Here's the weekly update!
How far along: 34 weeks! Only 6 weeks to go!
Due Date: December 31st, but he will come when he is darn good and ready.
How Big is Baby? According to the Bump, Beanie is the size of a butternut squash.
Total weight gain? As of my OB appointment last week I have lost another 2 pounds. For those that are keeping track that's a total of 18 pounds so far.
Maternity clothes? Yes. I have even had to start wearing a maternity top and scrub bottoms at work since my scrub tops no longer fit.
Stretch marks? Yep, but who cares! He is growing and I'm good with that.
Sleep: Yes and No. I sleep about an hour at a time and have to get up to pee and then go back to sleep for about another hour. Needless to say, I'm not sleeping well.
Best moment this week: Having 4 days off from work. Even though they are not truly days off since I continue to have things to do at home, it's nice to not be at work. Last week's OB appointment was good. I have been having lots of braxton hicks contractions and some pressure below, so Dr. K did check me to see if I am dilating at all and I'm not which is good. She also did a Fetal Fibronectin test to see if I'm going into preterm labor. It came back negative which is good. When she measured me she said she wanted to get an ultrasound at my next appointment to see if Beanie is in the right position for delivery and how big he is getting. If today is any indication, I think he's outgrowing his current space. I am sore.
Miss anything? Sleep and Energy.
Movement: Yep, as he is getting bigger, he's not able to kick me as hard, but I still feel him all the time.
Food cravings: Today I wanted a milk shake, which Nick obliged and ordered one so I could have a few sips.
Anything making you queasy or sick? Nope. I've been good lately.
Labor signs: None.
Belly Button in or out? In, but flattening out.
Wedding rings on or off? On when I remember to put it on, It's still pretty loose.
Looking forward to: This Friday the girls at work are throwing a baby shower for the 5 of us currently pregnant and one of the girls who just got back from maternity leave. Should be fun!
On the gestational diabetes front, I had my appointment with Dr. Grogg and he thinks my high sugars where probably a result of some medication I was getting for my shoulder during physical therapy. He did mention that he thought I may have to go on insulin closer to the end of my pregnancy but so far my sugars have been good except for a few here and there. So far I've been able to control it with diet. This morning I had my first low sugar. I felt like crap.
I will try to keep up with the weekly updates from here on out, but with my work schedule sometimes I get a little tired.