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35 weeks

36 week update

Weight: 194.2
BP: 123/81 (I think)

Oops missed another update. Lots going on around here and none of it really crucial to get its own post.

I weighed myself this weekend and hadn't gained since 34 weeks. Works for me. My bp at appts has been good and they haven't commented on my urine so that's good. 

I've been sleeping on my side more. Struggling to get comfy on my stomach but I wake up on my stomach and I'm comfortable. My back has been bothering me a lot and I'm not getting as much relief from the chiropractor. It's just so tight in my lower right pelvis. Some days it's ok and others I have shooting pains. 

I had started taking the red raspberry leaf tea pills 2 per meal (so 6 each day) and I'm just so forgetful lol. When we were out of town I forgot completely. So I am trying to remember and I'm pretty certain they give me bad heartburn. We will see but I'm fairly certain of it. I've also started daily evening primrose oil capsules orally and vaginally. 

The baby's room hasn't made progress just yet. Oops. Need to get working on that. His name is still undecided and rarely talked about too. But his swing and jumperoo have been assembled and are ready for him. We need to bring up his cradle soon and I still need to pack a hospital bag. Too much to do and too little energy exists. 

I'm doing twice weekly NST's and he's been passing those. Last week we had an ultrasound to check his size and cord. Everything looked good. Based on their measurements he weighed in at 6 pounds 8 ounces. The average for that gestation was 5.5 pounds. Tomorrow we have another ultrasound to do a fetal echocardiogram just to make sure everything is good. I'm not too worried to be honest. But never hurts to be sure. 

It's been really nice here so I want to start going for walks. Leiland and I could both use it. So could the pups lol. I just worry about making my back hurt worse. 

Baby still moves a lot. Not as many flips but he kicks the top of my uterus and to the right all the time. I feel movements that are crazy and all over. Reminds me of when a baby has a startle reflex. Do they do that in the womb? He also does something, which I have no idea what, where it feels like he is hitting my hip bones. I feel it fairly often and it's a very strange feeling to me. Who knows what he's actually doing in there though. 

I'm definitely feeling the third trimester exhaustion. I usually go to bed about 1030 and get up at 730. Not nearly enough because I'm just always tired. I wake to pee and when leiland wakes up too. One day I'll sleep but I realize that's years away.

Baby had a fetal echocardiogram that went great - no reason for concern. The tech also did a quick 3d pic of his face and Tim and I both immediately thought he looked just like Leiland. I'll take it, Leiland is pretty darn cute lol. Today was the 36 week appt after my NST. Everything is still good, measuring good, tested negative for group b strep., and only about a finger tip dilated. So basically nothing happening just yet. Works for me since Tim will be gone all this next week.

I have noticed a drop in how much baby moves. He's definitely getting big in there and running out of room. Before the echocardiogram I hadn't felt him move all day, but today he is a little more active. Especially late at night. 

Teething update

Leiland has 3/4 2 year molars now. I had seen one spot of his bottom left break through but then it didn't seem to do a whole lot. One day he had a weird rash around his neck so I took off his teething necklace. Within two days he was a blubbering MESS. So after two days of that I put it back on and within a day he was noticeably better. Still a cranky mess but not as bad. The crankiness lasted a few more days and he finally let me see in his mouth. I can now see that the whole tooth is through there is just a little bit of gum left in the middle of the tooth. So it has to finish growing through. But he has 3 of his 4 molars in. ONE MORE!! I want so bad to see that last molar through before this baby comes. He has 7 more week to get that tooth through. I think thats possible.

33 weeks

7 more to go.
Weight this morning was 192.8 pounds. I'm trying hard to keep it in check and not over indulge. 

Baby has been moving a lot but none of the craY flips. Twice this week we went to do the hd ultrasound. Baby refused to move either time. He was laying transverse with his feet up at his face totally bent in half. It's adorable except when you want pictures of that little face. We got a couple and he has the big cheeks like Leiland and his nose and lips look totally different. I can't wait to see him in a couple months. 

Yesterday in the shower I felt what I am pretty sure was a contraction. That freaks Tim out because its so early, but Leiland was late and I had a TON before he came, so Im not worried.

Today I started taking the red raspberry leaf tea but the pills. I read to start them about 32 weeks, but waited till today. Im taking 2x 400mg pills 3x a day with meals. So a total of 2400mg a day. At 36 weeks I will start the evening primrose oil.

I have been seeing the chiropractor in hopes to get some help on my back. I have been 3 times now. He was able to really loosen my upper back and my heartburn has been completely in control since he did that. Its amazing. I have to still take zantac when we eat pizza and last night when we had a tomato sauce based recipe. So I see him again this week Friday, then twice next week. After that (2 weeks 3x a week) I will start seeing him once a week till baby is born. For the most part I wasn't incredibly sore at any of the appts. Tim had been home and I didn't do much. But Tuesday I worked really hard doing lots of laundry, cleaning the master bath, and cleaning up the toy room. So when I went in yesterday there was no doubt that I was SORE. He could feel the extra tension and I actually walked away feeling better. I wasn't sure if I would feel relief right away.

Next week I begin twice weekly NST appts. Mondays and Thursdays. Then on the 21st we go in for another ultrasound but with the high risk specialist. They will just look at his cord and growth at this point to make sure all is good. Im a little nervous but happy for the second opinion. Tim is also doing all he can to come to that appt with us.

So basically everything is still going good. I am still sleeping on my belly but not as often. I am on my side more and a pillow between my hips is helping. I am starting to get tired more but not so much that I can't do things. I am still keeping up with Leiland for the most part.