How far along: 39 weeks – now truly full-term!
Meds: all taken daily – prenatal vitamins, vitamin D, DHA, probiotic, Levothyroxine 100 mcg
Gestational diabetes: Blood sugars seem to be back in range. Everybody seems surprised that I managed to stay off insulin, though I will admit sticking to the diet has been tougher lately. I am really missing my carbs 😦
Baby is the size of: a mini watermelon
Belly pictures: She’s definitely dropping some more, though I still don’t feel much pelvic pressure, just a more frequent need to pee.
Total weight gain: Totally don’t understand my body – down a pound from last week, so just over 14 pounds up from pre-fertility treatment. Granted, my pre-fertility weight was about 5 pounds more than my previous steady weight when I exercised quite a bit, but I still feel a little weird looking at that number. Again, baby girl seems to be growing just fine, so I try not to stress about it.
Stretch marks: Nada!
Sleep: I’m able to get back to sleep after the 5am bathroom trip, but it’s fitful and I keep waking up every hour after that. Hoping for better sleep now that I feel like the house is pretty much ready. Hubby and I are also switching our usual sides for the first time tonight, to accommodate the location of the pack & play. Hopefully I settle easily with this!
Symptoms/Feeling: Still with constipation, I went ahead and took a Docusate tonight. And today was the first day where my back and hips bothered me all day without any break. I was extremely productive this week with my continuing education, renewing my professional license, and cleaning around the house, so I’m finally feeling like I’m ready for her to come, whenever she decides that will be! Also noticed some foot swelling today, my usually comfy soft flats were squishing my feet at dinner today. Guess I’m sticking to flip flops from here on out!
Our friends that were due 2 days before us delivered 2 days ago, so I’m now officially the last one standing out of 4 of us that were due this month (the other 2 delivered in April). I really do feel like a ticking bomb now, and have to remember to carry my phone with me even if I’m just walking the dogs near home.
Best moment of this week: Finishing the nursery, for sure! Closely followed by having baby girl’s godmother stay with us – we completed all the big to-do’s I had on my list, and it was so good to see her again. Now if baby girl will arrive in 2 days on her godmother’s birthday, that would thrill all of us!
Miss anything: Good sleep. And still a big hunk of French bread, raw tuna, and I think I finally settled on what I want to eat post-delivery – a generous slice of chocolate dobash cake from a local bakery!
Movement: Lots of stretching and hiccups, she’s definitely out of room!
Food cravings: See above. It’s been hard eating full meals lately, I get full way too quickly!
Anything making you queasy or sick: Not this week!
Labor signs: Just the more frequent Braxton-Hicks, though they definitely correlate more with when I’m physically active with the cleaning and nesting. Otherwise, nothing different so far.
Belly button in or out: Currently flat with a bit of indentation, other times it pops out more.
Wedding rings on or off: They’re on and still pretty loose.
Happy or moody most of the time: Mostly happy, though the moodiness creeps in when I’m due to eat or my back is really bothering me.
Purchases/preparations for baby: I can’t believe people are still sending clothes for her – agggghhhh! Going to be making some returns tomorrow again. Otherwise, it looks like we are finally all set, after I rearranged our bedroom to get the pack & play situated next to me. Pump parts are sterilized or cleaned and ready for use, and I may test it out this weekend to see if I can stimulate labor if I don’t start on my own by then. The house is also de-cluttered and organized for the first time since we moved in almost 3 years ago, with the last bit of craziness restricted to essentially a giant walk-in closet now. We’ll see if I feel like dealing with that tomorrow, in between baking myself lactation cookies. Hubby did finally pack his hospital bag over the weekend as well, so now we just wait…
Looking forward to: MEETING BABY GIRL!!! 😀