Thursday, September 26, 2013

Bumpdate-- 36 Weeks

Ay yi yi..36 weeks! Where has the time gone? On one hand I feel like I've been pregnant all of 2013 (I sort of have), and on the other it feels like it has flown by. I'm so thankful for this whole experience-- it's been so much fun/scary/exciting! 

Still feeling great, seriously. My back is getting better, thank goodness! I am still walking 3ish miles a day and doing my arm workouts. I walk a lot slower than I used to, but at least I'm outside, right?

The calls are starting: My dad, my aunt(s), my grandmother, my friends..."Are you feeling okay? Are you sure? Did you have the baby?". Yes, dad, I had the baby. She's starting kindergarten tomorrow. 

How far along? 36W5D

Maternity Clothes: Same as always..loving my Gap maternity leggings so much right now. The weather is cooling off and unfortunately I don't have any long sleeve maternity shirts or hoodies/sweaters/jackets. Lately I've just been wearing regular is quite attractive!

Stretch Marks? Nothing new. A few under my boobs and on my booty/hips. Belly is still bare (so far).

Sleep: Sleeping great! Not napping any more during the day (probably because I'm sleeping so well at night), just "relaxing" for an hour or so each day. 

My walking is probably contributing to better sleep, too, since my back is slowly feeling better. 

Best moment this week: Finding the perfect outfit for little miss to come home in! We found the sleeper on Amazon and my MIL made her headband. Doesn't this outfit just make you squeal?!

This is certainly not a "best moment" this week, but it's kind of funny.. My husband found that sitting like this helps my sciatic nerve pain. For the past few months I've done this for at least 30 minutes a few times each week: 

One night after my husband got home from work he helped me get into this "position" (it's not very easy when you're a big lady, let me tell ya). 

Side note: I can only sit like this for a few minutes at a time because the baby sits on my lungs and I literally cannot breathe. 

Anyways, my husband got me settled and went to take the dogs out. 20 minutes later he's still not back.....didn't he meet up with our friend and have a conversation with them at 10 at night? UGH! I was yelling for him and couldn't get up. Looking back it was hilarious, but then I was ready to strangle him. 

Miss anything? Sleeping on my belly and unlimited Diet Coke. 

Craving anything? No. Maybe cantaloupe, watermelon, and a smoothie. 

Movement: Still feeling lots of shifting. Is she packing her bags? At my appointment last week they said decreased movement is a sign labor is near. She's still moving and shaking! 

Anything making you queasy or sick? Nope

Have you started to show yet? Yes

Gender: Girls rule!

Labor signs: None

Belly button in or out? It's so weird looking! Same, dark and flat. Little Miss pokes it all the time and I'm worried one day I'll look down and her foot will be sticking out! 

Wedding rings on or off? On

Happy or moody most of the time? Happy/blessed/excited!

Looking forward to: Seeing my in laws this weekend, getting organized for our little gal, and meeting our little miss! 

Symptoms: Congested, bloody nose, sciatica, and heavy feeling (?) legs.


  1. "Yes, dad, I had the baby. She's starting kindergarten tomorrow." I love this.

    I'm so excited for you. She is SO close now!! Hang in there for the home stretch. Can't wait until she's here!!

  2. You are too funny. I love reading your updates and can't wait. Getting closer!!!!! Yahoo!