Thursday, 29 April 2010
I seriously look at that picture and think, "How do I function with that thing?" Let me tell you - it's not easy. Haha. I'm going to really try not to make this entry totally whiny. But it's getting very very difficult.
This week has been the first time I haven't been able to sleep well, I have new back pain and all of a sudden my feet hurt like the dickens!
Even aside from being sore, I'm getting really ready to meet her. I have had almost 2 weeks off of work, so I've gotten a lot accomplished. My hospital bags are packed, I figured out the insurance situation, got Lucy a doctor, and we made some major headway on the nursery. I washed all her clothes, organized everything, picked out her coming home outfit(s), and ordered her carseat.
I even bought a nursing bra and a couple of nursing tanks - they crack me up! I've never seen how they work before. One word: peekaboo! . One of my good friends just had her baby yesterday and I'm sooooo jealous!
Sometimes I forget that this big ole belly is holding a real, live baby. I am soooo ready to see and hold her!
I have to go back to work on Tuesday and I honestly don't know how I'm going to do it. The past 2 days, I've worked 5 hour shifts at the dollar store and it kills me! I don't know how I'm going to get up at 6 every morning and corrall 2 rambunctious kids all day. I'm praying I go into labor early just so I don't have to work for 4 more weeks! If we weren't so desperate for the money, I'd start my maternity leave immediately. Stupid money.
How far along? 36 weeks
Total weight loss/gain: The wii says I gained 3 pounds, but I just ate so I don't believe it.
Maternity clothes? Yes.
Sleep: Horrible. It takes me forever to get comfortable enough to fall asleep, I sleep ok for about 4 hours, then I wake up sweating like a hog and in agonizing pain to start the process all over again. I actually got up at 4:00 this morning to sit in my massage chair because my back hurt so bad. It feels like my ribs are being pried apart.
Best moment this week: Having a few days off to sleep in and get stuff done!
Movement: Nearly constant. Just today I noticed her a lot lower and I feel a lot of pressure in my pelvis. I don't really look like I've dropped, so I'm wondering if maybe she's getting her head in position?
Food cravings: PB Cap'n Crunch, chocolate donut holes, lemonade
Food aversions: None.
Labor Signs: LOTS of Braxton Hicks this week.
Belly Button in or out? Out like a fat kid in dodgeball
What I miss: Being comfortable, having a waist, sleeping on my stomach.
What I am looking forward to: My last two showers this week, putting the finishing touches on the nursery, and most of all - meeting my baby!
Milestones: More stretchmarks appeared this week - this time right around my belly button. They're pretty gross looking and I'm just crossing my fingers that somehow I can make it through the next four weeks without any more!
How did you feel at 36 weeks?