Size of Baby: Watermelon (6.5 lbs. and 19-22 in.)
Weight Gain: I didnâ€™t weigh myself yet this week. Â I am planning on doing it at the doctor this week.
How Iâ€™m Feeling: We actually had a very emotional situation in our family this week. Â Iâ€™m not going to discuss it here, but I feel mixed emotions like Iâ€™ve never felt before. Â So, I guess emotionally, Iâ€™m feeling a little blah. Â Everything is going to be okay with time!
With myself, I am having such contradicting feelings! Â I am ready for this pregnancy to be over, but I want Aiden to stay inside of me for 9 more months. Â Iâ€™m uncomfortable and big, but I donâ€™t feel ready to be a mom yet sometimes. Ai yi yi… I go through these feelings daily. Â Iâ€™m excited and scared all at once. Â Iâ€™m a hormonal mess.
I started having intense leg cramps on Sunday this week. Â I couldnâ€™t walk for half the day and they followed me into the night. Â I think they are worse with stress too. Â I drank some magnesium/calcium which helped but actually only temporarily. Â I had some the next morning as well and that helped for most of the day. Â Oddly, my bed is the only place where I feel okay. Â I guess itâ€™s just the extra weight or something. Â The groin pain on my right side has been occurring more frequently when I walk. Â 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. Â I really need to listen to my body about the walking. Â Three miles is just too long for me these days without feeling totally wiped out for the day. Â 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. Â Itâ€™s funny that I measure my energy level and fitness benchmark with a three mile walk these days! Â Gone are the days where I used to run 18 mile runs!
I’ve been feeling pressureÂ 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 thatâ€™s about it for the symptoms.
Doctorâ€™s Appointment: Â I didnâ€™t have a doctorâ€™s appointment this past week. Â Today, I get the Group Strep B test.
What Iâ€™m Eating: Â I guess my â€œnewâ€ normal. Â It was my birthday week, so I ate some treats for sure, but I ate anything and everything else too. Â I have been loving fruit and malt-o-meal thatâ€™s for sure. Â I donâ€™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. Â At the beginning of this week, I didnâ€™t walk at all due to the leg cramps.
Baby Purchases: Â We bought a mobile, Aden + Anais swaddles and a big box of wipes. Â I AM NOT BUYING ANYTHING ELSE UNTIL HE COMES! Â I have to keep reminding myself.
Looking Forward To: I am looking forward to labor and meeting Aiden. Â I feel so lucky that my pregnancy is coming to an end and Aiden is healthy thus far. Â I also feel grief and sadness due to the events that went on in our family though.