Saturday, May 26, 2012

Baby Barrett 40 Weeks

TODAY is the day and I think it's going to pass us without Baby B joining us.  I know that 50% of 1st babies are late but I was really hoping that Baby B was going to be in the other 50% but I guess Baby is not quite ready to join us yet.  So until Baby's ready we will be anxiously awaiting the arrival.
Did I mention our Doctor leaves on Monday for a whole month?!?  So if Baby B doesn't come tonight or tomorrow our doctor won't be delivering.  Dang it!  I really LOVE our Doctor too.  I mean how many doctors do you know that call their patients on their due date to see how they are doing and if anything is progressing!  Amazing right!

Size of the baby: Baby Barrett is now the size of a Pumpkin (19 to 22inches) and 6 to 9lbs.

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.  

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 anytime now =)!  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.  

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.  Oh and ice chips and popsicles!

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.  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: I think I would have to say last night and today were the best moments this week.  Hubs and I headed down to EG and had a wonderful dinner with my family, spent the night and went on a nice long walk this morning.  It was a wonderful day!  My mom didn't want us to leave just in case Baby B decided to come.


Kelly said...

Can't wait! Love you.

Leslee said...

You look fabulous Amanda, but oh so ready to meet that lil one!!

I dreamt about you, Brian and the babe AGAIN last night... You need to deliver so I can rest :-)

Your blog is all up to date, so I say Baby B can come any time now!!!

Ioana-Carmen said...

So, so stylish darling! what do u say about following each others blog? kisses

Emily said...

Come on Baby B we all want to meet you... I am sure the day will be here soon....