How big is baby: 19 inches, four and a half pounds, the size of a honeydew melon!
Weight gain/loss: At the doctor, I was up about 28 pounds I believe (I’ve already forgotten) since the beginning of the pregnancy. I had a lot of clothes on (and boots), so that may have skewed it a little, too. Either way, the midwife I spoke to said it is still a healthy weight gain and she has no concerns. My blood pressure is very healthy and everything is going well, so no reason to be concerned.
Sleep: Getting up to pee 1-2 times a night and often waking up for 1-2 hours without being able to fall asleep. I’ve gotten used to this, so it’s really not a big deal to me anymore.
Stretch Marks: No new ones.
Cravings: Nothing new.
Movement: She is a little mover! She has favored my right side since the beginning, so now that she is much bigger and is head down (YAY!), I feel lots of kicks on the right side of my ribcage. I keep trying to get her movements on video, but she seems to be camera shy. I keep feeling movement all the way on the far side of my belly (close to where my belly used to end) which is just crazy to imagine how much of my belly she is taking up!
What I’m loving: I’m loving her movements and just interacting with her! I’m also loving that she is head down, as she was at my past two appointments, so I’m hoping a vaginal unmedicated birth will remain something we are able to do! No flipping please, baby! Many random people (strangers) have excitedly come up to me asking when I am due when I am out and about, which is really cool. Many ask about her gender, name, etc. and express true excitement for us. It just makes me so happy that being pregnant is looked at (at least by those I have interacted with) as such a positive, exciting thing. Thankfully, everyone has been very gracious and have not looked surprised when I say I am not due until early February!
Symptoms: Nothing new.
What I’m excited about: I’m excited for Christmas and to just focus on some happiness in our lives.
What I’m nervous about: I’m still nervous about a few things, but I’m working hard to channel positive thoughts. I just want this baby to be healthy more than anything, so that is my main concern right now.