Bumpdate: 36 Weeks
Baby is the size of: A head of romaine lettuce
Total Weight Gain: 32.4 pounds
Sleep: I was all set to say "I've been really surprised by how well I've been sleeping lately." Buuut then Sunday night happened and I was tossing and turning all night. It was a cross between eating a heavy meal late at night before bed, and possibly adjusting to the time change. Hopefully it was a fluke because otherwise, I've been sleeping well.
Best Moment of the week:
*Had our 36 week appointment. I was tested for Group B Strep - which required a swab in both the hoo-ha and rectal area. If I end up having the bacteria, I will have to take an antibiotic to protect the baby from getting it too. I am not dillated at all, but my doctor says I have an excellent cervix!
*Lamaze Class on Saturday! Ok - so it could have been done in half the amount of time. And ok...I was really uncomfortable in the chairs all day. BUT I'm really glad we did the class, and got to tour the hospital! I'll elaborate more on the class later in the week.
*Attended a Registry completion event at Buy Buy Baby. They had a whole table set up with breakfast food and drinks, opened the store up an hour before it opens to the general public, and we got 20% off our entire order.
*I tried Stop & Shop's new grocery pick-up option!! I placed an online order on Friday night for all my week's groceries, and set a pick-up time for Sunday between 10 and 11 a.m. Chris and I stopped there on our way home from Buy Buy Baby. We pulled up to the pick-up area, where our groceries were packed and waiting to be loaded into the car. We were out of there within 3 minutes! It was the most amazing thing EVER! There was no minimum purchase, no charge for the pick-up, and I think this is going to be an amazing grocery shopping option with a new baby!
Worst Moment of the Week:
*Sunday night's sleep: Heartburn, tossing and turning, frequent bathroom breaks
*Cramping periodically - I don't think they are Braxton Hicks contractions though - it's a constant dull period-like cramp.
*One word: CANKLE (this was Saturday when my feet were swelling in our class. They don't look like this all the time). The swelling has gone down since then.
Miss Anything: Red Wine
Food Cravings: Dark Chocolate
Anything make you queasy or sick: No...but I'm getting fuller faster
Have you started to show?
Symptoms: Again, I was all set to tell you all that my heartburn was all gone! Then Sunday night and Monday came along and I had heartburn...so each day is just anyone's guess.
*Rash is gone! I had a pretty bad rash all over my lower legs this week. I figured it was from scratching so much, but it got pretty bad even when I wasn't itching. I thought that it might be PUPP, but my doctor said that only really occurs on the stomach and mine wasn't spreading anywhere. I put some benadryl cream on it and it healed up pretty quickly. The only thing I can think was that it was some sort of allergic reaction to the loads of cocoa butter I was applying to my legs to help with the itching. Long story short: My rash, and my itching have both subsided.
*I'm starting to get period-like cramps. Usually walking and drinking water helps. I am having a few very uncomfortable moments a day. I think I will be more than ready to stop working by the end of next week. My commutes are getting harder and harder, especially when I'm not offered a seat on the subway.
Workouts: Didn't make it to yoga last week. Walks with Zoey, and sometimes on my lunch break.
Mood: Good, getting tired and overwhelmed. Cried like a baby watching New Years Eve with Chris.
Looking forward to:
We will finish the nursery this weekend come hell or high water!!! This is how it currently looks, and it kind of gives me a heart attack to even look at this picture.
Thank goodness Kerry brought over that winter peacoat last week! It's freeeeezing this week. I've worn the coat twice now. Thanks again Kerry!
Stretchmarks: No new ones
Rings on or off? Engagement ring off, wedding band on. Wedding band gets tight if I don't drink a ton of water.
Bellybutton in or out? OUT
This week I: Most productive week yet!
*Started packing our bag for the hospital!
*Attended LaMaze Class
*Worked on the nursery
*I think we've purchased 90% of the things we need by this point. The only items I still realllly need are some more decor for the nursery, and nursing bras and shirts. I'm going to make a big trip to target this weekend.
Reading: Our comprehensive booklet from Lamaze class
Milestones: The Baby weighs about 6 pounds. The baby is more than likely moving down into the head down position for birth now. At the end of this week I am considered full-term. Most of the systems (from circulatory to musculoskeletal) are fully developed. But the digestive system won't really start working until s/he starts feeding.
Linking up with Kristin for Baby Talk Tuesday