Wednesday, February 3, 2016

Pregnancy | Week 36

Guess who accidentally made a cameo in this week's photo! That little ball of fluff is not leaving my side these days. So, another week down equals a week closer to meeting sweet baby girl. The anticipation and unknown of her arrival is killing me. My planning personality hates the unknown timeline of delivery. Part of me wishes that labor and delivery was just like another routine doctor appointment. You plan for it show up and then come home with a baby. Unfortunately that is not how labor works. I am praying for patience and peace to get me through these next few weeks of uncertainty.

Size of Baby: Baby is still around 19 inches long and weighs about 6 lbs. She is the size of a papaya.

Gender: Sweet, sweet baby girl.

Weight Gain:  Up 27 pounds. Feeling quite large these days.

Maternity Clothes: All day, every day.

Nursery: Everything is finished and ready for baby's arrival! I have one last load of laundry to complete this weekend and then need to figure out the best way to organize her clothes. We also have the stroller assembled and car seat installed. Going to get it inspected Friday after work.

Movement: Feeling her roll around a lot more. She will stick her butt out of my side trying to stretch out. Sitting on the couch at night is very uncomfortable as she will happily lodge herself up into my ribcage after dinner. 

Symptoms: Pregnancy swelling is no joke. At the end of the day, my shoes are becoming quite uncomfortable. I have given up trying to wear my wedding rings since my fingers swell so much by the end of the day. Exhaustion and tiredness set in each day when I get home from work. I also have a pretty patch of varicose veins on my right leg. I am 99% sure that I have a few stretch marks as well but just can't see them. I knew they were inevitable as I am prone to stretch marks and had quite a few already.

Sleep: Sleep really depends on the night. I am getting up to use the restroom more times than I care to acknowledge. Then finding a good position once I crawl back into bed is very difficult. I have ended up on my back with my feet propped up on pillows frequently.

Cravings: Still loving carbs and sweets. I don't think that will be changing anytime soon.

What I Miss: Oh how I miss moving at a normal speed. Sleeping on my stomach is a close second!

Exercise: 4 PB classes this week and some long walks in beautiful weather once the snow cleared. The studio is having a challenge of completing 19 classes in February which I am itching to give a try!

Best Moments: This weekend was filled with a perfect mix of time with just me and Joe and celebrating baby. Joe and I enjoyed a lazy Saturday paired with a fun date night enjoying fondue. Then Sunday I enjoyed lunch with with friends celebrating baby girl. We also received a ton of adorable outfits from Joe's family this weekend.


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  1. You are looking fabulous girl! I can't believe you're already at week 36!

  2. You are lovely!!!! Sooo close to meeting your little angel! xx

  3. You look great! My pup won't leave my side either...even if I am trying to use the restroom. Maybe that's a sign that it is close?!

    I'm also getting really anxious about not being able to plan labor. I'm way too Type A as well :)

    It sounds like you are all ready! I haven't even packed my hospital bag yet 🙈


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