How far along: 36 weeks 6 days! I have a scheduled C-section at 39 weeks so….Exactly 15 days until we meet baby!
Baby is the size of: Large cantaloupe, papaya, or honeydew melon! She is anywhere from 19-22 inches long and weighs around 6 pounds.
Total weight gain: about 25 pounds
- contractions apparently they are no longer braxton hicks
- rib pain- I had so wished that one was not returning
- pregnancy brain
- and basically everything- I can’t stop eating this week
Anything making you queasy or sick?: nope!
Movement: Yes- because my stubborn baby is still in breech position I get swift kicks in the vagina on the regular. My OB put it beautifully: feels like a coat hanger to the vagina. Yup. She hit the nail on the head with that one.
Stretch marks: nope, however, I am sure I’ll have them after birth when my skin doesn’t know where to go after being so stretched out
Gender:girl- but as I have been saying, I have an irrational fear she is going to come out with a penis.
Happy or moody? I am happy! I am even more happy that my doctor pulled me out of work due to my long commute. The commute itself was exhausting: waking up at 5 am and leaving before 6 to commute an hour to an hour a half into Manhattan and then the same on the way back. Sitting behind the wheel was not only uncomfortable, but it was worrisome. I was getting contractions on my way to work because I refuse to drink liquids prior to getting in my car. If I drank anything before I got in the car I was risking peeing my pants…there is also limited places to stop along the drive…and apparently dehydration brings on contractions. Because baby is in breech, contractions are not my friend. There is fear of the cord prolapsing (going into the birth canal before the baby) if my water breaks. This can compromise the baby’s oxygen supply. So, even though I did not anticipate going out of work this early, I do feel safer being at home and closer to the hospital. This makes me happy.
Best moments this week/baby milestones:
We had our shower this past weekend which makes her pending and very soon arrival very real! It was also confirmed that my baby is in fact getting the hiccups on the regular! We were able to see her hiccuping on the ultrasound!
Purchases for baby:
People spoiled our little one and she is set for the first three months of her life! She has so many cute outfits and great baby paraphernalia.
Purchases for momma:
I order a belly binder for after the C-section or natural birth (if she does decide to flip!) based on recommendations from fellow bloggers and friends.
It is large and heavy! When I switch positions during my sleep it feels like I am transporting a bowling ball from side to side!
- not peeing during the night. I have contemplated wearing an adult diaper to avoid disrupting my sleep…
- seeing my vagina- I am desperate to groom and I cannot see a thing
- bending over without contemplating if the object I dropped is really worth the trouble
- sex without feeling like a giant blow fish
Looking forward to?
Obviously meeting my baby in 15 days!!!!!
Some shower pictures: