Monkey, she does not stop moving
- She's practicing inhaling and exhaling
- She's also working on gripping and blinking
- She is building up meconium, her first poop
- All her crucial organs are considered full term
- She is still head down and very active
-1 lb this week, total gain of 36lbs
- Popcorn, kettlecorn
- Ice cream
Still aren't experiencing any. However I'll be avoiding tomatoes which are giving me serious heartburn again.
Things are becoming more difficult, that's for sure. My lower back is continuously hurting. I've kept up going to the chiro which has definitely helped. This morning I was able to get out of bed with minimal pain, so that was good. My hips have been getting the stretching sensation more often, and I keep having mild cramping/stretching in my pelvis. Heartburn is definitely triggered by tomatoes, so those are a no go at night. Cervix is still closed, but softening still. Being a planner, this whole not knowing when labor will happen is really starting to get at me. Trying to take one day at a time, and focus on my list of things to get done.
Worst Moment this Week:
Realizing I have stretch marks low on my belly. Also I apparently have Gestational Hypertension. My blood pressure keeps elevating, so I am now having non stress tests twice a week. Really hoping that it stays at bay.
Best Moment this Week:
I have a new nephew!
Looking Forward To:
Hopefully meeting my new nephew this weekend. And you know, maybe go into labor soon....
Completed this week:
- Done working
- Picked up paint for the glider
- Almost done Reading Ina May Gaskin's Guide to Natural Childbirth
- Stretching using the birthing ball for back and hips
- Things to complete:
- sign up for infant CPR class
- prime & paint the changing table (for downstairs bath)
- prime & paint the dresser
- paint glider
- hang up her mobile
- get a frame for the family tree art
- order the glider cushions
- Stretch marks on my lower belly
- Diagnosed with Gestational Hypertension
- Sensation of my hips stretching
- Officially up twice a night to pee
- More frequent BMs, (which can be a sign of labor coming)