The Bump – 37 weeks
Thoughts and Feelings – It was a busy week! This week I was focused on getting some major projects done at work and tackling more of my ‘pre-baby to do list’. I still have a few things to tackle at work early next week, but at this point, my ultimate goal is to stay calm/not stress and for the baby to sit tight until my mom arrives next Thursday.
Magnolia has been such a joy this past week and I’m starting to have all the feels about it no longer just being the 2 of us. She’s been super cuddly and clingy, but I haven’t minded one bit. Her transition to being a big sister is at the forefront of my mind and I’m just praying I can be a huge support to her after baby boy arrives. I’m excited for her, but a little nervous.
I’m really, really excited to meet our son. I’ll admit, I’m not looking forward to labor again, but keep in mind, I was in labor for 3 days with Magnolia and my epidural didn’t work. I’m hoping our experience is a little different this time around. Either way, I can’t wait to meet him!
Movement – Ouch! The baby is definitely lower and boy does it hurt when he kicks/hits certain spots. He’s still really active and I’m sure is running out of room.
Symptoms – It was a good week health wise. I had a little swelling in my ankles on Wednesday night, but I think the weather and lots of movement didn’t help. Otherwise, I felt really good!
Appointments – My appointment this week was good. My weight stayed the same, my BP was a little higher than last week but still good, my Group B test was negative, and I’m still 1 centimeter dilated/baby’s head is high. Next week is the big appointment and I’m looking forward to seeing the baby at our ultrasound. I was bummed that I couldn’t get in with one of my regular doctors next week, so I’m seeing a doctor I last met with when I was pregnant with Magnolia at another office on Friday. I’m looking forward to talking about my last few weeks of pregnancy.
Third Trimester To Do List Progress –
Things left to accomplish this month…
-Plan outfits for newborn photo shoot (Neal, Ashley, Magnolia, and baby boy)
-Pack hospital bag (use this bag as an example)
-Organize baby’s clothes and store
-Wash baby gear and set everything up
-Install the baby’s car seat base into our cars
-Move Magnolia’s play area down to our finished basement and set up that space
-Move baby’s gear into our main living room (rock n play, changing area, etc.)
-Get my hair done before baby
-Pull out leftover baby diapers from when we had Magnolia
-Buy additional of diapers
-Wash burp rags, swaddles, crib sheets, and blankets
-Call insurance to make sure they are aware of my upcoming delivery
At Work by June 29
-Wrap up projects and to do list prior to departure
-Clean my office and mini fridge
-Finalize maternity leave plan
-Create a plan for return to office after short term disability leave (6 weeks)
Diet – I enjoyed eating big salads this week! I made various salads at home and ordered one of my favorites at Panera. I’m still eating eggs for breakfast most days and eating protein and veggies for dinner.
Food Cravings – Mexican food!! Yesterday I went to Wegmans, bought some ground beef and taco toppings and made some delicious homemade tacos. I’m trying to manage my cravings, especially these last few weeks, so it’s nice when I can make healthier versions of what I’m craving.
Thursday – Rest day
Friday – OrangeTheory
Saturday – Lots of walking!
Sunday – Lots of walking!
Monday – OrangeTheory
Tuesday – Rest day
Wednesday – Lots of walking!
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