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Libelula264's Pregnancy

My Due Date: April 26, 2019
I have given birth!
Age: 39 years old
Location: Boston, United States

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33 Weeks
By Libelula264 » Posted Mar. 8, 2019 2:50pm - 284 views - 2 comments

33 weeks 0 days - 49 days to go! 83% Complete.

Weight gain: +22lbs

Stretch marks: I don't think so, which is utterly unbelievable given how much bigger I am this go around. Genetics are such a big factor in this.

Sleep: Up until now sleep has been one of my favorite things, but it's getting harder lately. I wake up a lot, my hips are starting to hurt from laying on them, and of course it is super hard to even turn over with the gigantic contracting belly. Add in the bathroom trips and the night sweats and it makes for a lot less sleep.

Best moment this week: When the doctor said he wants to induce me at 38 weeks AT THE LATEST! :) My fluid is still high, Callan is now in the 98th/100th percentile for size (he was 5lbs 14oz already on Wednesday!!!), and I'm starting to get shortness of breath and rib pain, so this was great news. April 12th is 38 weeks on the dot, and is only about a month away now. :) :)

Movement: Still going strong. It's a crazy tumble of limbs in there and watching my belly from the outside is otherworldly.

Food cravings: Still ice cream... very thirsty lately, and somehow my hunger has increased even though my stomach is so squished

Labor Signs: Sore, crampy lower abdomen, swollen sore lady parts, lightning crotch, SO MUCH discharge. Contractions are still every 10 minutes or so, but I started the Procardia and that has definitely slowed them down overall and seemingly lessened the intensity.

Belly Button in or out? Soooo flat and stretched out. Oh, and this morning I realized I can't see it anymore when I look down... it's on the "dark side of the belly" :)

Wedding rings on or off? Have wedding band on still, but had to store way the engagement ring. I am starting to swell up in my hands and feet.

What I miss: Not getting out of breath when I stand up/climb stairs/walk around for more than 5 minutes. Sleeping on my belly. Seeing my feet when I'm standing.

What I am looking forward to: APRIL

Weekly Wisdom: I thought I had gotten big in my other pregnancies... ha! Hahahahaha...

Milestones: Baby clothes are washed and put away, nursery is set up, we have childcare arrangements made for when I go back to work at 7 weeks (waaaaaaaahhhhhhh!), and are officially a minivan family.

Comments for this Journal Entry

Comment from ericalee2 » Posted Mar. 11, 2019 4:47pm
Woot woot! Congrats on having an end date. It's quite exciting. :) I am right there with you for all the things that you miss. 7 weeks?! Aw man, I am sorry! I have to go back after 10 and I was sad about that. :( Dear United States -- you suck with maternity leave.

Comment from sonata85 » Posted Mar. 11, 2019 4:20pm
Wow I am so happy to read this entry! baby is still in and really thriving!!! enjoy the next month

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