This week is a short one for me. I’m only working four days, before flying to Florida on Thursday night! Yahoo!
What is baby Addison doing this week?
According to this website, “She’s starting to get ready for her big debut, tipping the scales at almost four pounds and topping out at just about 19 inches. In these past few weeks, it’s all about practice, practice, practice as she hones the skills she’ll need to thrive outside the womb — from swallowing and breathing to kicking and sucking. And speaking of sucking, your little one has been able to suck her thumb for a while now. Something else to note: As more and more fat accumulates under your baby’s skin, she’s becoming less transparent and more opaque.”
- I’m out of breath more often. Evidently I’m carrying her fairly high, and I think she’s squashing my lungs.
- Some of my shoes feel tighter, so I think I’m starting to retain water. It’s not too bad yet. And I’ve found that elevating my feet at night is helpful.
- Evidently I’m “waddling” more. At least that’s what people tell me. I’m not thrilled to hear that I’m walking like a duck, but such is life.
- Overall, I actually felt pretty good this week. I think I’ve discovered the key: water, water, and more water. I always knew that pregnant women needed to stay hydrated, but evidently I wasn’t doing a good enough job. Now that I’m really focused on drinking more water throughout the day, I seem to be feeling better overall!
Same as usual. I’m typically able to sleep pretty well, but I have to get up to use the restroom 2-3 times a night.
Cravings/Foods I’m loving:
Sorry, I’ve been pretty boring in this area recently. No cravings, but I am hungry constantly. I’m still a big fan of cereal and milk as an evening snack.
Sadly, I only made it to the gym twice last week. Life has gotten hectic! But I’m hoping that I’ll have more time this week.
We went to an all-day birthing class at our hospital on Saturday! I was a little nervous that the teacher would scare me by sharing way too many details about the birthing process, but she was actually really great. We learned a lot about pre-term labor, when to go the hospital, and the three stages of labor.
Here’s just a few of the things I learned:
- The difference between effacement and dilation.
- That I need to go to the hospital when my contractions are 5 minutes apart, each lasting 1 minute, for at least 1 hour.
- That the nurse doesn’t actually use some type of ruler to find out how many centimeters dilated the woman is (don’t laugh … I know I’m not the only one who thought that!).
- And the #1 most important thing that I learned: I am getting an epidural. No ifs, ands, or buts about it! (Actually, I already knew this one. But I just got further confirmation from the class. )
Question for ya …
What did you do this weekend?
If you’ve had a baby, did you go natural or did you get an epidural? Or did you have a Cesarean section?
(No judgment from this girl either way … I just know what’s best for me! )
What kind of weather are you having where you live?
Our weather has been very inconsistent lately, but it’s mostly been gray. I’m looking forward to sunny skies and warm weather in Florida!