Total weight gain/loss: 26 lbs. This means that I didn't gain any weight in the last 2 weeks. I really haven't had much of an appetite, but I am eating...so, it's a mystery. I'm sure with a baby shower this week and a cookie exchange next week, I will make up for the lack of weight gain by my next visit.
Maternity clothes? I left the house in my oversized Steeler sweatpants from VS, sneakers and Nick's XXL puffy jacket today.
On our e-bike.
I fit right in with my Chinese counterparts now. Matching? What's that? My challenge will be to find something comfortable and party worthy for my baby shower on Friday.
Stretch marks? Nope, but I have some awesome blue veins showing through my belly.
Sleep: As good as it can get overnight. I'm napping less too.
[ outside Redleaf Hospital last Saturday ]
Best moment this week: We had an ultrasound last Saturday (just before 33w) and the baby measures right at her gestational age. Not bigger, not smaller...right in the middle. We didn't get any pictures, but hearing that we aren't faced with growth restriction at this point took a weight off my chest. I am so thankful to be at this point, and be so close to bringing another baby into our family. I don't take for granted a single day of carrying this child one more day.
[my personal assistant removing my UGGS]
Miss Anything? Breathing easily. Bending over to put shoes on instead of sitting down. Sal figured out how to unzip my UGG boots for me yesterday so I think I'll hire him for boot removal from here on out.
Movement: Yes. Feet out my right side, and head into my bladder seem to be her favorite places to jab.
Food cravings: melting ice and anything potato based. Cheddar ruffles, potato soup, hash browns, French fries.....
Anything making you queasy or sick: The thought of eating chicken.
Labor Signs: unfortunately yes. A few b-h contractions here and there. Sal is going through a phases (at least that's what I'm telling myself) where he refuses nap until I rock him to sleep. We have always just put him down and he goes to sleep--so where this insistence on being rocked comes from, I don't know. He's out within 5 minutes of me rocking, but good God he's long and heavy to be rocking with a big ol belly of my own. I have a feeling the rocking may have something to do with the increase in contractions during the early evening.
Symptoms: Back pain, leg cramps
Belly Button in or out? Flat
Wedding rings on or off? On
Happy or Moody?: Hopeful. Thankful. Happy.
Looking forward to: My baby shower this week. I look forward to an afternoon with friends.