Pregnancy Update - Week 36
How Far Long: 36 weeks - as of today, they would not try to stop labor if I went to the hospital!
Size of Baby: Since he's big, he's about 19.75 in (Page was 21 in when born) and about 6.8 lbs
Total Weight Gain/Loss: OK, so last week when I went to the Dr. on Wednesday, I had gained 8 lbs! I KNOW!! Very bad. But today when I went, I had lost a pound, so I guess the total is up to 21 lbs! That's one pound over where I wanted to end. They say sometimes you lose weight at the end of the pregnancy, so let's hope so!
Maternity Clothes: YES! I love my comfy maternity clothes.
Gender: Boy - Logen Warren Hustedt
Movement: He's starting to slow down a little, but he's still quite the stretcher and loves to move around really late at night and very early in the morning. The rib kicks have subsided for the time being, though! :)
Food Cravings: Fruits and Water
What I Miss: Being able to carry Page for more than a couple minutes at a time. She is so understanding and helpful, though!
Sleep: I've been sleeping OK, but it's hard to get comfortable and my body temperature fluctuates so much that I tend to wake up hot and cold all night.
Symptoms: Heartburn (apparently Logen has hair - or so the ultrasound tech said), back aches, groin aches, constant bathroom breaks, swollen feet, and most recently - as of today... (BEWARE - TMI) I'm dilated 2 cm!!! The doctor said everything is progressing wonderfully, but thinks Logen will hold old AT LEAST until next week if not until our induction date, which is TWO WEEKS from today! Next Dr appointment is next Thursday, the 16th, so we'll see what he says then.
Best Moments This Week: ZooLights on Saturday night with Steve and Page and also working on and finishing Logen's nursery with Steve and Page yesterday! We had a great time!
What I'm Looking Forward To: Spending more time with Steve and Page before Logen gets here. We have our maternity pictures on Saturday afternoon and then we're going to head to Glendale Glitters for some more holiday fun!
It also hit me today while at the Dr's office that the focus has been on Logen's arrival so much that it hasn't hit me that Christmas is only 2.5 weeks away. That means it's only 2 weeks until Canaan and Charity get here, too! I love Christmas and I love having family visit. I'm so glad they will be here to celebrate not only Christmas with us, but also the beginning of Logen's adventure! I have so much to be thankful for. I need to keep perspective and remember all the positive things coming in the VERY near future!!!
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