How far along: 41 weeks How much do I weigh: 61,8 kg (+12 kg) Baby size: growing and growing Belly size: The circumference (2cm under the belly button) is 106 cm and from top to bottom it’s 44 cm Belly button in or out: even/out Sleep: not so good the last couple of days, but our little toddler-Q has a lot to process during the night and I always wake up when he makes a sound Food (non) cravings: Nothing special Symptoms: I actually feel really really good. I have a few contractions, sometimes the head really pushes into a nerve in my right leg but other than that, I feel too good… Maternity clothes: they are all getting very tight Stretch marks: my belly skin is showing more red lines/areas but no stretch marks Linea negra: above the belly button Miss anything: nah, weather is great, it’s warm and sunny, I feel good, all good Looking forward to: Our baby Best happenings this week: knowing that there’s a bunch of amniotic fluid (around 11) and the placenta is 99% intact Movement: Daily, lots Gender: Hmmm Happy or moody most of the time: Happy Sports: just bringing toddler-Q to day-care and doing households
Past my due date and now I am sitting, waiting, wishing…
How far along: 40+ weeks How much do I weigh: around 61,8 kg (+12 kg)
Baby size: Who knows… big enough to enter this world for sure Belly size: The circumference (2cm under the belly button) is 103 cm and from top to bottom it’s 46 cm
Belly button in or out: even/out Sleep: Pretty good Food (non) cravings: the usual Symptoms: contractions every day since Monday April 9th, sometimes more, sometimes less, mainly in the evening, hoping they come more regularly and stay 🙂 I had contractions in my last CTG on Friday but none two days before that.
Cervix is open a bit, one finger fits through
Cervix is very very soft, the gyn said I shouldn’t wait too long to get to the hospital as it will probably open quite quickly
I have contractions
my neck of the uterus is pretty much non existent anymore
Baby’s head is tight in my pelvis
My body is ready – when will the baby be? Maternity clothes: Well, they are getting quite tight. I wear my leggings or shorts and wide tops Stretch marks: None yet Linea negra: above the belly Miss anything: No, I’m feeling good and I really want to meet our little kiddo! Looking forward to: Holding my second child Best happenings this week: Seeing progress at the last GYN appointment. Movement: Luckily still daily Gender: I would say we’ll prolly know in a week or so? How exciting Happy or moody most of the time: Happy Sports: Nope
The weather for this coming week looks quite good so baby#2 might be born on a sunny day.
It’s funny, there are a lot of similarities to my first pregnancy. I weighed exactly the same and without reading my last pregnancy’s post from 37 weeks, I wrote the exact same thing about getting up from the couch. First pregnancy post. I also started with prenatal acupuncture on wednesday.
How far along: 37 weeks 4 days How much do I weigh: 60,5 kg (+ 10,8 kg) Baby size: Around 3kg maybe? Baby’s head is tight in my pelvis, cervix is closed (one fingertip fits) and the neck of the uterus is quite short (1-2cm?), even had one contraction while I was at the Gyn. Belly size: The circumference (2cm under the belly button) is 103 cm and from top to bottom it’s 42 cm
Belly button in or out: even/out Sleep: Soso, sometimes I wake up at 3am and cannot go back to sleep, sometimes I wake up, go to the bathroom and fall asleep right away Food (non) cravings: nothing really, I think my uterus is way on the top so not that much fits at the moment. I do need some sweets in the evenings though Symptoms: Out of breath fast, not able to eat so much, big belly is getting uncomfortable, Baby has a lot of hiccups Maternity clothes: Now my pants are getting too tight. I guess I need to wear leggings only soon (hope it gets warmer, it’s snowing here again) Stretch marks: None yet Linea negra: above the belly button Miss anything: being able to get up from the couch like a 30-year old :), I miss being able to eat whatever I want, let’s hope this baby is not that sensitive to what I eat while breastfeeding Looking forward to: the registration at hospital #2 Best happenings this week: going out with my girls at night for dinner, spending a lovely night at a hotel in Munich with my mom, going out to eat and going shopping the next day. My first night away from my “baby”-boy, I woke up four times that night but went to sleep right away and just enjoyed two days with my mom Movement: Lots, mainly the baby is quite active three times a day and as much I really like that baby is moving so much and that all seems fine it really is uncomfortable Gender: Boy? Girl? Happy or moody most of the time: I’m not moody, I’m just really looking forward to meeting our baby Sports: Still lifting weights twice a week. Next week will be my last week, from April 1st on I’ll pause at the gym. No backache – yay!
How far along: 35 weeks 2 days How much do I weigh: 59,7 kg (+ 10 kg) Baby size: Honeydew melon, my baby might weigh around 2,8kg now? Belly size: The circumference (2cm under the belly button) is 101 cm and from top to bottom it’s 42 cm
Belly button in or out: Out/Even Sleep: Getting up once a night to pee, other than that quite OK except when I’m awake for 2-3 hours and can’t get back to sleep. Happens every now and again. Food (non) cravings: Sweets, chocolate pudding Symptoms: heartburn, can’t sleep Stretch marks: none yet Linea negra: it starts under my boobs and is about 10 cm long Miss anything: Maybe some time for myself? My little toddler is in his mommy-phase right now again, very clingy. Also he’s in his NO-phase which is very exhausting. So cute though, now he wants that mommy and daddy bring him to bed. Looking forward to: next OB Gyn appointment in a few days, warm weather which is starting today, registering in two hospitals, I wonder what they say about VBAC. Best/Worst happenings this week: Got tested positive for Streptococcus B (GBS), which means I’ll get antibiotics during birth. I’m taking uvula suppositories now three times a week to reduce the bacterium. I talked with my doctor and midwife, it sounds like this is quite common and nothing to worry (of course I worried when I heard that and googled much too much). I will register at another hospital soon where the pediatricians have on-call duty 24 hours a day.
Other than that I have my prenatal class once a week which is nice, it’s nice to hear everything about giving birth, contractions, hospitals etc. again after three years and it’s nice to just focus on me and the baby.
My little Q is sick. Threw up six times within four hours on Friday, slept a lot on Saturday morning, then felt good and even ate but became a fever and running nose in the eve. Poor baby boy, I hate it when he’s sick 🙁
Movement: Daily, lots, very intense and painful at times. Baby’s back is on the right side of my belly most of the time Gender: Soooon Happy or moody most of the time: Happy, I’m feeling quite good Sports: Lifting weights twice a week. I will pause starting April 1st
How far along: 33 weeks 5 days How much do I weigh: 58,1 kg (+8,4 kg) Baby size: 45 cm & 2,5 kg maybe? Belly size: The circumference (2cm under the belly button) is 100 cm and from top to bottom it’s 40 cm
It’s coming more out to the front now, not hanging down so much anymore it seems.
Belly button in or out: even/out Sleep: I have two sick men at home with a cold, so… sleep? Food (non) cravings: can’t eat so much anymore. Craving sweets. Symptoms: Baby has sooo many hiccups 🙂 Stretch marks: none yet I hope Linea negra: I see a light light light brown line above my belly button Miss anything: health! Looking forward to: My little toddler Q being healthy Best happenings this week: made my handover at work. Bye bye for now. Movement: not as much it seems but still very intense, esp. on my top right side under my right boob. Gender: we’ll find out soon. Boy? Happy or moody most of the time: exhausted 🙂 Sports: yes, at least I went to the gym twice this week. Monday and Friday.
How far along: 31 weeks, 1 day How much do I weigh: 57,7 kg (+8 kg) Baby size: around 1,8 kg, OBGYN said it’ll be around 3,5+ kg at birth, the boyfriend’s genes are coming through Belly size: Very big, very low, very round. The circumference (2cm under the belly button) is 99 cm and from top to bottom it’s 40 cm Belly button in or out: in/even/out Sleep: Not good. I wake up at around 3 or 4 am and cannot fall asleep anymore until around 2 hours later Food (non) cravings: Nothing special, seeing the baby is rather big I should cut down the fast sugar Symptoms: cannot sleep, big belly is in the way, braxton hicks Maternity clothes: everything always Stretch marks: none yet, found two tiny spider veins on my left side of the belly Linea negra: still not Miss anything: goodies Looking forward to: having time for myself Best happenings this week: OBGYN appointment today.
CTG: all fine, heartbeat around 135 and 150, most of the times around 145
My Blood Pressure: 100 / 60
Baby’s weight: around 1,8 kg (3 pounds 15 ounces)
Amniotic fluid: all good, not too much, not too less
Baby’s position / Fundal height: Back is on my right side
Baby’s head: down
Movement: very active, hurts at times, lots of hiccups Gender: sometimes I think it’ll be a girl, sometimes I think it’ll be a boy. This pregnancy is quite different than the first which makes me think GIRL. Then I think well it’s the second pregnancy, of course all is different – BOY. Happy or moody most of the time: Happy Sports: Gym twice a week