How far along? 28w2d. It feels really, really surreal to be this far. I mean, on one hand, the pregnancy has been eternal, already; but on the other hand, I can remember the day I took the home pregnancy test like it was just yesterday.
Total weight gain: I’m up 4 lbs since my last ob appt, which puts me at 8 for the pregnancy. Dr. M continues to assure me that she is still thrilled with my gain – to be this far along and only 8 lbs up. But the fact remains that all this weight is in the last 5 weeks, and I currently weigh the most I ever have in my life. I know it’ll come off. But still. Any time the scale creeps (up) into a new range, you cringe.
Maternity clothes? Yep. Almost entirely. I did get into a pair of my regular pants last week, and I even got them buttoned. But I couldn’t breathe normally, so I took them off. ;)
Sleep: It’s been elusive. Like, usually only 2-3 hours a night elusive. So I finally asked Dr. M for an Ambien prescription, and it’s currently being filled at our friendly neighborhood Walgreen’s.
Best moment this week: Welcoming Eliana Jane, the sweet daughter of my dear friend Stacy. Her healthy birth is a direct answer to much prayer by many people.
Movement: Like crazy. =) She is a little wiggleworm to be sure.
Labor Signs/Body Changes of Note: Some stretch marks have started to rear their ugly heads, but I’m dealing.
What I miss : My reflection without puffy, dark-circled eyes.
What I am looking forward to: having my 30w ultrasound with my mother present next week. I’m sure it’ll be a treat for us both.
Stats: B/P: 120/60; heart rate: 145; next appt: 3/11