We had another great checkup today!
No change in dilation or cervix, but some concerns have me back on a stricter modified bed rest.
I am now being seen once a week from here on out and my Doctor feels confident we will make it to 38 Weeks if all continues to go well... Fingers crossed!
Size of Baby: Baby boy is weighing in at 5lbs 10oz already and is huge! I had another full growth ultrasound this morning and got to look at our little fella for an hour! Although I have to admit, we have not once been able to get a good look at his face this entire pregnancy. And that is with being able to see him with the 3D/4D capabilities that my Doctors office has. He is either cuddled up right on me or those little hands are on his face. I guess he just wants us to be surprised! ;) A little concern that has now struct my Doctor is just how big baby boy is and how small I am. His head is measuring 39 weeks 4 days already and it is a concern as to how much bigger it is going to grow in these next few weeks. The good news is there is nothing structurally wrong or anything else that is of concern to them; i.e. no fluid and the head is a beautiful circle, just BIG (thanks Steven)... So with this and everything else, I will be seen once a week from here on out.
Weight Gain: Up 2 more pounds, making it right around a total of 13LBS overall
Maternity Clothes: Maxi dresses are my best friend, but let's be honest here... I'm in yoga pants and a tank the majority of the time! ;)
Sleep: This has been awful... I have been having a lot of restless nights lately. It takes me hours to finally find a good comfortable position and actually fall asleep, and with how big baby boy is and his head causing all sorts of issues down there, I am peeing every 10 minutes... This probably answers my taking a nap every single day!
Movement: He is still all over the place! Charli still hasn't felt him move though which makes me sad... She loves to kiss and hug my tummy and talks to him but will not keep her hand on my stomach for more than 10 seconds. Oh well... Maybe she will feel him soon!
Any Pains: Oh the pains... I have been dealing with a lot more pain and pressure down there which has caused contractions and tremendous back pain. With this being said, my Doctor has put me back on a stricter modified bed rest... (sigh)... I have had so much pain that it has literally taken my legs out from under me while trying to walk, and not being able to stand without holding on to something (yes, that bad). I had very bad back labor with Charli and I have a feeling baby boy isn't going to make it easy for his momma either...
Food Cravings: I don't even know anymore... Whatever I am in the mood for at the time. Steven and I were laughing the other day because he mentioned how easy he has had it for both this pregnancy and with Charli because he has never had to make a midnight run to get me something or even leave the house at any time to get me something that I have been craving. Maybe I should change that! ;)
What I miss: Breathing normal, walking normal, sleeping normal...
What I am looking forward to: I am looking forward to celebrating a certain little girl who is turning TWO on Saturday!!!!!!
So here is to another week down and hopefully a minimum of 4 more!
Keep cooking baby boy!
We love you!