Thursday, January 24, 2013

36 Weeks: Full Term

At the last few doctor appointments, baby has been head down, so let's hope she stays that way! Last week I booked baby girl's newborn photography session with Christina B Photography. She's going to come to our home and take pictures of baby girl the first week of March (if things go accordingly). I had been thinking for the last month or so if I wanted someone to take maternity pictures of me, and I decided I don't. I've been taking weekly ones on my own, which is good enough for me.

All our ducks are pretty much in a row except for childcare. I did go and tour a daycare center yesterday. We've been exclusively looking into daycare centers so far, mostly because we haven't seen or heard of any good home daycares. They also make me nervous for some reason. I'm in a between rock and a hard place, though, because I'm going to take about 12 weeks off, which leaves me returning to work the first or second week of May, BUT I get the summer off (starting the middle of June). So baby will be going to daycare for about a month and then I get to stay home with her for a while. This makes me want to take an extra six weeks off, but it'd be unpaid. So I'm still trying to decide the best way to do this. My sister will just be getting done with finals in May so ideally I'd hire her as a nanny for a month, but she might be trying to move back home and look for a real job.
Anyways, the place yesterday was great and everyone was really nice, but I still got teary eyed thinking about leaving my baby at this place with all these strangers. Sigh.

Baby size: 6 pounds and more than 18 1/2 inches long. She's growing at the rate of ~1 ounce a day and will be considered full term at the end of the week!

Movement: She's still moving lots and making me smile :)

Stretch marks: This last week and a half some have officially creeped their way onto my lower belly. Reallll bummer since just 2 weeks ago I thought, 'if I don't have them now I'm probably in the clear'. Wrong.

Belly button in or out: Still an innie

Cravings: Sometimes it's a burger, sometimes it's mexican food, and sometimes it's simply just sweets. Never two cravings at the same time though. Still haven't had any "weird" cravings like pickles and ice cream that you always hear about.

Symptoms: Overall feeling pretty great. Just some acid reflux still. Some days my Prilosec does wonders and some days it doesn't seem to work at all. Also, I sweat profusely at work (I will even crack my window open a tiny bit, even on a -18 degree day). At least our house is kept at a nice 68-69 degree temp, otherwise I'd sweat profusely in my sleep.

Miss anything: WINE. Family: I wouldn't be pissed if you brought a bottle of wine to the hospital after I deliver ;)

36 Week Belly:

1 comment:

  1. Just started following your blog, you're only a few weeks ahead of me (I'm 29 weeks today). We haven't even started looking into daycares yet, it makes me so nervous. good luck to you!


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