|36 weeks, with baby june!|
Baby size: honeydew! and my doctor said i’m measuring average-sized.
Stretch marks: sigh. yes. last week they started coming back.
Sleep: not great the past few nights. my sister and i walked a lot the past few days, so my hips have been aching. i’m planning on taking it easy today to see if that helps a bit.
Foods I am loving: salad, pears, avocado, chocolate milk
Foods I am hating: pasta, most pork, most beef
Best moment this week: my sweet sister came to visit! the last month of pregnancy is so tough, and i’ve been having a hard time keeping up with zu, so karen offered to come help me out this week. we went thrifting and finished decorating junie’s nursery, and spent much of the time playing with little zu. she adores her aunt kakki–every morning she woke up calling for Kakki Kakki Kakki!
Movement: oh yes, she kicks and rolls around all the time!
Symptoms: some braxton hicks, short on breath (baby on the diaphragm), tired, BUT less nausea! i haven’t thrown up in at least a week!
What I’m looking forward to: meeting this babygirl in person! the doctor said that there’s no progress yet though, so i likely have a few weeks.
On Avoiding being a Smug-Mama: i read .this great article. today that really resonated with me. praise God that things don’t always go as we plan them!
On Tests: i don’t have GBS this time!
On Childbirth: my doctors are strongly encouraging me to go natural. i had a bad reaction to the epidural last time (my blood pressure plummeted, causing stress to zu’s heartrate and for me to be on oxygen/bedrest the entire labor), and they said that i likely will have that same reaction if i have a full epidural again. right now it looks like my options are to have a “test dose” of epidural only, to have systemic pain medicine, or to go natural. there’s drawbacks to each, but right now i’m leaning towards going natural if i possibly can, then getting the “test dose” if i can’t take the pain anymore, which is what my doctors have recommended as well.
so i guess i’m going to start youtubing breathing techniques this week…oh my
Emotions: calm. i was starting to get anxious about her coming, but i got so much preparation done this week, i feel like i can just sit back and enjoy these last few weeks of being a family of three.