Tuesday, April 30, 2013

a bit of a scare at 35 weeks {a pregnancy update}

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How Far Along: 35 weeks, 4 days
Size of baby: over 18 inches long, 5.25 pounds (about the size of a honeydew melon-- feels a lot bigger than a melon!!!)
Total Weight Gain/Loss: 27 pounds (as of 4/28/13). Apparently I lost a pound in the past week. Either that or the scale at the doctors office on Sunday was off.
 Maternity Clothes: All maternity clothes if I wear something other than sweats and a t-shirt. But really, nothing fits right.
Gender: BOY! Tyler Paul.
Movement: He moves a TON. And it's very hard, rapid kicks/punches. Which is why on Thursday I got a bit nervous when I hadn't really felt him all evening. I figured I'd sugar him up with some indulgent trail mix and a capri sun. That usually does the trick. But after an hour went by after eating with only 2 kicks, I decided to call the OB on call. And she wanted me to come in for monitoring. Up until this point, I have had relatively uneventful pregnancies. It was a bit nerve wracking mentally going through everything that could possibly be wrong. Thankfully everything checked out fine and we were sent home within an hour. Never have I been so happy to hear a heartbeat on that monitor!
Sleep: I've been fighting off a sinus infection since Thursday, so I've not slept well at all. Thankfully I'm married to the greatest man ever, and he has waited on me hand and foot this weekend, allowing me to rest and taking care of the boys (I will say though, that after 3 days in, he keeps shaking his head wondering how I do it ;) )
Symptoms: You name it, I have it. The newest one to add to the list though, is middle of the night reflux. So I find myself chowing down on Tums a lot these days.
Progress:  Because we had to go to L&D on Thursday, the doctor checked my cervix. I am 1cm dilated. Nothing to write home about, but progress nonetheless. I'm holding on to hope that I will have this boy early like I had my other two.
What I miss: I miss sleep, but as we all know, that won't come anytime soon, even after Tyler is born. I do miss wearing cute clothes that fit right.
Cravings: Anything sweet :)
Food Aversions: Pizza, but only because that makes me swell like a beached whale.
Best Moment this week: Hearing Tyler's heartbeat on the monitor on Thursday. I am pretty sure I held my breath when she put the monitor on my stomach... not knowing what we were about to hear (silence or fast thuds) was nerve wracking.And of course, other than hearing that heartbeat, I loved spending time with my friends, who showered me with love and necessities on Saturday.
What I am looking forward to: This week will start my weekly exams until Tyler is born. This is the final countdown-- literally! I'm looking forward to a few weeks of nesting and preparing everything for Tyler's arrival.

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