Woo hoo - this is my last pregnancy update! Hurrah! I could not be more ready for this pregnancy to be over. If this pregnancy was a marathon, I'd say I hit "my wall" about 2 weeks ago. Here's how I'm doing at this point!Baby size: I had my last OB appointment today and they estimate that the baby weighs 7#7oz. Those estimates aren't terribly accurate so I'm guessing he'll be close to Paul's size - Paul was 7#5oz at birth. So chances are the baby will be very average which I am ok with! Granted, the size matters less when you are having a c section!
Name progress: Final decision has been made but we aren't sharing it until there is a cute baby attached to the name. ;)
Symptoms/RA management: Pregnancy-wise, I don't have many complaints. I have a hard time breathing and sleep is challenging since I'm up every 2 hours to go to the bathroom. But if it wasn't for RA, I would say I am feeling pretty good. But my RA has been horrible. I've had flares in my shoulders this week so haven't been able to lift my arms above my shoulders without yelping in pain. RA sucks - that is all.
Recent/upcoming appointments: I had my last OB appointment today. I've been going weekly since 33 weeks so am very glad to be done with these. I love my provider and her partners but being gone for 1.5-2.5 hours every week for an appointment is not fun. I was able to cancel my endo follow up appointment, though, since my blood sugars have been good.
Sleep: Oof, sleep has been tough, but that's common for late pregnancy. I think it's your body's way of preparing you for what is to come. Since I'm battling a cold, I decided I really need sleep so caved and bought some unisom - which is safe for pregnancy. It really knocks me out! But I was getting less than 7 hours of sleep before taking it and that's not enough for non-pregnant Lisa and certainly not pregnant Lisa. I'll stop taking it once the baby is born.
Cravings/favorite foods and aversions: Nothing new - Fairlife chocolate milk and Venti SF Vanilla lattes with whole milk are life right now. ;)
Recent baby prep/decisions: Phil moved all of the baby stuff from the basement to the baby's room. We won't set up his room until he is closer to sleeping in there. He'll sleep in our room for 3-4 months in a Halo bassinet. So for those first 3-4 months, the baby's room will continue to be Phil's office when he works from home. I know setting up a nursery is something most couples do, but we haven't found it to be necessary... plus we are so minimalistic when it comes to decorating so there won't be much to do when he does move in there. I will hang some book-themed prints and call it good! I will put more effort into our kid's bedrooms when they are older and actually spend time in there. Paul is only in his room to sleep.