It is still hard for me to realize that I am pregnant, I have been blessed to have such great pregnancy, the only time I notice I'm pregnant is when I walk past a full mirror, or try to put my contacts in and hit my belly on sink, or trying to do laundry, reaching and bending is hard to do. And the biggest Que is the fact he is a constant mover and grover, I love it!
My weight has been good, I have only gained 25 pounds since being pregnant, but only 16 from my pre pregnancy weight. My blood pressure has all ways been even, and the one time I thought maybe my water was leaking turn out to not be, guess I was just peeing, lol and I am 2 cm dilated I hope that means i'll be having him sooner rather then later!
I am still able to do the things I want or need to do, all though it take me longer and I have to stop to sit, drink water or relax, I can do it, if I cant I ask for help and I always get it.
Here is how he is growing according to baby center:
How your baby's growing:
Your baby has really plumped up. He weighs about 6.8 pounds and she's over 19 1/2 inches long (like a leek). She has a firm grasp, which you'll soon be able to test when you hold her hand for the first time! Her organs have matured and are ready for life outside the womb.
Wondering what color your baby's eyes will be? You may not be able to tell right away. If she's born with brown eyes, they'll likely stay brown. If she's born with steel gray or dark blue eyes, they may stay gray or blue or turn green, hazel, or brown by the time she's 9 months old. That's because a child's irises (the colored part of the eye) may gain more pigment in the months after she's born, but they usually won't get "lighter" or more blue. (Green, hazel, and brown eyes have more pigment than gray or blue eyes.)
How your life's changing:For many women, the next couple of weeks are a waiting game. Use this time to prepare your baby's nursery or to take care of necessary tasks you may not get around to for a while after your baby's born. Take naps, catch up on your reading, and spend uninterrupted time with your partner while you can.
Some swelling in your feet and ankles is normal during these last weeks, but call your practitioner without delay if you notice excessive or sudden swelling of your feet or ankles, more than slight swelling of your hands, any swelling in your face or puffiness around your eyes, or have a sudden weight gain. Also let her know immediately if have severe or persistent headaches; visual changes (such as double or blurred vision, seeing spots or flashing lights, light sensitivity, or a temporary loss of vision), intense upper abdominal pain or tenderness, or nausea and vomiting. These are symptoms of a serious condition called preeclampsia.
The only thing that I have that I didn't with Abby is some common bacteria infection the only thing is I will be on antibiotics when I go into labor, so that way I don't give it to him.
I have also wanted to do a at home water birth I have a mid wife in my ward, here is her website:
I have done a lot reading about pros and cons, I'm still at a toss up, I guess I'll just see what fills right when it starts to happen. I am excited to have this little guy join our crazy family!