Ahh coconuts. This reminds me of my honeymoon. Mr. Destructo was trying to knock a coconut from a tree with a plank he found on the beach. He eventually succeeded in getting one after I nearly peed my pants laughing at how ridiculous he looked, cracked it open, and realized it wasn't ripe. Good times, good times.
|Oh what I wouldn't give to go back to Costa Rica|
How far along: 35 weeks. This question is really redundant since I title the blog post with what week I am in. I will actually be 36 weeks tomorrow though.
Total weight gain: Up 24 pounds again this week. I am wondering if weight gain will slow way down in the last few weeks like it did with Destructo. I actually lost two pounds in the final two weeks with him.
Maternity clothes: Yes all of them.
Stretch marks: I have a few new ones on my hips. Please let my stomach be spared yet again. Only a few more weeks to go. Or less. But not too much less since I did manage to get Destructo's bag packed, but my hospital bag at this point consists of a stack of four clothing items on my dresser and a mental note to bring the camera.
Sleep: A tiny bit better than last week but still sucky. I am at least getting more two hour stretches so that helps. I feel human like again. I dread the newborn sleep deprivation torture all over again. I am a really not nice sucky person when sleep deprived and my fuse is non existent. This doesn't bode well for taking care of Destructo since a lot of days dealing with his shenanigans takes the patience of a saint.
Best moment of this week: My baby shower/ sprinkle. It was so fun to get together with family and friends and celebrate the baby. And spending time with Destructo. I am going to miss it being just me and him all the time. I wish I could have had more time as a stay at home mom with him before the baby came. I am loving getting to do school work and arts and crafts and outside time every day and I know the baby will throw a kink in that. Not that I am not excited about the baby, but I just really wish I could have had a bit more stay at home mom to only one kid time.
Miss anything: Not having some sort of pain and being able to freely breathe.
Movement: He has had quite a quiet week. I guess he is running out of room in there and not moving as much.
Food cravings: Still just milk like always. Milk is so good. Quite the conundrum for this lactose intolerant person.
Have you started to show yet: I am a beached whale.
Gender: Baby boy who will probably never have a name.
Labor signs: Braxton Hicks and I had some pretty intense period like cramping two nights in a row that was so bad it kept me up. A few quite painful contractions sporadically.
Belly button in or out: Out yuck.
Wedding rings on or off: My hands are swollen enough now that I am not chancing it. Same old, same old this week although I still can get them on my hands.
Happy or moody most of the time: Excited to meet the baby, but anxious for time to pass and life to settle back into it's new normal once he is here. I really hate change and I dread getting used to taking care of two kids and figuring out how to best manage Captain Destructo when I can't devote 100% of my time to him. Oh and for sleep. I like sleep. I dread sleep deprivation if I haven't already mentioned that.