Baby O’s developments: His bones are hardening. He’s keeping his eyes open while he’s awake. Lots of brain development going on!
Currently Craving: Ice cream!
Weight gain this week: 1.6 lb (25.2 lb total)
Sleep & Dreams: I’ve slept pretty well, except for the hip pain and having to switch positions throughout the night. My nighttime heartburn has stayed at bay for now. Having tons of dreams! One cool one was that Jay and I took Anthony Bourdain out to dinner.
How I am feeling: My back hurts every day. Sometimes it doesn’t start until after dinner, sometimes around lunchtime. Any kind of mild physical exertion usually makes me pretty tired. Getting off the bed or couch is definitely not easy either! I really don’t understand how people can “love being pregnant”. Being tired, achy, and uncomfortable is no fun. Plus I want some wine and sushi! But I know it will all be worth it to meet my little man in less than 2 months.
Movement: He’s starting to push more (I guess it’s his feet). Jay even felt him do it yesterday, I think he got a little freaked out, haha.
Appointments: We went to another infant care class. This past week they did a bathing demonstration first. They brought in a 5 week old baby to bathe, he was SO cute! Basically just put a little soap on the wash cloth and gently wipe him, and make sure the water isn’t too hot or cold. They also assured us the nurses would go over all of this stuff again while we were in the hospital. Two pediatricians also came in to talk about newborn ailments like Jaundice, Eczema, etc. I didn’t know that about half of all babies have signs of Jaundice, but only about 5% need treatment. They also talked about SIDS prevention… basically don’t swaddle your baby unless you are watching him, and make sure there is nothing soft and cuddly around him in the crib/bassinet. Definitely no crib bumpers!
Exercise: Worked out twice… a 2 mile walk on the treadmill, and Tracy Anderson Pregnancy DVD , month 8.
Innie or outie: Innie
Stretch marks: None yet, woohoo!
Rings on or off: On, but swelling is getting a tad worse I think.
Maternity wear: The usual – maternity jeans and sweaters.
Baby related purchases: Got the dresser! So happy it turned out nice. The quality is great and it’s the perfect height for a changing station. The crib was supposed to be delivered too, but it is still MIA. Apparently UPS never scanned it in. Amazon said they would send another one tomorrow if I still hadn’t received it.