This post got pushed a day to accommodate my 36 week appointment this morning. Instead of seeing my usual midwife, I met with an OB to do my pre-op appointment. Things did not turn out as expected.
Due Date: October 1st. Apparently the office had changed my due date after my 20 week ultrasound but never told me. The OB doesn't let repeat c-sections go past 39 weeks, but we've had a drastic change in estimated time of arrival for the little one. Tentatively the c-section is scheduled for Sept. 25th (need confirmation from the hospital master scheduler). The little one will be coming much sooner than I had expected...
Weight Gain: 24 lbs
Symptoms: Very uncomfortable just about all the time. The scare tissue pain is constant with big spikes here and there. Thankfully this hasn't impacted the baby at all. I've also been having numb hands during the day and I always have to pee. So mostly all normal symptoms.
What's different this time: This is my last baby. I officially signed the paper to proceed with a tubal ligation during my scheduled c-section. We are 100% done.
Cravings/Aversions: Desperately want some wine (and a gin and tonic on the side). So trying to hold off until after the baby comes.
Sleep: A bit of a joke as this point. I'm constantly waking up at night time and not just to pee. I just wake up and then have to convince myself to go back to sleep. No fun at all.
I am loving: How loving Arthur is being with myself and the belly. He loves to give boops (tiny pats) to baby "kinkin" (his name for Quentin). Hopefully this love will continue after the baby actually arrives.
I miss: Being able to get up off the couch without groaning...
I am looking forward to: J coming back from his three week work trip. I'll feel much better when he's back in the country. And it will make me feel better when the c-section date is confirmed.
I'm spazzing about: Feeling the need to get our freezer stocked with meals before the baby comes. So far, I've only made some baked ziti. I have a list of about 7 different dishes make multiples of. Hopefully I can find the time and energy to get them all prepped.
Milestones: My surgery has been scheduled. Barring any craziness, I now know when this baby will arrive.
Movement: According to the pregnancy app, movement should slightly decrease at this point. Apparently no one told the baby. He's as active as ever. His favorite activity is to burrow into my pelvic bone nightly, usually around 8 or 9pm. Oh so much fun.
Preparation: We finally picked a name! Quentin Deckard will be joining our family soon.
Quentin's Stuff: My parent group held a small sprinkle for myself and another at the end of August. Our group tradition is to make a fleece blanket and painted onesies. We received an adorable firetruck themed blanket and some onesies of all sizes. Arthur even got a "big brother" shirt to wear.