Total weight gain: 35 pounds
Maternity clothes? Yes!
Stretch marks? Nope
Sleep: definitely not sleeping as well as I was. I wake up frequently and have a hard time falling asleep but it's understandable!
Miss anything? just the usuals
Movement: Yes! I had thought the movement slowed down as the baby got more crowded but he is still quite active. I see his little feet poking out on my side and his butt and back will poke out on the other side. Even after months of feeling his movements, I still just love it!
Best moment this week: getting our maternity pictures back and seeing him at our ultrasound for the first time since December! I loved seeing his little profile!
Food cravings: still really liking a bowl of cereal
Anything making you queasy or sick: Nope!
Labor signs: not really. He still seems content in there.
Symptoms: heartburn has been very frequent and just feeling like my skin is being stretched to the max! It's amazing what a woman's body can do!
Belly button in or out? It's basically out!
Wedding rings on or off? On and slightly tighter but still okay.
Mood: excited and a bit nervous
Looking forward to: meeting our little boy!
Baby Ciak is the size of a...
Yesterday we had my 37 week appointment. Jeremy came with me since we had an ultrasound. I was very excited to see him since it had been so long. He was definitely squished in there, and it was much harder to get a good picture of him. We did get a few!
This is a profile shot of his face with his hand under his chin!
It is certainly confirmed for a third time that he is a boy! That's a between the legs shot of his boy parts.
At the ultrasound, they measured different parts of his body which then gave them an estimate of his current weight. They measured his head, leg bones, and stomach. She looked at his brain, heart, and kidneys and everything was still looking normal. She said a few of his measurements were slightly small for 37 weeks but that he was close enough.
When we met with the doctor, he reviewed the ultrasound with us. He said his estimated weight is currently 6lbs 3oz. We asked if there were any red flags, and he said everything looked great. He's still head down, and his fluid levels are good! My blood pressure, pee check, and belly measurement were fine. No signs of preclampsia, and I passed my group b strep test from last week. All good news! I haven't had any internal exams or checks for dilation. I think that starts next week.
We've been very fortunate all the prenatal testing and ultrasounds have shown a healthy, growing baby. We continue to hope for a smooth labor and delivery and a healthy little boy! I remember when April 2015 seemed so far away, and here we are on the first day of April! I'm having a baby and becoming a mom this month!