How far along: 35 weeks 0 days. Cricket is the size of a honeydew. Cricket doesn't have much room to maneuver now that he's over 18 inches long and tips the scales at 5 1/4 pounds (pick up a honeydew melon). Because it's so snug in your womb, he isn't likely to be doing somersaults anymore, but the number of times he kicks should remain about the same. His kidneys are fully developed now, and his liver can process some waste products. Most of his basic physical development is now complete — he'll spend the next few weeks putting on weight.
Total Weight Gain: 159.2 lbs - 45.5 lbs! Eek! I give up, LOL.
Maternity clothes: Running out of things to wear, LOL.
Sleep: This week has begun the "OMG it's hard to get comfortable!" phase.
Movement: Cricket has been more active this week than in past weeks, despite it being cramped in there. Wednesday night she did a whole headspin thing that had me going, "Ow ow ow what are you doing????" And then relief for a couple of days as she had settled a bit lower. I think she switched from butt on right to butt by belly button, but who knows, LOL.
Cravings/Aversions: Cravings: All things potato. Aversions: Red meat.
Sex: Now that I can play, of course, it hasn't happened. Thank goodness for B.O.B. Hubby stays up half the night playing games in the man cave. Obviously our priorities are different. Sigh.
Symptoms: HB not as bad this week, thank goodness. But it shows up at the oddest times. Someone asked about the Pepto - I have a "safe" list from the doctor. Apparently the Pepto is okay after first trimester. I've also had some menstrual type cramping - I had forgotten what that felt like.
What I miss: Right now, not much :)
What I look forward to: Our last u/s is in 1 week. I can't freaking believe we made it this far! Meeting my Cricket.
Moods: I am in some sort of insanely endorphin induced high - and I love it! Too bad it didn't give me more energy, LOL. I will admit to having a short temper these days, though.
Milestones: Short of some vacuuming and getting tools out, nursery is DONE! Playroom is close (I need to hang some things and order photos), and the downstairs is making progress. Pack N Play (which took 45 minutes to assemble - PORTABLE MY ASS!!!) I promise photos once it's all finished. And hey, 35 weeks! You know how awesome that is? That means, barring any unforseen complications, no NICU! AND, freedom to move around and get things done at last, what I can tolerate anyway. Been a big week! Oh! And the Baby Shower! I was going to post pics, but the ones Littlest took all have me making some horrendous face and I just have zero urge to share, LOL. But it was fun, and we got lots of teeny clothes, and needed things, and then spent a huge amount of money buying the rest early in the week. I can't believe it could be any day now!
Medical Concerns: Hypothyroid, anxiety, migraines, bursitis. Syn.throid 50 mcg, Zo.loft 100 mg, Iron x 3 (my anemia is getting worse and worse), D3, B12, Vitamin C, Folic acid, stool softeners. Flexeril a bit longer, Tylenol 3 for the migraines, Unisom so I sleep a bit better.
Weekly Wisdom: 2 months of doing nothing means that when you are allowed, it still takes a while to get going. Don't expect miracles overnight, LOL.
Best moment this week: Shower, release from bedrest, nursery coming together. It's been a good week :)
Worst moment this week: Sitting through a 2+ hour "newborn care class" that was not at all what I expected, and uncomfortable to boot - Hubby could barely get my boots off by the end.
I hope to have nursery/playroom type pics up within a few days - just have to do the finishing touches! Not all photos will be up, but that's okay, you'll be able to see the basic layout.