Sunday, August 21, 2016

38 Weeks (8.21)

I had my doctor appointment on Wednesday. She did an ultrasound to check the size of the baby and confirm head down. The ultrasound says 7 lb 6 oz already. He is definitely head down. This baby moves so much that she had issues just getting the 2 parts to measure. Then doctor pushed around with hands and said she feels weight will be around right for what ultrasound says. She says the baby will be in 8 lb range (depending when I deliver). 1/4 lb to 1/2 lb weight gain a week. We were discussing last time how I was 8 days early and as soon as I got to the hospital I was 8 cm dilated. She told me not to linger at home when I go into labor and if I have to bring Ella and have someone meet us there. I mentioned the friends coming to help with her are all 20+ min away. She said yea bring her have them pick her up from hospital. If Ella is good then she can be in the room until someone gets there but if not then Dave has to leave the room and be with her!

My cervix is thinning which is first step before being dilated at all but no dilation. I said this was good to know since last time I got to hospital so fast and was 8 cm. Also she said definitely boy and also definitely felt a head. Apparently they start checking at 38 weeks but since I was midway through 37 weeks I could be checked or not. The nurse assumed I wouldn't want to be but I chose to be checked because if I was dilated already or something that would be good to know.  Oh she also said he's posterior but I said I didn't know what it meant. I just looked it up to see.
My ankles were swollen this week. It's the first time besides the carnival that they were.

I looked at Target for curtains. Then 2 days later went to Bed Bath & Beyond to look at curtains. I failed and left empty handed. Then I dug out curtains we have and decided to use some green ones we had. I don't think they match very well and the greens clash but at least they make the room nice and dark. So now we just need to buy a curtain rod.

I had a baby sprinkle today. It was for the one mom group. It was a joint sprinkle. This was the first sprinkle they did not do the homemade onesies. I was so looking forward to that. I can't believe they didn't do it. Ella loved to color in after I drew last time. I was going to have her make one for Tobe. 
Size of baby: Celery Bunch, 19.6 inches long from head to heel. My app on my phone says the baby weighs about 6.5-7 pounds.  The baby gains a half a lb a week. At the ultrasound this week, the weight is predicted at 7 lb 6 oz ± 18 oz. 

Total Weight Gain/Loss: 47.6 lb gain overall. I gained 4.7 lb  in the past week. I actually gained over a lb in the past day. I'm huge! Clothes don't fit. Well my maternity shorts finally fit better. 

Movement: This baby moves so much and there's a lot more pushing out of the skin than with Ella. 

Sleep:  Sleep is pretty much awful.

What I miss: Running! lunch meat. Exercise. Being mobile. 

Symptoms: My back gets sore. I go to the bathroom a lot.  I am swollen.  I am so tired. It's quite difficult to go from lying to standing. 

Best moment this week: making more onesies.

Looking forward to: Getting curtains up and cleaning the crap out of the nursery. 

Exercise:  I'm not exercising. I'm playing and climbing with Ella. That is like exercise. 
Ella has to help take pictures so then I end up with a lot
Same this time: I made onesies both times. This time though I did not have to use an exacto knife to cut everything and used my Silhouette machine.

Different from last time: Last time the baby was predicted to be 6 lb 7 oz ± 15 oz. and this time 7 lb 6 oz ± 18 oz. Last time I mentioned crazy dreams and I don't even remember those this time.


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    1. I actually wrote about that one of the week's becsuse last time whatever week it was PB commented "paleness level critical"

  2. I can't believe you're nearly done! I am so excited to see pictures of this little guy!