How far along: 37 weeks
Baby size: Lil Ziggy is about 6.5 lbs and almost 20 inches long.
Belly: The phrase that comes to mind is “comically spherical”. Ignore the hair. I work from home now 🙂
Clothes: I like this work-from-home thing, and here’s why: I’m still in my pjs! I’ll put on real clothes for tonight’s Ash Wednesday service, but then it’s right back into the sweats. This is the most comfortable I’ve been my entire pregnancy, clothes-wise.
Movement: I feel like Lil’ Ziggy has moved down ever so slightly, so I’m not getting as many jabs to the ribs. Yesterday I was a little worried because Zig had a rather lazy day and wasn’t moving around as much, but he’s been squirming up a storm today.
Food cravings: Unhealthy food. Because I’m at home now, we went out and got a bunch of healthy breakfast, lunch and snack food. Now, all I want is a shawarma from OJ’s and Cadbury mini-eggs!
Labor signs: Nothing really. The odd cramping Braxton Hicks contraction, and more swelling in my feet and apparently face, according to my nurse practitioner. Other than that, I’m just movin’ along the no-labour road.
What I miss: Wearing dress pants and shoes… NOT!
Preparing for birth: If you follow my Instagram, you can see that I’ve been doing a LOT of closet-cleaning and laundry. I slashed my master bedroom’s closet in half and washed ALL my cloth diapers.
I also took pictures of my cloth diapers as I plan to start reviewing them once the wee one arrives.
I FINALLY heard back from my OB‘s office, and I have my first appointment with him on Feb. 24. Hell, I could deliver the kid by then, but it’s not like I’ve been waiting for them to assign an appointment date for 3 weeks or anything. Oh wait, I have.
I’m very disappointed that my town has only two OBs, when over 100 babies are born here every month. I’m lucky and thankful that I haven’t had any complications that would necessitate closer monitoring by an OB, but I’m still sad and frustrated that this is the level of care our government deems acceptable.
This is a Canada-wide issue, though, not just specific to Alberta or Fort McMurray. The women in my March 2015 birth group on Facebook all seem to have similar complaints about their OBs as what I hear here – ridiculously long waits, inconsistent care, etc. The only thing that sets us apart is that they’re actually able to get appointments before 38 weeks gestation.
Anyway, it’s another week down and we’re getting closer and closer to meeting Lil’ Ziggy on the other side of my belly. I can’t wait!
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