A peek at the week….inside my womb:
Fruit/Veggie Comparison: 36 weeks: Your baby is about the size of a head of romaine lettuce–Your not-so-little lettuce now measures more than 18 1/2 inches from head to heel and weighs almost 6 pounds (and is still packing it on at a rate of about an ounce a day).
Shape: Lower. My belly bumps the wall. Last week it was rolling the towels off the stove, now I can’t reach the knobs on the stove or to get things out of the microwave without turning sideways or reaching up way on top of tip toes and letting my belly rest ON the stove. Same with the dryer. I gave up on the sink a long time ago.
Food: Getting frustrating. I feel like I’m eating the same things over and over. I also feel like my sugar levels are very regulated, and I’m still starving. My doctor said that I could eat more protein, but I’ve had just about as much extra cheese plain as I can get. I’m hungry at all times of the day–sometimes before an hour goes by after eating a full ‘meal’ at lunch time. So I have to wait for my blood test, and then distract, distract, distract until I ‘get’ to eat again.
Least favorite thing: Feeling that yo-yo cycle of ‘it can’t be almost over yet’ and ‘is it over yet?’
Most favorite thing: Baby responding by moving… I love it!
Mental state: I feel guilty for wanting my odd symptoms to stop, because I want this kid to bake as long as possible, and get in those last minute ‘in the belly’ feelings. I want to cherish it, but it’s hard when it feels like so much else would be EASIER if this kid was OUT ALREADY! Lol. In reality, it just brings on a whole new set of issues, they’re just not related to being huge, having itchy skin or insomnia. I know I’m having surgery, and that doesn’t help either. Because I know there’s no choice this time, I worry I’ve set up my kids to not have a mom. What if something goes wrong? So yeah, more anxiety!
-Monday I spent 3 hours shopping at the stock up place to pack our pantry and freezer full of food.-My hubby came home from work at a somewhat reasonable hour on Tuesday so we headed out with a MONTH of recycling, plus several months of aluminum to turn into cash. Then we stocked up on things at the megamart.
-More meals in the freezer
-I ordered 2 newborn diapers and they’re on the way– just for fun!