I went to Target today and stocked up on some nursing tanks and bras and I'll wait to see how things go before I invest in more of those or the more expensive varieties. I think other than those, the only things I have left to pick up are pads & creams. I've purchased some boobie nuks & a belly bandit and it sounds like everything else, I'll want to wait and see what the hospital has available before I go crazy stocking up. Good to hear that they may actually supply some of this stuff! The last thing I want to do is have to send Brent out every few hours for supplies because the stuff they're offering isn't cutting it.
I am working on my preliminary packing list this week but rest assured I'll be posting that here as well to get your feedback. I absolutely don't want to be that girl hauling in three suitcases full of stuff that I won't ever get around to using.
Moving on to this week's bump update. I didn't get a chance to snap a photo until super late at the end of the night due to an extra early morning plus late night birthing class straight after work.
How far along: 3rd Trimester
Weight gain: I'm guessing somewhere around 22-23ish pounds, its been fluctuating a lot lately. Sometimes it would appear that I've actually lost a pound or two. Not sure whether to blame this on the scale or something else.
Maternity Clothes: None
Name: it's a surprise!
Movement: Lots and lots. The only time she seems to slow down is when a contraction is squeezing her, the second its done, she's right back at it. Also, pretty hilarious, pretty much every time I pee she gets the hiccups. Sometimes they can be so violent, I feel kinda bad for her!
Cravings: Yogurt. I pretty much live for the yogurt in my lunch every day. Also fruit juice has been hitting the spot lately. Generally I drink juice maybe twice a year and the rest of the time its all water. Past couple of weeks I've had juice at some point nearly every day.
Sleep: Some days are better than others. I feel like just when I learn how to cope, she has another growth spurt and I adjust all over again. Overall though, it could be much much worse. I'm only up once or twice a night max depending on how late I drink water before bed.
# of Days since m/s has hit: Um yeah, I had quite the case of gagginess over the weekend. Not sure what was up with that but boy was it hard to keep things down. Thankfully I held out and everything somehow stayed down.
What I'm most looking forward to after the baby (besides the obvious): Just super super excited for her to be here. Also, not having to bend over quite so far in order to reach the sink. I have been getting searing upper back pain while cooking just because I have to reach so far forward!
Last baby items purchased: Um yeah....I've been stalking Petite Peanut for forever and well...they had a sale and I bit...HARD. Tutus and couture headbands....it is going to be so fun accessorizing this child!
Hopefully this little girl will indulge me for at least a little while! :)
Other Craziness: I am packing for the hospital this week. That alone is just craziness to me. Packing to meet our baby! We washed up a bunch of her stuff over the weekend and it was so weird folding up all the little blankets and clothing!