Baby Growth: This week, Baby C is measuring in at about 5 1/4 pounds (we know he's bigger!) and about 18 inches long. The chances of him rotating at this point are pretty low. He's running out of room (and fast!) so more than likely he'll just stay head-down at this point. His kidneys are now fully developed, and his liver is starting to produce some waste products. Most of his basic physical developments are now completely - he'll spend the next few weeks just concentrating on putting on weight.
My Symptoms: Oh man. I'm just going to be honest here for a second. I'm miserable. Not 100% of the time, but about 80% of the time. I am just NOT comfortable anymore. I wish I could sit here and convince myself that I'm doing great and I love this, but I just can't. My body HURTS. Like, pretty much all of the time. I'm hot all of the time, I'm constantly out of breath, I can't sleep, I waddle, my hips and back KILL me all the time, my legs are extremely restless. I'm just a mess. All the symptoms I mentioned last week are still around.
I've also experienced some very MILD cramping. Not enough to call Marie or anything, but just enough to catch my attention. Every time that it's happened, I've paid close attention, gotten something to drink, and rested for awhile and they've completely gone away. I'm guessing it's just normal?
Even though, physically, I'm not doing so great - mentally I'm still so happy to be pregnant with this little guy. I'm soaking in the last bit of my time and really enjoying this. I'm cherishing every kicks and hiccup and movement because I know I'm going to miss them a ton when he's here.
Weight: I lost a pound this week. ?? I really don't know what's going on. This puts me at a total of 20 lbs so far. I looked back in the app I have on my phone, and I weigh the same that I did at 32 weeks. I really don't know if this is okay. ?? I'm eating and still pretty much eating whatever sounds good, so I have no idea how I'm not gaining like crazy. I guess we'll see what Marie says next week.
Maternity Clothes: Oh yes. I'm SO thankful that I'm not going to work every day and I'm able to just dress very casually! Shorts, tank tops, yoga pants, and dresses are totally my best friend right now!
Movement: I said last week that his movements haven't changed a lot, but I totally disagree with that now. Most of what I feel is more of a rolling sensation. Almost like he's just trying to adjust and get comfortable. I'm not feeling many hard jabs or kicks anymore.
Sleep: Gosh. This is TERRIBLE. I am sleeping horribly every single night. I have a really hard time going to sleep, I get super hot, my legs are restless, my hips and back hurt, I can't get comfortable - the list goes on and on. I literally lay awake for HOURS at night just wishing that I was asleep. Luckily, I'm home for the summer and I can take a short nap while LL naps every day.
What I Miss: Being able to move. Almost everything at this point. Sleep. Feeling comfortable in my own body.
What I'm Looking Forward To: Getting things check off of my to-do list! Also, we have another ultrasound next week. I'm always excited to see my boy!
Cravings: Not really any this week. I did crave some fried mushrooms from a local restaurant, but I got them the next day so my craving went away pretty quickly. :)
Best Moment of the Week: LL has been SUPER sweet and I have been LOVING being home with her and seeing her so much!
Questions or Concerns: I guess those cramps a little. ?
Goals for the Week: We have to get stuff ready for a garage sale this weekend. I also need to pack my bag for the hospital, pack a bag for Baby C at the hospital, and pack a bag for LL for when I go into labor. I need to get a start on my "cleaning list" I made for what I want to get done before he gets here. I need to continue to work on my thank you notes, too. I DID go and sign my epidural paperwork this past week, so I'm happy to mark that off of my list!
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