Sorry this post is up a day late...I had every intention of doing it last night after I put James to bed, but then I got tired and crashed. haha
I'm going to put next week's Mommy Monday post up next Tuesday as well because NEXT TUESDAY I GET MY CERCLAGE REMOVED!! I want to wait to put my post up until after it's removed so I can update you guys on how it went and everything!
I will be 36 weeks 3 days when I get it removed. I'm REALLY excited to get it out, but also pretty nervous. My cerclage removal last pregnancy was kind of awful (read about it here) so I'm praying this time it goes way smoother (and is less painful!).
This past weekend was so busy - we had a birthday party for one of James' friends on Saturday. It was so fun! Then on Sunday, we had a huge family reunion - there were around 22 little kids under the age of twelve there! It was crazy but James had SO MUCH fun playing with all the other kids! He is SO cute to watch with other kids - he's so friendly and bold and silly and eager to jump in and play. I just love him and am so proud of him!
Anyways, my Braxton Hicks have picked up a LOT this past week. My body is definitely getting ready for labor - it's so exciting! My back has also been getting really sore - my upper back, so not labor related, just really sore muscles around my shoulder blades. Other than that, I don't really have any new symptoms other than just feeling really huge and ready for this baby to come! BUT, not until after the cerclage is removed!
Now for the survey:
How far along: 35 weeks 3 days
Total weight gain/loss: Up 34lbs as of last doctor's appointment.
Maternity clothes? Yes! Give me all the maternity leggings and tees!
Stretch marks? So many above and below and around my belly button!
Sleep: It's ok! Having a bit of insomnia, peeing a lot...but ok!
Best moment this week: Watching James play with his friends and with family members this weekend! He is the friendliest, sweetest, silliest little boy. I love how bold and loving he is!
Have you told family and friends: Yes!
Movement: All the time! Definitely more rolling type movement now that he is getting squished!
Food cravings: Nothing in particular!
Anything making you queasy or sick: No.
Have you started to show yet: Yep!
Labor Signs: Braxton Hicks all the time...they've really amped up this past week!
Belly Button in or out? It's pretty much flat now.
Wedding rings on or off? Off! Wearing a place holder ring.
Happy or Moody most of the time: Happy for the most part! But definitely moody and cranky and emotional as well.
Symptoms: Pelvis/hip/groin pain, leg cramps at night (had the WORST one last night!!!!), frequent peeing, heart burn, light-headed, out of breath, THIRSTY, hungry all the time, stretch marks, spider veins, EMOTIONAL, hormonal, feet starting to hurt if I stand on them too long, tired, achey...