At the beginning of January I joined a prenatal fitness group that meets six times a week for cardio, strength training, and yoga. I am absolutely in love. Not only has it motivated me to get off my butt, but it makes me feel like I'm doing something good for Baby and me. Prenatal yoga has done wonders for the tightness of my hips and back. And I feel so thankful to be surrounded by knowledgeable instructors that are helping me prepare my body for labor.
On Tuesday ( at 35 weeks and 3 days) we went to the doctor where we were told that Baby is low and ready to go and I am 20% effaced. The doctor guessed that if we make it until due date, she may be 7 pounds, possibly smaller. That would follow history as Josh and I were both 6.something pounds at birth. If she is anything like her momma she may come early, which means we better kick preparation in gear!
Baby size: The doctor estimated about 5 pounds.
Total weight gain: According to the doctor's scale I have gained exactly 20 pounds. Right on track.
Symptoms: Reflux has finally made an appearance- no heartburn as of yet, but a constant "full" feeling. And I suppose my body is prepping me for a newborn because I am up multiple times a night to pee and it takes me forever to fall back asleep.
Things checked off the to-do list: Washed all clothes up till 3 months, washed all bedding and sanitized borrowed items, completed about 75% of the Thank You notes from showers,
Things on the to-do list: Finish up the details in her nursery, prep her cloth diapers, and FINALLY DECIDE ON A NAME!