I've been getting lots of braxton hicks contractions, one day while I was working out I was getting them every 2 minutes and they kept up for the rest of the evening. Accompanying them was sharp stabbing pain in my cervix area. I was starting to wonder if I was going to go into labor. I think it was probably more from the baby settling in down on my cervix though, which would mean he's got his head down. I remember with Kins I had a quite a few nights of period type cramps in the couple of weeks leading up to labor, so I imagine I'll get some of that before the real thing starts this time too.
I now weigh 133 (morning weight), for a 25-28 pound weight gain so far depending on what I count as my starting weight. It's somewhere in that range anyway. I think I got up to 138 with Kins, but I also remember not gaining much if any in the last month with her. It would be convenient if I gained a few pounds less this time, because then I will have less to lose after. I certainly haven't been doing a good job eating healthy, but I have been working out on the elliptical nearly every day. I keep a supply of chocolate chip cookies baked and eat a few every day, but I've learned to freeze them. It's helpful, because then instead of having a bite here and there all day, I have to go to the effort of microwaving them before eating them now. Much healthier for me and the baby too for me to not be eating more than 3 every day.