Friday, May 18, 2012


If there has ever been one week in particular that I feel more pregnant than any other week, I think that this would be the week.
I'm tired. I have no energy. I'm swollen. I'm a smidge crabby. Whine whine whine!
Thank heavens Jeff has been here to take over parenting because I haven't really done anything.
I did make dinner last night. That was a big accomplishment.

How far along? 35 weeks
Maternity clothes? Please. Even those are getting small. My belly is HUGE.
Sleep? Awful. Oh well. I'm going to sleep a ton this weekend. Lots of naps are in order. Baby has a party starting around 10:00 p.m. that usually goes until 11:30 or midnight and then he wakes up again around 5:00 a.m. and has another party. Lots of bumping and stretching and jumping.
Best moment(s) this week? Eating a popsicle. Those things taste yummy! Laughing at my crazy belly. It was almost like Gabriel was trying to stand up inside my tummy.
Food cravings: One minute I will crave something and then the next I could care less if I eat. Like last night, I really wanted to eat some leftover rice around 10:00 p.m. and then I was building myself up to eating that rice and then out of no where I was done. I didn't want anymore. I went to bed. I did really want a grilled cheese and some tomato soup yesterday and I got it! Small bit of heartburn also helps me from eating tons of stuff.
Gender: Blue dude
Belly button in or out? Depending on where Gabriel is in my belly, it is very stretched.
Movement? Heavens yes.
What I miss? Pretty much everything. I would really, really love to sleep on my tummy. I would love a beer. I would love to sleep pain free through the night. I would love to run and not waddle.
What I'm looking forward to: Getting everything ready to go for this little dude and getting my parents here. I think someone might decide to arrive early.
Weekly wisdom: Let Jeff do pretty much everything.
Anything else?
I spent most of the morning in the doctor's office yesterday because my blood pressure was really high. I had headaches, was nauseous and dizzy and swollen. Not as swollen as with Caderyn, but pretty swollen.
They took my blood pressure a gazillion times, did some stress tests, made me lie down and then did a bunch of bloodwork. Oh and she made me drink some Pedialyte-- which did wonders for the nausea (???!!!). They got my blood pressure down and sent me on my way with lots of instructions for relaxation. Basically, I come home, have a snack and sit on the couch.

I am officially in the last week of my 8th month.

Baby is the size of a large cantalope.
My birth predictions:
     Day: June 18 around 3:00 a.m.
     Weight: 8 lbs exactly
     Height: 23 inches
     Hair color: Red!

I really could care less if I ate right now. Only ice cream and posicles truly sound good because I'm so hot!
I had a baby shower last weekend and got super spoiled! Of course, I didn't take any pictures.
We spent a lot of time outside this week in Caderyn's new pool.
The preggo waddle is in full force this week.
My hips are starting to ache again.
Swollen feet= flip flops at work!
Yesterday I went to Target and got everything I needed for my delivery and the baby in the hospital.
I kind of started packing the hospital bag and the baby bag. Kind of.
We have a doctor's appointment next Wednesday and we get an ultrasound!

I just need to hang on with this little guy until my parents are here and Jeff is back from Guard training.

What else? Oh, here are some pictures from the week.

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