Wednesday, January 30, 2013

35 Weeks

To quote my nurse at the regular OB, I'm apparently "in the home stretch".  Whoa.  I even started packing my hospital bag last night, and have washed nearly every baby item in the house.

Here are the stats.  As usual, I'll understand if you skip right on by.

* Belly - It's been sticking out farther than my boobs for a few weeks.  That's saying something.

* Weight gain - The scale crossed into realms that were a little hard for me to see, albeit briefly.  I'm up 30 lbs.  I hate to even say that it's hard, given what most ladies would do to be in my place.  But since so much of my journey to get here involved taking the pounds OFF, I have to have a moment occasionally.

* Symptoms - Heartburn and sore hips.  And that not-sleeping-through-the-night thing.

* Cravings/Aversions -  My sweet tooth remains my constant companion.  I recently took some Nutter Butters, dipped them in dark chocolate, and keep them chilled in the fridge.  They taste terrible...  (cough).

* Clothes - Completely on maternity clothes.  I've even outgrown some of the stretchy maternity pants I bought early on.

* Movement - Tons and tons.  I love this more than I could ever describe.  My mom and grandma finally got to feel her move at my shower!

* Meds - Morning:  Regular multivitamin, iron supplement, 2000 ui Vitamin D, 1600 mcg Folic Acid.  Mid-day:  600 iu Calcium x2.  Evening:  Prenatal, 800 mcg Folic Acid, Rhino.cort , Advair, 450 mg DHA, 40 mg Hydrocortisone, Gylburide.  
New:  I also recently had a 4-dose round of an anti-viral to get rid of a cold sore, as my OB prefers that to a topical like Abreva.

* Mood - I've been pretty upbeat, aside from work.  I'm trying really hard to not let work stress me the heck out, but I often fail.

* What I miss - Not a thing.

* Appointments - Every Monday we have a BPP and blood sugar talk, every other Monday includes growth (the next growth is Feb. 4th, and I'm also to have the delivery discussion with the MFM that day).  Every Thursday we do NSTs (love them!).  The regular OB is up to every week now, with a Strep B swab and cervix check on the agenda for next week.  I also go see my endocrinologist next Tuesday.  Good grief I go to the doctor a lot.

* Medical concerns - My petite little baby (IUGR), nutrition/calories, vitamin levels, CAH, Placenta Previa, gestational diabetes.

* Coming up - JP's work is throwing us another shower on Sunday!


  1. I love your updates and am so excited for you Jamie! That definitely is a lot of doctor appointments, but I imagine they are also somewhat of a relief to be able to check on the baby so much. How fun to get another shower!!! That is one thing I was so looking forward to and am sad that won't be happening. I've been planning my baby shower for years! Maybe one day I will actually get to have one.... Thank you so much for letting me live vicariously through you :)

  2. YAY! So excited to virtually meet your little girl! You are most definitely in the home stretch! Hope the next few weeks go by quickly and healthily for you!!!

  3. So excited to be in the "home stretch" too! Yay! I had a NST today and was pleased to get to leave L&D, but then I realized... I'd better get my act together in case I don't get to leave sometime soon!