Baby Two: 36 Weeks Pregnant - The Jet-Setting Mama
Baby Lamotta is due September 28th, 2017! Today is 8/31/17 which means I’m 36 weeks pregnant! Baby is the size of a cabbage patch doll. I’ve gained… 26 pounds! I somehow gained like 4 pounds in a week. YIKES. Midwife appointment this week? Yep! I had my third trimester group visit yesterday afternoon with Angela and Karen. There were about six other moms and a couple spouses at this visit. We took turns weighing and doing blood pressure to ourselves and then met 1:1 with a midwife to check baby’s heartbeat and get measured. Karen did mine and I’m measuring 35 weeks which she said was completely normal. We put anonymous questions into a basket and Karen and Angela answered them for us. I learned a lot about what to bring to the birth center, what to have ready at home, and how to prepare for labor (buying some evening primrose oil!!). I found out last week that I’m group B strep positive so I’ll have to go to the birth center within 2 hours of my water breaking for my first dose of IV meds. If for some reason I don’t have an adequate amount of meds in me before she’s delivered, I’ll need to stay at the birth center for 10-12 hours post-delivery, rather than the usual 4-6 hours, so they can monitor her to be sure she didn’t get infected in any way. Group B is totally normal; 25% of pregnant women have it. But it can cause issues for a newborn so they want to play it safe. 🙂 Current mood: Getting excited and nervous! I’m so ready to meet her! Cravings: Not many lately. Probably because I have no room in my belly anymore. Food Aversions: I don’t want to talk about it. The yucky stuff: I sound like a dying animal every time I try to roll over in bed. I’ve gotten terrible round ligament pain on the left side this week that caused me to be unable to walk on Monday and I ended up leaving work early so I could lie down. It’s getting better but still acts up. Currently rocking: A Le Tote maternity dress! The best thing about pregnancy this week? Hearing baby girl’s heartbeat and learning more about what to expect at the birth center. What’s different about baby #2 than with Jude’s pregnancy? I don’t think I had round ligament pain this badly with Jude. I also wasn’t working anymore at this point, I don’t think. I got out of work like a month early because I was so stressed. But I’m planning on working until I deliver this time around. I’m nervous about: Giving birth. I’m trying not to think about the pain part – I know I can do this! Other thoughts: The house is slowly coming together! We have the TV mounted above the fireplace and re-arranged some furniture. There’s still a lot to do but it’s slowly getting there. I’m also working on the finishing touches for Hattie’s nursery. Have you been following my pregnancy journey? Start from the beginning here! Let’s be friends! Thank you! You have successfully subscribed to our newsletter. 🙂 Let’s be friends! Sign up for our newsletter to receive a free travel packing list, exclusive discounts on our favorite travel and parenting products & services, and so much more! Subscribe! RelatedPost Baby One: 30 Weeks Baby One: 34 Weeks Top 10 Pregnancy Must-Haves Baby Two: 37 Weeks Pregnant
Katie Karambelas