Size of Baby: Watermelon (6.5 lbs. and 19-22 in.)
Weight Gain: I didn’t weigh myself yet this week. I am planning on doing it at the doctor this week.
How I’m Feeling: We actually had a very emotional situation in our family this week. I’m not going to discuss it here, but I feel mixed emotions like I’ve never felt before. So, I guess emotionally, I’m feeling a little blah. Everything is going to be okay with time!
With myself, I am having such contradicting feelings! I am ready for this pregnancy to be over, but I want Aiden to stay inside of me for 9 more months. I’m uncomfortable and big, but I don’t feel ready to be a mom yet sometimes. Ai yi yi… I go through these feelings daily. I’m excited and scared all at once. I’m a hormonal mess.
I started having intense leg cramps on Sunday this week. I couldn’t walk for half the day and they followed me into the night. I think they are worse with stress too. I drank some magnesium/calcium which helped but actually only temporarily. I had some the next morning as well and that helped for most of the day. Oddly, my bed is the only place where I feel okay. I guess it’s just the extra weight or something. The groin pain on my right side has been occurring more frequently when I walk. I’m pretty sure Aiden is pressing on some nerve or something because it’s definitely a “nervy” type pain.
I have the usual heartburn (but I think it was worse) and round ligament pain occasionally.
I have been fighting fatigue followed by days where my energy is fine. I really need to listen to my body about the walking. Three miles is just too long for me these days without feeling totally wiped out for the day. I had this a couple weeks ago and then I got some energy back and resumed the three miles, but at this stage in the game, I just need to stop. It’s funny that I measure my energy level and fitness benchmark with a three mile walk these days! Gone are the days where I used to run 18 mile runs!
I’ve been feeling pressure down there and some menstrual like cramps at times a couple days this week… I wonder if something is going on!
Other than that, I think that’s about it for the symptoms.
Doctor’s Appointment: I didn’t have a doctor’s appointment this past week. Today, I get the Group Strep B test.
What I’m Eating: I guess my “new” normal. It was my birthday week, so I ate some treats for sure, but I ate anything and everything else too. I have been loving fruit and malt-o-meal that’s for sure. I don’t really have any aversions anymore either…
Exercise: I walked 4 miles two days (split up) and then 3 miles a couple days and then like 1.5 miles a couple days. At the beginning of this week, I didn’t walk at all due to the leg cramps.
Baby Purchases: We bought a mobile, Aden + Anais swaddles and a big box of wipes. I AM NOT BUYING ANYTHING ELSE UNTIL HE COMES! I have to keep reminding myself.
Looking Forward To: I am looking forward to labor and meeting Aiden. I feel so lucky that my pregnancy is coming to an end and Aiden is healthy thus far. I also feel grief and sadness due to the events that went on in our family though.