Wednesday, August 26, 2009

34 weeks

6 weeks left until my due date and only 20 days until Henry is full-term! I am so ready for him to be here, but at the same time I cannot even imagine how different my life will be.

This week has been pretty boring as far as baby related things. We had to go to the hospital last week because I was having some contraction, but it turned out to be nothing so they sent us home. I was glad because I don't think Henry is ready to come just yet. I've been having some contractions off and on still and they are painful enough where I have to stop and breathe for a minute. I can only imagine how painful they are going to become! Henry is moving around like normal. He has found my bladder and has a fun time kicking it especially if I am walking for more than 20 minutes.

I had my 34 weeks appointment today and my Dr assured me that Henry is still head down and that he is going to stay that way. I hope he's right because I do not want a C-section if I can keep from it. I am measuring perfectly and my weight gain is *finally* starting to settle down. I lost .4 pounds this week despite my swollen hands and feet. I will go in two weeks for my first internal and am hoping to see some progress. After that appointment I will go once a week until I deliver.

* How far along?: 34 weeks.
* Total weight gain: Down .4 lb this week despite eating like a pig while my mom was visiting.
* How big is baby?: He should be around 5.2-5.6 pounds and 18 inches long.
* Maternity clothes?: I wish I had more that fit!
* Stretch marks?: Still only on my sides.
* Sleep?: Wonderful again!
* Best moment this week?: Hanging out with my mom.
* Movement?: A lot of pushing and rolling.
* Food cravings?: Carbs
* Labor signs?: Some painful contractions off and on, but I have a feeling we still have a while.
* Belly button in or out?: Barely out.
* What I miss: Shopping at regular stores.
* What I'm looking forward to: Our anniversary and childbirth class this week.
* Milestone: Henry is head down and ready to go!

Saturday, August 22, 2009

Dear Henry,

You are showing more and more of Mommy's personality everyday, but can you please not be quite as impatient as her. We are very excited to meet you, but having contractions at 33 weeks may be a little early! As much as mommy loves Labor and Delivery's sonic-like ice, she doesn't like being hooked up to machines and sitting in the uncomfortable triage beds. Can you please stay put for the next 3.5-6 weeks. We would really appreciate it!


Mommy and Daddy

Wednesday, August 19, 2009

33 weeks

27 days and counting until I'm 37 weeks. Then, it's just a waiting game until he decides he's ready to meet us! I keep growing and growing and am a lot bigger than I ever imagined. Andrew agrees, but we both know we were naive because when you're 5'2" there isn't anywhere for a baby to go except out. I am feel better than I imagined though. For some reason I imagined myself as a blob on a couch once I hit 32 weeks. I'm glad that isn't the case.

I have finally started sleeping better and have a ton of energy. I have been cooking and cleaning like a nut and don't plan on stopping anytime soon. I may try to find a few freezer meals I can make ahead of time so that we aren't eating a ton of carryout the first week or two that Henry is home.

Time has slowed down now that I am getting closer to giving birth. My mom is visiting me Sunday-Wednesday this week (ok, honestly she is really coming to stay with me because I don't like staying home alone when Andrew is out of town, but it will still be a lot of fun) and then one of our friends from college is coming to stay with us the next weekend. Our anniversary is on the 31st which happens to be our first childbirth class...what a fun way to spend our 1st anniversary haha. Hopefully all of those plans will help time move faster!

I don't know if there is a big change in my week to week pictures now, but I feel like I'm getting larger. I took a head on picture just for fun. I definitely have a round belly!

How far along? 33 weeks.
Total weight gain: 32 pounds.
Baby's weight: 4.6-5lbs and 17 inches long.
Maternity clothes? I mostly wear sweat pants because I stay at home. I only have a few maternity shirts that fit me now.
Sleep: Pretty good.
Best moment this week: Nothing stands out. I'm just happy my little man is still cooking in my belly.
Movement: He's a nut.
Gender: Boy for sure!
Labor Signs: A few contractions, but nothing that's making me any closer to labor.
Belly Button in or out? So close to being out, but not quite.
What I miss: Shopping at regular stores.
What I am looking forward to: My mom coming to visit me.
Milestones: We only have about a month and a half to go!

Wednesday, August 12, 2009

32 weeks

In less than 2 months we are going to have a baby living in our house! I think the reality of it is setting in. One thing that isn't setting in is the realization that I actually have to push him out...I think I will keep that in the back of my mind until I'm actually doing it.

I'm feeling ok this week. I am having trouble sleeping, but am able to take naps during the day. I started getting a little more swollen this week and can no longer wear my wedding band. Other than those two things and the normal aches and pains, I am feeling a lot better than I imagined I would. I figured by this time all I'd want to do is sit on the couch and watch TV, but I am actually more active now than I have been since the beginning of my pregnancy.

My nesting instinct has set in! I am all about cleaning and organizing. I organized our closet one day when Andrew was at work and this past weekend we cleaned out our basement. It just so happens that a charity was coming around our neighborhood so we were able to donate a lot of the stuff we didn't really need anymore. The stuff that wasn't nice enough to donate is going out on the curb this week. Andrew has also started checking things off his list as well. I think he is starting to realize that time is running out.

Picture of my closet

Henry has been doing what he does best...hurting me He has been constantly pushing, rolling, kicking , and hiccuping. He found my ribs this week and has been kicking them when I lay in a position he doesn't like. He is definitely like this momma!

* How far along?: 32 weeks.
* Total weight gain: Up 31 pounds.
* How big is baby?: He should be about 4.2-4.4 pounds and 16.7 inches now.
* Maternity clothes?: Yes.
* Stretch marks?: On my sides, but that's it.
* Sleep?: Horrible
* Best moment this week?: Getting our basement cleaned out.
* Movement?: A ton of rolls, pushes, and hiccups.
* Food cravings?: Grapes.
* Labor signs?: A few BH here and there.
* Belly button in or out?: In in the mornings and out by the evening.
* What I miss: Being able to wear my rings.
* What I'm looking forward to: The weekend so we can get more projects finished.
* Milestone: Henry's kidneys are now fully developed.

Wednesday, August 5, 2009

31 weeks

31 weeks today which means we are only 9 weeks away from 40 weeks (6 week from full-term)! We have pretty much everything we need and are just trying to get a few things done around the house that we probably won't have time for once Henry gets here.

I have been feeling a lot better this week. I have figured out how to get Henry to change positions when he is hurting me and have learned the best way to sleep so that I'm not sore in the mornings. Speaking of sleep...I have been sleeping about 10 hours a night. I am so happy I can do this right now (props to my amazing husband and his amazing job!) because I know it won't last forever.

The jeans in my first picture are my size 4 pre-pregnancy jeans. I am actually surprised they still fit me except in the waist....obviously. They are my goal jeans and I plan on wearing them to Christmas Eve this year! In my second picture you can see my stretch marks on my side. They aren't beautiful, but I'm willing to take them if it means Henry is growing big and strong.

* How far along?: 31 weeks.
* Total weight gain: I forgot to weigh this week. I will do it tomorrow.
* How big is baby?: He should be about 4 pounds and 16 inches now.
* Maternity clothes?: Yes.
* Stretch marks?: See above picture.
* Sleep?: Good , but interrupted by kicks and hiccups!
* Best moment this week?: Finishing a few things on our to-do list.
* Movement?: A ton of rolls, pushes, and hiccups.
* Food cravings?: Pizza
* Labor signs?: 4 or 5 painful BH contractions a day now.
* Belly button in or out?: Still in...I lost my bet with Andrew. I thought it would be out by now.
* What I miss: Nothing really, except jeans that have a zipper.
* What I'm looking forward to: Our childbirth class at the end of this month.
* Milestone: Henry is getting chubby and is not longer wrinkly.