What is Baby K up to? According to The Bump she could weight anywhere from 6-9lbs. Let’s hope for my sake she is not 9lbs…She also may have some hair and is getting ready for her exit – or at least we hope she is
How I am doing? Good. I am ready to get this baby out! I am not that uncomfortable contrary to how I sound, just after 9 months I am ready to meet this little girl. I am not anxious, nervous or scared for her birth. At this point she has to come out one way or another the way I see it!
A bit about my “birth plan”…
I actually do not believe in birth plans to be honest. My labour and her birth will be what it is, no matter what I want or plan for. I just want a healthy baby and Mom after. I want to stay at home till we hit that 4-5 minute mark for contractions (apart), I will start off without drugs and see how it goes – I am open to anything and will take it as it comes. I am open to c-sections, episiotomy or anything it takes to get this little girl out safely. I do want to stay as active as I can (and feel comfortable) during the labour process which would be the only reason I delay or not get an epidural.
Again, I think a birth plan is just doing what you feel is right for you!
Weight gain? Despite my stomach gaining 2cm in one week for fundal height, weight gain is still 16-17lbs.
Workouts: Still going good. Cardio is only walking on the treadmill now, which can cause BH contractions. I just see it was my body getting ready and breath through them. I am still doing prenatal yoga one day a week and light weights or prenatal workouts at home. Being on maternity leave now I am getting in 5-6 a week.
Movement: Yup! Between 7-9pm she does not stop moving. To the point I have to get up and walk around every 10-15 minutes. She is only busy little babe in there most days.
Sleep: I am usually up 3 times a night to pee and in bed 9 hours a night. I have not had insomnia as much as the previous two weeks and manage to get back to sleep pretty easy.
Stretch marks? One on my lower hip which was from before but more noticeable. I started using extra oil twice a day on it
Miss Anything? At 38 plus weeks pregnant, I miss a lot but that is not a big deal at this point!
Fun and/or Interesting Things from the Week: This is more a random thought than anything… But since I am such a planner that it is weird right now not really knowing what the next days, or weeks could bring. It is also really different being at home on maternity leave. I went from a routine day that really did not change much Mon-Fri to very little plans for 8 plus hours a day and being home by myself. I really appreciate this time off before baby comes but it can be boring. I try to keep busy with house chores, projects, meeting with friends etc throughout the day but still am finding it tougher than I thought to be at home all day.
Baby Items Purchased: Nothing – can you believe it?!
Nursery Update: You already saw the reveal!
Looking Forward To: Meeting this little girl!