The theme of this week is definitely progress! We got a lot of great things done – food prep, last minute nursery items and the best part – The doctor says I am on my way!
At my appointment yesterday, I was told I am right about 3cm dilated, 70% effaced, and a -2 on this scale. I also had my first round of acupuncture yesterday – not to induce, but simply to encourage the baby to come, if it is ready. I have another treatment today and tomorrow, so hopefully something will happen by this weekend
So what is going on with the baby?
- He or she is now the size of a watermelon
- The baby is able to flex his or her limbs now
- The brain is still rapidly developing – every day is a big help while he or she is still in the womb
- His or her fingernails are may even extend past the fingertips
And for me:
Weight gained: 25 lbs and staying there it seems.
Workouts: I am walking everyday, like usual with Winnie. We cover about 2-2.5 miles in the morning, and then another mile or so at night. I also fit in 3 strength workouts last week, which is awesome. I am very happy to still be feeling good enough to workout and keep a somewhat normal exercise schedule.
Symptoms: Lots of contractions here and there, but nothing consistent or painful.
Movement: Not a frequent as it used to be since he or she is so jam packed in there, but I am still feeling lots of jabs and little rolls.
Food Aversions/Cravings: Nada
Sleep: I couple of nights ago, I slept through the entire night without having to get up once. It was an absolute dream! Then, the following night, I was probably up 3 times and slept awful. I’ll get what I can take I guess.
Stretch marks: None
Fun Things from the week: Hearing that my body is progressing and is getting ready for the big day!
Belly Button In or Out? Out like whoa.
Wedding Rings on or off? On
Happy or Moody most of the time? Very Happy!
New Baby Items: Marcus finished up an amazing wall hanging for the nursery. How cute is this!? He really did an amazing job!
Looking forward to: Meeting the baby! I am dying to know if the baby is a boy or a girl at this point!! I am so so anxious to find out!
So what is your guess?? Boy or Girl? When do you think he or she will make the grand appearance!?