we're getting down to the nitty gritty
and thank god this is almost over.
i'll get to meet my newest addition in one month.
another little peanut that is the
cutest, sweetest, most darling darn thing that ever walked the earth.
i'm thirty-six weeks.
weight? so last time i had only gained 14 lbs. at 30 weeks. as of yesterday i have gained 25 lbs. still on track to gain 30 lbs total. that's what i gained with brette and i figured i'd carry about the same. and for some ungodly reason i've got it in my head that it will just fall off after the baby is born. i know the first 20 lbs did after i had brette. it's going to be those pesky last 10 lbs that i'll have to work on. i'm thinking the constant running around with a two year old and newborn will help me not stuff my face with whatever i please.
cravings? my cravings don't change - - sweets, cereal, anything covered in gravy. my mom made this killer cheesecake and i am bound and determined to get my hands on another one before i have to go back to being "healthy." i'm pretty much the poster child for what not to do.
side effects? i'm in the phase of "shit is starting to move and that hurts." so fun. i remember it well from two years ago. it's where my hips, my ribs, my back will get this sharp pain - like don't move, you have a knife in you somewhere. the hips are the worst just because it happens more. i'm also restricted from traveling now. gotta stay close to home, just in case, but i'm pretty sure that this little lady doesn't have any plans to make an entrance anytime soon.
baby? the baby should be about 5.5 lbs by now - - technically, i've only gained 20 lbs. so there. she is about the size of a honeydew melon and all of her major organs should be complete. she will gain about a 1/2 lb each week from here on out. i'm anxious to see another sonogram to get her actual measurements, but i don't have one scheduled as of yet. should be soon though.
preparations? i go to the doctor on the 8th of july and then weekly after that, so i'll be in and out of their office a lot in the next month. i also preregistered at the hospital, so they know i'm coming and it helps cut down on paperwork when we get there. my OB and i decided on date to schedule an induction (just in case) - - the 29th. if little miss doesn't show up by then, we're going to force her out. (my OB said that just because i was induced with brette doesn't mean i'll have to do it with her too, but i have a feeling that's what will happen. i have my baby sprinkle this weekend, which i'm super excited for. my friends/family are seriously the best. i haven't done the finishing touches to the nursery, but nothing i'm missing is a big deal. besides that, i'd say we're ready. as ready as we can be.
the best thing? the best thing right now is how far along i am and that time is flying. where did may and june go??! it means i'm almost done and it means that ronnie (or whoever is around me) has to give me lots of help with brette. i literally can't carry her around for very long, i try to avoid taking her up the stairs or put her in her highchair. it's not a "best" but its nice to have the help.
the worst thing? the worst thing right now besides the stabbing pains mention earlier, is i have horrible acid reflux. its doesn't really matter what i eat, i get it. its uncomfortable and there's not much i can do about it. i heard it means that the baby will have lots of hair, so we shall see.
i think the next time i check in,
i'll either be preparing to get induced or i'll have had her.
let's get this family of four started.