34 weeks- 42 days left!

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Registered: 09-02-2003
34 weeks- 42 days left!
Thu, 11-22-2012 - 12:42pm

In a way I feel like this pregnancy has dragged, but it has went fast in another. I'm sure part of the reason I feel like it's dragged is because I got pregnant in August, November, and then April with this one. I've had by the book pregnancy symptoms... my biggest complaint is heartburn and indigestion since I've had it a few times a day, especially at night since midway through my pregnancy. I told my doctor about it at my last appointment and he told me to take Zantec. Wow, what a difference! This baby better have a lot of hair! Anything trigggers it. I'm up 28lbs and have four stretch marks (two on each side)- that popped up over the last two weeks. I am literally all belly, so I'm sure that's part of it. All testing and ultrasounds have come back normal- I'm so excited to meet my little man! I was told at my 3d ultrasound (my 3 year anniversary present) that my fluid level was 11.93, which was on the low side of normal (normal is 8-25), so I've been drinking one of those 8/day gallon of water at work and then more at home and it went up a little to 12.3. I go back to the doctor on December 3- the week I'll be 36 weeks, then I start going back to the doctor weekly. I will start getting checked for dilation and effacement. Since I am due January 3 and there is a full moon on December 28. I think I'll have the baby on December 29 and he'll be 7lbs 8 oz. Just a guess... we're going to start a poll of FB and offer a prize to the person who gets it the closest. Our maternity photos are booked for next Saturday, December 1. We still have a few things to buy, but we'll have what we need halfway through December- whatever else we need we can get as we go along. Its starting to become more real, the more prepared we get. We're going to pack our bag halfway through December, too to make sure it's ready. I just hope I don't go more than 2 weeks early- my last day of school for Christmas break is exactly 2 weeks before my due date. Still working on lesson plans, but hoping to have them finished by the end of next week, then work on my copies.

I hope everyone else is doing well- I just wanted to update since I am getting closer!

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Registered: 03-08-2011
Sat, 11-24-2012 - 8:37pm

I'm so happy for you!  I can't believe that it's coming up that soon.  I'm sure that it feels long since you had such a tough time with the two miscarriages and all.  Hopefully he will stay put until your Christmas break starts.  I'm sure you don't want to have him too early anyway, even though you're probably getting uncomfortable.  I can't wait to see your pregnancy photos, you'll have to post them here or on FB for sure!  December will go fast with all the preparations for the holidays, I'm sure the time you have left will fly by!