How big is baby: 37 weeks | the size of a wintermelon (~6.5 lbs)
Diet/Cravings/Aversions: Normal Kellie stuff: cheese, bread, Dr. Pepper, apple juice.
Weight gain/loss: I didn’t gain any weight since my last appointment. I’m right at gaining 35-36 pounds from pre-pregnancy weight so I must stop now.
Sleep: Not so much. Itchies, heartburn, hip/back pain make things a challenge. I took a Benadryl the other night and it helped tremendously. The itchies are brutal.
Movement: Quality is so different, I can feel him moving but I feel little jabs here and there and the occasional slight roll to the left or right. I kind of miss his big crazy kicks (flips, rolls, punches, dance moves) but I am so, super, excited that he is getting big and ready for life on the outside. He probably has chubby baby cheeks. I die. He definitely enjoys meal time and moves the most when I am eating or drinking.
Best moment of the week: Went to breastfeeding class on Monday last week and got lots of info. Can’t say it eased any of my worries/anxiety but the teacher is so awesome. She did our labor and delivery class and I love her. Got our big belly maternity pictures back from Stephanie and picked some out to print! Got to spend time with our small group last Thursday and it was great. I laughed til I cried (not surprised) and just really enjoy being around those people. Finished like 90% of the lesson plan things I need to for my substitutes. I’m a little OCD about work stuff so I just have some finishing touches to put on their binders. Both of my substitutes are amazing and wonderful. I am so grateful to be leaving my work in such good hands where I don’t have to worry.
What I’m loving: Although people are ridiculous, some people are super kind and thoughtful. People at work are sweet and let me skip them in the bathroom line and strangers out and about get doors for me and offer to carry things and sometimes just smile at me. That is lovable.
What I’m looking forward to: Small group Tacky Christmas Dirty Elephant Sweater Palooza (or whatever we called it last year) on Thursday! And Christmas. And trackout. And being a mama. Lately been getting so pumped for boy mom things. Super heroes, trains, tractors, bulldozers, cars, mom + Lincoln dates… I’m ready.
Last week’s baby to do:
TY notes from Hillsborough shower finish maternity leave plans for FA finish “if needed” emergency info for NCVPS course finish packing our bags type up birth plan for “hospital” folder wash pacis + burp cloths print pediatrician paperwork for “hospital” folder follow up with cord blood donation regarding kit(they emailed me after I wrote this earlier in the week, we are good to go, got the kit and everything!) sterilize breast pump parts (may not get to this as it is a way low priority right now, it has just been on my list for a while and I want to check it off)not done, just pushing pause… not a high priority until really after L is here. there are other things that must be done! clean out the car and install carseat base(Marshall did this while I was typing this! There is a carseat in my backseat and a stroller in my trunk!) fill out cord blood donation paperwork and put kit in the trunk put hospital bags in the trunk (pack dogs for daycare)
This week’s baby to do:
- not go into labor during my friend’s wedding
- clean the house/nest to my heart’s content
- finalize sub binders for my maternity leave substitutes