How far along: 34 weeks and 5 days
Total weight gain: I'm guessing about 28+ but I'll know for sure on Wednesday
Baby's heart rate: Won't know until Wed...
Stretch marks: I noticied more appearing on the left side of my belly :(
Sleep: For awhile I was sleeping great. Now I have this terrible pinched sciatic nerve in my left butt cheek that is causing some for real issues. I get up to go to the bathroom and my left left is numb and I can't bear any weight on that side. I had my first chiropractor appointment for this pregnancy yesterday, we'll see if that helps. I'm praying it does.
Best moment of the week: More cleaning and purging. I know it seems silly but I really want to feel like things are more organized before the baby comes. We've deep cleaned the living room and both of the kids rooms. Clearly there's still more to go!
Gender: I'm still thinking boy. I carried much lower with Grayson and much higher with Bella. This baby is kind of right in the middle.
Names: For a girl, we're liking Mariah Jade and for a boy, this mama still likes Luca Ryan... Nothing's set in stone and we still have time to think about it. We were much more committed with Bella and Grayson. This time it's much harder. To be honest though, boy names have always been a challenge for us.
Movement: So active! I love it! My favorite thing is feeling the little tiebreaker move on the inside and seeing it on the outside!
Food cravings: None, I feel like I don't have much room in there. I've kind of been a snacker lately because when I eat a full meal, I feel too full.
Labor signs: None thankfully. Tonight, I'm working in the NPCU, it's like a baby ICU stepdown unit. I'm taking care of a peanut that was due 2 days after this baby. It's hard to believe and weird to think that our baby could be outside of my body. Even though I'm seriously uncomfortable, I want this baby to cook at least 3 more weeks!
Belly button in or out: Still flat.
What I miss: Enjoying this pregnancy. I REALLY want to not complain and enjoy this, it's our last baby and I want to fully embrace all that pregnancy has to offer, including my big round belly. It's really hard to do when some days I'm so miserable, I just want to cry. I feel guilty for not enjoying it more but I am seriously uncomfortable. It's hard to just grin and bear it. I'm thankful for the opportunity to have this baby, to have it growing inside of me, kicking, moving, developing, it's little head bouncing against my bladder, little kicks right into my ribs. I want to just embrace what's left. That's part of the reason I went to the chiropractor... in hopes that it would provide some relief and allow me to enjoy it all a little more for a few more weeks.
What I'm looking forward to: The weekend! I have a crazy schedule at work this week because of New Years. I'm working 2 night shifts and then have one day off and working 2 day shifts. A little crazy. I feel all over the place. Soon enough, it'll be over and I'll be back to my normal self.