We are at the less than 2 week countdown! Only 11 more days until our scheduled day – which means only 5 more working days for me. I really can’t believe it!
Here is what is going on with Baby Baum #2 at 36 & 37 weeks
- He is about 6.5 lbs now and his lungs are in a great spot in terms of maturation if he were born today!
- He is going to pack on about an ounce a day from now until he is born – whoa!
- He will be here in 11 days!!
What’s going on with me:
Weight Gained: I weighed in yesterday at a total of 170 pounds, which means I have gained from 25-27 pounds this pregnancy. I don’t expect I’ll gain any more from now until he is born. There is just not a ton of room in my belly, so I am feeling full pretty quick.
Workouts: I ran on Sunday and I felt crazy heavy. The baby is sitting pretty low, so my pelvis is getting a bit of the brunt of the pounding. I was able to get on the elliptical this week, and get in 2 days of weights as well. With all the walking I’ve been doing, I am pretty proud of the movement! As long as I can keep moving from now until the 31st, I’ll be happy.
Symptoms: Lots of Braxton Hicks contractions. I actually started timing them the other day because I felt like they were actually pretty close together. They were about 10 minutes apart for 2 hours, but then completely stopped. I was pretty happy about that!
Food Aversions: None!
Food Cravings: I’ve been hunting down sweets a bit more than usual – I actually planned a doctor’s appointment around cake day at work. I couldn’t miss it!
Sleep: I am finally in the super crappy sleep part of pregnancy. I am easily waking up 4-5 times a night, just because rolling over is so taxing. My hips is really bothering me, which makes the turn over pretty uncomfortable. Looks like my body is just getting ready for some serious sleep deprivation!
Baby Items Purchased:We didn’t purchase anything, but we did receive a few gifts from a sprinkle our friends were so generous to throw for us last weekend. The baby now has a few new outfits of his own, and even a shirt to match Grant! They will be so cute!
Miss anything?: Hmm, I miss seeing my feet on the reg, being able to touch my toes, and a nice glass of wine after a crazy day at work.
Do you know the sex? Boy Boy Boy!!!
Happy or Moody? Definitely happy, but I am feeling myself getting a little emotional from time to time. I got this picture from Grant’s school on Thursday, and completely had a tear fest in my car. He didn’t truly even graduate from anything – just aged up from the 1’s to the 2’s at school. For some reason, him growing up completely got to me.
Belly Button in or Out? Out since the first trimester!
Wedding rings on or off? On without a problem. Luckily, I am not swelling up at all.
Looking forward to: Meeting the baby! I had my last OB appointment yesterday, and I’ll have my pre-op appointment next week. Then, we will be set and ready to go!