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Wednesday, February 29, 2012

Week 34 (with a pic)

Here’s where we are this week:

Your baby now weighs about 4 3/4 pounds (like your average cantaloupe) and is almost 18 inches long. Her fat layers — which will help regulate her body temperature once she's born — are filling her out, making her rounder. Her skin is also smoother than ever. Her central nervous system is maturing and her lungs are continuing to mature as well. If you've been nervous about preterm labor, you'll be happy to know that babies born between 34 and 37 weeks who have no other health problems generally do fine. They may need a short stay in the neonatal nursery and may have a few short-term health issues, but in the long run, they usually do as well as full-term babies.

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How far along: 34 weeks

Total weight gain
: +31 total.  This is +1.5 from last week.  I skipped the 30 lb. mark by 1 lb.  It’s official, I now weigh more than I did the day I delivered Anna.   

Here’s a picture of my 34 week bump.  Unfortunately, laziness has prevented me from doing this weekly, so this is the only silhouette shot I have at this point.  I’ve been taking weekly bare bump pictures, but they’re not exactly blog worthy.  I was hesitant to even post this one (excuse my afro and puffy face).  By the way, I ripped this idea off of my good friend Liz’s blog.  She just welcomed her adorable baby Charlie to the world!

Sleep habits: Anna has been sick for the past week or so, so she’s been sleeping in my bed, and Joe has been sleeping in hers.  Is this the best setup?  No.  However, a queen size bed is just not sufficient enough for a 30 lbs. heavier pregnant chick, a wiggly toddler, and a grown man.  Anna sleeps through my frequent bathroom breaks and 3 a.m. Golden Girls marathon when my insomnia kicks in, so it’s working out nicely.  Joe gets his sleep.  I don’t have to feel guilty for being such a miserable pregnant person, and Anna gets to snuggle with her mommy. 

The only problem with this most recent setup is that Anna has been unusually vocal in her sleep not only with talking but also teeth grinding.  This keeps me awake.  Her constant kicking keeps me awake.  So, I’d say I’ve had about 4 or 5 solid hours of sleep in the past week.  Part of me is wondering if this is all preparation for baby J.  Is he Satan’s spawn or something?  Will he have colic and keep me awake for weeks?  I guess I’m better prepared now than I would’ve been for Anna. 

Maternity clothes: I’m so over maternity clothes.  While I don’t necessarily miss pants that button and zip quite yet, I’m just tired of the full-panel jeans that show the band at the top.  If I don’t layer shirts, you can totally see the band.  I usually fold it down, but it hits right at the base of my bump, and it makes for a painful experience. It’s still not quite spring/summer wear time yet, so I’m in that in between phase where I have no idea what the heck to wear every day.

Best moment of the week:  My mom and sister came to visit, and we spent the day making hair bows for my future niece, Jocelyn, and baking a cake.  It was fun to just have a chill day with them.

Food cravings: I haven’t had any overwhelming cravings or aversions this week. My appetite is decent.  I don’t have much room in there, so I get fuller quicker – especially in the evening. 

Symptoms:  My BH contractions are still pretty intense and very frequent no matter how much water I drink or how many times I change my position.  It’s to the point where I can’t even walk from the couch to the bed without having that tightening in my uterus.  Heartburn is also pretty bad although it’s not daily, so I can deal. 

The swelling has kicked in full force, and I have photographic evidence that shows the very ugly side of pregnancy.

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When I’m not pregnant and swollen, my leg/foot/ankle is nowhere near that size.  It’s kind of alarming to see, but the same thing happened with Anna.  I remember being so excited when I could actually see my ankle bones again.

Movement:  My child is an alien, I’m convinced.  Either that or he’s a future soccer player or kicker for the Saints.  His kicks are so strong that they’re almost paralyzing.  It’s especially fun when I’m at work and he starts flipping and kicking.  Some of the kicks are so painful that I want to scream, but then my co-workers would think I was nuts.  He has these active sessions about 5 – 6 times/day.  He also still hiccups all.the.time. 

The nursery:  Joe sanded and began priming the dresser, so I’m really excited about how it’s going to turn out. 

Dresser is primed and ready to paint.

While filling in some of the damaged areas, Joe noticed a bullet-like hole that entered in through the front of one drawer and exited out the side (causing the entire side of wood to split). 


Then he found this lovely torn photo of what appears to be a rose tattoo with the name Vincent beneath it.


So, I’ve concluded that the dresser I’ll be putting in my son’s nursery is from a crack house. 

This is what happens when you purchase re-sale furniture.  Oh well, at least the dresser has a story.  I wish it could talk.  Or maybe I don’t. 

Anyway, to cover up the bong burn marks on the dresser, we’ll be painting it with Island Sky color 252B-3.  I looked online trying to find a paint sample to better show this awesome color, but I wasn’t able to locate it.  I don’t guess it’s a Valspar color. 

It looks very baby blue in this photo, but it’s definitely more aqua in real life.  Hopefully it turns out nicely on the dresser.

To save more money, I decided to just keep the original dresser hardware.  It’s very funky and retro, so I think it will look nice (maybe not as cute as the chevron knobs I wanted, but this will do).  Plus, that means Joe won’t have to re-drill new holes. 


Other stuffs…

I re-purposed some old mirrors I’ve had since we lived in our last house.  They’ve never really found a place anywhere, so I held on to them hoping to use them one day.  Once I took them out and saw the funky frame shape, I knew they’d be perfect for Baby J’s nursery.

I sprayed them with the Valspar Aqua paint I’ve been using for everything else, and they turned out great!

I’m not sure if I’m going to put the mirrors back in them or some funky artwork. 

The orbs also came in and are just waiting to be hung.  I just need to get the ceiling hanger things.  This will probably be something I do this weekend.  I’m really hoping that the dresser will be done and ready to be put into the nursery by Sunday.  That way I can hang all of the wall alphabet letters above the dresser, hang the bird mobile I made, and finally finish up the nursery.

Orbs are waiting to be hung.

Alphabet letters are waiting to be hung.

Bird mobile is still hanging in my kitchen. 

So, I can see my vision slowly coming together, but it’s taking a lot of my energy to remain patient since I just want it all done.

I’m also looking for a rocking chair/glider for the nursery.  We have one for Anna’s nursery, but it’s too large for Baby J’s nursery, and Joe wants to move it into the living room so it can be his man chair.  I really need something fun and funky that doesn’t cost $300, so I’ve been scouring Craigslist daily to see if there’s anything.  Nothing so far.  I may go back to the place where I got Baby J’s crack dresser to see if there’s a matching crack chair. 

Two things I’m really adoring right now are:

These frames – I have the aqua paint from the dresser and some white I can use.  I also have some chunky frames that are in Anna’s room that I don’t want to use there anymore, so I can probably make a few of these for J’s room.

I really love this look, and I love how inexpensive it is to accomplish.  Instead of making one of the walls in his room a bookshelf wall (which will probably never happen), I can just make it a funky art wall with lots of mis-matched stuff.  I have to make sure I don’t over-kill the funk factor as it’s very easy to do when you’re using lots of bold colors and patterns like I am.

What I’m looking forward to:  Putting on socks and shoes without feeling like I’m going to pass out.

What I miss
: Sleeping through the night, but I know this won’t be happening for a long, long time.

Last appointment details:  My last appointment was Friday, February 17th.  Joseph’s h/b was 145.  I am measuring at 30 cm which is a little behind, but it’s nothing to be concerned about.  She checked me again since I’ve been having contractions daily.  Still high, closed, long (cervix).  So, no changes to my cervix at this point is a good thing.

Next appointment:
My next appointment is Friday, March 2.  It will be my last appointment with my OB before she goes on maternity leave.   I will update once I go to the appointment.

Thursday, February 23, 2012

Week 33.

OK, I really think I jinxed myself a few weeks ago when I said this pregnancy was dragging because to see the words “week 33” seriously makes my stomach hurt (and not from Braxton Hicks).  I can’t believe I technically only have 7 more weeks left (4 if he comes early like Anna did). 

I have so much left to do – he has hardly any clothes, no newborn diapers, no bottles, I have no breast pump, no dresser/changing table (well, I do, but it still has to be painted and finished).  It’s kind of overwhelming.  Granted, he doesn’t need everything when he’s born – a couple of onesies, some diapers, and a Pack-N-Play will do – but I just like to have everything done.  I want to be able to focus on having a newborn again and not worrying about running out to Target for x, y, z.

I wish I would’ve kept a blog when I was pregnant with Anna because I’m sure I had my act together much better than I do now. 

Oh well.  It is what it is.

Here’s where we are this week:

This week your baby weighs a little over 4 pounds (heft a pineapple) and has passed the 17-inch mark. He's rapidly losing that wrinkled, alien look and his skeleton is hardening. The bones in his skull aren't fused together, which allows them to move and slightly overlap, thus making it easier for him to fit through the birth canal. (The pressure on the head during birth is so intense that many babies are born with a conehead-like appearance.) These bones don't entirely fuse until early adulthood, so they can grow as his brain and other tissue expands during infancy and childhood.

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How far along: 33 weeks

Total weight gain
: +29.5 total.  This is +2 from last week.  Almost at 30 lbs. with 7 more weeks to go. 

Sleep habits
: I’ve been off/working from home for Mardi Gras, so I’ve been able to stay up later and wake up later.  It’s been nice actually sleeping past 5 a.m. and going to sleep after 8 p.m.  This has kept me from having the 3 a.m. witching hour that I’ve been dealing with pretty much this entire pregnancy.  I’m still peeing at least 2 to 3 times/hour, and that’s seriously not an over-statement.  It’s beyond ridiculous.   

Maternity clothes: My clothes are all ugly.  I wish I could buy more, but that’s not going to happen.

Best moment of the week:  It hasn’t been a very good week.  Anna has been sick.  My mom couldn’t come over because it stormed all weekend.  I’ve been going all “The Shining” in my house since I’ve been locked up in here for days.  I’m actually looking forward to going back to my work office tomorrow.

Food cravings: I’m still not very hungry, but obviously that hasn’t kept me from gaining weight (not that I’m trying to not gain, so don’t go all Judgy McJudgerson on me here).  My appetite is still best early in the day and non-existent around 4ish ‘til I go to bed.  I think I no longer have any room for my stomach to be its full size. 

Symptoms:  Daily BH contractions.  My heartburn seems to be a bit better.  Now that my belly button is completely flush, that area is very tender, so if a shirt touches it, it makes me want to gag.  Weird, right?
Movement:  J’s movement has certainly slowed quite a bit, but the movement he does make is very strong and forceful (and pretty painful at times).  He’s also hanging out in my ribs a lot which is something new for me since Anna was basically falling out my entire pregnancy.  I don’t think she ever moved up high enough to affect my rib area.

The nursery:  Joe and his brother picked up the dresser, so now I have to sand it/paint it.  I have no idea how/when I’ll accomplish this, so this may be an "after the baby is here” project. 

I did, however finish the bird mobile, so at least I did something this week.  It’s currently hanging on our kitchen light until I can relocate it to its permanent place in the nursery (above the changing table).

I stole idea from and made a few modifications.

I liked the more natural look of the twigs since the brown matches the bedding/crib.  I added the mini-orbs to fill it in since I only ordered 6 birds (I would recommend 8 for this project).  I got the orbs from

The birds are from The Fish Box on Etsy.  Melissa was wonderful to work with, and the birds turned out so beautifully!  Plus, her prices are incredible!  I’m about to order some more for a mobile I’m making for my sister. 

The center of the wreath is just a regular pom tissue ball that I made, but I’m still on the fence if I’ll use this pom or trade it out for a round orb.  While I love the pom, it kind of seems a bit feminine the more I look at it, so I’m probably going to switch it out when all is said and done. 

What I’m looking forward to:  Being able to walk without getting a contraction.

What I miss
: Sleeping through the night w/o having to take 30 pee breaks.

Last appointment details:  My last appointment was Friday, February 17th.  Joseph’s h/b was 145.  I am measuring at 30 cm which is a little behind, but it’s nothing to be concerned about.  She checked me again since I’ve been having contractions daily.  Still high, closed, long (cervix).  So, no changes to my cervix at this point is a good thing.

Next appointment:
My next appointment is Friday, March 2.  It will be my last appointment with my OB before she goes on maternity leave.   

Monday, February 20, 2012

Week 32.

Here’s where we are this week:
By now, your baby weighs 3.75 pounds (pick up a large jicama) and is about 16.7 inches long, taking up a lot of space in your uterus. You're gaining about a pound a week and roughly half of that goes right to your baby. In fact, she'll gain a third to half of her birth weight during the next 7 weeks as she fattens up for survival outside the womb. She now has toenails, fingernails, and real hair (or at least respectable peach fuzz). Her skin is becoming soft and smooth as she plumps up in preparation for birth.

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How far along: 32 weeks

Total weight gain
: +27.5 total.  This is +0 from last week.  Still well within the normal ranges for my pre-pregnancy weight/height ratio based on this calculator.  I know I’ll gain more than the 30 lbs. I gained with Anna. 

Sleep habits
: My middle of the night panic attacks are back in full swing, but it’s mostly worrying about stuff I still need to do before the baby gets here vs. worrying about life stuff.  Most nights I’m able to fall back asleep easily at every hour with the exception of 3 a.m.  That’s when the panic kicks in and I start thinking about needing this or that, having to finish the nursery, panicking about not having all of the little things that I had readily available by this time the last go-round.  I’m definitely falling behind.

Maternity clothes: I haven’t splurged on any new maternity clothes and hopefully won’t have to.  As the weather warms, I’ll be able to finish up my pregnancy in my summer maternity clothes that I wore with Anna.  If baby J gets here before it warms, I’m still fitting in all of my other maternity clothes, so I think I’m good.  I’d hate to have to spend any $$ on something new at this point.

Best moment of the week:  Finding a dresser for baby J’s room (more on that in a minute).

Food cravings: My appetite has diminished quite a bit.  I think it’s because there’s not much room for my stomach at this point.  I tend to be hungriest around 1:30 – 2 p.m., and then after that point (or before) I’m not hungry at all.  Most nights it takes a lot just to finish half of my meal.  This is a stark contrast from the 2nd trimester when I’d finish my meal, Joe’s meal, and who the hell am I kidding, Anna’s meal. 

Symptoms: Heartburn?  Check.  Braxton Hicks?  Check. 

My mood has been pretty calm.  I have to say that the hormonal flare ups with this baby have been way less than they were when I was pregnant with Anna. 

Movement:  Movement is very forceful but spaced out, so I do have some rest in between the alien-like motion that I feel throughout the day.  Since I wear fitted shirts, it’s very obvious to outsiders when J is awake, so I find myself covering up when I’m in meeting just to not freak people out.  I mean, come on, it IS a little freaky to see someone’s stomach rolling back and forth, right? 

J hiccups A LOT.  Like maybe 20 times/day for about 5 – 10 minute increments.  If I eat, he hiccups.  If I wake him up, he hiccups. 

The nursery:  I did manage to accomplish a few things with the nursery, so I feel like I’m getting myself back on track. 

I hung J’s curtains:
The chevron fabric was cut incorrectly to where instead of having the horizontal pattern, it was vertical.  However, after seeing them up like this, I like it this way even more!  Thanks to my friend Kent for sewing these babies for me!

I washed all of his bedding and set it up:

I bought a solid dresser for $70 (SCORE) at a local re-store (lovely lamp not included):

It has the coolest center compartment with drawers that slide out. 

I’m still on the fence if I should paint the whole thing aqua like this:

Or just the front/drawers white like this:

I’m getting these knobs for sure:

Order the decorative pieces to finish the room (the hanging ceiling orbs)

Get the gutter to create the bookshelves and enlist the services of my handy husband to actually hang them on the wall

Make the bird mobile

Hang the wall letters

What I’m looking forward to:  Finishing up the nursery.  Meeting my little man. 

What I miss
: A flat stomach.  And I’m not only saying that from a place of vanity – it’s coming from a place of comfort.  Shaving my legs, putting on socks, putting on underwear, bending over to pick up something – all of it is torture.  I also miss sleeping on my back without feeling like I’m smothering or being mounted by an elephant. 

Last appointment details:  My appointment was today, Friday, February 17th. 

Joseph’s h/b was 145.  I am measuring at 30 cm which is a little behind, but it’s nothing to be concerned about.

She checked me again since I’ve been having contractions daily.  Still high, closed, long (cervix).  So, no changes to my cervix at this point is a good thing.

Next appointment:
My next appointment is Friday, March 2.  It will be my last appointment with my OB before she goes on maternity leave.   


I haven’t posted many pictures of Anna lately because I haven’t taken many.  I’m such a slacker!

Anyway, here are a few of Anna making some paintings for J’s nursery.  She had fun making a huge mess.  I’m still trying to figure out the best way to display her artwork in his nursery. 

IMG_7364 She was most excited about getting to wear “glubs” (this is how she pronounces gloves)


Wednesday, February 8, 2012

Week 31.

Here’s where we are this week:

This week, your baby measures over 16 inches long. He weighs about 3.3 pounds (try carrying four navel oranges) and is heading into a growth spurt. He can turn his head from side to side, and his arms, legs, and body are beginning to plump out as needed fat accumulates underneath his skin. He's probably moving a lot, too, so you may have trouble sleeping because your baby's kicks and somersaults keep you up. Take comfort: All this moving is a sign that your baby is active and healthy.

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How far along: 31 weeks

Total weight gain
: +27.5 total.  This is +2 from last week.  Looks like I will surpass the 30 lbs. I gained with Anna.  It’s strange because I don’t feel like I look any bigger this time than I did last time, but obviously I am.  Maybe this just means that Baby J has a big and heavy brain!  Surely that’s where all this weight is coming from, right?

Sleep habits: Still waking up every hour to pee, sometimes multiple times/hour.  3 a.m. is still my witching hour.  I could seriously start my day at 3 a.m. because I’m completely awake and ready to conquer the world.  I should probably utilize this energy and do tasks around the house, but that would require me getting out of the bed, and I’m just not up for it.  It seems illegal to fold clothes or clean toilets at 3 a.m. while the rest of the world sleeps. 

Maternity clothes: I’m sick of this unseasonable weather.  It’s not quite summer clothes weather, and it’s certainly not winter clothes weather, so I’m left with in between stuff that I really just don’t like.  I don’t think we’ve seen below 50 degrees since December.  I don’t ever remember a time where our winter was so warm.  I was actually excited to be able to be pregnant during the winter time because I love big, bulky sweaters and think they look especially cute on pregnant women.  Oh well, first world problems, right?  

My maternity jeans that I’ve been wearing since the early 2nd trimester are still fitting, miraculously.  I’m hoping I can just wear them for the remainder of my pregnancy and maybe bust out some of the summer dresses I wore with Anna once the weather starts feeling more like summer.  I can’t see myself buying anything else at this point, but I may not have a choice if this weather doesn’t hurry up and change over for good.   

Best moment of the week:  Joe, Anna, and I took a trip to a little hole in the wall town near us, and we found an amazing little BBQ place (thanks to Urban Spoon).  The ribs were amazing, and the muffaletta I had was seriously the best I’ve ever eaten. 

Food cravings: Nothing too specific right now.  I’m still not as ravenous as I was in the 2nd trimester. 

Symptoms: I still have quite a few Braxton Hicks contractions every day, but it’s not as bad as it was a few weeks ago where I had them non-stop for days.  If I sit for prolonged periods of time or over-do it (like doing lots of laundry seems to trigger them), I get them pretty badly.  It’s just so frustrating because I feel like I’m very limited at this point. 

I’ve had minimal cramping lately, very similar to mild period cramps.  It’s nothing too significant.

My belly has grown quite a bit, so my skin feels stretched to the max, and my entire mid-section feels tight.  It’s very hard to bend over and do easy tasks like putting on socks/shoes or pulling up my pants.  Also, getting up from a lying down position is pretty difficult these days.

Heartburn, holy heartburn.  I don’t know if it’s my pre-natals, the food I eat, the fact that I fall asleep fairly quickly after eating or a combination of all three, but this heartburn has GOT to go.  Then again, if heartburn =  lots of hair on my baby’s head, then I’ll just suffer through it.  It would be nice to have a child with a full head of hair.  Of course this is just an Old Wives' Tale, so who knows how much merit it has!
Movement:  His movement has slowed a bit this past week.  I think he’s sleeping a lot more during my waking hours.  He still hiccups quite a bit, mostly after I’ve eaten or if I drink something cold. 

The nursery:  I’ve done zero in the nursery over the past few weeks.  nothing.  I was scared that this was going to happen because I vividly remember this happening with Anna’s nursery as well.  As soon as I hit 3rd tri, all of my energy and motivation went out the window.  And here I am again with lots left to do.  I know it doesn’t matter if his nursery is done before he arrives, but I don’t want to worry about decorating a nursery with an infant and a toddler in the house. 

So, I really need to get off my butt and do the following (maybe if I make a list, that will help):

Order a dresser – I’m still on the fence if I want to buy one from a place like Goodwill/Craigslist and paint or if I want to shell out more $$ on a dresser from a store.  I will probably have to use some of our tax refund and just buy one from a store because if I’m not feeling up to decorating a nursery, I’m sure I won’t be feeling up to stripping, sanding, and painting an entire dresser with moving parts and lots of nooks and crannies.  I think once I get a dresser, I’ll feel more motivated to finish the nursery.

Hang the curtains.

Order the decorative pieces to finish the room (the hanging ceiling orbs)

Get the gutter to create the bookshelves and enlist the services of my handy husband to actually hang them on the wall

Wash the bedding

Make the bird mobile

Hang the wall letters

What I’m looking forward to:  Finishing up the nursery.  Meeting my little man.  It’s getting closer!  Eeek!

What I miss
: Being able to put on socks without getting winded and feeling like my entire abdomen is going to pop.

Last appointment details:  At my OB appointment on Friday, February 3, Baby J’s heart rate was 139.  He was measuring exactly on track which was a relief since he was measuring 2 cm behind the past two appointments.  My Dr. said this was probably because he was lying in a weird position and now he’s not.  Either way, I’m glad that he’s measuring on track now. 

She checked me again because I’m still having frequent BH contractions, and my cervix is still closed, high, long.  So, no change there, thankfully! 

I found out at my appointment that my OB is actually pregnant and is due about a month before me.  She was carrying small all this time and then her bump finally popped, so I finally noticed and asked her about it.  Scrubs obviously hide a lot.

She told me that as long as everything went OK with her delivery that she’d be back in time to deliver J.  I guess Drs. don’t get the luxury of having 6 week maternity leaves. 

Regardless, I’m not too hopeful that she’ll be delivering the baby.  It doesn’t really matter because the OB I used with Anna was out of town when I went into labor.  I had a male Dr. deliver Anna which I wasn’t exactly thrilled about at first, but it all worked out, and it was a smooth process. 

Next appointment:

My next appointment is Friday, February 17. 

See ya next week!

Thursday, February 2, 2012

Week 30.

Not much happened this past week, and I’m thankful for that after my fun-filled girls’ weekend.  Mama is still worn out from that one!

Here’s where we are today:

Your baby's about 15.7 inches long now, and she weighs almost 3 pounds (like a head of cabbage). A pint and a half of amniotic fluid surrounds her, but that volume will decrease as she gets bigger and takes up more room in your uterus. Her eyesight continues to develop, though it's not very keen; even after she's born, she'll keep her eyes closed for a good part of the day. When she does open them, she'll respond to changes in light but will have 20/400 vision — which means she can only make out objects a few inches from her face. (Normal adult vision is 20/20.)

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How far along: 30 weeks

Total weight gain
: +25.5 total.  This is +2 from last week.  I’m quickly approaching my 30 lb. goal, and I still have 10 weeks left.  Oh well!

Sleep habits: I still have frequent 3 a.m. insomnia sessions.  It seems like this is my witching hour.  I also go to sleep very early these days.  If Anna cooperates, sometimes I’m in bed by 7:30/8 p.m.  It’s a little pathetic.  Maybe if I can force myself to stay awake until at least 10, I can avoid the witching hour at 3 a.m. 
Maternity clothes: Now that my bump is out and proud, I’ve been wearing more tight-fitting shirts to display it more prominently.  This is coming in handy since our winter has been unseasonably warm, and I’ve had to put my sweaters on the back burner.  I can wear most of my pre-PG shirts as long as I use my bella band to add more length. 

Best moment of the week:  It hasn’t been the best of weeks, so I’ll just be thankful for the positives in my life. 

Food cravings: I’m back on King Cake.  Which could explain the 2 lb. weight gain. 

Symptoms: Holy Braxton Hicks contractions!  No matter how much water I drink, which position I’m in, how “easy” I take it – I get the suckers.  Sometimes my stomach feels as hard as a rock for hours it seems.  After a couple of days of this, I was about to call my OB, but yesterday I hardly had any BH contractions at all, so hopefully it was some weird fluke this past week.  It’s probably my body just spazzing out over last weekend’s festivities.  It’s pretty frustrating when you get them just from walking to the couch to your bed.  I had them pretty bad with Anna, too. 

Movement:  Lots of hiccups, lots of forceful movement.  He’s been punching some very unfortunate spots lately.  Not fun. 

The nursery:  The nursery progress has come to a major halt.  I haven’t even really gone in there other than to touch up some of the stripes.  My plan this past weekend was to make the bird mobile and hang the curtains, but that didn’t happen.  It’s just hard for me to get motivated when I still have so much to do and so much to buy (which I can’t right now).  Oh well, he probably won’t even be in his nursery until he’s 6 months, so it’ll get done when it gets done.

What I’m looking forward to:  Finishing up the nursery.  Meeting my little man.  It’s getting closer!  Eeek!

What I miss
: Not much right now.

Next appointment:

My next appointment is Friday, February 3.  I got my Gestational Diabetes test results back, and I passed with flying colors. WOO HOO – bring on the King Cake!  Everything else checked out A-OK, too, with the exception of the anemia test.  I’m slightly anemic.  This isn’t really a big surprise as I was the same way with Anna.  I just have to take Iron supplements for the remainder of my pregnancy.  No biggie.  This would explain my fatigue.  Or maybe it’s just being pregnant in general that makes me tired.  I’ll blame it on the anemia.

See ya next week!

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