How big is Eli? About the size of a large cantaloupe, 19-22 inches and 5.5lbs <–all estimates, since I haven't had an ultrasound in about 4 weeks.
Health of Eli? Still rolling and stretching 🙂 I honestly can’t tell if he is breech anymore, although it does feel the same. We will see what the acupuncturist says tomorrow.
Health of Momma? Feeling really well! I’m tired and swollen, but that’s nothing new. My wrists are a huge problem- I can’t feel the fingers on my right hand most of the time but there is nothing I can really do.
Eli has taken to being in my rib cage as of late. I wake up with numb hands/arms and bruised ribs. Joy!! 🙂
Weight gain? 25lbs total- I lost a pound! lol
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. Numb arms/hands and now with Eli in my ribs and pushing on my stomach, sleep is not really happening.
Best moment this week? Being 34 weeks and getting my strep B test completed. One more step closer to meeting our little man! 🙂
Labor signs? No labor signs
Belly button in or out? Belly button is definitely out! lol
What I miss? My wedding rings 😦 I really miss wearing them!
What I am looking forward to? My last day at work! Finally got a lot of that sorted out and although it is scary to leave my kiddos and see how my paychecks are going to be effected, I am excited to have time to prepare. To get ready to meet Eli, finish reading some books, craft even!! It will be a good time. 🙂
Weekly wisdom? Two things- read read read!! I’ve really benefited from reading breastfeeding books, birthing books and Ds books. It has helped me feel better prepared to be a momma. 🙂 Second- don’t listen to anyone and their birth story! I didn’t realize how strongly women feel about their opinons on birth…it’s like talking politics or religion! Not a good topic. I got called a psycho for stating that an episiotomy is not medically necessary and that I would rather not have a c-section. According to some people, c-sections are better, less painful and easy because you know the date your baby will be born. Also, we *need* doctors to birth normal healthy babies in normal situations. note to self- keep these lips zipped up tight! The lack of confidence in our bodies and the birthing process is so frustrating and sad.
Milestones? Strep B test complete!
Fears? A bit anxious about my ultrasound with my MFM next week. I always worry that Eli isn’t growing at a normal rate, or that he will fall behind in growth. OR that he will find something really wrong. I know, silly…Anyway, I’m anxious about the appointment but I am sure it will be just fine. I am hoping that we will be able to begin developing a birthing plan at that point, since we will know more about Eli’s position and looking ahead.
So I guess that’s the update! Not too much going on…besides the battle of birthing stories. LOL Oh well.
I am now working feverishly on lesson plans for my kiddos, getting artwork hung in the hallways and preparing my self for maternity leave. Barry is worried I will be bored but I am nearly positive I will find *something* to do! I’m just worried about the financial implications… darn you monies!!
Hope everyone is having a good week- I feel as if my brain is fried right now- overload of responsibilities and impending tasks! lol