Final stretch is coming up! Looking back, I really can’t believe how fast time has gone by. Feels like just the other day I was impatiently waiting to get an ultrasound and see my little baby. Now, the kicks and movements are a constant reminder of the miracle that’s in my belly right now. There’s really no feeling like it and I can’t wait to meet this little person who will steal our hearts.
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Well, I’m reaching the end of my normal clothes I can still wear. All my shirts are starting to have some trouble covering my whole belly. At any given moment, I may or may not be showing a bit of belly skin. Needless to say, I have a growing baby. On week 35 the baby was as big as a honeydew melon and as big as a head of romaine lettuce on week 36. The belly is also measuring 36 cm, which is right on schedule and I’ve now gained 27 pounds since getting pregnant.
I’m happy to report that I’ve been more active this past two weeks. When the weather allows and wind chills aren’t below zero, I’ve been taking Boone on walks twice a day. We both love them. I’m also back into yoga. It was definitely missed the weeks I didn’t get to it. I’ve also kept my active lifestyle around the house, getting things done and ready before baby’s arrival, although I don’t neglect myself a little rest if my body needs it.
Oh my, this carpal tunnel is vicious! I sleep with a wrist guard on my right hand now and practically sitting up, propped up with three pillows. If I sleep on my side, I will for sure wake up with a throbbing pain on that hand. The sitting helps relieve some of the pressure, but I still wake up with sore and swollen hands, plus some cramps on my joints. Not fun. They’re also starting to bother me during the day. I’ve had to stop knitting and need to take breaks while typing, drawing, cooking, etc. It’s a hassle and I really hope it goes away soon after baby.
I believe I’ve had some Braxton Hicks contractions, fake ones the body uses to prepare for the big show. One was just a dull back pain and the other woke me up in the middle of the night. Doctor says that these are really good signs and she was happy to hear that I’m finally getting some.
Going on weekly doctor appointments now so not a whole lot to report from week to week in terms of changes. The baby’s heart rate was at 140 last week and 155 this week. From my last appointment, I am not yet dilated, but baby is head down, which is good!
I’ve got almost everything ready for baby. Done a few loads of laundry and I must say that I never want to see another one of those plastic tags on anything ever again. Way too many of them in packaging! My hospital bag is almost ready to go, as well as the diaper bag. Still need to do some rearranging in the baby room though, and then we’ll be able to put some decorations up.
Finished the baby quilt I was working on! Boone is helping me break it in.
Ryan and I have started touring daycare places which is both exciting and scary at the same time. It’s a big commitment, so we’re taking our time with this one.
Also, my little sister gave me a certificate for a spa in town and I used some of it this week to get a massage. They have a special pillow that fits your belly, which is super comfortable. The massage itself was amazing and I wanted to stay there forever. Thanks Tania!
Probably the feeling that it’s almost time and that I’m ready. I’m super anxious and excited and scared all at once, but keep thinking of when we have an actual baby to hold in our hands and how awesome it’ll be. I‘m having Ryan feel the baby as much as I can, since it’s moving like crazy now, and love I it.
This weekend we’ll tie up any loose strings related to baby (like putting the car seat bases in the cars) and do some tiding up around the house. It’s almost go time!
Hope you have a good weekend!