This week we took our birth class- which exceeded our expectations of how informative and practical it was. It was very interactive and the lady teaching it did a great job in keeping everyone really involved and covering a lot of really important information.
Tons of Braxton Hicks contractions this week!
I have started to feel a fair bit more uncomfortable this week. Especially by the end of the day, I feel like it’s hard to get situated into a comfortable position.
I also felt kind of just “big” this week.
My belly button hasn’t popped out at all- but I think it’s pretty confused, because it just looks really squished.
The excitement is hitting us pretty strongly! We have a lot set up for Cannon already- the crib and changing table are ready to go, and it’s crazy to think that we really are on the last leg of this pregnancy journey!
All was well at his appointment this week- and he is head down which is really awesome! Our midwife thinks we have a good chance that he’ll stay that way. His little bum is on my left side right now and he likes to stick it way out sometimes!
I am still sleeping well, although sometimes it’s just a bit hard to get comfortable.
I am SOOOO itchy! I just want to put lotion on all day and not wear anything tight!
I have had heartburn/acid reflux almost this whole pregnancy, and I have never taken anything for it- but the other night I just got kind of mad about it and I told Adam- “that’s it, I am taking something for this acid reflux!” So we asked our midwife and she recommended papaya enzymes. It’s an all natural supplement to aid with digestion- and it works wonders! I wish I had asked about it much sooner!
Sitting in chairs for long periods of time is extremely uncomfortable and hard for me to stay focused. By 7pm I just want to be in really comfy clothes and sprawled out on the bed or couch.
His movements definitely feel stronger now as the amniotic fluid levels have decreased since he is getting bigger.
I ended up having a quit work about 2 weeks earlier than I had planned on and anticipated. It was just too strenuous, and I was having lots of Braxton Hicks and needed to allow myself the freedom to lie down and take things a bit easier.
This week I have gotten a lot of organizing done with his clothes and diapers and I think that with each passing day we are getting more and more excited to have him here!