According to my Ovia Pregnancy app, Baby Girl is the size of a Hawaiian pineapple.
Look at that bump! Woah! There’s a baby in there, all right, and she is making herself known! According to the various apps I’m working with, Baby Girl is mostly fully formed at this point, and basically just packing on the pounds to get ready for birth. She’s anywhere from 15-16.5 inches tall and weighs anywhere from 2.5 to almost 4 pounds. I experienced baby hiccups for the first time this week, which was hilarious and adorable! And of course, it happened during savasana at prenatal yoga, when I was supposed to be relaxing. Baby Girl has a sense of humor, it seems.
The ever-growing bump is starting to present more challenges in the realm of basic getting around. Things like getting out of bed, feeding the cats, or putting on my shoes are way more difficult these days. I pretty much can’t get up without sound effects! It can be pretty frustrating to feel so physically limited, but I just try to remind myself that it’s natural and normal, and most of all, temporary.
In the symptoms department, not too much has changed. My skin is still super itchy, but no stretch marks yet. Sleeping is still rough because my right hip is giving me a lot of grief. I’m planning to make a chiropractic appointment soon to get some help. My hands are a little swollen, but nothing crazy, thank goodness. Mostly I just feel tired ALL THE TIME.
I’m feeling a lot less anxious about everything than I was a few weeks ago. I’m just trying to surrender myself to the unknown and focus on a “healthy baby, healthy” mom outcome. There’s only so much I can control, and worrying about it won’t change anything. We’ve got childbirth education classes starting next month, plus breastfeeding class and newborn care class, and the rest we’ll just have to figure out on our own. People have been having babies successfully for MILLENNIA, so I just need to cool my jets.
Have you ever felt in-utero baby hiccups?