Tuesday, May 14, 2013

Pregnancy Update - 36 Weeks

Yikes, last time I did a pregnancy update, I was 24 weeks :) Oh how the time flies! Here are some pics to catch you up since then...

 29 weeks - in San Francisco! These were my mega-swollen days. A flight across country plus entering the third trimester = hugeness. But it was a wonderful trip nonetheless!


31 weeks at Jay & Elizabeth's wedding. Glowy parents-to-be.

32 weeks

34 weeks! Baby shower with friends at Jody's house :)

35 weeks.

Pregnancy update - Weeks 25 - 36
How Far Along:
 36 weeks

Size of baby: Approx 19 in, 6.5 lbs, size of a WATERMELON (this is getting real)

Gender: It's a GIRL!! :)

Movement: Still moving nonstop! About a month ago, the movements became more uncomfortable and less fluttery :) She is now head-down and has dropped so her feet are up by my ribs...and she kicks off my rib cage about 10 times a day :) Because it's more cramped in there now, when she moves trying to change position, it feels like my stomach is being pulled in two different directions - it's a crazy feeling! But I still love love love feeling her move.

What I miss: Clothes that fit :) I'm down to about 4 outfits now.

What I'm loving: Still wake up in the morning some days and forget about my belly and that makes me laugh pretty hard when I see it. Loving these last few weeks with just Rob and me - trying to cherish those moments and not wish them away. I love going to the doc every week now and getting updates on my progress!

Symptoms: Still getting the infamous leg cramps :) But I've learned how to kill them much more quickly now. Nausea has ramped up again - but thankfully not throwing up like 1st trimester! Lots of Braxton-Hicks and some real contractions mixed in. Not sleeping through the night anymore but I was ready for that. Lots more lower back pain and definitely some waddling going on :)

Cravings: Still LOVING potato-y things. Love Burgers and fries (can I blame that on pregnancy?) Overall, not really excited about food anymore - just eating more because I need to and I'm hungry.

Best Moments recently: Two amazing baby showers - one by my best friends and one by my sisters. Wrapping up the nursery! Getting last minute baby items - pacis, burp cloths, blankets. Rob surprised me with a gorgeous bassinet last week - it seriously is unbelievably beautiful. Finishing up all our major projects and getting everything back into place.

What we are looking forward to: Baby shower this week thrown by my girls from work! :) Hanging pictures in the nursery. Getting our house deep-cleaned.

A new section - "Sponsors". I think it's fun to see the little ways my routines have changed in pregnancy so far. Things that quickly seem "normal" until I stop and say "Wait. What is my life?" 

And so...this pregnancy has been sponsored by:

Potatoes in every shape, form and size

Foster - instead of getting a pregnancy pillow, I just whipped out my old stuffed bear and it is perfect!
(Picture circa 2006)


My second pillow - so necessary to keep me from waking up from acid reflux.

Lowe's - We go on many trips per week to this store. I know it like the back of my hand now.


My water bottle - Ole faithful. My goal is up to 90 oz per day now. Whoa.

Katherine Jackson's maternity clothes - Seriously so blessed by this friend's generosity.
(she's to the right of me in the picture below :) )


Our bedroom ceiling fan - I would die without it. I get so hot when I sleep now and I had to go a week without our bedroom ceiling fan and I thought I would die :)


Maxi skirts - soooo much more comfy than any kind of pants (except pajama pants of course). 


2 comments :

  1. SO excited for you guys...first pregnancies are especially transforming and its so fun to read about yours! Thanks for sharing, and I hope the last few weeks are restful, joyful, and anticipation-ful :) and you look darling!

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  2. You look amazing! Can't wait to see pics of that watermelon you are now carrying around...much more fun to have her in your arms:-).

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