How far along? 35 weeks
Total weight gain/loss: +21lbs. I’m really hitting the weight milestones now. The baby is busy growing about a half pound per week and so am I. I think i’m going to be right on track compared to were I was last time.
Maternity clothes? YEP!
Stretch marks? Nothing yet. Still keeping my fingers crossed. My belly is getting pretty darn tight.
Sleep: I feel like i’ve already covered all the sleep difficulties in previous posts. I’m simply accepting that NO SLEEP will be the new norm for the next several months. I do feel like my body is slowly acclimating to constantly being in a sleep deprived state. Its amazing what the body is capable of doing on very little zzzzzz’s.
Best moment this week: It has been an interesting week for sure. I went in for my checkup and learned that I am 2cm dilated and about 50% effaced. Getting closer. The doctor said it could literally be any day now OR I could still possibly go full term. Although this is unlikely because I didn’t go full term with my first. It definitely got the anxiety flowing and i’ve been sitting around ready to give birth at any moment. I don’t recommend this. It is highly unlikely that i’ll deliver before 37 weeks and completely normal for women to walk around dilated up to 4cm for weeks before they go into active labor.
Have you told family and friends? Yep!
Worst moment this week: We had a mini scare with Miss Reagan. For the first time she had a bad fever and we couldn’t get it to break. She is such a healthy little girl and normally has so much energy. We found that she was tired, sluggish, unfocused, and simply not being her normal little Reagan self. It is so sad to see your baby not feeling well. She has had mini episodes of not feeling well but nothing like this before. After 3 days of high fevers and her little lips, hands, and feet occasionally turning blue we decided to take her to urgent care. Her oxygen levels were completely normal and her vitals looked good. She still had a high fever but we got lots of good tips from the doctor. Being a parent is scary and I am always questioning if I am doing the right thing. We had to go with our gut and ended up feeling so much better about the decision to take her. Knowing she is ok, has a completely normal fever range for young infants, and that the “blue” issue ended up being nothing was such a relief.
Miss Anything? ALL OF IT!!! So ready to have this little peach!
Movement: Baby has been moving the same for awhile now. I’m still feeling a foot tucked under my right rib cage and can occasionally see the foot pop out. No distinct foot imprint like in the movies, but definitely a bulge.
Food cravings: Almost NO appetite whatsoever. This is normal in the 3rd trimester and can even be coupled with a reduction or plateau in weight gain. I’m trying to remain hydrated.
Anything making you queasy or sick: Occasional nausea and dizziness. I have almost no desire to eat and the thought of food makes me feel sick most days.
Have you started to show yet: Mama is busy baby bumping for sure!
Gender prediction: BOY!!! But I have completely fallen in love with the name we chose for a little girl, so secretly I would love another little girl!!!! But we would love a little boy too!!!
Labor Signs: Just normal Braxton Hicks contractions and lots of pressure/tightening of my abdomen!!!!
Belly Button in or out? OUT
Wedding rings on or off? On but I am noticing some swelling in my feet and hands.
Happy or Moody most of the time: Oh man, MOODY, HAPPY, CONFUSED, ANXIOUS!!! Feeling all the “feels” there are to feel.
Looking forward to: BEING DONE!!!! And having a sweet little peach of a baby in my arms. I’m excited to give breastfeeding another try. Reagan didn’t take to breastfeeding, and lets be honest, either did I. But i’m feeling much more confident and dedicated to sticking it out and not defaulting to my pump. I’m also so looking forward to seeing how Miss Reagan does with being around the new baby. She LOVES being around other children and her new nickname is the “social butterfly.” Whenever we go out in public she is the bell of the ball and people seem incredibly drawn to her energy.