Monday when I went to the doctor she wrote me out of work to watch my amniotic fluid. My family, work, myself, and everyone knew it was coming we just didn't know when. So it was no big surprise but it's still kind of a shocker. Anyhow, I worked the rest of the day on Monday and now I'll go back after Maddie is born. I went on Tuesday for an ultrasound. She wouldn't show her face cause she was facing my back but we did learn that she weighs 4 lbs. 14 oz AND she has LOTS of hair...We've seen a little bit of hair before one ultrasounds but this time we saw a bunch. It's so amazing that there's a baby in there but then to see all the "stuff" they can see on an ultrasound is amazing too. We went back to the doctor today and my amniotic fluid went up some from Tuesday, so being at home is agreeing with the amniotic fluid, which is awesome!
How Far Along: 35 weeks (I'll be 36 weeks on Monday, 10/31/11)
Total Weight Gain/Loss: 13 lbs!!! WOW...the big gain was last week when I gained 3 or 4 lbs.
Maternity Clothes: I'm wearing them and hating them. But only because they are clothes...Not a fan of pants these days...The shirts feel comfy though!
Gender: A girl...Madelyn Rae "Maddie"
Movement: For this little girl to be 4 lbs and 14 oz (almost 5 lbs) she's a strong little thing! She has her head down ready for delivery and her booty is usually on my left side...She'll stretch out though sometimes and you can feel her booty on my left side and her feet poking my right side...It hurts at times but it's such a sweet feeling!
Sleep: Getting harder to do...Thankfully I can sleep anytime I want to now.
What I miss: being comfortable, not peeing every 5 seconds (it feels like),
Cravings: Chocolate mostly...And coffee some still. (I wonder if Maddie will like chocolate?)
Symptoms: Indigestion and heartburn...Contractions every now and again...sometimes they hurt (which is scary) and sometimes they don't. Oh yes, another symptom is I'm on an emotional roll a-coaster!
Best Moment this week: Packing the bag for the hospital (her's is all ready, mine - not so much) and having our last birthing class and the tour of the hospital.
Size of baby: 17.2 to 18.7 in, 4.2 to 5.8 lb (We know she weighs 4 lbs and 14 oz she's right on track :)
Baby is the size of a: Honeydew