Excuse the tired, greasy hair pictures this week!
Size of Baby: Large Cantaloupe! (19-22 in., 5.5 lbs.)
Weight Gain: I finally weighed myself and in the last three weeks, Iâ€™ve gained about 4 lbs. for a total of about 29 lbs. Â I feel okay about this number. Â I think itâ€™s healthy. Â I am, however, hoping that it comes off though.
How Iâ€™m Feeling: Not too much different this week… exhaustion alternated with more energy. Â There are days I could conquer the world and feel like my old self and then they are usually followed by days where all I want to do is take a nap! Â I guess this is probably normal in these weeks of pregnancy.
When I do too much (like housework), my back tends to feel â€œtired.â€ Â I wouldnâ€™t call it pain really, but it feels like it needs to rest. Â Sometimes I have sharp pains in my sciatic nerve on the right side, but itâ€™s nothing that stops me. Â It comes and goes Iâ€™m assuming based on where Aiden is inside.
Heartburn is the usual… dairy really does it to me. Â I need to stop eating dairy, but it just sounds so darn good.
My stomach is feeling full! Â Sometimes I feel like he wants to invade my heart, which feels like a panic attack. Â This has been going on for probably 1.5 months now periodically. Â Itâ€™s okay, but not the most comfortable feeling in the world. Â Other times (especially when Iâ€™m walking), I feel like heâ€™s going to fall out. Â There is so much pressure down there.
I obviously have to pee all the time too… nothing out of the ordinary for a very pregnant girl!
Sleep continues to be hit or miss. Â There are nights when I literally toss and turn the entire night trying to get comfortable. Â I am just straight uncomfortable when Iâ€™m trying to get comfortable. Â I finally tried the body pillow again (it didnâ€™t feel good months ago) and thatâ€™s a necessity now. Â It really helps keep me on one side for a lot longer without feeling the need to toss over. Â My limbs also fall asleep easier and my hips hurt when I lay on them for too long. Â Ai Yi Yi!!
Doctorâ€™s Appointment: Â No doctorâ€™s appointment this week, but we did meet with our doula. Â David and I are so blessed to have found her! Â Sheâ€™s great and I think sheâ€™ll be so helpful during labor and delivery. Â We are meeting with her one more time in February before the big day to finalize my birth wishes. Â I have two doctorâ€™s appointments next week. Â I have to do a routine visit and then I have to meet with Dr. Wilk about taking coumadin after delivery for my factor V. Â I wish I didnâ€™t have to go through that, but I supposed itâ€™s only 6 weeks and will be okay.
What Iâ€™m Eating: Â I am loving pancakes and dairy foods right now. Â I love fro-yo and Greek yogurt. Â I suppose this isnâ€™t different than normal though. Â I also canâ€™t get enough fruit again. Â Other than that, Iâ€™m trying to eat salads, chicken and some other somewhat healthy foods. Â I still love my sugar, but itâ€™s getting better I think… Â I actually think Iâ€™m eating less now. Â There isnâ€™t enough room for food anymore.
Exercise: Iâ€™ve been walking as usual. Â I have been splitting up the walks and Iâ€™m really liking it. Â I have much more energy throughout the day and can muster up the energy later in the day to walk a little more. Â One day I actually did 4 miles total. Â Iâ€™ve been averaging about 2.5-3 every day though. Â Iâ€™ve been doing some cat/cow exercises, pelvic tilts and hip openers to also get ready for the big day.
Baby Purchases: Â Hmmm… I donâ€™t think there were really any this week. Â We received some shower gifts in the mail. Â We got some Dr. Suess books, bibs, stuffed animal and some little bowls and spoons. Â I did do some work in the nursery and I still need to give you an update!
Looking Forward To: My baby shower is this weekend and Iâ€™m so excited to have everyone come into town and see everyone else. Â We are also doing a little birthday celebration too (and Superbowl). Â There are a lot of festivities this weekend!