Sunday, August 31, 2014

baby alex: 39.5 weeks

i started writing this post before giving birth to our little man, so i figured i'd go ahead and finish it before moving on to his birth story.

how far along: 39.5 weeks

how big is baby: the size of a mini-watermelon (20 inches long and weighs over 7 pounds)

weight gain / loss: i started at 142.4 lbs and weighed 165.8 pounds at 38 weeks. today, the day before induction, i weigh 166 pounds. i gained 23.6 pounds for this little guy's pregnancy.

symptoms: plenty of contractions, but nothing consistent enough to be labor

cravings / aversions: i'm in solid pumpkin spice latte mode right now

movement: alex's movement has been slowing down, although i think it's supposed to in the final weeks. i had a sono on monday and he hardly moved at all, which was a bit scary. but he came around eventually.

gender: boy

belly button: outie

sleep: finally slept through the night for two straight nights after having bronchitis. what a relief.

what i'm looking forward to: baby alex will be here tomorrow. eeks!

what i miss: being worry-free. after the news that i have intrauterine growth restriction (IUGR), i started reading up on it. what a mistake. there is so much information about how underdeveloped babies from IUGR have a more difficult time with labor and there is an increased risk they'll be stillborn. insert panic mode here.

highlights this past week: visiting with my perinatologist and scheduling the induction.

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