Saturday, May 26, 2012

Baby Barrett 39 Weeks

WOW!  I cannot believe that it has been 9 months now.  I mean I felt like the pregnancy was going fast but my due date is now TODAY!  Time flies!  Although I do have the say the last week has kinda of drug on because everynight I climb into bed secretly hoping that tonight will be the night Baby B decides it wants to be born.  

Size of the baby: Baby Barrett is now the size of a watermelon approx.. 19 - 22  inches long & approx 6 1/2lbs. 

Total Weight Gain/loss: I have gained 22lbs (as of my last doctors appointment on Wednesday).  My belly is  growing everyday.  I swear when I wake up the morning it has grown overnight.  The last couple times I have been measuring two weeks big so it appears will be having a fairly good size little peanut =)

According to the doctor he is hoping I am in the 50% who deliver before their due date otherwise I may be delivering a 10lb. baby!  YIKES!  But with my due date only 2 short days away looks like Baby B is either going to be right on time or late.  Guess Baby is mighty comfy in there.  

Maternity Clothes:  I can still wear a VERY few of my longer shirts, but ALL of my pants are now maternity or stretchy yoga pants.   I am quickly running out of options.  Thank goodness the last couple weekends have been nice enough to wear dresses and skirts.

Gender: SURPRISE!! We are not going to find out till Baby Barrett arrives in May!  Every time I am out and about I run into someone who has an opinion about what we are having.  

Movement: Definitely have been feeling movement.  Baby B is moving all day long now.  It is such an amazing feeling to feel baby flipping and kicking all day long.  At our ultrasound they confirmed that Baby B is head down and ready to go =).  I think Baby B is definitely beginning to get a little cramped in there because some of the little kicks and jabs are starting to hurt.  The funniest things are the hiccups I have been feeling which seem to be a lot more common lately.

Sleep: Not getting much anymore.  Sleep has become a very precious commodity.  

What I miss: Not having smells literally have me running for the bathroom.  Not getting heartburn.  Being able to see my feet when I walk.

Cravings: Ummm... Hawaiian Shaved Ice.  That has seriously become my new favorite obsession and luckily the Pure Water Store in Woodland sells it.  I swear the guy in there is going to know me by name pretty soon.  Hubs and I went yesterday and it just hit the spot.  

Symptoms: Since last Friday night I have developed this terrible itching all over my body.  It isn't so bad during the day but at night it is almost unbearable.  Luckily I have found that oatmeal baths and Sarna lotion can keep it under control enough for me to fall asleep.  We are waiting on blood work from the Doctor to rule out any possible complications, but I am hoping it's just due to the rise in hormones being produced in my body.  Also, more and more Braxton Hicks contractions.  It's such a strange feeling to have your whole stomach tighten and contort into weird positions.  I secretly keep hoping they will get more and more intense and bring on labor =).

Best moment this week: Well I've been on maternity leave this week so it's been really nice to get some things done around the house and be able to sleep in.  Also hubs has been coming home from work a little early to spend time with me and it's been really nice to get to enjoy some time just the two of us, since we won't have that for quite some time again.  Also last night hubs and I went to see The Avengers, since it will probably be quite a while before we can go to a movie again.  

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