Due Date: 12/31/2016 New Year's Eve but c-section is scheduled for 12/28/16. 3 days before my due date! I was born via emergency c-section 3 days before I was due. So if she actually waits until 12/28/16 to be born, that will be something special we share :).
Baby is the Size of: A honeydew melon! Baby should be measuring about 19" long and should weigh 4.5 lbs. Ha! At my ultrasound 1 week ago, she was weighing 6 lbs 1 oz and in the 95th percentile (I think they said 95th, maybe it was higher, eh I'll just go with 95th). She's HUGE!!! I seriously feel like she is running out of room and that my skin can't stretch anymore.
Weight Gain: 28 lbs- yes! No weight gain/ less than 1 lb of weight gain this past week. So happy that it wasn't another 3 lb weight gain week. I have been feeling so freaking hungry.
Symptoms: Nausea, headaches, sore sensitive boobs, moody, fatigue, sciatic nerve pain, calf cramps, back pain, fainting, heartburn, hip pain. Still taking 1 morning sickness pill before bed.
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 but the other morning I could not get my ring on. Jesse had me hold an ice pack for a while and then try to put it on and it worked.
Bellybutton In or Out: Still technically in but definitely looks like it's making it's way on being an outie which I would totally not like b/c it creeps me out for some reason.
Signs of Labor: No but she is dropping or has dropped as of a week ago/ last week. Which means she is preparing for it, so if you want to consider that a sign of labor, then go for it. So much pressure on my bladder and pelvis.
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.
I forgot to post these in last week's bumpdate. I made Rory this DIY hairband/ hair clip/ hair bow organizer. Just waiting for Jesse to hang it up so that I can put all of her hair accessories on it. And I made the cute little hair clips below too. My aunt put these cute little sticky felt flowers on some of the packages full of clothes she got me at my baby shower. I thought they were so freakin' cute and decided to save them so that I could hot glue them to hair clips for Rory. I love how they turned out!
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:
-Getting my c-section date!
-Ultrasound on Monday. This stubborn girl would not put her hands and arms down so that we could get a good look at her face but then again, I had a tech this time that I've never had. She was a bit pushy and rushing the ultrasound and acted like she didn't want me to talk to the Doctor afterwards- she got her way b/c the Doctor didn't come in to talk to me. Whatever, still got to see our little girl and found out she is even bigger weighing in at 6 lbs 1 oz. I had a gut feeling they were going to say 6 lbs but didn't want to believe it. She's a beast.
This was the best picture the tech could get while her arms were down for a second.
-Going to my cousin's baby shower on Saturday. It was fun celebrating my cousin, her pregnancy, and baby Zoey (Rory will have a girl in the family to play with that will be less than 2 months younger than her!). And I wrote a few Thank You cards the day before the baby shower to hand out to my family that was at my baby shower so that I didn't have to waste a stamp and b/c my shower was over a month ago (and I forgot to hand out some of them).
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 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, tortillas, and biscuits.
Mood: Very happy but getting very easily annoyed.
Looking Forward to: My first non stress test on Thursday. I was supposed to have one last week but they were running super behind. I waited there for an hour before I got taken back for my vitals and b/c it was so late, no one was available, and I wanted to go home, they said they were going to skip it. They also informed me that the high risk specialist told them I need to come in every single week for non stress tests. It's a bit annoying to have to go every single week on top of all of my other Doctor's appointments but it is best to make sure baby Rory is doing good and know ahead of time if something is going wrong. So I'm thankful for that.