Due Date: 12/31/2016 New Year's Eve!
Baby is the Size of: A Head of Cauliflower! Baby is measuring 16" long and should weigh 2.5 lbs. At my ultrasound yesterday, they said she is already weighing 3 lbs 3 oz and is in the 88th percentile! And if she keeps growing at the same rate, she will be an 8 1/2 lb baby!
Weight Gain: 22 lbs.
Symptoms: Nausea, headaches, sore sensitive boobs, bloating, moody, fatigue, lightening crotch, sciatic nerve pain, calf cramps, round ligament pain, and a little bit of heartburn. Still taking 1 morning sickness pill before bed. I'm still experiencing excruciating back pain and it gets worse everyday. There has only been one day when I didn't get it. Thursday evening I seriously started thinking I could possibly be going into labor because the pain was that bad, I also had pain in my lower abdomen, and the pain was so bad that I was yelling and Jesse was of course at physical therapy. The pain eventually ended up going away but it took much longer this time. But since it went away, I didn't go to the hospital. I brought it up at my prenatal appointment yesterday and my appointment with the high risk specialist yesterday. They said just keep icing my back and lay down and rest when it happens.
Name: Rory Brielle
Movement: Yes but this girl is pretty laid back.
Nursery: We're going with a woodland/ woodland critters and floral theme. The nursery is painted, the curtain rod and curtains are hung up, crib is put together, and some wall art has been put up. We finally got her gallery wall finished and put up!
Sleep: Exhausted. I am barely functioning right now.
Best Moment(s) of the Week:
Putting together some baby gear and seeing our little girl at my ultrasound! She is already super sassy. When the tech kept moving the ultrasound wand or whatever it is called, Rory let her know that she was not having it and gave it a big kick making the wand and the tech's hand jump. And she's already practicing her heel stretches for when she becomes a dancer. She started out the ultrasound with one of her legs and feet up at her forehead.
*Side Note: This wasn't a best moment of the week but for all you ladies who haven't had the glucose test yet to test for gestational diabetes, you have been warned. The drink is DISGUSTING. I got the lemon lime flavor and struggled to drink it the entire time. It was so hard not throwing it back up but thankfully I was able to keep it down b/c if you throw it up, it's an automatic fail and you have to go back for the 3 hour test.
Cravings & Aversions: Rice (and Chipotle- that's a given), brownies, cupcakes, cookies, fruit, and fresh veggies (mainly fresh raw green peppers), chocolate, Belgian waffles, s'mores, french toast, Fritos and Olive Garden's black tie mousse cake.
Aversions... Still the same. Grilled chicken (unless it is like overdone and crispyish), nuts, spinach & artichoke dip, and biscuits.
Mood: Very happy but getting very easily annoyed.
Looking Forward to: Working on Rory's nursery, writing thank you cards (not and yea, I STILL haven't gotten around to this), and ordering more stuff for Rory. Aaand getting the results of my glucose test hopefully today *Knock on Wood*.
Have a great week!!!