Thursday, November 10, 2011

TWENTY NINE & ??? to go

How far along? 29 weeks

Total weight gain/loss: 24 lbs

Maternity clothes?I have mentioned in earlier posts that I was fortunate enough to be given TWO wardrobes from friends, and I have so many maternity clothes that they reside in two separate dressers. When I first started wearing maternity clothes, I split the wardrobe in half, since some of the stuff seemed like I'd never fill them out, and others fit just right.

Fast forward to NOW--the stuff that fit just right?? Yeah---getting tight. Feeling like Chris Farley's character in Tommy Boy, and can hear " Fat man in a little cooo-at" every time I shove myself into a too small shirt. So, yesterday, I did a little rearranging, and tried on the rest of my once-too-big clothes, and to my surprise, I've surpassed the stretch capacity on some of those already! I did find a few non-midriff-exposing shirts, and a roomier pair of jeans, so I was a happy happy girl with my "new" clothes.

Stretch marks? None yet, but that dark line (linea negra) has now crossed the threshold of my belly button and is headed northbound. I am hoping that since I was once heavier then I am now ( back when I was first diagnosed with Graves disease during college, I gained 35 lbs in about 6 months time), that my skin remembers being stretched out, and hopefully we'll avoid the stretch marks. A girl can hope. But really, if I get them, and a healthy baby, then it's worth it.

Sleep: Terrible. Nightmares, peeing, and being karate chopped are all to blame. The positive side?? I sleep like a baby from 8:00 a.m. to 11:00 a.m., so thank goodness for an open schedule! I am fortunate enough to be able to catch up on sleep when I can get it.

Best moment this week: Finding out that a couple of my girlfriends are flying in from the Bay Area to make it to the baby shower my sister, mom and sister in law are hosting. I didn't expect them to be able to come!

Miss Anything? The gym. Big time. My treadmill is just staring at me. We shall meet again, I promise!

Movement: Oh yes. He loves to party around 3 a.m.

Food cravings: Frozen lemonade from Wetzel's pretzels.

Anything making you queasy or sick: Nope.

Gender: Boy

Labor Signs: Just a few Braxton-Hicks, if I find myself doing too much---anyone notice all the sewing projects I have posted?? I can't stop! But, after a while sitting at my machines and getting up and down from cutting pattern pieces out on the floor, I do start to feel tightening, so I make myself chill out for a while before going back to it.

Symptoms: Nothing new.

Belly Button in or out? Teetering. It wants to poke out, but it's pretty much flush with my belly for now.

Wedding rings on or off? Still on, but getting tight.

Happy or Moody most of the time: Happy. Still trying to figure out "my place" now that I am not working--but it's a good thing. Excited to be close to my next short-term goal of 30 weeks. Feeling confident.

Looking forward to: An ultrasound next week with our MFM. Hoping the boy has plenty of room to keep growing, and that he is still on track. I'd like to hear that he's pushing 3 lbs, but anything over 2.5 lbs will put a smile on my face as well. Also looking forward to my OB visit to discuss my previous medical records, and decide how we're going to deliver this kid. Hopefully we'll get a better idea whether it's 8 more weeks till a c-section, or 11 till he comes on his own.

1 comment:

  1. Wow, you're in the home stretch now! Yay! Praying that all continues to go well!