I’d say 35 weeks and 5 to go, but I’m not so sure we have 5 to go! It’s looking like we might get to meet her a little earlier than expected due to my high blood pressure – but who knows. We’re just taking it one day at a time. As of now, the baby looks great. She’s right on track in terms of growth and her heart rate is good. It’s hard to believe we’ll likely meet her within the next month! One more week of work until I’m on maternity leave. It’s so strange to think about having 3-4 months off work but I am very excited for focused baby time!
Only 6 weeks to go! And you never know – she could come early! That’s precisely why I started packing my hospital bag today! Next on our agenda is installing the carseat! Overall I am feeling good – the doctors are monitoring my blood pressure carefully as it spiked this week – hopefully the medicine I am taking will keep baby and I both healthy and well.
Sleep: Overall pretty good this week.
Best moment this week: Getting my maternity leave dates sorted out – it makes me feel better to have a plan (though due dates, etc are such an estimate those dates could totally change – but I really like having a plan!)
Miss Anything? Nah, I’m also grateful to report I’m feeling much more energetic again after the last couple of weeks of being so tired.
Movement: More than ever before. She (visibly) moves around for longer and longer periods of time – strong enough movements you can capture them on video! We love to imagine what she’s doing in there. She’s a little feisty I think. I’m getting monitored 2x per week because my blood pressure is high and she likes to go sleep while they monitor her so we have to try and wake her up. It’s like she knows… Haha. On the other hand maybe it means we’ll have a good sleeper?! We also play this fun little game where we push on my belly and she kicks us back!
Food cravings: Still drinking my fair share of chocolate milk… Baby will hopefully have strong bones – and perhaps a love for chocolate.
Anything making you queasy or sick: Still feeling a little queasy on and off, but it’s not too bad.
Have you started to show yet: Yes – in fact, someone guessed I was 8 1/2 months pregnant earlier this week. Hmph! And I can only imagine what I will look like at 8 1/2 months pregnant – guess it’s not too much longer and we’ll see!
Labor Signs: Thankfully no. Not yet. We’re not quite ready but hoping this 3 day weekend takes us much closer to being ready!
Belly Button in or out? Still in and convinced it’s staying in for the remainder of the pregnancy.
Wedding rings on or off? On.
Happy or Moody most of the time: Happy!
Looking forward to: Putting those cute baby clothes sitting in the closet on our little girl, holding her and kissing her, and hopefully having blood pressure back in the normal range once I’ve given birth.
Sleep: I think it has been better this week.
Best moment this week: When Baby Veltman kicked back after I gently pushed on Ru’s tummy and said “I love you.” I think she was saying it back through her hand and feet language. 🙂
Miss Anything? Well, we haven’t run out of milk or chocolate syrup so not much to miss.
Movement: Yes, lots of it! She is really active now.
Food cravings: Still chocolate milk, and I’ve joined in the fun!
Anything making you queasy or sick: All the pressure on her bladder? I know I would feel that way if something was constantly pushing on my stomach and bladder.
Have you started to show yet: Oh yeah! And the movement is really visible too.
Labor Signs: Not yet
Belly Button in or out? Still in.
Wedding rings on or off? On.
Happy or Moody most of the time: Happy.
Looking forward to: Cuddling the baby.
Happy New Year! It’s January (duh!) which means I’m due NEXT MONTH. I can hardly believe it!