Sunday, March 27, 2011

40 weeks

Waist Measurements: 48" at the belly button

Weigh in: 183lbs

Pregnancy Symptoms this Week:
  • tiredness
  • difficulty sleeping
  • menstrual like crampyiness
  • sharp pain under right breast
  • Hip pain
My Pregnancy Brain: is she here yet?

Pregnancy Prep: Still trying to finish up the nursery.

Dr Visits: yep just my weekly visit. Noting new

Belly Shot:

What the baby looks like this week: It's hard to say for sure how big she is, but the average newborn weighs about 7 1/2 pounds and is about 20 inches long.

At birth your baby has a total of 300 bones. Some of the bones will fuse together later, which is why an adult has only 206 bones. Fascinating, no?

Sunday, March 20, 2011

39 Weeks

Waist Measurements: " at the belly button

Weigh in: 175lbs 

Pregnancy Symptoms this Week:
  • Muscle discomfort at the top of my belly
  • Heartburn
  • Pelvic Pain
  • Bathroom every 2 seconds
  • Crampy feeling
  • pelvic pressure
Pregnancy first this week:  

Pregnancy Prep: Cleaned up Ethan's room a little, hopefully I can finish it next week

Dr Visits: BP was lower this week and they didn't mention protein in my urine so thats good. Lets see what happens next week

Belly Shot:

What the baby looks like this week: Is about 20 inches long and over seven pounds, maybe, depends, who knows. The lanugo that used to cover his body has mostly disappeared, but we may find a bit leftover on the shoulders, forehead and neck, we'll see. Because there is no air around your baby, when he practices breathing, it can cause amniotic fluid to get into his windpipe, resulting in those regularly spaced thumps that make you think you're carrying a jumping bean in your belly.

Sunday, March 13, 2011

38 Weeks

Waist Measurements: 46" at the belly button

Weigh in: 170lbs

Pregnancy Symptoms this Week:
  • discomfort sitting certain ways
  • pelvic pain
  • heartburn
  • rib discomfort
  • tiredness/ out of breath
  • headaches
  • cant get comfortable to sleep
My Pregnancy Brain: This has been a particularly hard week for me, I hate complaining about my pregnancy discomforts because I'm an so proud of my body for making and carrying a life, but this week it seems like my body is getting overwhelmed. I'm still trying to stay positive and listen to my hypnobabies when I feel overwhelmed. I know he need to cook as long as he needs to but I wouldn't mind if he decided to come a little early. If not I will continue to do my best to be an incubator for him while keeping a smile on my face.

Pregnancy Prep: Put the car seat in the car, packed our hospital bag, and put the glider in his room. Now I just need to finish cleaning up the room and we should be ready to roll.

Dr Visits: Had one this week. things are a little sketchy right now. good news is my GBS results came back negative so that means no IV for me. But the bad news is my BP was 143/90 and +1 protein in my urine. My Dr. didn't seem to worried, but of course that doesn't help me. we'll see what next week appointment says. Till then I'm upping my protein and trying to relax as much as I can.

Belly Shot:

What the baby looks like this week: He has really plumped up. He weighs about 6.8 pounds and he's over 19 1/2 inches long. He has a firm grasp, his organs have matured and are ready for life outside the womb.

Sunday, March 6, 2011

37 Weeks

Waist Measurements: 46" at the belly button

Weigh in: 165lbs

Pregnancy Symptoms this Week:
  • Belly Dropped
  • Tiredness
  • Loss of Breath
  • extreme heartburn
  • pelvic pain
  • emotional
Pregnancy first this week: The heartburn is getting unbearable. I really hate complaining and I try not to, except to poor paul, but this is getting ridiculous. I keep telling myself "this too shall pass"

Pregnancy Prep: I redid Katelyn's room so I could move the glider into Ethan's room. I'm hoping to have his nursery done by next weekend.
Dr Visits: Yep I'll have one every week from now on. I got my group B strep results today! came back negative!!! Woo Hoooo! No IV for me!

Belly Shot:

What the baby looks like this week: At this point babies vary in size, but the average length is between 19 and 20 inches and most babies weigh approximately 6 pounds. Baby's growth slows down dramatically this week.