Thursday, November 5, 2015


Baby's size: Swiss chard

Next appointment: Biophysical profile 11/6; OB 11/10

Total weight gain: 59.8 lbs. Up a little but down almost 4 lbs. just from yesterday, due to several monster poops. (Sorry, TMI!)

Sleep: Averaging between 5 and 6, which is about 1-2 less than I'd like. Staying asleep is harder these days, and not just because of the constant peeing.

Food cravings: This past weekend, I really wanted these dolmas I'd had recently and made Mr. Hope get three orders of them (one for me, two for everyone else to split). And last night I wanted a provolone sandwich from Wawa. Just provolone on bread with extra mayo. Weird shit like that.

Symptoms: HEARTBURN. And the constipation is back. Also hair-trigger moodiness. Lots of crying for no reason, or even with reason but striking out of nowhere. My boobs are burning, which according to the Googles means my milk ducts are getting ready. Oh, and I'm in full-on waddle. Seriously, I'm like Jabba the Hut these days.

What I'm loving: I'm finishing up my labor mixes. I did one for relaxation and one for when I need to be energized. For the latter, I included the Beastie Boys' Eggman, which totally makes me laugh. Yeah, I'm that much of a dork.

What I'm not loving: Gaining weight again. For a while I thought I'd hold steady at 55 lbs. Really hoping I lose a lot with birth (or within a couple weeks of birth). Maybe I'll be one of those lucky fuckers for whom breastfeeding is the best diet ever.

What I'm looking forward to: Meeting our little guy. Twelve days and counting!

Best moment this week: Getting the call with my official induction date. Knowing when the Jellybean is going to be born allows the planner in me to get all my ducks in a row. It was seriously such a relief.

1 comment:

  1. Monster poos suck...on that note, get the strongest laxatives you can after Jellybean is born. Especially if you end up with a c-section (from my experience, I don't know how different it would be if you go the traditional route). And keep taking them for at least a week. Because Ow. 3-ply toilet paper, wet wipes, keep your music for your labour mixes handy.

    I hope you get lucky with the breast feeding weight loss. I think you deserve it! I got lucky with the pregnancy weight gain, but then gained even more after Bubs while breastfeeding on demand!! Of course, it was my fault for continuing to eat like I was pregnant. Nearly 6 months on and I can say I gained 6 kilos from Bubs (plus 2 from pre-eclampsia) and 8 kilos post Bubs courtesy a sweet tooth gone wild. And losing it has been HARD! Even though I am still breast feeding on demand.

    Ooooh, I can't wait for Jellybean to get here!! I am super excited for you!!! I know you won't be updating straight away because you'll be tired and it is a special time for you and Mr. Hope to meet your little Jellybean, but I will be stalking your blog waiting. No pressure. But I will totally be here. With binoculars. In the bushes. The bushes of the interwebs. Hmm...that sounds like it could mean something else...Never mind. I will just check in from time to time, like each and every day. ;)

    Oh yeah, and kegels. If I could travel back in time I would slap myself and say "do your damn kegels woman! Allergy season, post baby- or at least buy more knickers!"