How big is baby: 19-22 inches, 5.5 pounds (my midwife guessed this was her size as well at our last appointment on Tuesday), the size of a canary melon! In other words, huge!
Weight gain/loss: Not paying attention anymore. I don’t want to cry!
Sleep: I’ve now started to get what a google search told me is “pregnancy carpal tunnel.” I wake up and my hands are super tingly, numb, and hurt. It now wakes me up often and I can’t fall back asleep. I learned that the only way I can fix it in the moment is to sleep sitting up while sleeping. Now the most comfortable, but it works!
Stretch Marks: No new ones.
Cravings: Nothing new.
Movement: Lots of large, visible movements of her rolling and trying to get comfortable. I’ve been trying to get her movements on camera, but she seems to be camera shy. Many times I’ll be doing my own thing and I’ll see my belly move in my peripheral! It’s so cool how strong she is now.
What I’m loving: I did my first happy dance in a long time yesterday! We received a 15% off Target baby registry completion discount and I did some research of other ways to save even more money (like a 10% discount for signing up for a baby text subscription and saving 5% with a Target debit card). I spent a whole day creating a list of the last items we needed/wanted (it was a LONG list) and then made a s preadsheet of the prices, where I could buy it at (sometimes Target didn’t carry something so we had to look to Amazon or other online stores). Then, I looked up what items could be purchased physically in a nearby Target store (because the registry completion discount can be used once in-store and once online, so I had to be detailed to get the best deal without missing anything) and what could only be purchased online. I made a detailed printout so we knew exactly what items to get in which aisles to save time. When we got there, we also asked for the registry scanner in case we saw extra things that weren’t on our list or we saw a different version of something we head on our list that we liked better. Checking out was SO much fun! With the in-store savings and online savings, we saved around $300 total when stacking other coupons and things we found. We also had gift cards and cash from baby shower gifts, so the savings to us was even more! It was exhilarating to save so much money! I can see why extreme couponers get hooked!
Symptoms: Nohe thing new this week besides the really bad carpal tunnel at night.
What I’m excited about: I’m so excited to have our last prenatal appointments scheduled! That means she is getting close. In just two weeks, she can come and likely be completely healthy. So crazy! I’m also excited for our maternity and newborn photos that are going to be taken by my great friend, Anna, who also took our gender reveal photos. They will be extra special because we plan on taking them in our house which still hasn’t sold yet. It’s the one bright side of it still being on the market – we can take photos to remember this time since Celia will never actually live there.
What I’m nervous about: Not much anymore! I’m just a little nervous she may come earlier than I expect her to and we will be caught off guard, but I’m pretty prepared for her to come anytime after 37 weeks.