Baby’s size? my doctor guessed that she’s probably around 5 and 1/2 pounds right now
Stretch Marks? yep, they just showed up about two weeks ago–just a few light ones at the bottom of my belly. luckily, i can only see them if i’m looking in a mirror–the rest of the time i can pretend they aren’t there, ha!
Sleep? my heartburn medicine had really helped with the midnight vomiting problem, until this past week. its just the baby putting pressure on internal organs–not much to be done about that! i’ve gotten into a weird sleeping pattern–i sleep for about an hour, wake up sick, then sit up on the couch ( like right now ) until i can doze off sitting up, then go back to bed around 3 or 4AM then wake up at 6AM because my hips are hurting. luckily, during the day i have plenty of time to take naps! i took two naps today in my pillow-nest (in the middle of our bed, with all of our pillows), and i intend to make a habit of napping for as long as i can!
Best moment this week? crossing off the last thing on my to-do list! i finally got all of the things done that Must be done before the baby comes. all our insurance stuff is turned in, that had been on my mind for quite a while. and we found a pediatrician’s office that i love! its a private practice, all of the doctors are christian women, they’re very supportive of breastfeeding babies, and every time i bring the baby in, she’ll be seen by a doctor, not a nurse practitioner. i even had time to get some nonessentials done, like getting a much-needed haircut. i feel so much more relaxed now that we have everything completely ready!
Emotions: excited! i’ve had lots of dreams about my baby this week–i just can’t wait to Hold her! she could be born at 37 weeks and not be considered premature–and i would not be disappointed if she decided to make her appearance a little early! i’m going to the doctor once a week now, until the baby is born–only 3 more appointments left; at my last appointment, the doctor said the baby is still head down and that i’m 1/2cm dilated–hopefully there will be a bit more progress at the next appointment.