All about me this week: Feeling slightly more uncomfortable lately. The new annoying thing... I have developed some sort of pregnancy carpal tunnel (and yes, that's a real thing). Basically I wake up at night with one or more fingers completely numb, and then in the morning my fingers/joints are all really really sore and stiff. It's not a huge deal, but it definitely is annoying. I guess it's the result of some swelling in my fingers. It's also getting even harder to get comfortable while sleeping, and I SO look forward to my days off work when I can sleep in as late as I want (as in, go back to sleep as many times and for as long as I want after I wake up). I've been trying to exercise and do some more strengthening things lately, but this weather is really not on my side. We don't belong to a gym, so my only form of exercise really requires being outside. So, when it is raining non-stop, my exercising gets put on hold. I've been able to do some things inside, and I even tried a prenatal yoga DVD, but I hated yoga before getting pregnant, so I'm not sure why I thought I would like it while being pregnant... What else... still no belly stretch marks, no swelling (except for in my fingers, apparently).
All about baby this week: Well, let's see... mostly she's adding fat and growing a little bit taller. She now might weigh about 5.5 pounds, and I've seen a lot of variation in how tall she might be at this point, so we'll go with 18-20 inches? She is pretty much fully grown height-wise, just needs to add more fat. Her fingernails are getting pretty long now, reaching the end of her fingertips.
I have finally made some progress on packing a hospital bag, and checking things off my huge list of things to do before baby gets here. We tested and set up the baby monitor, I've opened all our baby bottles and breast milk storage containers so that I can wash/sterilize them. I bought a breast pump (which looks so complicated I think I'm going to have to read the manual front to back). We have not installed the car seat yet, we're waiting a few more weeks before doing that. but it's getting close. Yikes!
Weight gain this week: 2 pounds! I feel like I'm eating the same amount, but gaining more weight. Eh.
Total weight gain: 21.5 pounds
The last few weeks of growing: