How far along: 35 weeks – if I go into labor now, the OB won’t try to stop it, and there’s a 99% chance baby girl will do well!
Meds: all taken daily – prenatal vitamins, vitamin D, DHA, probiotic, Levothyroxine 100 mcg
Gestational diabetes: I’ve had some high numbers after lunch, even though I ate about the same as before, so I had to really cut back on carbs then. Salad with protein seems to be the way to go. The MFM specialist was overall very happy with how my numbers are doing, so it looks like I’m still off insulin for now!
Baby is the size of: a honeydew – 5 lb 11 oz by the MFM’s measurements today!
Belly pictures: Rare full-length pictures, with a dress from my favorite line – so glad it works well for maternity too! And amazed I didn’t have to have it hemmed – usually I have to for maxi’s. If I could live in this dress the rest of this pregnancy, I would – it’s that comfortable.
Total weight gain: No change from last week, currently 17.8 lbs up from pre-fertility treatment.
Stretch marks: None.
Sleep: Still only sleeping consistently 5-6 hours a night – hopefully I will get more when I’m not up late trying to catch up on work. Just have to make it through next Friday!
Symptoms/Feeling: Definitely feeling more tired earlier on in the day at work. The constipation is getting worse, despite my all-day intake of water and chia seeds. I try to tell myself it’s the closest thing to practice I can get for delivery.
Best moment of this week: Definitely the sight of her cute nose and lips from below just now!
Then followed by seeing a couple previews from our maternity photo shoot over the weekend – any doubts I had about splurging on this no longer exist, especially since she was so affordable! The photographer did an amazing job, and once she edits and processes them in a couple weeks, I’ll post the ones that keep us anonymous 🙂
Miss anything: Time and bread. I have been really craving it lately 😦
Movement: Yes, serious alien action going on around here throughout the day.
Food cravings: I want breeeeeeaaaad. And caaaaaake. And cooooookies. Lol.
Anything making you queasy or sick: Nothing these days, thank goodness.
Labor signs: A few Braxton-Hicks.
Belly button in or out: It looks like a very short volcano – outer skin is pooched out but the indentation is definitely still there.
Wedding rings on or off: On and loose, crazily enough.
Happy or moody most of the time: Happy mostly, but I think I will be much happier once I’m done with work. At least we’re just about done interviewing for the open position and have picked somebody to make an offer to. I have my last 12-hour day tomorrow, and a 10-hour day Monday. Those will be the toughest to get through.
I’m stressing a little bit about finances, since I realized I will have more unpaid days thanks to very little sick leave left after time off for IUI’s and IVF last year. We should be fine, I just have to be extra careful about spending, especially with our largest estimated tax payment coming up in June. Unfortunately I just got word that my car brakes are on the low side, and I definitely don’t want to have to worry about that after baby girl arrives, so there goes $700.
Purchases/preparations for baby: Hubby has stuffed most everything baby-related into the future nursery, but we still need to clear out the closet and bookshelves to get everything put away. I have a baby shower at work next week, after which I plan to make all the final purchases for things we really need. Need to test out the car seat on the Baby Jogger City Mini to see if it’s easy enough to avoid buying a snap & go – I’d rather not spend that money if I can help it.
Looking forward to: A lot happening this weekend – Baby 101 class (I felt silly signing up for myself but really want hubby to go through it and of course will join him in solidarity), friend’s bridal shower, kid’s consignment store tent sale, SUP yoga class, and brunch with some girlfriends. And I wonder why I’m so behind on work and laundry…