How far along? 36 weeks and 1 day
Total weight gain: 38 pounds... which means I gained 8 pounds in 4 weeks- how special! Looks like I'll be wrapping the pregnancy up with right around 40 pounds gained.
Maternity clothes: I should have probably just taken this question out long ago... but the answer is still yes, obviously. I am surprisingly not as tired of my wardrobe options as I thought I would be by this point!
Stretch marks: Believe it or not, no. Not sure how I lucked out in this department but I hear it's all genetics, so thanks, Mom!
Sleep: I know there are a lot of things about pregnancy that I will probably miss, but I can guarantee you that I will not miss sleeping with a body pillow, lying almost exclusively on my left side, and waking up in the middle of the night to pee. I am certain Brian will not miss these things either.
Best moment this week: Our perinatologist appointment/growth scan on Friday- see below for details
Miss Anything: Ease of movement and being generally self-sufficient... I really do feel like a bit of an invalid.
Movement: Please refer to this post from last week. The babies also get hiccups a couple of times a day- usually Clara. Colby always seems to get them in the middle of the night... makes me wonder if he's going to be a little night owl like his daddy?
Food cravings: I think that I have reached that point where food is more of a necessary evil. Most everything makes me feel uncomfortably full or gives me indigestion. I made the big mistake of ordering a spicy dish from Pei Wei on Thursday and it took me a good 48+ hours to recover.
Symptoms: As I mentioned, I think I have had a couple of contractions, but nothing serious. I still get short of breath pretty easily and feel like I'm sweating more than normal, which is fun. My hands are swollen and tingly in the mornings (?!) and my ankles swell some if I am up and moving around a lot during the day, but I'm usually able to remedy that by spending the evening on the couch with my feet propped up... it's a tough life.
Happy or moody most of the time: Happy... I really and truly expected myself to be a hormonal mess, but thankfully that has not been the case. Let's hope that continues to be true as my hormones readjust after the babies are born!
Have you started to show yet: Eh, I guess ;)
Looking forward to: Meeting Colby and Clara this week (hopefully)!!!
General updates:So the growth scan on Friday went well. Clara has apparently been busy packing on the pounds because she was estimated to be weighing 5 pounds, 1 ounce- she finally broke out of the 5th percentile and has moved up to the 8th percentile! Colby is still the beefier of the two, estimated to weigh 5 pounds, 12 ounces and hanging out in the 29th percentile.
So at this point, we are basically cleared to deliver! My OB was out of town on Friday, so I'll be giving him a call today to schedule a date. Eek! Depending on what he says, I may go in to the perinatologist for one more appointment on Tuesday just to make sure the cord flow/fluid levels are still good. We are still hoping for a delivery date of this Friday, April 5th, so stay tuned.
In the meantime, we are doing last minute house preparations, finishing packing our hospital bags, and spending a surprising amount of time twiddling our thumbs (when we're not working, that is). Nonetheless, we are trying to make the most of our last few days as a family of two, and of course making sure Noah and Buster get plenty of attention before their little brother and sister arrive.
If you have any suggestions for how to make the most of these last few days or about how to best prepare the house for bringing home the babies, please feel free to share.
Will be sure to update you all once we get official word from the OB!