Happy Monday! It’s the last week of 2015! I know everyone always says this, but this year has absolutely flown by. This time last year, my family was celebrating my sister’s wedding and finishing up the planning for mine. This year, we’re all married, we’ve added a new baby to the family and we have one more on the way! I can’t believe how much has changed this year, but I am so excited to see what happens in 2016. And, of course, I am counting down the days until our little nugget joins us. We’ll be ringing in the New Year from my parents’ house, probably in pajamas, because my pregnant body is worn out from Christmas. Speaking of my pregnant body, let’s get to the bumpdate because there are a lot of changes happening!
How far along are you? 34 weeks and 3 days.
How big is baby? The size of a butternut squash. According to The Bump, she’s between 4.2 and 5.8 pounds and between 17 and 18 inches. I asked my midwife if I could find out how many pounds she is at my next ultrasound (at 36 weeks), but she said they usually only check the baby’s weight if it looks like he/she is measuring big or small. My baby is measuring perfectly, and has been throughout my entire pregnancy, so she said not to focus on it too much. I still might try to get it out of the ultrasound tech though. I’m so curious!
Total weight gain? 10 pounds! I’m glad to see that the baby is growing and putting some fat on her little body, but I’m also a little nervous that 10 will turn into 20 over the next 6 weeks. I wake up starving everyday now and find myself feeling hungry a lot more often so I expect this number to keep going up over the next few weeks.
How are you feeling? Santa pulled off a real Christmas miracle this week — I haven’t thrown up at all since I’ve been at my parents’ house! I even woke up on Christmas feeling fantastic. I’m still dealing with a lot of heartburn, but it’s just a regular part of my life right now. I’m also dealing with lots of body aches and leg cramps these days. I’ve also noticed my feet getting a tiny bit puffy the last couple of nights. I have to keep reminding myself that I’m 8 months pregnant and I need to take it easy.
Have you noticed any stretch marks yet? I still have a few stretch marks framing my belly button on each side. They’re still red and ugly, but I’m praying that they’ll fade over time. My belly is also super itchy all the time, which is annoying but reminds me to put my stretch mark cream on, so I hope that’s helping.
How’s your sleep? So bad. So so bad. My belly is sooo heavy which makes sleeping on my side difficult. She also throws a one-baby dance party in my belly every night as soon as I start falling asleep. And she wakes me up bright and early every morning with kicks or hiccups. And last night, I woke up three times to go to the bathroom. Basically, there’s just not a lot of sleep happening right now. I guess it’s preparation for what’s to come.
Best moment this week? For Christmas, Harper and I got matching Freshly Picked moccasins. Cutest thing ever! I also got a Tory Burch diaper bag that I’m obsessed with. I am totally ready for this mom thing!
What are you looking forward to? We scheduled our final (most-likely) ultrasound for 36 weeks and I cannot wait! We haven’t seen her since 24 weeks so I can’t wait to see how much she has changed.
Any milestones this week? I can’t remember if I’ve mentioned this on the blog yet, but my midwife is pretty sure that she’s in the head-down position now. I’m pretty sure she’s right because whenever she has hiccups, I feel them in the lowest part of my belly. She was breech for a long time, so I’m really glad she decided to turn for us. One less thing for me to worry about when it comes to delivery!