Size of Baby: 19-22 in., 6 lbs.
Weight Gain: I weighed myself at the doctor and I think it was another lb. Â I am up to about 29-30 lbs. total. Â I did, however, eat and eat and eat this week due to some celebrations, so I think that I gained more than enough this week. OOPS.
How Iâ€™m Feeling: Towards the end of the week, I really got some energy back. Â I was ready to go everyday and I slept little at night and I felt fine. Â I think I have some hormonal things going on because I am all about my to-do list and getting stuff done everyday. Â Itâ€™s very strange. Â It feels as if I am hyped up on caffeine most of the time. Â I lay in bed at night and donâ€™t want to go to bed and I wake up all night waiting for a respectable time to come so I can get up. Â WEIRD!
I still have the random heartburn. Â I donâ€™t even take anything for it ever because Iâ€™m so used to it by now.
The biggest thing this week that has been going on for a couple weeks is rib pain. Â It got more intense this week. Â I absolutely cannot sit down for longer than about 30 minutes without burning rib pain. Â In the front and back of my ribs (mostly on the right side) it feels as if they are really tired, condensed and need some major stretching! Â I take it as a sign that he is running out of room in there.
I also still feel that feeling that he is invading my heart, but it is getting better, especially toward the end of the week. Maybe lightening is coming soon?
I have definitely been feeling the Braxton Hicks contractions too. Â My stomach will get insanely hard all of a sudden and then go back to the way it was a few seconds later. Â They donâ€™t last too long and they arenâ€™t painful.
I might be able to forsee a little bit of irritability coming back in the future, but I hope not!
I think everything is going well at this point!
Doctorâ€™s Appointment: Â I had a doctorâ€™s appointment this week and all is well. Â They think heâ€™s head down (thank God) and Iâ€™m measuring just right. Â His heart rate is good as is my blood pressure. Â The appointment was a little uneventful, but thatâ€™s okay. Â In two weeks, I have the strep B test. Â I also went to talk to Dr. Wilk about the coumadin Iâ€™m supposed to take after delivery. Â It seemed simple enough, but I still wish I didnâ€™t have to do it because I have to wait for 120 days after the 6 weeks on coumadin to start taking my placenta pills. Â I think I might go to a hematologist for a second opinion just to see what they have to say. Â Iâ€™ve researched a lot and some sources say that this might not be necessary, so weâ€™ll see.
What Iâ€™m Eating: Â OH MY GOD! My taste buds think theyâ€™ve died and gone to heaven and my body wonders why Iâ€™m trying to kill it. Â My fat cells are happy to be back as well. Â I had family in town for my baby shower and an early birthday celebration and I ate wayyyy too much processed, sugary food. Â I have to get back to my healthy eating this week. Â My body feels bloated and uncomfortable, but man was it good eating. Â I am now craving salads, oatmeal, and smoothies like no oneâ€™s business.
Exercise: Iâ€™ve been walking as usual. Â I didnâ€™t walk as much as normal because the weather was snowy and really cold at the beginning of the week and then family came and you know what happens… Â I walked 3 miles all at once one day and felt great. Â I think with this renewed energy, I might try to do that a couple times a week at the dog park and the rest of the days break it up. Â Iâ€™m definitely going to continue walking though. Â It really feels good on my body. Â My sister and I did some lunges, squats, pushups and such one day while she was here too.
Baby Purchases: Â We didnâ€™t purchase anything, but we received so many gifts for Aiden this week! Â We have a little bookshelf full of books now and just about everything we need for his arrival. Â I donâ€™t plan on buying anything else until the little man comes and we decided weâ€™ve forgotten something. Â Well actually I think I need to buy wipes, but thatâ€™s it!
Looking Forward To: I canâ€™t believe this weekend has come and gone. Â It has seemed like it was so far away for so long. Â Iâ€™m a little sad that itâ€™s over. Â The next time mostly all of these people will see me will be after we have Aiden and he might be kinda old by then at that. Â Now, Iâ€™m just looking forward to the contractions starting and seeing what this whole labor experience holds for me. Â We graduated from our unmedicated birth class last Thursday, so I guess itâ€™s just a waiting game now! Â I guess I’m excited to get the hospital bags packed, the nursery 100% complete, one more load of baby laundry done, and the baby bag packed .