34 Weeks 1 Day
Saw the midwife today. According to numbers, I'm 34 weeks, 1 day. According to ultrasound, I'm 35 weeks. According to me, I'M DONE!
Total weight gained is - 3 lbs. That's right. Negative 3 pounds! I lost some weight in the beginning, gained a few and saw today I had lost again. However, the baby continues to grow so they're not worried. I'm measuring 36 cm. So maybe after I kick this kid out, I'll be, like 15 lbs. lighter than when I got pregnant! Woot! Woot! Why not kill two birds with one stone: bring another person into the world and shed a few pounds in the process.
The midwife asked if I was having contractions. And I have been - for about a week. And lots of bothersome cramping. But, they are both fairly inconsistent so it's probably more of a warm up than anything else. My body seems farther along than 34 weeks, but the dates are what they will go by for safety reasons, so she told me to try and hang on until the beginning of April. Then, they'll let nature take it's course rather than try and stop labor. Besides, Allen's out of town again next week. And while I'm not too worried about delivering a kid on my own, who would watch the two I've got at home? So, I'm going to try and hang on until then.
We still haven't decided on a name, either, so don't bother asking. I think we're going to have to play it the same way we did with Addie; we'll take our top contenders to the hospital and try to decide before we bring the child home.
And that's the news for now.
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