Friday, May 17, 2013

Bumpdate Week 37

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36 Weeks 2 Days 
Target Basic Tank/Maternity Shorts from Ross/Groopdealz Bubble Necklace

It's insane that we'll be parents so quickly, I've made a ridiculously long list of everything I need to still do to be "ready" for her arrival. Things such as pack the diaper bags, organize our changing table/dresser, launder her sheets/boppy cover/blankets/changing table cover/a few outfits, etc. Then buy the remaining items I still need to get like a nursing cover, diaper pail refills, more butt cream for baby, etc. 

My MIL and SIL are going to come over tonight while our men are on a fishing trip to help settle everything in place. I'm so happy to have such supportive family members on each side of our family that we can rely on and reach out to for help.

We also had our 36 week appointment on Wednesday and we are definitely having a c-section, we scheduled it for the last week of May. I'm kind of relieved to be honest. I knew she wouldn't flip, there's just not enough room for her in there! I'm happy to know we have a plan and we're not still waiting to see if she'll flip. I knew in my gut we'd end up w the c/s because she's been Frank Breech for so long and hasn't flipped whatsoever since we found out her position. I didn't have much hope she'd turn since she wasn't changing position week to week like other mother's experiences I've heard.

Over the last few weeks, after doing my research and talking to so many of you, I just came to terms with having a c/s, not experiencing labor, and having a May baby. If you've been following my bumpdates, you'll know I was equally afraid of both labor/delivery and c/s for different reasons. I've focused on all the positives of having a c/s such as knowing when she'll be here instead of pacing the floor playing the waiting game, she'll have a perfectly shaped head, and my hair/makeup will be looking great for the photos! LOL. I know, but it's still part of the silver lining right?  This pregnancy was planned and we really wanted a June baby, and although I'm happy to have a child at any time during the year, I really wanted a June baby. Our families have so much going on in May that's all back to back, I wanted our little bunny to have some time all to herself. Oh well, can't plan it all right?

I really want to thank you all again for all the love and support, the comments, emails, and words of inspiration and comfort have meant so much to me. They really have turned my worries and fears around- I'm so grateful!

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How far along?  36 Weeks! (Each bumpdate reviews the week previous)

Total weight gain: 23 lbs! I've gained another 2lbs since my last appointment. My doctor said I'll be the woman who gains it all at the end and he was right!

Stretch marks?: Besides Stretch Mark Gate (read about it here  in Week 28) I haven't had any more pop up and the few I have on the underside of my chest are almost gone thanks to using Body Spa Cell.U.Lift Firming Body Lotion every morning after my shower. Now that I'm so close to the end, I really hope I don't get any on my belly- knock on wood! I'm still using the  Burt's Bees Mama Bee Belly Butter each night before bed (when I remember). Did you ladies still use belly butter after delivery? I figure I'll still use it as my body goes back to shape, but wondered if that's what was common.

Maternity clothes: This past week I've been able to re-work my 6 rotated outfits to look new with accessories, but I still hate getting dressed. Nothing fits rights, I'm hot all the time, and just want to wear "yoga" (it's in "" because they've never been to yoga) pants and a tank everyday, but that doesn't quite cut it for "business casual" at my work. I'm still wearing my Old Navy Maternity Smooth-Panel Rockstar Jeggings  (I bought two pairs) and two pairs of shorts on the weekends. Plus all my maxi dresses of course.

Belly Button in or out?: Out! It's finally popped all the way out and shows in everything I wear, but I wouldn't count it really as an "outie" because it's still pretty flat. It feels so funny when it's rubbed too. I've also noticed that it's often tender, which makes sense since it's stretched so thin.

Sleep:Oh my word. Worst week of sleep yet! Last Thursday, I woke up 7 times! I had to use the restroom, I had heartburn, I woke up in a sweat from being so hot (while the hubs was shivering), and my hips hurt. It's been a pattern this past week that varies how many times I've had to get up from 1-6 times, but it has been no fun!

Best moment this week: Monday-Wednesday, the hubs and I took a little vacation to celebrate our 2 year anniversary and have some time alone before the baby comes. It was so relaxing! We tried to find some activities to do while pregnant, but it's pretty slim. Some of the ideas I had that were out was paddle boarding and whale watching, but seeing how I don't want to fall in the water and my agility is off the first option was out and I get crazy nauseous on a boat so the second option was also out. Instead, we ate, napped, got a pedicure, went to the beach, and walked around the downtown area. It was wonderful!

Worst moment this week: Sleeping sucks. 

Have you told family and friends: Yes!

Miss Anything? Wearing my regular clothes, sleeping without needing an ice bath, and not having Fred Flintstone ankles/feet.

Movement: She still moves a ton! On Saturday she was sticking her foot/hand out so far I felt like I could pinch it! It was crazy. 

Food cravings: Water, juice, grapes. 

Anything making you queasy or sick: Nothing.

Have you started to show yet: Absolutely!

Gender: Team pink!

Symptoms:As you read above; no sleep, hip pain, heartburn, swelling, and panic mode now that we have a date when she will be here.

Happy or Moody most of the time: Happy, but hot.

What I'm reading: On our trip I started to read Breastfeeding Made Simple- a suggestion from Meg of Meg. O on the Go, so far I really like it. Lots of good information!

Looking forward to: Seeing our little girl, getting the home and maternity leave organized, and getting my hair done next week!
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