ONE MONTH UNTIL OUR DUE DATE!!! (but I’m prepared to go later if that’s what our little girl needs!)
Again with the lack of posting. Get it together, Holly! I’ve been quite busy at work these past few weeks. Getting 2014 wrapped up is no joke (especially when you’re not an accountant doing an accounting sort of job!)
We took our last overnight family trip last weekend to visit friends and grandparents in Lexington. It was wonderful to spend time with them, and it was actually a really smooth trip for everyone! However, I am glad that I’ll be sleeping in my own house for the remainder of my pregnancy. I’m not sleeping wonderfully- getting up 2-3x per night to use the restroom isn’t a prescription for incredibly restful sleep. I know it’s going to get a lot more disrupted in the near future, but at least I’ll have a tiny little girl to snuggle
Last week, baby girl was still laying transverse/oblique. Basically, her head was down in my left hip and her bum was up and to the right. I’m a side sleeper, and whenever baby girl stretches at night, she was basically poking out of my sides. We had a chiropractic appointment on Saturday to try to encourage her to be head down. I know that my left side is far less flexible than my right. Even before getting pregnant, I had a hard time carrying Adeline on my left side because I couldn’t quite jut my left hip out to carry her. Anyways, I’ll definitely recommend Dr. Heather Iannelli at Chiropractic Kids in Northern Kentucky. She did a few baseline tests and then adjusted me in a few places. My round ligament on my left side is tight, and she showed me how to massage it. Since my visit on Saturday, baby girl has been head down 80% of the time! She was laying transverse more than half of the day before I saw Dr. Heather, so I’d say the chiropractic adjustment definitely helped! We’ll be going back on Friday, and probably 1-2 more times before delivery!
We’ve also been having lots of “Mommy Adeline time”! We went to Wendy’s for dinner (because I hadn’t made it to the grocery yet), and Adeline was THRILLED when “Let it Go” came on the radio!
I’ve still been keeping up with regular exercise- typically I’ll take 3 walks per week- anywhere from 20 minutes to an hour. I’m definitely slowing down, and most of the walks are done with just the dog or at the gym. Adeline hasn’t been a big fan of the stroller and it’s been kind of chilly anyways.
I’m savoring the alone time! I’ve also been trying to be good about doing something strength and yoga oriented each week. I’ve been loving this Barre workout video and I’ve tried a few different prenatal yoga videos, but none that I absolutely LOVED enough to repeat. Getting in some physical activity really does make me feel better (less stiff/less PREGNANT), and I think I sleep. I did try a different Barre-esque video (still a prenatal one), but I was hurting the next day. It was just a bit too intense! Lesson learned
Napping is becoming more of a priority. I work Tues, Wed and Thurs, and Adeline typically naps while I’m at work, so I don’t get a chance on those days to snooze. But, Fridays and the weekends have been fair game for some great midday pregnancy naps I should be wrapping up work in the next 2 weeks, and you’d better bet that I’m excited about increasing my weekly nappage. It’s funny that I want naps now, because I’m typically not a napper. I just don’t care to sleep when I’m not sleepy, but this late-pregnancy sleepiness definitely makes me want a snooze.
The jury is still out on a name for this little girl. We had 2 potentials, but we’re not really convinced that either one is a good fit. And, we don’t have ANY middle name options at this point. We didn’t stumble upon Adeline’s name until maybe a week before she was born, and even when we first considered it, she didn’t become “Adeline” until after she was born. Part of me just wants to wait it out, hoping that we’ll just be inspired one day.
In other news, the belly has DEFINITELY grown.
And, just for kicks, a shot of the belly at 35 weeks with Adeline
At my 35 week doctor appointment, my belly actually measured small, so we had an ultrasound Monday just to check things out. I’ve been measuring about 2 weeks “behind” since they started checking fundal height, but this week was more like 6 weeks off. My doctor just thought the fundal height measurement was so different because she had dropped down. At my 35w6d appt, her head & belly measured in at 33w5d. The tech estimated that she was just shy of 5lbs, which should put her at 6-7lb at the time of birth! Adeline was 6lb 11oz at birth (40w2d), so that’s perfect! We were relieved to hear that she was growing just fine And we got a picture of her smushy little face:
OK. That’s about all I have! Time to go take a snooze Little baby girl, we’re getting SO excited to meet you!!!