35 Weeks, 5 Days
Mind and Body:
This week the crazy has decided to take a break. I was a wreck the past two weeks. It was awful! Thankfully, my emotions have evened out a lot. I'm feeling almost totally normal.
With my mental well being back to normal, it was a lot easier for me to focus on normal human activities. That was until a different pregnancy dragon reared its head. I thought I was nesting the past few weeks with getting the baby's room ready and washing all of her clothes.
That. Was. Nothing.
I started furiously nesting this week. My 8pm bed times turned into me staying awake with no problem until 1 or 2 am, every night, cleaning, organizing, throwing things out, and re-cleaning...every room in the house. Nothing stood a chance. I even threw out our plants because they were in my way. Then I would wake up at 5am and start all over again. I also completely redecorated the living room, painted, talked PJ into remodeling part of the kitchen, and got a new refrigerator.
The baby has dropped, which is exciting. She dropped last weekend, and I had an appointment with my midwife on Monday, where she confirmed it. We also had our last ultrasound, where we got to see her little face. Currently she is measuring in at 5.5 pounds.
Now that she has dropped I've been experiencing a great deal of discomfort and pressure in my pelvis, lower back and tail bone. Sometimes I feel like she's going to fall out my butt. And my stomach is soooo hard in the lower part, where she settled into.
Food is good and I want to eat it. I don't really have any exciting news in way of food. I plowed through a ton of cereal this past week. Then by Wednesday I was no longer in the mood for cereal. Besides that, I don't really have any cravings.
I am planning a Crock Pot Frenzy with a friend of mine in 2 weeks. Were going to make a bunch of Crock Pot meals to freeze, for later use. I've done this once before and it was very convenient! I'm thinking with a new baby it's probably the most ingenious idea in the world.
Oh wait! Here we go...on Monday I ate this:
After the baby dropped I ended up having to break up my spin days. Instead of doing 2 days in a row, I put a day in between them, to give my pelvis a break. So rather than Saturday and Sunday spin, I go Sunday and Tuesday.
Everything else is still the same. A significant amount of upper and lower body resistance training, elliptical training, spinning, and 3 - 4 miles of walking with the dogs per day. I'm still on 5 days of working out per week...not including the walking. That's daily.
Pounds Gained: 23 so far. I'm hoping to end right around 25 or 26.
Cravings: None really...aside from the random Froyo on Monday.
Prepping the Dogs: A friend actually told me to try this because it worked for her. I've been walking around carrying the iPad playing the sound of a baby crying or just sitting the iPad down somewhere, with the baby crying sound. Then I praise the dogs for being good puppies, and give them a treat...so they associate the baby with good things and don't want to eat her. At first the dogs looked confused. But, they seem to be getting better with the sounds.
Both dogs love kids...but haven't spent much time around babies.
Symptoms: Since she dropped, there is the pelvis stuff I talked about. But also, I've been experiencing cramping in my abdomen. Period like cramps. They come and go. Nothing too painful...just a uncomfortable. Also, my bowels have loosened up a lot since she dropped.
Weird Compliments: One of the kids I work with told me my butt looked big. At first I thought "oh man...that's not good". But then I found out that in the teenager world, that is a good thing. So I thanked her for the compliment.
Then I immediately got nervous about Aria and her teenage years.
Books I'm Reading: Cinderella Ate My Daughter
Happy Friday Everyone!