Tuesday, August 28, 2012

Baby Minnie: 38 Weeks

  • How far along: 38 weeks
  • Size of baby: 20 inches and 7ish pounds?  Wyatt was 7  pounds, 12 ounces, Reese was 7 pounds, 10 ounces, and Hudson was my biggest at 7 pounds, 15 ounces.  I think we're going to tell them at the ultrasound tomorrow that we don't want to know what she weighs!
  • Total weight gain/loss: Pretty sure I packed on 2 more pounds this week for a total gain of 6 pounds!
  • Cravings: Buffalo chicken dip and ice cream cones.  I was so stealth, I made a huge thing of dip on Thursday and didn't tell Brian (he has been really good about actually losing weight and going to the gym over the last two months - I'm trying not to let my pregnancy cravings affect him!).  It was soooo good!  And I didn't eat it all in one day :).
  • Maternity clothes: Yes.
  • Gender: Girl!
  • Movement: All the time!
  • What I miss: Sleep.  And maybe living a life without hip and joint pain.
  • Sleep: 3 or 4 hours a night?  My hips are in constant pain and it makes it really hard to sleep.  I also get comfortable and in just the right position and then end up needing to go to bathroom!  I have been up the last 3 nights from around 3:30 until 5:45ish.  I'm kind of bummed that I keep missing the endings of Law & Order: Criminal Intent.
  • Symptoms: Basically everything that comes along with having a giant stomach.  I'm also going to be completely honest in case anyone actually cares, but it is amazing to me how different this pregnancy has been.  Not just lack of sleep, etc., but also the ligament pain that comes with the scar tissue I've formed from having three C Sections.  It is incredibly painful, and I am in constant pain. Even if I'm not doing anything, there's pain.
  • Best Moment this week:  Lots and lots of movement!  Honestly, I had a terrible moment this week, but it ended with a really great one!  Last Friday at 3:30, the surgery scheduler at my doctor's office called and told me that due to a scheduling issue at the hospital, I was NOT going to be able to deliver on my scheduled date, and I would have to deal with another doctor delivering the baby.  Um...no.  I told her that I scheduled my date purposefully, and that I absolutely didn't want another doctor to deliver my baby.  The same doctor has delivered all my kids, and I feel incredibly comfortable with her.  She was the first doctor I saw at the practice, and after everything I've been through with her - Wyatt's emergency C Section (which she held off doing for hours because I absolutely didn't want it), Reese's NICU stay (she called to check on her), and even Hudson's event free birth - she's who I feel most comfortable with. So I told the scheduler that she needed to call and check with Dr. W to make sure that she couldn't do it on my scheduled day.  I got a call back 45 minutes later (which was good, because Brian was going to call so we didn't have to wait all weekend) - they were only pushing me back, they weren't changing the date!  I know that this is because my doctor is incredible and she knows how I feel about her delivering my babies.  It is sooooo nice to know that I have a doctor that a) recognizes me by name, and b) will stand up for me and my baby.  I can't wait to thank her tomorrow at my appointment!
  • What I am looking forward to: My ultrasound and appointment tomorrow.  Maybe finally deciding on a name?  At this point there's no rush - we'll know when we see her I guess!
And here I am pregnant with Hudson at 37 weeks! I think I might be bigger this time?

1 comment:

  1. I think you look GREAT!! A connection with a great OB is hard to find but I am just like you and cherish it so much! Good luck on picking a name!