Thursday, January 3, 2013

BUMPdate: 36 Weeks



(I'm 36 weeks, 5 days today)
Size of the baby?
The size of a watermelon (19-22 inches, and about 6.5lbs.)
Since she's measuring a little bit on the smaller side, she probably weighs a little less than that though.
Total Weight Gain/Loss?
I had my 36 week appointment yesterday and I have gained a total of 26 lbs. so far.
Maternity Clothes?
Still a mix of maternity and normal clothes. Lots of leggings. 
Stretch marks?
None except for the tiny one where my belly button piercing once was.
Best Moments?
Hearing that she is happy and healthy in there. She has a good, strong heartbeat, she's very active, she's measuring on schedule, and she is in position to make her debut. I also found out at this last appointment that she is beginning to "drop," so we are just one step closer to her arrival!
Movement?
Lots and lots of movement. I've been waking up and falling asleep her to moving around. I love feeling her move but her movements are getting quite forceful the bigger she gets!
Food Cravings?
I'm totally turned off by salad right now and I'm having an occasional glass of caffeine free diet soda here and there -which is totally unlike me btw- I normally despise soda!
Anything making you queasy or sick?
No.
What I miss?
There are lots of things that I could come up with that I miss but what I will miss pretty soon is feeling her move around inside of me. I just want her here already!
Nausea/Vomiting?
None.
Symptoms?
Tired, some hip pain here and there. Pressure in my pelvic region and it's not just the pressure from having to empty my bladder anymore, it's the pressure of her dropping. 
Labor signs?
I think I had a few Braxton Hicks contractions the other day.  
Gender?
Girl
Belly Button In or Out?
Flattened.
Wedding rings On or Off?
They're on! No swelling so far.
Sleep?
Still waking up to go to the bathroom and now to get a drink of water too. It's such a chore to change positions.
What I'm looking forward to?
My 38 week appointment when I will find out if I'm starting to dilate and meeting our baby girl! 

*The photo above is a tiny sneak peek of the nursery. I'll be doing a nursery tour soon.*

9 comments:

  1. I swear after having kids I can still feel them hiccup in my belly sometimes, that was my favorite part. Can't wait to see the nursery!

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  2. This is adorable. Can't wait to see the nursery!

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  3. Ahh you are so close! You look gorgeous, definitely got the glow! Can't wait to see the nursery and meet your baby girl soon! :)

    xo, Yi-chia
    Always Maylee

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  4. You look fantastic! So excited you will have your little baby girl soon :) xoxo
    -Veronika

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  5. You're a rockstar! I'm sure you did an amazing job on the nursery and can't wait to see it!

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  6. Getting so close!!!! Such a wonderful start to the new year!!!

    PS. I'd love it if you could visit my blog and follow me if you like it!! :)

    -Stephanie
    @LaminLouboutins.blogspot.com

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  7. You are looking awesome!! Can't wait to see what you did with the nursery!!

    Chelsea
    Haute Child in the City

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