Monday, April 4, 2011

36 weeks! Almost there...

How Far along: 36 weeks, 4 days

Baby size: About 6 pounds, according to our u/s last Thursday, which said she was 6lb 1 oz. So maybe 6lb 5 oz.

Total weight gain: 19 or 20 pounds, depending on the day.

Maternity clothes: Yep.  

Sleep: I miss good, sound, painless sleep. I am always sleepy at this point, due to not sleeping well and having to get up at least once a night to pee and for heartburn. Also, contractions now wake me/keep me awake. Fun times.

Best Moment this week: Date weekend! J was at C's parents house for the weekend, so it was just C and I. It was really nice, though I did miss J. C and I got a free lunch at the Melting Pot on Saturday which was awesome (aside from tax/tip, of course).

Movement: Yeah, although she's definitely run out of room so her movements are either uncomfortable or painful most of the time. 

Gender: GIRL!

Labor signs: Still lots of BH contractions, about 80% are mildly painful (a 1 on a scale of 1-10). They don't seem to be getting more frequent yet though. Plus L is super low...the u/s tech had to actually move her head to even see how far the placenta was from the cervix last week because her head is mashed up against my cervix.

Belly button: Still in but very small.

Cravings: Nothing particularly new.

What I miss: Same as always: bending over, not waddling from my sciatica and the baby having dropped. Being able to bend down and stretch my back out. Sleep. Not having to have a pillow between my knees at night. Being able to sit "like a lady" with my legs together. Being able to hold J and snuggle him close on my lap instead of on top of my belly.

Stretch Marks: Yep, although they *knock on wood* seem to be done reproducing.

What is different this time around: Pretty much everything.

What I am looking forward to this week: Full term on Thursday!