How big is Eli? About the size of a head of a pineapple, 19-22 inches and 4.9lbs
Health of Eli? Eli is doing great! I have decided he is more of a “roller”. His movements are mostly rolls, slides and repositioning mixed in with a few kicks, punches and stretching.
Health of Momma? I’m doing pretty well. I feel like I am in the “home stretch”. I am still dealing with swelling issues, but I have good days and bad. A new symptom: carpel tunel. I’ve had it for about 1.5-2 weeks now I think. Mostly in the morning and mostly in my right hand. I talked to Dr. C about it yesterday and he said it’s perfectly normal. Not much I can do about it, so it is what it is!
Still have a head cold. Dr. C gave me antibiotics but I haven’t taken them yet…mainly because I am actually feeling better today, so maybe this is just allergies??
Also, Eli has become big enough that he is now pushing on my ribs and tummy. It’s more uncomfortable than anything else, so it’s not too bad.
Besides those symptoms, I’m feeling pretty darn good! 🙂
Weight gain? 26lbs total
Maternity clothes update? No update here. If I could wear yoga pants all day I would.
Stretch Marks? None…yet
Skin? Skin looks good!
Sleep? Sleep is the same. Some nights are better than others. Sleeping on my side is difficult because of my carpel tunel. If I stay on one side for too long, my whole arm goes numb. So I’m constantly waking up to reposition. Also, I have a head cold, which makes it difficult to breathe.
Best moment this week? Finding a glider for the nursery for cheap!!
Labor signs? No labor signs
Belly button in or out? Belly button is definitely out! lol
What I miss? Being well. I feel like I have been sick a lot during this pregnancy and I’m ready to be able to take the good drugs to get rid of sickness. haha
What I am looking forward to? Birthing classes start tonight!
Weekly wisdom? Knowing when to call it quits. I’m going to officially pick my last day at work and begin preparing my room/lesson plans for a long-term sub. I’m sad to leave my kiddos but I need some time to prepare for our little man.
Milestones? I am now seeing Dr. C weekly!
Fears? Worried that Eli won’t flip and that I will have to have a c-section. It sounds silly, because at the end of the day all I want is a healthy baby, but still…a c-section is major surgery and it does scare me. Please flip little man!!!
So that’s the update for today!! 🙂 Trucking along and feeling very good! I had an especially good laugh this morning when I checked my e-mail and got this from a co-worker: Bad Day. If you need a pick-me-up, check this out. It will make you laugh at the very least. 😉
Hoping I will get a sneak peek at my shower pictures soon. And of course I will update about our birthing classes afterwards.
Hope everyone is having a great week!!