Baby Growth: At this point, most babies weigh about 6 1/2 - 7 lbs, but we know Baby C is probably closer to 8 1/2 - 9 lbs. He should be on point and measuring in at around 19.5 inches, though. He has a firm grasp right now, and his organs are completely ready for life outside of the womb. He should also start shedding vernix (that waxy coating on his skin) at this point, but he may still have some left at delivery.
My Symptoms: I actually haven't been *quite* as tired as I have been. Don't get me wrong, I still get exhausted super easily, but I haven't been quite as sleepy as I have been last week. My nausea has gone away again, so that has been a HUGE blessing. My heartburn is still basically the same. Some days are worse than others, but I at least have to deal with a little bit of it every day.
I've been having TONS of Braxton Hicks this week. To the point where it's really made me think that I was in labor. I've also had quite a few "real" contractions, too.
I have definitely developed a new symptom this week - my joints are HURTING! It's no secret that my hips have been hurting me when I'm sleeping at night. Now, when I wake up with my hips hurting, they hurt all the way from my hips to my knees. My fingers have also been getting very stiff at night. If I wake up and my hand is open, it hurts to close it. If it's closed, it hurts to open it. My fingers are also cracking/popping ALL the time now. I've also been waking up with jaw pain. At first, it was only on my right side (and I'm pretty sure I'm clenching my jaw at night), but last night I woke up with my left side hurting all the way up into my eye (and giving me a headache behind my eye). Not fun at all!
Weight: My scale at home reads the same, and the one at the doctor says I've lost a pound. So I'm sitting somewhere between +21-22 lbs. Not bad, people!
Belly Pictures: Literally, my only plans for today were to take LL to swim and then come straight home (and work on laundry - yay!) so I did not even TRY to look cute this morning. But that's real life, right??
Maternity Clothes: Again, I'm just wearing whatever fits! Which means that I'm down to like 4 things - haha. It's just to the point where I don't even care if people see me in the same things over and over again. Hopefully it won't matter much longer, anyway. :)
Movement: He is still a little wiggler! His movements are TONS different now - it's mostly rolls and re-adjustments versus kicks and punches, but he still manages to get around in there!
Sleep: This is really touch and go. Some nights I sleep great, some nights are horrible. There's no way to predict how I'll sleep, so I basically just have to take it as it comes. Getting comfortable is definitely not an option anymore.
What I Miss: This is the same as last week - a LOT! I'm just ready to be not pregnant anymore!
What I'm Looking Forward To: Spending these last few days with LL and GETTING HIM OUT!
Cravings: Milk! I have to have at least one glass every night. I LOVE it!
Best Moment of the Week: We have gotten SO many things accomplished around the house and I'm loving how prepared I'm feeling!
Questions or Concerns: Not really any at this point. I'm just ready to have a plan for getting him here!
Goals for the Week: Keep our house clean (it looks so good!), continue to freeze meals and enjoy our time left as a family of three!