87.5% of the way there… 35 weeks today! WHERE has the time gone? (Taken more from the side this week… #35 is the last number on the line and then next week is the LAST LINE OF THE SHIRT! Yikes!)
35 Weeks (9/9/2013)
How far along? 35 weeks
Baby’s Size: Coconut
Maternity clothes? Sure. But nothing is comfortable honestly. I want a muumuu.
Best moment this week: Getting stuff done!!!! I had a great doctor’s appointment Friday and then got a lot done over the last week too. I love feeling like we’re checking things off the to-do list.
Miss anything? Right now, my body. Not like “oh I want to be skinny again,” more like not being in constant pain. The last week it has progressed to the point of CONSTANT pain and discomfort. I can barely remember what it’s like to be able to walk or move my hips at all without agony. I miss that.
Movement: Less crazy full body rolls and more stretching now. Mostly her feet into my ribs. My ribs feel so stretched out. The last week my bras have been fitting way too tight across my chest- I don’t think this is due to a swift random weight gain in my torso. My ribs just feel like they’re pushed out to make room. I think my belly is moving UP instead of out.
Food cravings: B has been talking about risotto a lot (one of the things on his station at work) and especially today it is sounding PHENOMENAL.
Anything making you queasy or sick: Feeling a lot better this week, just the usual. The only “sickness” I’m really experiencing still is heartburn. It’s annoying but overshadowed by my other pains.
Gender: A little girl!
Labor signs: Nope, and please stay away. As uncomfortable and DONE as I am, you need to keep cookin’ baby!
Symptoms: The feeling of my pelvis absolutely breaking in half, agony any time my hips remotely move or are touched, walking like a grandma, oh and a delightful phenomenon called lightning crotch. Google it. And then of course heartburn and DISGUSTING hunger. I can’t believe how hungry I am.
Belly button in or out? Innie but the creepiest one ever.
Happy or moody most of the time: I have been feeling nasty due to all the pain but besides that- happy!
Looking forward to: Finishing the rest of our list of to-do items. The nursery should be cleaned out totally – with the dresser done and crib set up – by the end of the week! I get so excited as these items get done.
I was SO thrilled with how things went the past week. Luckily I’ve been feeling better and better and finally kicking this weird summer virus cold thing. I had a chiropractor appointment Wednesday and sadly, it was the first time I didn’t feel better after an adjustment. I think it’s just gotten to that point for me. Then on Friday I had an OB appointment. I got to meet a new doctor this week and LOOOOOVED him. He very patiently answered a lot of questions I had. I start weekly appointments now (next is this Friday) and found out I won’t be getting any more ultrasounds unless they have concerns like baby’s position, etc. This doctor is on call the same day as the other doctor I love- Wednesday- so baby girl has a REQUIRED Wednesday birthday. I mean this doctor told me he loved pugs. COME ON.
Some of the stuff B and I got done this week… I did a lot more cleaning out of the guest room / storage room / nursery. It’s almost clear now!! B has the dresser in our garage ready to paint. He finished staining our dining room table on his days off last week so this week is dresser time. We also set up our room for baby- where she’ll be initially. Our PNP was already set up, but now we have the glider in there, and a changing table.
This weekend, I took ALL our baby clothes out of the nursery – where they were piled on the guest bed – and sorted them by size.
I bought most of our clothes second-hand so I wanted to sort and wash them all before baby arrives. Baby girl does NOT need anything until she’s at LEAST past 3 months, goodness gracious!
I bought an Oxy Clean stain removing stick, since a few times when buying used clothes I was told “oh and I threw in some stuff with some stains for free.” And let me tell you- that stain remover WORKS. The stains – clearly long set in – have either come out or reduced greatly on all the items. Oxy Clean has a fan for life!
I washed newborn items last night (guarantee since I’m stocked up baby girl will be 12 pounds and never need them) and learned that preggo/mommy brain is real. First wash was run without detergent. Whoops.
I also started packing our hospital bags. Some of the items I can’t pack yet but am trying to have ready so I can quickly grab them. Here are the lists I have for us… let me know if I am missing anything!
- Slippers / socks
- Nursing bra
- Yoga pants
- Shower flip flops
- Carmex lip balm
- hair ties
- Cell charger
- Light (our hospital recovery room lights don’t dim and the tour guide recommended getting a tiny dollar store lamp for bedside)
- Hair dryer
- Nursing tanks
- Nursing pads/nipple cream
- Meds (in case B needs some Advil, etc)
- Zip up hoodie (to wear with nursing tank when leaving)
- Outfits (3) varied sizes
- Wipes (our hospital provides diapers but not wipes)
- Boppy / My Breast Friend
- Nail trimmers
I did pack the Boppy and MBF nursing pillows in the trunk of our car so that when she is born, B can grab them out of the car if I want to use them. (Both in the car so that I can try either/both. I hear the MBF is better for early nursing, and the Boppy is better later.) I also have a towel in the car in a trash bag, so if my water breaks and we are driving to the hospital I can sit on the towel then throw it in the trash bag. Already in the car, bam!
So much has gotten done but so much is left. Not to mention a few more purchases. Really need our PNP mattress pad, another set of swaddlers, and the dang VIDEO MONITOR, among other less urgent needs. Trying to fit in all the things we need to do and buy is crazy since we don’t know when baby girl will arrive! Only two weeks until she’s considered full term.
Hopefully next week when I check in I’ll have pictures of the almost fully set up nursery and will tell you our hospital bags are packed and that the carseat bases are installed. I love making progress! There could only be about five of these bump updates left… can you believe that? I am sure B will be happy to give up his job as photographer, haha!