Merfbaby is 35 weeks!
According to our Dr Appointment this week he’s 6.5lbds! Dr thinks we can expect at least an 8lb Merfbaby.
How I’m Feeling: Another busy week at work, so I’m tired and ready to get some good sleep this weekend. I’m for sure feeling pregnant, this belly is serious and I know it’s going to get bigger. Getting out of bed is a challenge, especially for the middle of the night potty breaks, since he’s so low it’s almost painful when I wake up to go potty since he’s right on my bladder.
Belly/Weight: Up a total of 37lbs. I’m curious to see how much I’ll gain the the last few weeks. I’m starting to notice a little swelling in my fingers, but I’m still drinking tons of water to keep things circulating. Belly is low and round. Somedays depending on what type of shirt I’m wearing I look more preggo than other days. I like tank tops since they stretch and come down low over my tummy, t-shirts are sort of baggy or creep up and show off some of my under belly ;)
Life Changes: I was really hoping to spend the 4th of July with Momma-Son in Palm Springs. I wanted to make sure my Dr was ok with it, but she said no dice. I need to stay close to home and not be in the desert heat. Boo. I was really looking forward to some pool time and naps. With the holiday traffic it would be awful if something happened with me or Merfbaby and we needed to get home in a rush. Anyone doing anything fun (and local) for the 4th and want to hang out with a pregnant lady?
Movement: So low. He’s really wedging himself in there, ha! In the ultrasound on Wednesday the Dr had a hard time getting a shot of his face because he’s really stuck in there. Which is good, he’s in an ideal position and hopefully won’t be moving. A few other mom’s in our Bradley class have Breech or Transverse babies, I really hope they flip so they can avoid a c-section.
Sleep: Sleeping hard, just waking up for potty breaks. With work being busy and me staying active I think it’s helping me sleep better at night. Sometimes I wish I was able to take naps, but I feel rested enough during the day. Crawling out of bed isn’t fun but I’m trying to remind myself that my days of sleeping in are numbered.
Cravings: Hm, nothing really this week. I did ask Merfman if he wanted to go out to our favorite fancy pizza place for date night tonight :) Maybe we’ll even order dessert!
Exercise: Another week on my feet running around. I haven’t had time for formal exercise since I’ve been working longer hours, but I still feel like I’ve been active. Taking the stairs up and down in the parking structure helps too : )
Favorite Pregnancy Moment this week: Seeing Merfbaby in the Ultrasound. We only got to see parts of his face, but his little chin and mouth look so cute and baby-like. Sounds strange to say? Merfman was able to come to the appointment with me and it was nice to see Merfbaby since we haven’t had an ultrasound since like 20ish weeks?
On My Mind: Meeting Merfbaby. I was talking about it at work this week, but it’s sort of crazy to think that over the past almost 9 months Merfbaby and I have created a bond. I feel him move, he feels me. I push on my tummy and he pushes back or moves. I feel so protective and proud of this little human that I’ve never met, or even really seen. What’s it going to be like the first time we meet? Is he going to know that I’m his Mom? I feel like it’ll make sense, like we’ll see him and think, well of course that’s what he looks like and he belongs to us :)