Due date: 26th of January 2017.
Days left of the pregnancy: 29 days (more or less).
Baby’s size: We had an ultrasound/check up yesterday, apparently he weighs 3000 grams. That means he gained 500 grams in two weeks, since the ultrasounds now come with two weeks space instead of a month. Help. I need some advice actually:
I have a bigger baby. My doctor doesn’t want to risk me going overdue so she actually prescribed me pills that I’m supposed to put under my tongue to start my cervix softening. I don’t really know how I feel about this. I’d really like some advice on it. Is this better than getting an induction at the hospital with pitocin and all that? I haven’t taken the pills yet, she said I could start doing it at 37 weeks. I kinda want to because I don’t want to go overdue at all. He is already big now, imagine the state of it at 41 weeks if I did go that far. Does anyone out there have experience with this?
Purchases: Baby boy got a bunch of clothes for Christmas this year from my family. My grandmother has knitted a bunch of stuff for him. I will dedicate a complete post to those outfits because that’s what they deserve. I love them.
I got his crib the Butterfly Dreams 3 in 1 projection mobile from Fisher Price and I’m so in love with it. I’ve read all over the place that a white noise maker is a must have and this thing has that along with cute music and a rain forest sound. I also love that it can be used three different ways. It’s very helpful.
He also got an adorable outfit from my sister, I’ll insert a photo of it at the end of the post along with the mobile.
Cravings: There has been a Christmas market going on in town and as we were walking through it the other day my husband and I got some Churros to share. Amazing! I haven’t had that in years. But now it’s become a huge craving. I might have to go back for another round, he he.
Annoyances: The annoyances this week is definitely sleep and bathroom breaks. I can’t for the life of me get comfortable at night. It takes me SO long to get to sleep. And don’t get me started on how many times a day I have to pee. I hate leaving the house now because it means I won’t have a toilet nearby. Sigh. Also, lower back pain has kicked in for me. Not surprising but certainly not welcome.
Mood: I’ve been really sad these last days because I missed out on the Holidays with my family. I actually cried on Skype with my parents the other day because of how badly I miss them. I can’t wait to see them when they come here to meet my baby.
Next ultrasound/doctor visit: 10th of January if I’m not mistaken.
Anything else you want to add: Hair loss has stopped now since last week. At least decreased tremendously. I’m very thankful for that. I’d like to have hair after this is all over.
At the ultrasound yesterday we saw that baby’s head was down, he had his face once again smushed into the placenta (nothing new there, he always does that so we can’t see his face, he he) and we got to see that he has hair. Wow. Hearing that was just another mind blowing thing to add to the list of firsts. Being pregnant has really opened my eyes to what life is about. I feel like being this little boys mother is my destiny. I can’t wait < 3
Here is the mobile and the cute bear outfit: