August 17, 2012
Hi guys! Another pregnancy update, hopefully not too many more of these before baby :) I technically have 12 days to my due date but as due dates are estimates, baby can come any time now up to two weeks after her due date:
Weight/Body: Have put on 23 lbs as of now and it hasn't changed for the last 5 days or so. I still look like I swallowed a basketball! All the eight is in my belly and nowhere else. Still no swelling of hands and feet and no stretch marks (which I hear are super common in late pregnancy).
Activities: I still swim once a week in my parents pool and walk 3-4 times a week. I need to go a lot slower now though as baby is nice and low in my pelvis and making brisk walks very difficult.
Appetite: Still quite high but nothing like I heard pregnant women go through. I eat much more than I used to but definitely not eating for two. Still eating healthy but HAVE to have my chocolate ice cream everyday.
Mood: mostly in a good mood these days. I have this underlying anxiety most of the time (anxiety is an issue I struggle with on a permanent basis) but I'm also excited and weirdly calm. Let's just say I go up and down every minute of everyday!
Latest Prenatal Appointment: I met the second midwife who'll be attending the birth of my baby (in Ontario you get two midwives to attend the birth). She was as awesome as my main one and we chatted for about an hour. Baby is now fully engaged and super low in my pelvis. Her heart beat is still a strong 150 db and all measurements are normal. I also got a TENS machine from my midwife to help cope with early contraction pain.
What's left to do: I actually have to think of stuff to do now! I made a huge jar of my fave pasta sauce and put in the freezer yesterday. This weekend I want to make a bunch of meat balls to freeze as well. Also reading a few baby books still. Right now on "The Happiest Baby on the Block".
Random Guess Work: Hubby thinks baby's coming on the 20th (her actual due date is 28th). I think she's coming either the 31st or September 1st. My mom thinks her arrival will be on the 25th, lol1 What do you guys guess?
August 17, 2012