Due Date: 12/31/2016 New Year's Eve! The OBGYN's office actually called me on Friday to start scheduling my c-section! I was in total shock b/c the OBGYN told me to go home and think about it and that I couldn't schedule it until my 36 week appointment. For now they told me to just pick my 1st and 2nd choice dates and they'd call back (at a later date?) and tell me if I got either date and which OBGYN will be doing it and then a week prior, they will call with the time. So I picked the 27th and 28th of December (I couldn't schedule before 39 weeks). Wish me luck! *Knock on Wood*
Baby is the Size of: A head of lettuce! Baby should be measuring about 19" long and should weigh 3.9 lbs but we already know she was weighing over 3 lbs 4 weeks ago. I'm thinking she has to be about 5 lbs now but we'll find out later today!!!
Weight Gain: 28 lbs- yikes! I'm thinking baby girl had a growth spurt this week, which is possible b/c I think I was a little bit hungrier last week.
Symptoms: Nausea, headaches, sore sensitive boobs, moody, fatigue, sciatic nerve pain, calf cramps, back pain (lower and now also mid), fainting, and a little bit of heartburn. Still taking 1 morning sickness pill before bed. I am also getting a little bit of hip pain feeling like my hips are stretching.
Name: Rory Brielle
Movement: Yes. She has been a little more laid back lately but that's also more common around this time b/c she's running out of room.
Engagement Ring On or Off: On.
Signs of Labor: No but she is dropping or has dropped! Which means she is preparing for it, so if you want to consider that a sign of labor, then go for it. It might be hard to tell in my picture that I've dropped but I definitely have. I'm feeling more pressure on my pelvis and my bump is definitely lower. Plus, I feel a relief of pressure under my boobs and ribs and can breath easier now that she's dropped.
Nursery: We're going with a woodland/ woodland critters and floral theme. The nursery is still a little bit of a mess but it is coming together. I just need to finish organizing it and I'm waiting for THE crib sheet (she already has like 4-5 others but there is one that I want to be on her crib mattress first) to be delivered from Zulily before I can do any kind of nursery reveal.
Sleep: Exhausted. I just want to be home laying down. I'm tossing and turning throughout the night and keep ending up on my back, which is not good for the baby. Luckily Jesse is usually awake when I turn to lay on my back and he'll wake me up to tell me to turn to my side.
Best Moment(s) of the Week:
-This isn't necessarily a best moment for me but at the same time it kind of is. Jesse went hunting this past weekend down at my grandmom's in VA with some of my family. This left me to do errands alone and take care of the dogs alone but he did get 2 deer, which made him very very happy. So that makes me happy. He won't be going hunting again until next year since Rory is due next month. He cooked some deer steaks last night (so freakin' good) and the dogs got to get a little taste and they loved it.
-Getting started on the process of scheduling my c-section!
-Starting to get a tiny bit more done with the nursery/ baby prepping. All of the bottles and pacifiers are washed and put away/ organized! I still need to get the noise machine and humidifier out of their boxes and finish those closet dividers and stuff.
Missing: Wine, wine coolers, margaritas, and GIN and TONICS.
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, pumpkin spice lattes, soft serve vanilla and chocolate twist custard, Wendy's (especially their spicy chicken sandwiches which I craved quite often in the first trimester), McDonald's french fries, Five Guys' french fries ( had them on Saturday and they tasted like Heaven!) 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: My appointment today with the high risk specialist! I get to see our little girl on the ultrasound and get an update on her growth. I'm really interested to see how much she weighs. And then I have my prenatal appointment on Wednesday. At that appointment, I get to have my first NST (non stress test), so it will be a bit longer they said.