How far along: 34 weeks today (going by 9/27 edd)
Weight gain: I don't want to talk about it...lol umm 37lbs now I think
Stretch marks: I have one on my side about 1/2 an inch long, but I have been putting ointment on it and hopefully it will disappear once baby comes...
Symptoms: Fatigue...I am exhausted by the end of the day (I fell asleep at 8:30pm one day last week) lol...a little bit of swelling in my feet and yesterday some in my hands, so I'm trying to lower my sodium intake...
Sleep: Some nights are better than others...I've been doing a lot of tossing and turning lately...it's just really hard to get comfortable now (I would love to be able to sleep on my stomach again!!!) :)...the other day I discovered I have a spot on each elbow that looks like I have rug burns, and so I paid attention to how I was sleeping that night, and I have been using my elbows to help turn over and get up out of bed...I'm glad they don't hurt, but it was a strange discovery lol
Best Moment this Week: Weekend trip to Utah...it was so nice being able to get out of town and out of the heat...I was actually able to enjoy sitting outside without getting over-heated in 2 minutes :) It was fun being with our friends who had their 1 month old, so I got to hold her a lot and see the ins and outs of a day in the life of a new mommy :) It actually didn't look as exhausting as I thought, and pretty routine too...sleep, eat, burp, poop, change diaper, cuddle... :)
Food Cravings: Nothing...sorry, still boring!
Labor Signs: Just Braxton Hicks contractions (I assume) maybe once or twice every other day
Belly Button in or out?: Still in!
Rings on or off?: Ring still on, although yesterday I thought I might not be able to wear it much longer...but since we were on vacation, I was snacking on chips and other yummy salty treats, so that didn't help...today my hands aren't really swolen, and I've been making sure to drink lots of water
Movement: Non-stop yesterday...guess he couldn't get comfortable with me moving around the cabin a lot, then holding Gradee and then the drive home...I love the movements, but more frequently he's been kicking areas where it hurts...I think he is kicking my left ovary, and that is pretty painful
Milestones: According to my pregnancy journal, it says that today is the last day of my 8th month...so technically I will be 9 months tomorrow woo hoo (FYI: pregnancy is actually 10 months)...We're getting so close to the end and I have been dealing with a rollercoaster of emotions...I have waited for this for so long, and sometimes it doesn't seem real...then other days I realize that it is really soon, and I need to finish "getting ready" eventhough there isn't really much left to do BUT wait...I need to pick up a couple items from the store like the boppy covers and some nursing stuff for me...we need to put together the stroller, car seat, bouncy chair...and we're pretty much set.
This is all so new and exciting, but I am still feeling overwhelmed with everything...the "nesting stage" has definately set in, and some days I feel so unprepared but then I try and think of things I need to finish, and come up with nothing...waiting is the hardest part for sure!