Monday, July 27, 2015

Bumpdate: 38 Weeks

Due Date: August 5, 2015

How far along?: 38 weeks, 3 days

Gender: It's a BOY!

Name: Huston Robert  {more details here}

Total weight gain:  No change in the scale this past week...still up a total of 36 pounds. It seems like it's an every-other-week thing with weight gain, so I guess we'll see if I've gained more at this week's OB appointment. I'm still holding out for that "you lose weight at the very end" promise...

Stretch marks?: None that I can see.

Symptoms: Swelling.Swelling.More Swelling. My poor hands and feet are so swollen! I'm fairly confident the summer heat/humidity aren't helping the swelling situation. Oh, and my heel on my right foot was hurting so badly last week {Ryan and I self-diagnosed it as plantar fasciitis, which is apparently very common late in pregnancy} too painful to put any weight on it and throbbing when I'd elevate it. I alternated heat and ice all night one night {I may have gotten a total of 2 hours of sleep that night}, and that seemed to help a bit. It's still sore, but now it just feels like there's a deep bruise on my heel...maybe I'm just getting used to it??? Either way, my poor foot doesn't like carrying around all this extra weight.

Maternity clothes?:  If I'm not wearing maternity clothes, you'll find me in Ryan's clothes {gym shorts/t-shirts}.

Sleep:  It seems like I can't get enough sleep! I go to bed early, but I can't sleep longer than 1.5 hours at a time...and I'm finding it harder and harder to fall back asleep when I wake up in the middle of the night. Naps are still my saving grace...even just 15-20 minutes at lunch time can make a HUGE difference!

Cravings:  Still obsessed with watermelon and snow cones. CAN'T.GET.ENOUGH!

Daily {seriously} trip to snow cone shop!

Workouts: Zip.Zero.Zilch. I'm moving pretty slowly these days just to get from Point A to Point B...I think the walking waddle has even set in. Not pretty.

Mood: Mostly anxious...and a little nervous. I want so badly to know exactly when our baby boy is going to make his appearance, but I know he's just going to come on his own terms...when he's ready. When I think about holding him in my arms, I already get ridiculously emotional and find myself wiping tears from my eyes.  And then on the other hand...I'm incredibly nervous. I realize it's mostly just the fear of the unknown, but continuously telling myself that doesn't really do much to calm my nerves. 

Movement: We were a little concerned that he wasn't moving around as much as he had been, so we had an unexpected sonogram at last week's OB appointment.  Turns out, the placenta was toward the front {posterior???}, so that was cushioning a lot of his movements to the point where I wasn't feeling him unless it was a pretty strong kick. Apparently the placenta has shifted back to being behind him because I'm feeling him move pretty regularly now {thank goodness...that was such a scary feeling!}. It's pretty obvious that he's running out of room because when he shifts around my belly tends to look a little lop-sided for a bit.

Best Moment of the Week: Although it was scary at the time because we were worried about the frequency of his moments, it was such an unexpected {and welcome!} surprise to get to see our little guy on the sonogram screen. He's big enough now that it was pretty easy to pick out his little hand and one point it looked like he was grabbing his toes. His little heartbeat was the best sound on the planet at 138 beats per minute.  They estimated that he weighed about 6 pounds, 9 ounces. It was just incredibly reassuring to see him wiggling and to hear the doctor tell us that everything looked great.

Worst Moment of the Week: I parked my car between two other cars last week to run in to get some lunch...but when I attempted to get out, I realized there was no way my big belly was fitting through the space I had to get out. Completely frustrated {and on the verge of tears}, I just sat back down in my seat, started the car and moved to another parking space. Looking back now, it's kind of hilarious...but at the time it totally hurt my feelings. 

Wedding Rings:  Off...and it makes me so sad. This swelling stuff is for real though...I'm not about to force my rings on and risk having to cut them off.

Belly Button: In.

Looking Forward To: Meeting our little man!

38 Week Bumpdate

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