Thursday, November 6, 2014

BENNETT || 36 WEEKS



We are officially in the home stretch, my friends! I am so excited and SO ready to meet my little man. I had a doctor's appointment this week so I thought I would do a quick update...

How far along: 36 weeks

Baby size: Bennett weighs just over 5 lbs and should be about 18 inches long.

Baby's progress: Bennett is officially head down and "engaged." I am SO happy that he moved from being transverse and that the doctor's didn't have to help him ; )

Weight gain: I literally can't even talk about it... 30 lbs and I want to die.

Stretch marks: Nope, but I've heard they can come in full force after delivery so I'll continue lathering on my lotion!

Sleep: Some nights are better than others. Now that he is so low I am having to go to the bathroom more and more in the middle of the night. 

Gender: Still a boy!

Movement: I still feel him moving a lot but I can tell he is starting to run out of run. I am feeling more jabs and punches than flipping and moving. 

Best moment this week: Finally finishing all my thank you cards!!

Looking forward to: My best friends are throwing me a shower this weekend!

Food cravings: Still chewing a lot of ice, but not really craving any foods. 

Weirdest food I ate this week: Nothing out of the ordinary. 

Anything make your queasy or sick: Nope

Labor signs: As of my appointment yesterday I am 1cm dilated, 50% effaced, and he is -2 engaged. While this seems exciting, it could also mean nothing. Basically my midwife said I could give birth next week...or next month. so there's that. I'm hoping it means Bennett will be making his arrival sooner rather than later! We will have a better idea next week when we check my progress again. 

What I miss: Doing things the normal way. Everything is hard these days. It's hard to shower, hard to walk, hard to sit, hard to eat..everything is really freaking hard. 

Symptoms: I can definitely tell a change in the way I am carrying him. He has dropped so much in the last 2 weeks and I feel like I'm walking with a bowling ball between my legs..it's lovely. I've also started having random, very mild, contractions. They aren't anything to get excited over but they are something! I've also had a ton of pressure on my pelvis bone which is not comfortable at all.

Things that suck: Waiting and not knowing when I will get to meet my son!

Things that don't suck: Knowing I will meet my son sometime in the next 4 weeks..AHH!!!! Best feeling ever : ) 

1 comment:

  1. You seriously look great Jamie! I never would have guessed a 30 pound weight gain because you look beautiful and glowing and teeny tiny! Good luck through the rest of your pregnancy! What an exciting time!!

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