Thursday, January 29, 2015

34 Weeks

34 weeks exactly this time around....

and 34 weeks exactly with Ira.  

These comparisons are really more for own benefit because they make me feel better when I realize that yes, I was in fact this large last time around! 

What fruit are you? Butternut squash - which according to The Bump, equates to 17.2-18.7 inches and 4.2-5.8 pounds.  

Due Date: March 10, 2015

How far along: Today makes 34 weeks + 1 day!

Gender: Still a girl, even though I haven't seen confirmation of that recently.  But I doubt she's grown any extra parts since we've seen her on ultrasound twice now.

Total weight gain/loss: That stupid scale I have turns itself on at the slightest vibration in the floor, which means that the battery is perpetually freakin' dead.  But last time I was up 1/2 a pound at the doctor's office so that probably puts me up to about 167.  That makes a total of abouta 27 pound weight gain for me so far.

Swelling: Meh, never really an issue for me, thankfully.

Maternity Clothes: We're really to the point where it's uncomfortable for me to wear ANY clothes that aren't PB's giant man t-shirts.  But I can't really wear those to work, so you know, there's that.  I am GIANT.

Belly button: Ira is still ding dong-ing's still out as far as it can go.  And I now officially have the black line up the belly (though it's faint), with the bull's eye around the huge belly button.

Sleep: Getting worse.  The hips, upper thighs, and lower back kill me at night and about 9pm, I start having particularly annoying Braxton Hicks contractions that sometimes go so far as to wake me up at night. I really need my uterus to get the memo that I don't need a dress rehearsal every night, let's save it up for awhile, thankyouverymuch.

Food Cravings: I have been wanting brownies for like a week and I don't even really like brownies! Also I want a huge plate of pancakes with syrup, maybe even the fancy IHOP kind, but I never get them because I try to be super careful about my blood sugar and eat disgusting protein-filled foods only in the morning.

Symptoms: I've broken down and started taking Zantac periodically (though not religiously) again this time.  It's starting to get difficult to bend over, pick Ira up and fold him into that stupid rear facing car seat, pick up the weenie dogs to carry them by Ira's room in the morning so they don't thunder past like a herd of angry elephants...I'm just big and my stomach is somewhere up behind my ribcage, I think.  

Movement: She's been a bit more active the last few weeks, still at her usual mid afternoon and evening times.  She likes to sleep in the morning and I never hear a peep from her before about 11am.

What I miss: Being able to bend over and get something without feeling like my lungs are being compressed.

What I'm looking forward to: My baby shower this weekend! It's going to be so fun!

Big bro pic of the week: 
Ira helped me wash of all Frances' diapers...I just MAYBE went a little nuts buying girly diapers.  And I may have more coming.  I need to get out of all these dang co-op groups!

Ira at the "depot" with Daddy.  That boy loves a good home improvement shopping trip!

Thursday, January 8, 2015

31 weeks...holy crap! How is this happening so fast?

30 weeks + 6 days

31 weeks + 1 day

What Fruit are you? We were a cucumber last week and a pineapple this week.  How she went from a skinny cucumber to a pineapple I will never know, but there you have it. The infinite wisdom at The Bump tells me she is 15.2-16.7 inches long and weighs between 2.5 and 3.8 pounds at this point.
Due date:  March 10, 2015 - technically my ultrasound dates it at March 11 but I keep the March 10 date.
How far along: 31 weeks + 2 days
Gender:  Still a girl!
Total weight gain/loss:  Up to 166 at the doctor's office.  Lost 2 pounds at my last appointment and gained them back at the one I went to yesterday.Stretch marks: Knock on wood, but nothing yet.  Still don't have the black line down the belly this time either.  It staying that way is probably too much to ask for at this point.
Swelling: Nothing significant.Maternity clothes: It's FREEZING here and we had a 2 hour delay at school today because it was so cold.  I'm getting real tired of all my maternity clothes at this point but I refuse to buy anything else because we only have 9 weeks or less to go.  Also, who do they make maternity clothes for? Clearly not pregnant women, because my belly hangs out the bottom of so many of my shirts now.Belly button: Ira loves to poke at it because it's so far out...he loves the "baby button."Sleep: Pretty good lately - Ira gave me several GLORIOUS mornings of sleeping past 8 over break as well as today so that's been great.Food cravings:  I have really been wanting pizza lately!Symptoms:  Slight heartburn but I haven't even taken Zantac this time.  I swear her foot got caught on my ribs the other night as I was repositioning myself on the couch, which was an odd feeling.  Other than that, nothing major at all.  Just can't see anything at all below my belly.Movement: She is really active at night, not nearly so much during the day, which probably means I need to start praying that she will ever sleep at night once she is born.  She does give me some big flips and rolls during one period in the afternoon but otherwise she's extremely quiet during the day.  What I miss:  Being able to reach my toes in order to paint them.What I’m loving:  Not having to be at work this morning until 10:30 and hoping to have another day of the same tomorrow.  I can do this 10:30-4 schedule!What I’m looking forward to: Honestly? Maternity leave and meeting this little girl.  I still love being pregnant so I don't want to wish it away but it's different this time because I already have Ira at home and I know what it's like to be home with a baby.  I am ready to do that again!Big bro pic of the week: 
Ira at the park over Christmas break - you know it's cold when Ira actually agrees to wear a hat, because that usually ain't happening!

My child covered in chocolate pudding pouch, surrounded by empty fruit snack wrappers, talking on the spaghetti box phone in Walmart.  Whatever it takes.

We will count Peggy as the big sister of the week...I set up the swing this week because I want the new and shiny to wear off of it before we actually have to use it with a real baby and Ira turns it into a carnival ride for her.  Peggy has sniffed it thoroughly and now she guards it like a baby will appear there at any moment.