How far along: 37 weeks. 3 weeks to go! or 4 or 5
Total Weight Gain/Loss: Gained 3 more, so up around 12 lbs.
Sleep: Sleeping fine but waking twice a night for bathroom.
Best moment last week: I got a prenatal massage, which was great, but my back still hurt later that day. I’m having success with using an ice pack when I have pain, so not sure if I’ll bother with another massage, since they are not cheap.
Movement: She moves so much and is kicking my ribs more on my right side. I think she’s been in the same position for a few weeks since I always feel her feet in the same area under my right side ribs.
Food cravings: I’ve been craving dried tart cherries this past week. Trying to find them without preservatives can be expensive, but I found a large bag at Costco that had nothing too bad added. I’ll have to pick up a few more bags, that may be a good snack to take to the hospital for before or after labor. Even though I don’t think I’ll be interested in eating by the time I would get there, but just in case.
Labor signs: None, just a kicking baby, she is so active.
What I miss: Being able to walk for long periods of time. I’m at the point where my back is just tired and is feeling the larger load and I can’t walk around a lot like I used to. If we go out shopping or something, I have to sit down more frequently. I’ve been using an ice pack in the evenings when I lay down, and that really helps.
What I am looking forward to: Meeting baby girl and having labor and delivery behind me. I’m getting a little nervous about the thought of labor again. But, I do feel like this time it cannot possibly be longer or more painful than it was with Eva and I survived that.
I am also feeling that I’d like my normal brain back. I have typical pregnancy foggy brain and low energy. I think I am normally a creative person and I usually always have little projects going on, but during this pregnancy, especially when I was sick for so long, and then now as I’m getting toward the end, I feel like I can’t do anything besides maybe cook dinner each night and that doesn’t even always happen. I have no energy or incentive to do a lot of things I usually like to do, so I’m really hoping I can bounce back from that and be the productive person I’d like to be. I think a lot of that has to do with having hashimotos too, so I’ll be trying some new things to try to heal from that after baby comes.