Yay! I’m 5 weeks away from my due date! And 3.5 weeks away from maternity leave (start of our Thanksgiving break)! So I’m going to put a prediction on here. I think he is coming early. I will guess sometime around November 19. Couldn’t really tell you why, but have a hunch and want to see if I end up being right.
My symptoms just keep getting worse, of course! I believe I have been getting Braxton Hicks contractions lately. Not exactly sure if that is what they are, but my stomach gets really tight, and I get a menstrual like cramp at the same time. Could just be stretching or him growing, but according to my doctor’s description of a contraction, this is what it seems to be. I have a new symptom and it’s pretty painful too. My ribs hurt on the right side really bad (like I bruised the heck out of them). He doesn’t seem very high, but they hurt nonetheless. His movements are a little different too. More jabs on the left side and his body moves up towards the center of my belly too. Of course he’s moving all around, but has usually been on right side (where his head and butt are). I feel so weak as a pregnant lady! Especially when I workout. I feel like I burn NOTHING. I walk for 10 minutes and then get uncomfortable…I do the elliptical for 10 minutes and then get uncomfortable, so I can burn about 150 calories with cardio. Then I do weights. I’ve kept with the same weight, but do somewhat different exercises. I like to super set weights (workout legs in between arms) so it’s been hard not to do that. Can’t seem to do legs. Guess it just gets harder from here on out!
I cannot wait to meet him! What will he look like? How will he cry? How will he feed? I know he will be loved a ridiculous amount!!! I just look at this picture and love it! Even though he’s kicking his own face!
Here’s 35 weeks:
I had a great baby shower last Sunday. My friends Kristen and Michelle put it together and it was fabulous! I had a great time and got some great gifts. I’m in awe everytime there is a shower and think about how blessed we are to have people shower us with gifts!
Next Tuesday, I will get maternity photos done and I have another appt. So what does that mean? Guess I need to take another day off! I’m going to square away all my paperwork for maternity leave and a million other things. Getting nervous. And I’m just going to forget prenatal classes. I didn’t want to take them anyway, but I probably need to read a bit more. Ryan has two D II college games in November (22nd and 26th) so Baby Snydes needs to not surprise me those days! I would die if Ryan missed his birth. No need to worry though…possibility of that happening is slim. Looking forward to Tuesday!