Wednesday, August 12, 2015

38 Weeks

Baby Updates
Your baby has really plumped up. He weighs about 6.8 pounds and he is over 19 1/2 inches long (about the size of a leek). He has a firm grasp, which you'll soon be able to test when you hold his hand for the first time! His organs have matured and are ready for life outside the womb. Wondering what color your baby's eyes will be? You may not be able to tell right away. If he's born with brown eyes, they'll likely stay brown. If he's born with steel gray or dark blue eyes, they may stay gray or blue or turn green, hazel, or brown by the time he's 9 months old. That's because a child's irises (the colored part of the eye) may gain more pigment in the months after he's born, but they usually won't get "lighter" or more blue. (Green, hazel, and brown eyes have more pigment than gray or blue eyes.)

Weight Gained

40 pounds
Symptoms

Heartburn is still my number one complaint, along with swelling. My legs overall hurt, especially if I’m standing for very long.

Food Aversions
Not much that I can think of.

Food Cravings
I’ve been dying to try Chick Fila since they opened in town. I will be making a trip before Brody gets here.

Sleep
Sleep, knock on wood, has been pretty decent. I wake up 3-5 times per night to go pee but thanks to Unisom I’m able to fall back asleep pretty quickly. Audrina has been doing MUCH better in this department as well. When she wakes up it’s usually because she needs to go potty and I can get her back down within 30 mins – 1 hour. Thank god!

Looking Forward To…
Having some time with Audrina before Brody arrives. Her birthday is on the 27th but we’ve decided to have her party this Sunday at the Little Gym. I can’t wait to see how excited she it!

Any Baby/Pregnancy-Related Purchases?
I really wanted a Tula but decided to go with the Mai Tai, it has been amazing reviews. I know it will come in handy.

Belly Button In Or Out?
Flat

Feeling…
I’ve been feeling pretty anxious and guilty lately about Audrina not being the baby anymore. I know this will change and they will be the best of friends but I have so many what ifs running through my head that it’s hard to control my emotions. Also, I’ve never left Audrina overnight and I’m scared that she will wonder where I am or think that we left her. My crazy hormones aren’t helping these feelings. I need to remember that no matter how hard the adjustment is, Audrina and Brody will always have each other as brother and sister and that is pretty amazing!

Any Movement?

Lots of movement, it feels like slow rolling now still. I’ve also been getting quite a few braxton hicks contractions. 



38 Weeks Pregnant with Audrina

Tuesday, August 4, 2015

36 weeks

Baby Updates
Your baby is still packing on the pounds — at the rate of about an ounce a day. He now weighs almost 6 pounds and is more than 18 1/2 inches long (about the size of a head of romaine lettuce). He's shedding most of the downy covering of hair that covered his body as well as the vernix caseosa, the waxy substance that covered and protected his skin during her nine-month amniotic bath. Your baby swallows both of these substances, along with other secretions, resulting in a blackish mixture, called meconium, will form the contents of her first bowel movement.

Weight Gained
I’m going to guess about 35

Symptoms
Heartburn is still brutal, I’ve been feeling extra heavy and still have some swelling in my legs/ankles. I wore heals at work yesterday and I’m not sure what I was thinking, those are going away for the rest of this pregnancy.  

Food Aversions
Chicken is still not my thing, not gag worthy but I never crave it.

Food Cravings
Nothing in particular although I really want pizza tonight. That’s nothing new though.

Sleep
Sleep has been so much better, I’m almost scared to type that since it’s been such a horrible couple of months. I just hope it continues.

Looking Forward To…
I have just a little over a week left at work, I’m looking forward to wrapping all of my work projects up and starting my leave. I’m going to get my hair and nails done next week and get the house ready.

Any Baby/Pregnancy-Related Purchases?
My sweet best friend hosted a baby sprinkle for me last weekend and I got some amazing gifts. Also, my amazing co-workers surprised me with a shower at work and so many sweet presents. I'm overwhelmed with everyone's generosity
I purchased lots of little things that I didn’t want to forget this past week like nursing pads, bottle brushes, milk bags etc.

Few shots from my baby sprinkle... 




Belly Button In Or Out?
Flat

Feeling…
I’m trying to remain calm as possible but I have a million things going on in my head. Between wrapping up at work, to planning Audrina’s 3rd birthday party which happens to be a few days before I have the baby. Also, my sister, brother-in-law and niece are flying in right before I have the baby so we have a lot going on.

Any Movement?
He’s moving all of the time, I love that Derek gets to feel his big movements in the evening when we are relaxing. 



 36 weeks with Audrina