New this week: More frequent hiccups felt, and bigger baby movements (like he's trying to push out of my belly!). Occasional cramping at night, but nothing too serious. I had cramping for WEEKS leading up to Riley's birth.
Weight gain this week: 1 pound
Total weight gain: 25-ish pounds... I think. Different scale, and I've been pretty lazy about getting accurate weights, so we'll say about 25 pounds. Looks like I might break the 30 pound mark, which would be unfortunate, since I'm going to have a LOT to lose post-baby.
Midwife appointment: Oh yeah, did I mention now that we're back in NZ that I'm back to my beloved midwife? Well, sort of. I have an OB appt. next week to see exactly what has to happen with me since I'm technically high risk, but I'm hoping to just consult with the OB and mostly see my midwife, and have my midwife deliver the baby. Seeing my midwife (in my opinion) is such a better experience than going to the OB clinic at Stanford... there are tons of differences in prenatal care between the two countries, maybe I will post on that later. But I definitely am glad to be having this baby in New Zealand. Anyway, at my appointment, baby's heart rate was 145, still head down, and my blood pressure was all good. I'm measuring a little small (31 weeks) which absolutely shocked me, but we'll go with it. I'll see her again in 2 weeks!
What baby is up to: I always have to google these things since I have no idea... This week baby's respiratory system is almost completely mature (yay!) He can detect light and tell the difference between night and day. Baby weighs about 4.5 pounds and is likely over 17" long. He'll probably gain about half a pound a week from here on out.
What mama is up to: Uhhhhh, my day today sort of looked like this: