RockStar weighs approximately 4 3/4# and is about 18″ long at this point (roughly the size of a cantaloupe). The central nervous system is maturing, and the lungs are continuing to mature as well. This kiddo isn’t considered fully baked yet, but they say that babies born at 34-37 weeks who have no other health problems generally do fine. Whohoo!! I’m considered full term anywhere from 3-8 weeks from now. December 1st is full term, so RockStar, you are welcome to come out anytime after that!
I weighed in at 183# this morning (up 5# over the past two weeks, up 22# overall). I’m sure that traveling and eating whatever I wanted, whenever I wanted (including lots of my Mom’s delicious homemade bread!) for 10 days didn’t help that number. Oops. I’m trying to eat healthy and get some movement in every day again now.
*Braxton Hicks are still occurring on a pretty regular basis… sometimes I barely notice them, sometimes they’re pretty uncomfortable. I think it’s worse when they happen while RockStar is up playing in my ribs.
*I passed the glucose test last month. They want to see a number under 135 and I was 129. I kinda forgot about the test and downed a vanilla milkshake the night before the test, so I’m glad I passed anyway. 🙂
*I passed the iron level test two weeks ago. I don’t remember my exact levels, but they were “nice and high,” which was good, because I’ve struggled with borderline anemia over the years.
*My Hypnobabies home study course is still going well, though I need to be better about making it a priority each and every day. The full day wrap up class with the teacher is only 10 days away, and after that I’ll do a recap of the program for anyone that’s interested. I’m feeling super excited about the whole thing so far!
I had an awesome appointment with my midwife today. There are a few different midwives at my practice, and they’re all very nice, but Shawna is definitely my favorite. She told me she’s out of town Dec21-23 (I’m due the 22nd), but if this child comes any time other than that, she’ll do her best to be the midwife on call for me, which makes me VERY happy! She’s the most “natural” of the midwives at the practice, and she had lots of wonderful things to say about my birthing preferences letter that I brought in today. I’ll post my final version of that soon! Next on the list is to pick our pediatrician. Yikes!