Maternity Clothes: Well as much as I love the idea of this top in my pic, I have learned that big bold prints do not flatter a pregnant gal. Lesson learned. I've started to layer my clothing, since it has been pretty cold lately. Wearing long sleeve tops under my shorter sleeve ones is working out. I hope to not buy anymore maternity clothes, but we will see. ;)
Stretch Marks? Still not bad. 4 more weeks!
Sleep: I got one wonderful night of sleep this week that I just can't complain about the others. Yes, it was that good. I didn't even get up to go to the bathroom. That is a first in months! Most nights I'm up constantly! However, insomnia hasn't been too much of an issue like I was afraid I would have.
Miss anything? Energy, being independent, and not running to the restroom every two seconds. I know it is all for my sweet baby, so it is all totally worth it. None of it is too bad and I'm pretty happy.
Movement: As low as he is, he still can push out the sides of my stomach with his hands/ feet. It feels like he is longer as his kicks are up under my ribs now sometimes. I have really enjoyed his movement. Some of the kicks can be painful, but I just push him right back. I wonder if I will miss that after he gets here..
Food cravings: None, really. That is a first!
Symptoms: Pressure when standing, hot flashes, some blurred vision, dizzy spells. I'm monitoring my blood pressure because as a nurse I know what these symptoms sound like. The weakness/ dizziness could be from my low iron, though.
What makes you queasy? Queasiness is much better this week! I switched to a different iron pill and have felt much better in that aspect.
Is there a baby bump? Feeling very large now.
Belly button: Still mostly in.
Labor signs: I'm one centimeter dilated. I haven't had any contractions, only stretching and pressure.
Wedding rings on or off? On
Happy or Moody: Happy most of the time! I get moody when I try to do too much and get tired (I read anemia can cause lots of fatigues and crankiness, so I blame it on that). It is also setting in that I am one month away, which is totally exciting, but also scary! I know way too much about what could go wrong, but try not to think that way. It is such a big change, even though it is a very much wanted one. I am thrilled to be a mommy even as scary as it is.
Looking forward to: Finishing washing his things, packing my hospital bag, and (hopefully) putting up Christmas decorations.
Memorable Moments for the week: Washing all his newborn clothes and blankets, packing his bag for the hospital, and getting his decor up on the wall. Russ and I also got the rest of the things we needed off of his registry like a carseat. It took off so much anxiety to at least get all that done.
Update on mommy:
I'm one centimeter dilated, pretty bad anemic, and my blood pressure was up the first time they took it. I am worried it is still rising. I have started taking my iron pill twice a day with orange juice and am really trying to eat iron-rich foods. I had a fetal echo at work and he measured 5 pounds 14 ounces. His heart looked great and I got to see those precious, chunky cheeks of his. Everything is right on track and I am so thankful for a healthy baby.
LOTS OF LOVE,