Baby Three: 36 weeks!

Today is 8/17/20 which means I’m 36 weeks!

Baby Lamotta is due 9/13/20!

Baby is the size of a cabbage patch doll!

Baby Lamotta is a GIRL

I’ve gained… 24 pounds as of my appt last Friday.

Midwife appointment this week? I had one last Friday with Cassandra and I have another appointment this Thursday. At my last appointment, we talked about my birth plan. At this next appointment, I’ll get GBS screened. I’m hoping I am negative. I was positive with Hattie so I had to go to the birth center earlier for antibiotics.

Current mood: I’m stressed out about birthing in a hospital. While I completely trust the midwives at City of Oaks Midwifery, I am not excited about Rex. I was told at my appointment Friday that Rex is now testing everyone for Covid when they come in and requiring masks while in labor. Previously, covid tests were only required for those showing symptoms. I’m disheartened by it. The last thing I want is someone shoving a swab into my nose as I’m contracting or having to take deep breaths while wearing a mask. I’m at the point where I’m trying to talk myself out of free birthing at home. I am having extreme anxiety about this.

Cravings: Ice all day long. Still loving ranch.

Food Aversions: Mexican.

Currently rocking: A green old navy maternity shirt that I’ve now worn for all three pregnancies but I guess I’m bigger this time because my belly keeps poking out of the bottom and some maternity leggings.

TMI: Cannot stop pooping. I’ve been diarrhea on and off with just soft stools for a couple of days. Gross. I am also EXHAUSTED. I can’t seem to stay awake and keep having to take naps. Feeling very lethargic.

The best thing about pregnancy this week? Baby girl moving around so much.

What’s different about baby #3 than with Jude and Hattie’s pregnancies? I learned that she’s posterior on my right so now I’m working on spinning babies exercises to make her move!

I’m nervous about: see answer above about giving birth and covid test.

Other thoughts: I really hope this little girl sticks it out until at least Sept 13!