I'm still fitting in most of my maternity clothes but I feel much more comfortable in my motherhood black maxi skirt, motherhood leggings (both with full nylon like bellies) and some sundresses from Old Navy. I am LOVING being pregnant during the Spring. It's so much nicer wearing dresses and skirts then winter stuff like with my other two kids. I will be planning for a Spring/Summer baby next time too. I am also loving all the sunlight and the fact that everyone around me is in a much better mood then in late November. I didn't think that there would be that much of a difference depending on the season you give birth but wow, I have found this to be totally different.
Weeks/Days along: 34 weeks 5 Days (according to what my OB is going by) but 34 Weeks 2 Days according to me.
Appointments: Just had one yesterday and we are going to skip next week and do the following monday.
Symptoms: So much pelvic pain and pressure and hip pain. My belly support band helps a little but not as much as I would like. I feel pretty good though besides that- I am not swelling and I have no trouble breathing (this baby has been low) and fingers crossed- the heartburn has been staying away this time. I am really tired and emotional. I feel very connected to my family and have no desire to socialize outside of the home even though my friends have been trying to get in their visits with me "one last time" before bebe arrives. I am snippy and a bit short tempered by the end of the day with my kids but I can start crying and pull them in close in the next minute. They must think that I am CRAZY!
Food: Still apples, ice water and now grapefruits! I bought a bag of Tropicana grapefruits and they were the most delicious thing that I have ever had. I am also back on an ice cream kick- only neopolitan.
Exercise: I never sit down. That has got to count for something.
Body changes and other milestones: Boobs are increasingly floppy and pancake like and it's getting harder to shave my legs (the negative side of wearing all those sundresses and skirts). Belly just keeps growing.
Thoughts: I had an ultrasound at 33 weeks that estimated the baby to be 7 lbs already. I totally understand how far off that estimate can be but the tech said that it's much more reliable at 33 weeks vs later in the pregnancy. I believe it to be true after my first two giant babies. I am really proud of myself though because I have only gained 30 pounds so far and that is by far the least amount that I have ever gained. At this point, I was at the 50 lb mark with my first two. I guess I just grow big babies whether or not I gain a ton of weight.
I am ready to hold my baby but my house is not ready and I have so much to do! At the same time, I have LOVED this pregnancy and I don't want it to be over. I am getting a bit weepy about how our little life will change and I am savouring the moments with my two older ones.
My mom is convinced that this time I will go into spontaneous labour and may be able to VBAC before my scheduled section on May 2. That would be amazing!!! DH and I are still doing the "dance" so maybe that will start something down below.
I am just going to brag about my awesome kids for a second. I have had to lay a lot on the couch or on my bed the last week. My 3 and 5 year old have no problem just letting me lay and they play quietly together near me so that I know they are safe. They are understanding and sympathetic beyond their years. I actually think that I am resting more than when I was pregnant the first time which is quite the accomplishment by number 3. They are remarkable children and I am so very thankful.
Again, I am not reading this post over or doing spell check so I hope it makes sense. I am pretty groggy this morning.
We are getting so close ladies- I am so excited to share all of this with all of you and I LOVE reading your updates. I really need to bring a notepad with me when I sit at the laptop so I can jot notes down about all of your updates because there is so much I want to comment on!!