Friday, August 8, 2014
I know that I'm SO behind on this but I wanted to catch up. Any other mamas-to-be like, "Wait. I'm having a baby in a few weeks?" It's insane to think about. I'm just copy-and-pasting notes from the past few weeks:

The baby is definitely moving more but they're more rolls and waves instead of kicks. It feels like he's running out of room in there, for sure. He's super low and sometimes I feel pressure but nothing insane. My back sometimes hurts just walking around and I have this weird burning sensation under one of my ribs. I asked the midwife (more on that in a sec) what it was and apparently there's a nerve there that he could be pressing on. Fun stuff!

So about the midwife. I'm not sure if I shared here but a month ago, we went on a hospital tour and I found myself leaning towards midwifery views than of a doctors. I scheduled a meet-and-greet with one, we talked but she didn't really get into their values or anything and asked me if I was serious to schedule another meet-and-greet with one of the other midwives in their group. Did that and met with her the next day. To make a long story short, it was different. September is really busy for them and they weren't sure they'd be able to make since I'm coming in late (at the time I was 34 weeks - totally understandable!). They like to be there from the beginning to establish a trusting bond. Again, so understandable! She than told me that the dealbreaker to let me in was that I'd have to be on a Paleo diet, get lots of exercise and that I'd have to take a birthing class. I didn't want to do that so I passed and decided to stick with my doctor this time.

How far along? 34/35 weeks
Total weight gain: 28 pounds
Maternity clothes? Anything stretchy is my best friend right now.
Stretch marks? Lots!
Sleep: Pretty well! I get up once or twice to pee at night.
Miss Anything? Not having crazy stretch marks and a nice, full night's sleep. Also, sleeping on my tummy.
Movement: Lots of rolling and waves. Barely any kicks any more!
Food cravings: Peanut butter and jelly sandwiches, iced coffee and pretzels.
Anything making you queasy or sick: Not much.
Gender: It's a boy! 
Labor Signs: Pressure in my lower half, movement in the lower half.
Symptoms: Back pain, pressure, leaking boobs. All the fun stuff! ;)
Belly Button in or out? In.
Wedding rings on or off? On.
Happy or Moody most of the time: Anxious! Ha. I just want to meet him already!
Looking Forward To: Meeting our baby :)