Wednesday, April 27, 2016

34 weeks pregnancy

Last week at my doctor's appointment (33 weeks) I was dilated to a 2, baby is in the right position (he was breeched earlier at my ultrasound at 20 weeks), he's measuring big.

This week at 34 weeks I'm still 2 cm, effaced 70%, baby is still measuring big.  Just a few more weeks I hope don't come too soon!

Everything is pretty much in order, I'm trying to do less and not leave the house as much or have playdates to go places.  I still have no carpal tunnel (with my first I had the hardest time with my hands), I am sleeping well still, I get up once sometimes twice a night to use the bathroom.  I usually fall right back asleep but sometimes I lay wide awake for 1/2 hour but fall asleep. I feel comfortable when I sleep and I sleep with a pillow inbetween my legs (for the last few months). 

I'm still not eating as many meals and feel like I was continually starving like I was with my first.  For the last one or even two months with Owen (probably two) I was downing 6-8 decent size meals a day and couldn't last through the night without waking up and eating.  And, I would eat the moment before I fell asleep (woke up in the middle of the night for some applesauce or something) then right when I woke I would go straight downstairs and eat.  This pregnancy so far, my eating has been wake up, get some work done or wait for Owen to wake up (which could be around 9-10), eat cereal, for lunch eat something here like leftovers, grilled cheese, toast and eggs etc, then dinner I usually eat a lot of and have a snack later.

Owen's big boy room is coming along, we moved the guest room downstairs, everything is clean and I try to continue cleaning it everyday, I'm on top of my work orders, I turn 35 weeks this weekend!  

Sunday, April 10, 2016

32 weeks pregnancy chalkboard

32 weeks! Weeks have been going by really fast. I've slowed down a lot recently and get more tired.  I take naps now occasionally, sleep longer and it's more uncomfortable sleeping.  The last two weeks I have to go the bathroom at least once a night.  I drink lots of water after which keeps me hydrated and not hungry.  This week I started having nightmares about silly things or fears which is no fun.  My poor husband hurt his back badly this week so I think the nightmares/anxiety are coming from that because I need him to get better before I have this baby :) After I get up at night it's harder to go to bed and I wake the baby up so he starts kicking and throwing punches for a while.

It's harder for me to bend, the last two weeks I've had to go the bathroom so many times, I went to the zoo last week and went four times while I was there haha.  My hips are feeling more stretched out and I think I'm feeling his head in the middle so hopefully he's in the right position. I think I've been having braxton hicks a lot more. I'm not an expert at detecting them, it's only when I feel my stomach or I'm having an intense one that I can tell.  I only feel it in my stomach by my belly button and have them frequently. I start freaking out because sometimes I have a ton during the day. I've been trying to keep it easier and drink more water and eat more.  Right now I think I've gained 25ish pounds if that, my last appointment this week they said I'm measuring ahead so that would be 33/34 weeks now (somewhere in there) but I'm going to have the doctor check it next appointment next week because I don't want to get up my hopes I'm almost there and then go back a few weeks to 32 weeks or something :) I've been more anxious recently so I've packed and put my hospital bag in the car to have a sound mind, made the baby an outfit (with more to come) and I think most everything is into place for the most part if he came now (but don't come now still stay in there!).

Lastly I haven't gotten swollen, sometimes my hands after typing but I haven't worn my wedding ring recently because I'm scared it won't come off. I haven't had any carpal tunnel... yet. Just a few more weeks! I start having appointments once a week and they'll monitor me which is great!