Saturday, November 30, 2013

Baby Noelle Portugal: 36,37,38, and 39 Weeks

Well, I just keep getting worse and worse when it comes to blogging consistently. This may possibly be my last blog post before Noelle is here... figuring I am 39 weeks!

The Good, the Bad, and the Ugly

The Good:
- The nursery is complete at this point. Ivan took a video below.
- I haven't had too many awful symptoms of the third trimester. My weight is under control and I don't really have any swelling as far as I can tell. So that is all good!
- Noelle is making her way "down". I can tell. Although it isn't always the most comfortable feeling, it makes me really excited!
- I had both my baby showers, and they were both fabulous! It was great to see all my friends. 
- The baby book I ordered arrived, along with a Christmas stocking for Noelle.
- I am one week out... still feeling pretty good. Most people are like "GET THIS BABY OUT" by now and I really don't feel that, so I consider myself kind of lucky.. for now. 

The Bad
-  I do have some pains now and again from Noelle moving downward

- If I have to pee... I have to pee or it hurts. That is never a good thing in the middle of the night. 
- I look pretty huge and nothing really fits anymore
- I have quite a few stretch marks... oh well!.... I am a zebra
- I may be getting sick.. I feel a cold coming on which is NOT good at this point. 

The Ugly
- Nothing super bad lately. 

36, 37, 38, 39 Weeks
How far along: 39 weeks
Total weight gain: I have gained around 40 lbs (depending on what time I weigh). I am pretty satisfied with this number. 
Stretch marks: Yup.. all over. They look pretty bad.. ug
Sleep: Sleeping is fine.. although I turn from side to side a LOT. 
Best moment of this week : Well, within the last 4 weeks I have had both my baby showers. They were really great! It was great to get to spend time with my closest friends. Noelle also got some beautiful things!
Miss anything: Sleeping on my stomach.. and maybe walking normally. 
Food cravings: Nope!
Anything making you queasy or sick: If I eat a lot of greasy foods it will make me sick. I had a barfy moment around week 36 when I ate too many greasy foods on the weekend. Other than that I have been completely fine. 
Labor signs: Just Braxton Hicks, Noelle moving downward.
Belly button in or out: Its out now... pretty much.
Happy or moody most of the time: It has varied between weeks. I think overall I have been in a pretty good mood. I would say this week 39 has been the "moodiest" of all of them. 
Looking forward to: Noelle being here. My next midwife appt is on Dec 5th (the day before my due date). My sister is also coming into town on Tuesday. 

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1 comment:

  1. I'm SO excited for you! What a blessing. I can hardly wait to see her photos posted, I'm happy for my sister to have a granddaughter now. God has blessed our family!