Friday, December 5, 2014

36 Weeks!

How Far along: 36 weeks

Baby size: Full length (so... 19-21 inches, based on my babies) and somewhere around 6 pounds. She's just bulking up at this point. We shall see how big she is when she comes out. I'm predicting 7.5-8 pounds if she makes it to her due date. According to this estimating equation, she's about 6.8 pounds right now. Um. That's bigger than Dee was at birth! I'd believe it though.

Total weight gain: 18ish

Maternity clothes: Definitely.

Sleep: I miss sleeping all night comfortably. But I definitely need more sleep, and it must be on a mountain of pillows. Poor C has to share a bed with the mountain and me.

Best Moment this week: We had lots of fun shopping on Sunday at little local stores. I also received my Secret Santa gift and it made me really happy. Ultrasound at my 36 week appt today confirmed that she's head down and still a girl. :-)

Movement: Yep. She's squirmy and big.

Gender:  Girl!

Labor signs: Braxton-Hicks contractions are decently uncomfortable and frequent but not doing anything they shouldn't be. Occasional "real" contractions are appearing. Baby has dropped a bit so heartburn is better. This also means that I waddle, because dammit, when your pelvic symphisis joint doesn't work, and your baby drops her big old head down further, that's just what happens.

Belly button: Still like a tiny volcano. Out, but trying really hard not to be, and sometimes just flat.

Cravings: Peppermint bark...chocolate... Indian fry bread = YUM.

Aversions: Nothing new.  I really don't feel well after eating eggs for breakfast, which is pretty standard for my final stretch in all 3 pregnancies now.

What I miss: I really miss running and being able to function and move around without being in pain. I desperately want to not be slow and hobbly and waddly but I think that's just not going to happen. I miss being able to use sinks/counters without my belly being in the way and me having to lean over awkwardly (or lift my belly up to rest on the counted...ugh). I miss being able to put on shoes easily/bending over. I miss sleeping and not having heartburn frequently.

Stretch Marks: Still no new ones :-) but that stupid PUPPPs rash is flaring up again (OH GOD THE ITCHING). The kids like helping to scratch my belly. Related: the OB I saw today said that my rash was sort of textbook picture PUPPPs. Yay? She was really, really awesome though. I liked her a lot.

What is different this time around: Mostly everything. Generally for the better, but the SPD I could do without.

What I am looking forward to this week: Sorting more stuff to decide what we need to bring to my mom's house and what needs to be/can be stored. Decorating a tree at my mom's house with the kids and seeing them getting excited about Christmas. Looking at houses tomorrow! YAY!!! Knock on wood we find one we love and can actually get an offer in.

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