Baby D Makes Three

born December 27, 2012

Bump Update: 39 Weeks

39 Weeks

How far along? 39 weeks

Baby’s size: watermelon (19 to 22 inches, 7 pounds according to what to expect)

Total weight gain: 40 pounds

Maternity clothes: yes

Stretch marks? still there

Sleep: awful ๐Ÿ˜›

Best moment this week: it was a good week. my mom came to visit me and we had lunch, we went and looked at Christmas lights, and my aunt and cousins came to see us today. it’s been a good week.

Food cravings: nothing this week

Food aversions: nothing this week

Gender: sweet baby girl

Symptoms: the braxton hicks contractions are picking up, the backache is miserable, and I’m tired all the time. but there can’t be too much time left of this ๐Ÿ™‚

Belly Button in or out? still in. this makes me extremely happy.

Wedding rings on or off? off

Happy or Moody most of the time: I’m so happy that we are getting closer and closer to meeting our little girl, but my hormones are going crazy and I’ve been pretty moody too.

Looking forward to: meeting my daughter ๐Ÿ™‚

What I miss: sleep and sushi, but not for much longer – well, the sushi that is. I’m sure I will be missing sleep for some time to come.

Movement: she is still moving all around in there. mostly pressing her booty or her feet up into my ribs and making my belly go lopsided.

Doctor’s appointment: went well – had my first internal check and was not dilated or effaced at all yet (bummer), but dr. L is very pleased with what he is seeing on the ultrasound. next appointment is this coming thursday.

and for fun, here is the bump at 9, 19, 29, and 39 weeks – wow ๐Ÿ˜›

nines

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Bump Update: 38 Weeks

38 Weeks

How far along? 38 weeks

Baby’s size: watermelon (19 to 22 inches, 6.5 pounds according to what to expect)

Total weight gain: 37 pounds

Maternity clothes: yes, even those are starting to get a little small ๐Ÿ˜›

Stretch marks? still there

Sleep: not comfortable, but at least now that I’m on maternity leave, I’m getting more of it

Best moment this week: I sewed a nursing cover and I’m really proud of how it turned out

Food cravings: chocolate chip cookies ๐Ÿ˜›

Food aversions: nothing this week

Gender: baby girl

Symptoms: shortness of breath, fatigue, pain in my hips and back; definite increase in the braxton hicks contractions, they are getting more painful too.

Belly Button in or out? still in

Wedding rings on or off? off

Happy or Moody most of the time: feeling pretty cranky. sort of done with being pregnant ๐Ÿ˜›

Looking forward to: having this baby

What I miss: won’t have to miss things for too much longer ๐Ÿ™‚

Movement: she’s still moving all around, especially when the braxton hicks contractions kick in, she really doesn’t like being squeezed like that ๐Ÿ˜›

Doctor’s appointment: our tuesday appointment was canceled because dr. L was in emergency surgery. I’m amazed it was the first time that has happened to us this whole pregnancy. so we went on thursday and dr. L said baby girl looks perfect, and everything looks amazing. she had pulled a little foot right in front of her face so that can’t be comfortable. hopefully she puts it back where it belongs soon ๐Ÿ˜›

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Bump Update: 37 Weeks

37 Weeks

How far along?ย 37 weeks – we are full term! baby girl, whenever you are ready to meet us, your daddy and I are more than ready to meet you!

Baby’s size: according to what to expect: watermelon (19 to 22 inches, 6.5 pounds). at the doctor’s appointment on tuesday she was 5 pounds 11 ounces

Total weight gain: 36 pounds

Maternity clothes: yes

Stretch marks? yes, boo

Sleep: well now that I am on maternity leave, I am getting more over all, however, it’s still not comfortable, or very restful. I’m pretty tired most of the time.

Best moment this week:ย it was a really relaxing week, but the best part was the at-home date J and I had. we made tri tip, homemade mashed potatoes, green beans, and had sparkling grape juice from trader joes (so yummy) and watched a great movie. it was perfect.

Food cravings: I had a pumpkin spice muffin from Mimi’s Cafe on monday and I’ve wanted another one ever since ๐Ÿ˜›

Food aversions: nothing

Gender: precious baby girl

Symptoms: the braxtonย hicks contractions have picked up and are even feeling a little bit more crampy, hip pain is getting pretty bad, I’ve had a general feeling of ickiness the last couple of days, and fatigue is still there like always ๐Ÿ˜›

Belly Button in or out? still in ๐Ÿ™‚

Wedding rings on or off? off

Happy or Moody most of the time: pretty happy thinking this baby could be here any day but no more than 5 weeks from now ๐Ÿ™‚

Looking forward to: another great doctor’s appointment on tuesday, sewing a nursing cover and some nursing pads this week

What I miss: laying on my stomach

Movement: she’s still fighting for space in there. a lot.

Doctor’s appointment: tuesday’s appointment was great. he said everything looked wonderful with baby girl, and dr. L reassured me that I should have no problem with labor and delivery as I have large hips perfect for birth ๐Ÿ˜›

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Bump Update: 33 Weeks

How far along? 33 weeks

Baby’s size: honeydew (19 inches, 4.5 pounds)

Total weight gain: 28 pounds

Maternity clothes: tops, yes; I’m still rocking my pre-pregnancy pants and skirts with the beband. and my yoga pants for lounging around the house

Stretch marks? still the two that appeared a few weeks ago. of course they are upfront and center on my belly, so that’s annoying.

Sleep: not comfortable

Best moment this week: seeing little one on the ultrasound, and the shopping we did this weekend to finish preparing ourselves for her arrival. I think we are finally ready. well, our house is ready at least ๐Ÿ˜›

Food cravings: frozen yogurt and soft serve ice cream

Food aversions: nothing

Gender: precious baby girl

Symptoms: my hips hurt so bad, back ache, fatigue, heartburn was a huge one this week, and bending down to pick things up from the floor has become very difficult this week.

Belly Button in or out? the top is completely flat, and the bottom half is still in

Wedding rings on or off? off

Happy or Moody most of the time: happy happy happy

Looking forward to: sewing the crib skirt this week, and organizing some of the remaining things that need to be organized

What I miss: sleeping comfortably

Movement: she sure is feisty. I’mย pretty sure she took her heel and jammed it into my upper belly and then dragged it down to my belly button. it hurt. and last night, J was pressing on her and she kicked me so hard in the rib cage in response.

Doctor’s appointment: this week’s appointment was a good one. everything looks perfect and normal.

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Bump Update: 32 Weeks

How far along? 32 weeks

Baby’s size: head of lettuce (19 in, 3.9 pounds)

Total weight gain: 25.5 pounds

Maternity clothes: yes

Stretch marks? not the best thing about pregnancy

Sleep: still struggling with this, and causing J to get less sleep as well (sorry honey)

Best moment this week: our beautiful baby shower. J’s sister and mom did such a FANTASTIC job. it was amazing and we loved it. seeing family and friends was also wonderful.

Food cravings: nothing this week

Food aversions: nothing this week

Gender: ribbons and bows

Symptoms: my hips are killing me!, and my back hurts, getting fatigued even more, and even faster, shortness of breath

Belly Button in or out? the top part is completely flat, the bottom half is still in ๐Ÿ˜›

Wedding rings on or off? off

Happy or Moody most of the time: I’ve been pretty moody. I think the aches and pains are getting to me ๐Ÿ˜›

Looking forward to: our doctor’s appointment is on tuesday, doing a little shopping to make sure we are completely prepared for baby girl’s arrival.

What I miss: sleep

Movement: she sure is one active little munchkin.

Doctor’s appointment: tuesday ๐Ÿ™‚

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Bump Update: 31 Weeks

How far along? 31 weeks (that’s 9 weeks left until due date folks, we’re in the single digits!)

Baby’s size: head of lettuce (18 in., 3.2 pounds)

Total weight gain: 24.5 pounds

Maternity clothes: tops yes, pants and skirts are mostly pre-pregnancy with the belly band

Stretch marks? we’re going to go ahead and start calling them badges of honor instead of stretch marks, m’kay? ๐Ÿ˜›

Sleep: awful

Best moment this week: seeing baby girl on the ultrasound again was amazing. dr. L was able to zoom in on her heart and see the different chambers and it beating. it was awesome. celebrating J’s birthday on friday night with our amazing friends and some family.

Food cravings: nothing this week

Food aversions: nothing this week

Gender: baby girl

Symptoms: the hip pain has been awful this week. I feel like a 90-year-old. also the back pain, and tiredness. shortness of breath has become pretty common.

Belly Button in or out? still in ๐Ÿ™‚

Wedding rings on or off? still off. I miss them.

Happy or Moody most of the time: happy with some crankiness mixed in

Looking forward to: our baby shower is this saturday! yay! I’m so looking forward to seeing everyone.

What I miss: sleep. and my wedding rings

Movement: yes. little miss dancer is still moving all over the place.

Doctor’s appointment: not this week, but next week.

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30 week checkup

this past tuesdayย we went for our 30 week checkup. my blood pressure is great, my weight is still great. no gestational diabetes for me! yay! and everything looked amazing with little girl. dr. L zoomed in on her heart and we could see it beating (wow). he could also make out the four chambers, although all Iย saw was a tiny heart. ๐Ÿ˜› he saw her stomach and liver and kidneys and said everything is looking perfect. she was waving to us with her tiny little fingers and it was just so cute. dr. L was impressed that she is already head down, and I said I wasn’t surprisedย because she really enjoys kicking me in my ribs. as he was scanning the ultrasound around he said “did you say he?” and I was all “no, I said she.” and he said “oh good. for a second there, I thought I was going to have to say houston, we have a problem!” ๐Ÿ˜›

here is her latest glamour shot ๐Ÿ˜›ย 

and that marks the end of seeing dr. L every 4 weeks. from now until 36 weeks we will seem him every 2 weeks.

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Bump Update: 30 Weeks

How far along? 30 weeks

Baby’s size: butternut squash (17 in., 3.1 pounds)

Total weight gain: 23 pounds

Maternity clothes: yes, but not today. the only thing I’m wearing that is maternity today is my belly band

Stretch marks? one started to form this week ๐Ÿ˜ฆ I’ve been putting extra lotion on that area twice a day

Sleep: still not getting adequate rest and the dreams are crazy

Best moment this week: I got some more sewing done. 16 more burp cloths and another aidenย and anaisย style swaddle blanket. the extra car seat base arrived on friday. and our breastfeeding class was awesome. non pregnancy related: we went to Apple Hill yesterday. it was my first visit and so much fun.

Food cravings: the later half of this week I was really craving giant salads.

Food aversions: nothing

Gender: girl!

Symptoms: fatigue, backache, tightness in my joints (especially the hips), heartburn, clumsiness

Belly Button in or out? still in

Wedding rings on or off? off

Happy or Moody most of the time: happy

Looking forward to: our baby shower is in two weeks! I am so excited for that

What I miss: sleeping on my stomach and back

Movement: I can tell she’s getting more cramped in there, but she is still super active

Doctor’s appointment: on tuesday. can’t wait to see her on the ultrasound again ๐Ÿ™‚

burp cloths

 

swaddle blanket

 

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Bump Update: 28 Weeks

How far along? 28 weeks

Baby’s size:ย head of cauliflower (16 in, 2.5 pounds)

Total weight gain: 18 pounds

Maternity clothes: yes, although I did go back to wearing some pre-pregnancy jeans with my belly band this week as we FINALLY got some cooler weather ๐Ÿ™‚

Stretch marks? no ๐Ÿ™‚

Sleep: not getting a ton of rest, its been pretty uncomfortable

Best moment this week:we worked some more on baby girl’s room, we received our stroller and carseat from Dad (now we can bring her home from the hospital!), and I took a serger class with my friend T. it was fun, and I now have some fun thanksgiving cloth napkins, as well as some knowledge of how to use my serger. loving it.

Food cravings: milk, pop tarts, and peanut butter m&ms this week ๐Ÿ˜›

Food aversions: nothing

Gender: pretty in pink

Symptoms: round ligament pain, acid reflux, back pain, increased leg cramping, and getting tired more quickly

Belly Button in or out? still hanging in there although it is really flat ๐Ÿ˜›

Wedding rings on or off? off

Happy or Moody most of the time: happy, with some pretty drastic mood swings. I get flustered pretty quickly ๐Ÿ˜›

Looking forward to: getting some more burp cloths sewn (see the fabric hanging behind me. nicely ironed and waiting to be sewn :)). also our second wedding anniversary is on wednesday ๐Ÿ™‚

What I miss: sleeping comfortably

Movement: she’s a wiggle worm alright. I love feeling her move. we were even able to see her kick from the outside this week. it was funny seeing my belly jump with her kick.

Doctor’s appointment: 3 more weeks. I think. maybe it’s 2. ๐Ÿ˜›

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Bump Update: 27 Weeks

How far along? 27 weeks

Baby’s size:ย cucumber (15 in., 2.2 lbs)

Total weight gain: 18 pounds

Maternity clothes: yep

Stretch marks? no ๐Ÿ™‚

Sleep: it has not been good. or restful. and I’m in pain when I get up.

Best moment this week: baby girl’s nursery is pretty much done (post to come)! we have paint on the walls, floors in, baseboards in, blinds in, and furniture put together. all that is left is decor. and a rug. a rug is going to be very important to cut down some of the noise.

Food cravings: still loving milk this week.

Food aversions: nothing

Gender: american girl

Symptoms: backache, fatigue, HUNGER, mood swings, headaches

Belly Button in or out? still in

Wedding rings on or off? off

Happy or Moody most of the time: happy happy. but I have had a couple of irrational mood swings.

Looking forward to: we are taking a baby basics class this week so we will learn what to do when we bring baby girl home.

What I miss: sleeping on my stomach

Movement: oh yeah, she is an active one. J has felt her a couple more times now ๐Ÿ™‚

Doctor’s appointment: we had one this week and it went great. we saw baby girl open and close her eyes. it was pretty incredible. and she has the cutest nose! our next one will be in a month

what a difference 10 and 20 weeks makes, right?

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