Tuesday, January 5, 2016
How far along:
Long time, no update! I'm 37 weeks and in the 3rd Trimester.
Heartburn! Zantac is your friend. Shortness of breath. Baby is really crowding my lungs and I'm getting winded by walking up a flight of stairs or even talking on the phone. It's really bizarre. My nose has also gotten really stuffy this week and I've been snoring.
As I get bigger, it is getting harder to get comfortable. Both my couch and my bed aren't doing it for me. If it weren't for the Snoogle, I don't think I'd get any sleep at all. I'm up twice a night to go to the bathroom. Its pretty much like clockwork at 12:30 and 3 am.
I'm feeling more hungry now than I did earlier in the pregnancy. The kicker is that my stomach is so squished right now I can't eat that much at once. I'm defiantly doing more snacking than I usually do. Also, I have to watch my sodium intake since I have developed pregnancy induced hypertension (more on that later) and since there is salt in literally everything (even milk?!), eating has become frustrating.
My nose is still hypersensitive and stinky stuff bothers me but I'm not really having any out of the ordinary food aversions.
For sure. Maternity yoga pants, tank tops and a unbuttoned flannel shirt is my new uniform. Comfort is key. My feet are a little swollen so loose sneakers or my Ugg boots are my footwear of choice.
Since I've been watching my sodium, all I want is Chili's chips & queso! Also, french fries. I did miss alcohol a little more during the holidays. A glass of wine or two would've been nice!
To meet this little guy! I'm feeling more excited than nervous about giving birth. We had a scare around 33 weeks where I ended up in the hospital for 3 days for observation due to my rising blood pressure. When I first got there it was so high they were talking about delivering him that night which was really scary. Luckily, I stabilized and eventually got to go home. I'm being very carefully monitored with two doctors appointments a week, one with a non-stress test and one with an ultrasound. I feel like I basically live in the doctors office now but it does give me some peace of mind to keep checking up on him.
Pretty anxious. I'm on modified bed rest - I don't have to stay in bed but I have to take it easy and I've been working from home for the past few weeks. Being home alone during the day is pretty boring and there are less distractions so I find myself worrying more, wondering if he is moving enough, stressing about checking my blood pressure. Just general wondering if everything is OK. I'd always thought that with pregnancy the first trimester is where you were the most worried, just trying to get to that 12 week mark, I really didn't expect to feel like that again this late in the pregnancy. It hasn't been all bad though. My family and friends have been really supportive and it's a good excuse to watch a lot of movies and just relax. And I can't say I miss my commute!
Is coming together nicely and is pretty much done at this point! There's just a few finishing touches and decorating things to do to make it 100%. It is looking so cute, I can't wait to share!