Eric was working so Mia took my picture... not bad, ha ha!
Size of baby: a mini watermelon. Feels bigger than mini ;) ha ha! I'm so curious to find out how big he is, especially compared to Mia! She was 7 lbs and 19 1/2 inches!
Movement: he is most active at night but I feel his movements all day long. How can I not? I am convinced I've got the most active, fully grown babe ever, ha ha! He's really good at reassuring me though if I ever feel around for movement because I can't remember the last time I felt him (due to how crazy life gets and not paying close attention, not because he isn't moving).
Cravings: no real cravings. In fact, eating hasn't been the easiest this week. I mean, I'm not sick, I just feel blah and nothing ever sounds good.
Miss anything: ha ha. It's not that I want to wish time away, but I miss not being/feeling pregnant ;) This past week has definitely been the hardest as I'm the most uncomfortable and the fatigue has really set in! Mix that with my lack of wanting food but still needing to feed my body, taking care of my ever busy toddler and body pains.... I kind of miss feeling "normal" :)
Random: the swelling still isn't as bad this time around (compared to Mia's pregnancy) and I can still wear my wedding ring!
No stretch marks (for the time being).
At my appointment last Wednesday (so I was 38 1/2 weeks) I weighed just under 154.5 pounds. I weighed 160 the day I was induced with Mia (at 40 weeks and 4 days) which totaled a 40 pound weight gain. This just proves to me that bodies gain what they need to gain for pregnancy despite what the numbers "suggest" you should gain!
At my appointment we also discovered that I was dilated to a 3! That is crazy to me since baby had only been head down for 2 days at that point, and I wasn't even dilated to a 2 when I was induced with Mia, who was always head down and in position!
The contractions have been much more intense than I ever experienced with Mia and much more frequent, which I guess would explain why I'm dilating :)
Best moment of the week: going to my EVC appointment (to flip the baby) and finding out he was mostly head down! His hand was in the way (like he was doing a flying superman pose) so my doctor "scared" his hand away while doing my exam and his head slid into place! I can't even describe what a relief that was for me! I've been a little nervous all week that he would flip back to breech, but so far, so good! I do wear a girdle when I sleep and sometimes throughout the day to try and keep him in position and discourage him from flipping!
Be sure to follow along on Instagram to see when baby boy decides it's time to snuggle in my arms instead of my belly ;)