Total Weight Gain: +33 lbs
Continuing symptoms: slight nose congestion, back ache if I stand too long, acid reflux, aches, pains, and discomforts (especially while sleeping), infrequent but increasing Braxton hicks (still not too many this week though), charlie horse leg cramps at night, really tired, frequent urination, stretch marks, snoring, skin tags
New symptoms this week: Since he's dropped I do feel like my belly touches my lap when I lean forward :) I also generally feel HOT.
Maternity Clothes: I literally alternated between my two maxi dresses this week!
Sleep: Not too bad this week.When I wake up to go to the bathroom or anything, I feel like an old lady because I am so stiff and it is a challenge to get out of bed!
What I'm Eating: My appetite feels relatively normal.
Cravings: Snack size McFlurry's from McDonalds
Movement: His movements are less punches and kicks and more like he is stretching out which presses out on my belly - like he's trying to bust out of there through my skin.
Special pregnancy moments: Full term!!!! This boy can come any time now, whoo-hoo!
Not exactly pregnancy related, but we finished up with our youth group kids this week. We have been with them since they were going to into seventh grade, and they are graduating high school in two weeks! So we had our last small groups, youth Sunday at church, and the senior dinner over the last week, and it was a very special and bittersweet time. I am so thankful and excited that as we end that phase of our lives, we will be transitioning to a new season of parenthood!
I have also been getting a lot of interesting comments from strangers and people at church. One lady insisted I was having twins and another said I was so big she thought I was due any day. One friend said she is sure I won't make it to my due date, while another had us make dinner plans for 5 days before my due date because "of course you'll go past your due date." Haha! Obviously we told her we'll be at the dinner as long as we're not having a baby...
Counting down: 0 weeks until full term (!!), 3 weeks until my due date, and 5 weeks (at most) until this boy is in my arms!