So, I just had to giggle about feeling “round”- and worrying about feeling the baby (reading back in Weeks 20/21) – because yeah. Baby is so active, and my belly feels like it has officially taken over!
In addition to the “rolly polly” feeling, I have finally reached the point where my fingers and toes are getting a little swollen. Thankfully, living in Florida, flip flops and sandals are still just fine to wear, but on Friday, I realized my wedding band and engagement ring were getting a little snug, so I slipped it off and stowed it before it became one with my hand, and I took a little trip over to the mall and bought a fancy CZ $16 from claire’s.
I’ll now be moving from biweekly doctor appointments to weekly ones (next one is Friday) and at my last appointment, the doctor indicated that baby has moved down, and is in the right position. No dilation yet, but cervix is thinning, and she may come early (no guarantee, of course) – so that was exciting to hear! I was also glad to see my blood pressure go back into the 120’s, as my last appointment, it had gone up to 140 which is really high for me.
But anywho. My attention span has shrunk at the same pace that my belly has grown. Onto the Survey…
How far along? 36W7D (time is going so fast! I didn’t realize I missed a weekly update again!
Total weight gain/loss: 21 lbs
Maternity clothes? Yup!
Sleep: Very challenging to get comfy, but I only wake up like once in the night, which is an improvement over a few weeks ago.
Best moment this week: Finishing up packing my hospital bag! Really realizing how close her arrival is!
Movement: A lot, lot, lot!
Food cravings: Orange Juice with HIGH PULP.
Anything making you queasy or sick: Same as my last update >>”Bending down to reach things, like unloading the dishwasher.”
Belly Button in or out? Still in.
Wedding rings on or off? OFF. “new” ring on! 😉
Happy or Moody most of the time: Happy, but extremely emotional.
Weekly Wisdom: Don’t rush anything! All in due time.