How far along| 38 weeks. Baby’s Size| Almost 7 pounds and possibly about 19 inches long. Weight Gain| +12.5 pounds. Sleep| Sleeping well. Turning around can be troublesome but more due to the joint hip pain I get here and there. Clothes| Feeling nautical. Cravings| Sweets. And slushies. Food Aversions| Nothing. Symptoms| That damn burning hip pain comes around after I’ve been walking for 20 or so minutes. What an unbelievable pain. A few Braxton Hicks here and there. Movement| I’ve never felt him up against my ribs until this week, one day. It was the oddest feeling. He hasn’t done it again. Belly Button| In Baby’s Sex| Little Greg. Highlight of the Week| Baby dropped. My stomach feels and looks so much lower. What I miss| No hip pain.
How far along| 37 weeks today or aka “full term” Baby’s Size| Babycenter.com says, “Your baby weighs 6 1/3 pounds and measures a bit over 19 inches, head to heel” Weight Gain| +10…but after this weekend I am sure to be up a pound or so. I had massive Slurpee/Icee cravings and indulged. Sleep| Getting some. The hips or back weren’t hurting this week. Clothes| Fun times, a week ago or so I found that clothes pictured above still fit. Cravings| Did I mention Slurpees? Hit the spot, especially with the warmish weather we’ve been having. Food Aversions| Not much at the moment. Pickles are back on the ‘no’ list. Symptoms| The heel isn’t hurting as much but the nerve/hip pain came back with vengeance yesterday afternoon. I actually thought if it got any more painful I might pass out. The fiery pain is no joke. I must find some stretches to do. I’ve failed to do that because the pain would show up for a few minutes and was manageable. Might as well work at getting rid of it. Movement| He still likes to get down low at times (awkward). But doctor mentioned he has not dropped (boo!). Belly Button| In Baby’s Sex| Un nene. Highlight of the Week| Seeing the floor. No really, the place was that bad cluttered. Don’t ever downsize from a 4 bedroom house and think you can make it all fit :). Stuff from London + stuff from Austin= Chaos. But with much determination my husband managed to break down a bazillion boxes and get it ready for recycling. Hurray! Again, seeing the floor is quite a highlight 🙂 What I miss| Getting up without much effort. I feel like a seal trying to come onto land when laying down or getting up, that graceful. Also, having a sewing shop within a bus ride away. I broke two seam rippers and ran out of a specific thread right when I was 8 inches away from being done with my sling (super cute, by the way). Now I’m stuck waiting for an order to come in.
Being on the other side of the country, while pregnant, from all your friends and family is quite trying. I mean, seriously, I didn’t think it would be. But after finding myself with little energy to set up house and no one other than my husband (who’s been working overtime FOREVER!) to interact with I got the blues. I got blue over not having the perfect nursery (I blame you, Pinterest!!!). I got blue over possibly having the baby come into a wreck of a house (but I strongly think this won’t happen; we’ve made great progress) .
When bringing home a little one I imagined a wonderful welcome, surrounded by those you love. I got blue that there was no one else to celebrate the baby’s arrival except for my mother (if she arrives in time), my husband and myself. But at the end of the day all that matters is, yes, a healthy baby. So I wipe those tears and think happy thoughts. Time is floating away and soon we’ll get to meet our little man and that makes me quite tickled and happy.
How far along| 36 weeks. Baby’s Size| Mr. Chex Mix should be weighing around 6 pounds and be around 18.5 inches long. I do hope this is the case. Weight Gain| +10. Sleep| Okay, except for the constant turning over to find comfort. And all the potty breaks. Clothes| I have managed to have quite a fun wardrobe between all the ready-to-wear clothes that still fit, the ones I made and the few maternity pieces I bought. Still loving my wardrobe. I feel quite fortunate in that regard. Cravings| Not pickles! And just like that, the craving left as easily as it came. So random. I am only craving sweet things and candy. I have been hankering for (and getting) freshly squeezed orange juice and fresh lemonade. But as for proper foods, coming up with meals these days is quite hard. Nothing sounds nice. Feels a lot like the first trimester, me forcing down food. Food Aversions| Pickles. Symptoms| Mushy brain. Tired by 5ish and awake by 9ish. My dry hands have gotten a wee bit better but not by much. Also, suddenly I have a pain in my right heel. And the burning hip is still around. Wth? Where do these aches come from? Movement| On some days it feels like he’s making his way south. And he moves quite a bit more when his Papa is home 🙂 Belly Button| Still in. Baby’s Sex| A Mini Greg. Highlight of the Week| Washing the baby’s clothes, and getting the crib and glider put together. The room looks stark but it should start getting some color as soon as we start putting up the decor, put on the bedding, etc. I also sent out some baby gifts to friends. I am waiting to hear from them, hoping they like the bibs and burp cloths I made.
What I miss| My hip not hurting after some walking or moving about.
With four weeks to go I’m feeling the pressure. I selfishly want Chexie here with us but logically I know he should bake longer…And give us time to get the house in order. G and I managed to put quite the dent in unpacking and breaking down boxes (mostly him). We can see more of the floor! Hurray! Today I get to arrange the closets and get another charity donation pile going. The last room that will get touched is the sewing room, sadly. It just has too much work involved considering it’s the office as well. And I want it to be well organized. I want to focus on it completely when the time comes.
In other news, I feel quite good even though I get those aches here and there. I am hoping the heel pain doesn’t start affecting my walks. I’ve been enjoying walking around in the sun and just getting to know the neighborhood. I live within 10 minutes of the high/main street, so I do quite a bit of browsing there.
Well, I’m off to get more of this place sorted. Wish me luck. I can see a wee bit of light at the end of the tunnel.