We are cruising right along and now just over a month away from meeting our little man (or at least hitting our due date!). We’re asking that everyone cross their fingers he is born by his due date – because this mama is ready to be able to tie her shoes without grunting, get out of bed in the middle of the night without needing a rolling start and oh… to see my cheek bones again!
Baby size: 5-5.5 lbs and 18 inches long or maybe even longer. He should be pretty close to his final birth height now and just packing on baby fat!
Stretch marks/heart burn/acid reflux: Heart burn and acid reflux are in full force now but not keeping me from spicy food. It is still one of my biggest cravings. No stretch marks… still using my Mama Bee Belly Butter and just got the Mama Bee body oil today. A girl in my fitness class works for Burt’s Bees and told me that this stuff is amazing so I’m excited to try it!
Sleep: Sleep goes in and out. Some nights are better than others. I have to get up at least once every night. Some days I need a lunch time nap and a few days I’ve fallen asleep by 6 or 7 PM.
Maternity clothes: None of my coats fit anymore, so I am using a maternity fleece from Old Navy for the next month as my coat…. and layers underneath (it’s SO COLD!).
Weight Gain: 33 lbs as of my 34 week appointment. Gaining about 1 lb a week at this point.
Movement: Very active little boy who is running out of room. He kicks hard at night as we’re trying to fall asleep and usually around any meal time. Spicy food and sweets really get him dancing. Cold water, too!
Best moment this week: Date night at Crook’s Corner. We stuffed ourselves with spicy mac n cheese and shrimp n’ grits. It was delicious and much needed!
Food cravings: Spicy foods, peppermint, chocolate (all the items on the list my doctor said to avoid if I didn’t want heartburn/acid reflux).
Food Aversions: fish (other than salmon) and curry
Anything making you queasy or sick: smells are still so strong for me. Last night I could tell when someone who had been smoking walked in the restaurant and they weren’t even close to us. It was awful.
Missing anything: working out (at a high intensity!). Trying to stay active these last few weeks (as much as possible! my walking is now closer to 2 miles a day).
Symptoms: sore feet – which means I’m getting a pedicure today!
We’re celebrating Christmas with my in-laws this weekend – and also planning to pack our hospital bags and install our car seat. Big, exciting things happening over here!