Tuesday, June 25, 2013

Bumpdate :: 36 Weeks!

36 weeks?! I think I can safely say that once we make it to 38 weeks, I am game for whenever G decides he is ready to make his grand entrance into our world! The fact that that day is only 2 weeks away is beyond crazy. 

I am starting to feel ready, both physically and mentally. My body is achey and lethargic at the end of most days and I'm not sleeping great. Besides, I can't WAIT to lay eyes on Gavin, and after our childbirth class, I feel like I am as prepared as I'm going to be.

B and I have been really productive, so there aren't too many things left to do before we can bring G home, but I am still running circles around myself trying to cross all my T's. Call it nesting, or maybe it's just nervous energy at this point, but I am hoping to give myself a week or two where I don't have a ton of commitments and responsibilities so I can take the time to relax, pamper myself a bit, and soak up our last days as a married couple with no kids.

  •  How far along are you? 36 weeks as of 6/25/13 
  • How I'm feeling: Feeling huge. I wake up feeling pretty good, but by the end of each day, my body aches and is tired and sore. But, I really have no reason to complain because, overall, my pregnancy has been a breeze.
  • Total weight gain: 25 lbs. as of 6/20/13 (I overestimated last week, eep!)
  • How big is baby? Gavin could be anywhere from 19 to 22 inches long and close to 6.5 pounds by now! 
  • Maternity clothes: G Baby has definitely started to drop, so most days, I have resorted to cotton shorts or maxi dresses. Comfort is key!
  • Stretch marks? Pass.
  • Sleep: Still waking up at night at least 2-3 times. By 6:30-7Am I am ready to get out of bed most days due to my aching hips.
  • Best moment this week: Our 'Before-baby' to-do lists are getting closer to finished! I am hoping to get a bit more done over the next several days so we can really enjoy our last few days/weeks together once July starts. I need to make myself slow down and relax.
  • Movement: Still active, as always! His movement feels much lower now and sometimes some of his squirming feels more like he is pinching me from the inside, Ouch! I am also getting a fair amount of sharp, stabby pains down low, which I am hoping means that some kind of progress is being made!
  • Food cravings: Desserts. 
  • Food aversions: Not much!
  • Labor signs:  Still getting Braxton Hicks every day. Not painful, and still irregular. The stabby pains definitely catch me off guard and tend to happen more at night. I don't think my doc will do an internal til 38 weeks though. Blast.
  • Belly button in or out:  I don't think this deserves and answer anymore.
  • What I miss: Laying flat on the floor when my back is sore. And being able to find a comfortable position on my couch!
  • What I'm looking forward to: Our 36 week appointment is Thursday, I am having our house deep cleaned this Saturday (hooray!) and taking a breastfeeding class next week!
  • Milestone: We successfully completed our childbirth class on Saturday! B did great, and I left the class feeling more emotionally and mentally prepared. Obviously, there are still nerves for how it will all go down, but I feel like I am educated and ready for the most part.

    Sarah said...

    we are so so close!
    jealous that you are dropping!!! i feel like maybe my baby G has been so low this whole time he wont ever drop enough for me to see a change!
    u still look so so cute mama!

    Sarah said...

    You look great! So exciting that you're almost there! I love seeing things crossed off the baby to-do list, such a good feeling!