baby is now considered full-term. if he comes anytime after this point, his internal organs are developed enough to function outside the womb and he should thrive. wonderful news to reach this point in the pregnancy. it is so crazy to me that i will finally be a mama in about 20 days. i feel incredibly blessed.
weight | wowzers….
i've increased 31 lbs from my pre-pregnancy weight and i swear 10 lbs. of it is water retention.
size of baby | about the size of a wintermelon (which i have no idea what that is)
…20 inches and 7 pounds. the doctor says she doesn't think the baby is too big but we'll see.
gender | a baby boy.
i totally feel like this is the season of little boys. almost everyone i know who's either just had a baby or is pregnant, they are all having baby boys. it's exciting though to know that my lil man will have so many playmates.
movement | my little baby listened to his mama.
with relative ease, the doctor was able to flip him into a head-down position earlier this week. he was breech so doc recommended a version to turn him and it worked! yay. now we're just hoping he doesn't revert back to breech which happens in about 7% of successful versions.
fun fact | it's almost time for poop.
yep. baby sunshine is getting ready for his first sticky #2 called meconium.
sleep | i've actually been sleeping better than i was about 7 weeks ago.
the pain in my back and under my right rib that was keeping me awake at night has subsided. thank goodness.
exercise | i'm proud of myself when i can waddle around the park at the pace of a 90 year old woman more than one time per day. i know, it is pretty pathetic. but i am trying to keep moving even if it is the tiniest bit of exercise.
maternity clothes | i'm not taking too many bump shots these days because i live in my pajamas. yep. nothing glamorous going on around here. it is entirely too much trouble to dress myself and forget putting on my socks and shoes without assistance. so pjs it is.
symptoms | my biggest symptom these days is edema.
i.am.so.swollen. and i never thought this would happen to me. but it did. everything below the waist is quite puffy and uncomfortable. i try to keep hydrated to reduce the swelling but it's really hard. last week, i was admitted into L&D for dehydration following 3 days of severe stomach flu. they gave me two bags of IV fluids which helped stop the contractions that i was having. but i haven't still quite recovered in terms of feeling hydrated.
best part of the week | my baby turning head down and finishing up my last days of work before i go on maternity leave. it will be nice to focus 100% on taking care of myself and getting ready for baby's arrival.
worst part of the week | the actual physical process of moving our boy out of his breech position. it was not fun at all. but i'm glad its over and went well.
what hubby is looking forward to | being off work with me and the baby once our lil guy makes his appearance.