Boy or girl: Team Green
Currently craving: Nothing that I can really think of. Pasta always hits the spot though! I’ve been feeling pretty full, pretty quickly lately.
Currently Avoiding: Heartburn hasn’t been as badly lately which has enabled me to eat tomato based stuff again which has been nice. If I do end up getting it, it’s typically not as bad.
Weight: I haven’t weighed myself in probably two weeks. With Halloween and giving into that Lasagna craving, I think I’ll pass.
Belly button status: In, always!
Sleep grade: Good sleep seems to come and go, sometimes it’s great and sometimes it’s awful but I would say that overall it’s been pretty good. I’m not even waking up crazy sore or anything which is nice!
Recent Crazy Dream: I’ve been dreaming more often lately but not about anything I want to dream about. I really wanted another dream about what I’m having but so far I’ve got nothing. “Just” those 2-3 dreams/incidents from previous months. The main thing I remember dreaming about recently was breaking a glass bowl. When you google glass breaking it’s all pretty ominuous. Shortly after that dream I broke a glass so maybe it was more of a predicition than a bad sign.
Evidence of pregnancy brain: I’ve had plenty of incidents of pregnancy brain but of course I can’t remember them all at this point. One was totally forgetting a meeting that I had scheduled.
Symptoms?: Heartburn hasn’t been as bad lately. My main symptoms have been being tired and lots and lots of Braxton Hicks especially once I hit 39 weeks. I even had one incident where I called my midwife because I was having so many I thought hmmmm could this be it?! But it turns out I just realllly needed to drink some water. Once I hydrated the braxton hicks stopped.
Health/Appointments: I’ve been having my appointments weekly at this point with my last one being on 11/7 aka the day I hit 40 weeks. Baby sounded great. Baby also wasn’t engaged at all and instead its head was pressing into my right hip which makes sense when I think of what I’ve been feeling.
I know that later babies tend to not get engaged until labor begins but I was still surprised that baby wasn’t engaged since I’ve been feeling a ton of pressure and way more Braxton Hicks contractions than usual.
Movement: Baby’s movements have been different and slower for sure. It seems like I’m noticing more shifting than actually punches/kicks. Whenever I get nervous and do kick counts baby quickly responds which is always reassuring. I did have one incident before I hit 40 weeks where I felt such a huge movement that it caused me to yelp! It actually hurt a little when it typically doesn’t.
Names: We’re still no where on the name game. I guess we’re just going to see if baby is a boy or a girl and then aruge, I mean, decide from there 😉
Any baby related purchases? Seedlings Baby Wipes! We had none and I needed some!
In Other News
Weeks ago I mentioned going to Jamestown, VA on a field trip with Mason and most people thinking I’m absolutely crazy for going but guess what?! I went, and it was AMAZING and I’m so glad we got to make the memories that we did. It wasn’t until the end of the trip that I started to feel more pressure than usual but by the time I got home and we went Trick or Treating I was totally fine!
As far as the homebirth goes we are 100% ready. My main concerns are getting the tub filled in time and making sure that it’s warm! It’s suppose to be cold this week so that’s a little concerning too. We’ll have to crank the heat up in the house and possibily get the space heater down and crank the heat up on the water tank. I think it will all work out!
We are still purging whenever possible and also trying to keep the house clean and tidy. I’m 40 Weeks and 2 days today. Feeling good and planning to do a sweep/mop of the floors daily from here on out. It’s crazy to think about how labor can start at any minute and also that I could technically go another 2 weeks with no concerns!
It’s just a waiting game at this point! I’m so excited to see how everything goes down and who this baby will be!