Monday, April 6, 2015

Bumpdate - Week 37

Hello Full Term Baby!!!! 


We had an ultrasound today, and got to see her tiny toes and listen to her heart beat. 

She is measuring at a little over 5 pounds  and in the next 2 weeks could gain about a pound more. 

Little lady was only 6 lb 3 oz at birth, so I'm figuring this one will be a little bigger. - but I don't think she'll be much bigger. 

Feelings. 
Awful. 

If I'm being honest, I am feeling huge, way too many hot flashes and the baby is pressing on my sciatic nerve (which means when I have a contraction, my butt goes a little numb and I get a shooting pain down my leg).

I'm still nauseated most days, and all I want is coffee and cupcakes. 

[insert pathetic cry]

Blood Sugar Report. 
So, lately my fasting blood sugars have been on the rise. My OB was this close to prescribing me a pill to take before bed until I asked her to give me a week to get it under control with more exercise and a more strict diet. 

[read - no more cupcakes]

Estimated arrival.
If she doesn't come on her own, I will be induced at 39 weeks. 

To be honest, I really want her to stay out for at LEAST another week. We are having a yard sale on Saturday, and have some plans for the evening / next day. So, it'd be ideal for her to stay put. 

Weight Gain / Blood Pressure
I'm up another pound. So my totally weight gain is 8 lbs for this pregnancy. 

My blood pressure has consistently been 110/68 for the last several appointments. Sometimes it's lower, but 110/70 is the highest it's been this pregnancy. 

*does anyone else write down and track thier blood pressure and weight during pregnancy? I have a whole page in my day planner dedicated to it and another page that tracks the babies heart rate.*

Big Sister Report. 
Our big sister is starting to get VERY clingy to me... She always wants mom... I try to have lots of conversations about when baby comes and what will be different, what will be the same... She's only 14 months, so obviously she doesn't totally understand - but I know she knows change is coming. 

She still doesn't sleep well at night, butnshe does nap during the day very well. ... Sigh... 

Looking forward too...
Holding baby girl in my arms. 

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