Friday, May 30, 2014

34 Weeks

How far along?: 34 Weeks
Baby's size: BK is the size of a coconut... however, we could only find a small one :-(
Total weight gain/loss: 25
Stretch marks?: Yes, around my belly button :-(
Sleep?: Getting 2-3 hour stretches without peeing
Maternity clothes?: Yes please
Best moment this week: Getting to meet Bennett's BFF Hayden!!
Worst Moment: Sweating my butt off all day long at school
Symptoms: My face has officially started swelling... plus, backaches are back to go with the acid reflux I get at night
Cravings?: I have moved onto Twix this week from my Kit Kats... thank you Easter candy!
Miss Anything?: Nothing really
Movement: BK is definitely running out of room because he is hurting much more as he rolls around
Anything making you queasy or sick?: Not really
Gender: B-O-Y!!!
What is baby up to?: From What to Expect When You're Expecting: "What's new this week? Your baby is clocking in at five pounds and could be as tall as 20 inches by now, and the vernix (the white coating protecting your baby’s skin) is getting thicker. This week, a boy's testicles start making their way down from his abdomen to their final destination: his scrotum (look out below!). While about three to four percent of boys are born with undescended testicles, it's nothing to worry about — they usually head downtown before junior turns a year old. In other baby-related developments, those tiny fingernails have probably reached the tips of his fingers by now — and getting ready for that first postpartum manicure."

Saturday, May 24, 2014

33 Weeks

How far along?: 33 Weeks
Baby's size: BK is the size of a jimaca and/or a durian fruit... what the heck are those??  Mom was able to find a jicama at Weis, thankfully!  In real news, when we were at the specialist this week, they measured him at 5 pounds, 3 ounces
Total weight gain/loss: Up to 23
Stretch marks?: Found one under my belly when I was recording him moving all around :-(  That was a very sad day
Sleep?: If I can go three hours without needing to pee, I consider it successful.  It's pretty exhausting though!
Maternity clothes?: Of course
Best moment this week: Getting our pictures back from Beth!  Here are some of them!  We are obsessed!!!
Worst Moment: Finding out my placenta is only 2 cm away from my cervix and that's the minimum needed to deliver normally.  They were hoping for more of a move
Symptoms: Backaches and acid, the usual
Cravings?: I had my first meltdown... over fried pickles.  I guess making it almost 34 weeks before the first one is pretty good
Miss Anything?: Nothing comes to mind
Movement: He seems to be restless, always rolling around trying to get comfortable... or that is what I think he's doing.  Some of my students felt his hiccups this week too
Anything making you queasy or sick?: Just smell sensitivity of stinky 8th graders sometimes after gym class ;-)
Gender: B-O-Y!!!
What is baby up to?: From What to Expect When You're Expecting: "Your baby is still gaining weight (about half a pound a week), and he could grow up to another full inch this week. With that much baby inside your uterus, your amniotic-fluid level has maxed out, which explains why some of his pokes and kicks feel pretty sharp these days. (There's less fluid to cushion the blows.) Antibodies are being passed from you to your little one as he continues to develop her own fetal immune system, which will come in handy once he's outside the womb and fending off all sorts of germs."

Friday, May 16, 2014

32 Weeks

How far along?: 32 Weeks
Baby's size: BK is the size of a squash
Total weight gain/loss: Up to 23
Stretch marks?: None still
Sleep?: Getting up to pee about 4-6 times a night... that part isn't so fun
Maternity clothes?: Yep!
Best moment this week: We got our maternity pictures taken with Beth Smith Photography!  I absolutely cannot wait to see them- I'll come back and post some when we get them!!
Worst Moment: I think just the unknown of if I'll start bleeding again... but that's starting to subside now that it's been a week
Symptoms: Still the acid
Cravings?: I eat a buffalo chicken salad minus the chicken almost every night for dinner
Miss Anything?: Not anything specific at the moment
Movement: Movements are still happening, not kicks, more like rolls.  And it also feels like he has the hiccups more often than he doesn't anymore
Anything making you queasy or sick?: Nothing in particular
Gender: B-O-Y!!!
What is baby up to?: From What to Expect When You're Expecting: "What's up with your baby? He's starting to get ready for his big debut, tipping the scales at almost four pounds and topping out at just about 19 inches. In these past few weeks, it's all about practice, practice, practice as he hones the skills he'll need to thrive outside the womb — from swallowing and breathing to kicking and sucking. And speaking of sucking, your little one has been able to suck his thumb for a while now. Something else to note: As more and more fat accumulates under your baby's skin, he's becoming less transparent and more opaque."

Friday, May 9, 2014

31 Weeks

How far along?: 31 weeks
Baby's size: BK is the size of a pineapple
Total weight gain/loss: About 20
Stretch marks?: None
Sleep?: Slept terribly at the hospital, but better in my own bed
Maternity clothes?: Didn't wear much more than the hospital gown this week
Best moment this week: At the very beginning of this week, Ashlee and I got maternity pictures taken together and they were a lot of fun

Worst Moment: Being taken by ambulance to the hospital on Tuesday due to bleeding.  I was in Tuesday-Thursday because of bleeding of contractions.  B needs to stay put!
Symptoms: The indigestion/acid is no joke
Cravings?: The grilled cheese from the hospital was pretty awesome!  I started craving that but it was only available at lunch time and not for dinner
Miss Anything?: Nothing in particular- just my bed when I wasn't home
Movement: He's totally tucking and rolling in there or something
Anything making you queasy or sick?: Nothing really
Gender: B-O-Y!!!
What is baby up to?: From What to Expect When You're Expecting: "Weighing in at three-plus pounds and measuring 18 inches long, your baby is quickly approaching his birth length — though he's got to pack on another three to five pounds before D-day. Also developing at an impressive clip: your baby's brain connections (he's got to make trillions of them!). He's now processing information, tracking light, and perceiving signals from all five senses. He's also putting in longer stretches of sleep, which is why you're probably noticing more defined patterns of wakefulness (and movement) and rest (when he’s pretty still)."

Friday, May 2, 2014

30 Weeks

How far along?: 30 weeks
Baby's size: BK is the size of a large cabbage
Total weight gain/loss: Up to 20
Stretch marks?: None at the moment
Sleep?: Other than my husband stealing the covers, pretty good.  I've added a body pillow to my nightly routine.
Maternity clothes?: Maxi skirts are my new best friend
Best moment this week: Seeing everyone at Bennett's baby shower!  We had an awesome time!!  We also had an appointment at Womb With A View to see him in 3D with the family members who could come.  He's getting so big!!
Worst Moment: Exhaustion.  It feels like I can't catch up
Symptoms: I still am dealing with backaches and acid reflux is a new visitor as well
Cravings?: BBQ Chips, but that wasn't too uncommon before pregnancy
Miss Anything?: Still soda... I don't think that one is going away
Movement: Always moving around in there
Anything making you queasy or sick?: Nothing really
Gender: B-O-Y!!!
What is baby up to?: From What to Expect When You're Expecting: "Your belly’s increasing size is a definite clue that your baby is getting bigger every day, weighing in at over three pounds now (he’ll be packing on the weight at a rate of half a pound per week for the next seven weeks). Also growing daily is his brain, which is actually starting to look like the real thing with those characteristic grooves and wrinkles. And now that your little genius can regulate his own body temperature and turn up the heat, he'll start shedding lanugo, the downy body hair that's been keeping him warm up until now."