Not much to report this week. I just can't believe how close we're getting to the end. I had another midwife appointment yesterday afternoon where they gave me a packet of paperwork with all of the "labor signs" and detailed information about "when to call the midwives", "how to time your contractions", "how to differentiate between early and active labor", "postpartum care of the mother and newborn", "what to bring to the birth center", etc.. you know. All the things that you need to know when you're getting ready to BIRTH A HUMAN.
I'll find out at my next appointment if I tested positive for group b strep, and whether or not I'll need antibiotics throughout labor (really hoping to avoid that if possible). Next week is also my last week in the office (!!) so after that I'll be in complete "prep for baby" mode. I have some freezer meals I want to prepare, some more organizing and washing and cleaning.. Nesting. I'm actually really looking forward to all of that.
How far along? 36 weeks
Total weight gain: +33.5
Stretch marks? None that I can see!
Sleep Habits: I'm still sleeping okay. Now that my belly is bigger, I actually stopped using the pregnancy pillow as well (okay, I washed the cover and haven't remembered to put the cover back on, and don't have the energy to do it by the time I'm getting into bed..) but I really haven't needed it! I still sleep with a normal pillow between my knees, but sleep has surprisingly been better as of late.
Best moment(s) this week: My co-workers threw a mini-shower for me at the office and we got some great gifts! It was completely unexpected and very generous of them. We are so grateful!
Worst moment(s) this week: Finding another cockroach Tuesday night. Nine days after fumigating. Really not sure what we should do at this point.
Miss anything? Surprisingly I'm doing okay right now.. I'm just excited to meet him and I know the end is close.
Movement: Yep. Much more roll-like movements, but he's still wiggling around quite a bit in there.
Food cravings: Nothing really.. but I did buy two tubs of ice cream at the store the other day.
Anything making you queasy or sick: Nope
Labor Signs: Not yet. He's super comfortable in there.
New symptoms this week: Heartburn is back. Occasional headaches. No braxton hicks yet, and I don't think he's dropped.
Belly Button in or out? It's gone. lol. But not popping out yet.
Happy or Moody most of the time: Happy! Just anxious and curious and probably pretty naive.
Looking forward to: Last week of work > Christmas > New Years > Baby! It's all happening.