weight gain: Went to the doctor on Wednesday and I am up 23 pounds since being pregnant! 23 seems like a lot because it’s mostly in an isolated spot, but at the same time, I have only gained 3 pounds in the last almost 2 months…so, I guess in that respect it doesn’t seem like a TON. But I am anticipating that the next several weeks will be time to pack on the pounds!
Maternity clothes? Yes….when I want to look decent. Otherwise I wear a combination of clothes that are mine (and way too small) and clothes that are Greg’s (that fit me around the belly but way too big everywhere else). It’s kind of nice not having to think about what to wear in the mornings, being on bed rest, but at the same time, I have several cute dresses that I bought and have yet to wear. Maybe someday I’ll just put real clothes on, just for the heck of it!
Stretch marks? No…..so I’m gonna go ahead and cross my fingers that it’s not gonna happen….maybe wishful thinking 🙂
Sleep: Just as things started to seem decent in the sleep department, they just as quickly became not so great. We have resorted to sleeping in separate rooms 😦 Obviously it’s not because we want to be away from one another, but I know that Greg needs to sleep so he can go to work…and I am the one who is keeping him up (he’s not keeping me up, by any means) so we decided a few nights a week we’ll take separate beds. It’s been fine and Greg is at least getting a few good nights of sleep. I, on the other hand, sleep pretty well at night, other than needing to get up to pee….I mean, I don’t hear myself snoring, so I sleep pretty well!
Signs of Labor: Well, things seem to be fairly calm over here. There are days/times when I tend to notice contractions more often….but I usually find that it’s after I’ve been up for longer than I should….and that’s my own fault. I think I’ve felt better, overall, so I try to do a little bit too much at times. When we went to the doctor she said that things looked pretty good (I won’t get technical and gross you all out) so that’s really what we were hoping for! I will continue to have weekly appointments to make sure things continue to stay the same.
Best moment this week: Hmmmmm. My days are usually exactly the same: sleep, wake up, read, watch tv, sleep, eat, etc. So I can’t say that any one thing stands out to me this week. But, actually, maybe getting out of the house on Saturday afternoon was the best moment. We had planned a BabyMoon “staycation” here in Minneapolis at a hotel downtown (before all this contraction stuff started happening)….we booked a hotel room and planned to roam around downtown, get dinner, etc. Since I can’t really be on my feet that much, we contemplated canceling…but then we realized it would be a good change of scenery to go to the hotel and hangout there. So we didn’t get to do all the other fun things the city has to offer, but at least we got out of the house for an evening! That was the best!
Miss Anything? Being productive. I really do miss being able to make a list of several things I need to do, and then spending an evening, or a day getting them done. I hear everyone say to soak up this time of rest and relaxation….and I truly am….but I still miss accomplishing more than naps and watching tv!
Movement: Movers and shakers in there. I always feel badly because I am supposed to be laying on my side for the majority of my time and every time I lay on my side, I can feel the little nuggets wiggling and pushing as if to say “Hey mom, we’re in here….get off of us…” Supposedly they are just fine in there and have lots of cushion, but I still feel badly because they obviously have a reaction when I lay on my side. Not only do I feel badly for them, but for myself too! When I lay on my side, they always seem to start playing with my ribs….and its such an odd/uncomfortable feeling. Don’t get me wrong…its fantastic to feel them squirming in there….it’s just bizarre, at times, where and how I feel them!
Food cravings: Water! As odd as that sound…I can’t get enough water! I want to drink it all the time! Greg always asks me what I want to drink for meals and whatnot….and I usually can’t think of anything I’d rather have than water. I guess that’s not a bad thing!
Anything making you queasy or sick: The nasty drink for the glucose test (for gestational diabetes). ICK ICK ICK! I did the one hour test and thought that was horrible…well then I ended up needing to go in for the three hour test and that one was 10 times worse. It was almost the exact same taste as the orange liquid medicine that we took as kids for a stuffy nose. When I was a kid I loved it…but I remember a distinct time where I had to take it and thought it was horrid. The reason I loved it as a kid was because it tasted like pure sugar. And then at some point I outgrew that and the pure sugar taste was not to great anymore. Well, the 3 hour glucose test drink was a whole glass of nasty orange sweetness and I felt as though I could vomit. Not only does it taste horrible, but you have to drink it on an empty stomach….and you can’t eat or drink for 3 hours after you drink the juice….so no food, plus a glass full of sugar drink, plus waiting 3 more hours to eat….UGH. That did make me very queasy!
Fruit/Veggie Size: Acorn Squash….again, whatever that is! Babies are getting a little cramped in there, since they are growing so fast which explains all those jabs and kicks. They are growing white fat deposits under their skin, and their energy is surging because of it.
Symptoms: Having to pee. ALL. THE. TIME. I seriously can’t even believe how often I have to pee. It’s crazy! I pee before I get into bed and then we usually read for a half hour or something before we turn off the lights, and I almost always have to pee again before turning off the lights…I would imagine it has something to do with all the water I am drinking and the two Acorn Squashes on my bladder 🙂
Belly Button in or out? Same old, same old. I wonder if it’s ever going to FULLY pop out since it’s been about the same for so long now…..I’m fine if it’s decides to never fully pop out!
Wedding rings on or off? One on, one off!
Mood This Week: A little slugish….a little anxious….I think the fact that I am laying around all day makes me just feel a little BLAH….and since I am laying around all day it gives me plenty of time to over think things, and let my mind go wild….to help combat that a little, we made a “Baby Countdown” chart to keep track of days…our first goal is to get to 32 weeks….then 34…..then 37. That helps a lot with knowing that it’s very manageable to get to those points, even though it doesn’t feel like it at times!
Looking forward to: Seeing some friends this week! My dear, former roommate Laurie is coming to stay with me a few nights while Greg is out of town which will be great! I also get to see some friends from work, and hopefully a few others this week! It’s hard to have people over and feel like I can’t host or entertain, but at this point, I am just so thankful that they are willing to come over, it doesn’t even matter if I’m not looking or feeling my best!