Pregnancy Update Weeks 35-36

How far along? Currently 36 Weeks!  We have reached the point in the pregnancy in which Baby Boy could arrive at any time.  You know what that means: every little movement, twinge, and sensation makes me think, “Is it happening???”  Not quite yet, but oh so soon.

According to “What to Expect” and their app, Baby Boy is the size of a large Cadillac cantaloupe, is around 19-22 inches and 6lbs.

Total weight gain:  Enough to cook a proper baby boy.

Bump Alert: FULL alert!

36 Weeks

That face!   It’s so representational of how I’ve been feeling this week.  I didn’t post, officially, for Week 35, but the physical transformation between then and now has been both fascinating, but also trying.  With an ever-growing baby, my body is going through some major changes as well.  Check out the difference:

35 vs 36 Weeks

Most of my friends have commented that Baby Boy is dropping, and once I saw the photo above, I am buying in as well.

Maternity clothes? Exclusively maternity!  I have had trouble finding comfortable clothes lately, but refuse to spend another dime on  maternity clothing.  Baby will be here soon enough and then I’ll have my choice of SO many t-shirts and yoga pants during my postpartum days.

Stretch marks? Still moisturizing and still luckily stretch mark-free!

Sleep: I am so relieved to tell you that it’s gotten so much better!  I still wake up once during the night, but I am able to get back to sound sleep.

Workouts: I reduced my daily steps goal to 10,000 steps instead of 15,000.  I still reach the higher number most days, but as long as I reach my goal, I am happy.  The strength training sessions have come to an end, but I’ve been doing a lot of stretches that have helped to keep me limber.

Best moment the week: On Valentine’s Day, my husband and I went to the hospital where I will be delivering and went on a tour of the birthing center together.  It was so great to share this experience with my husband and begin to daydream about what the experience will be like to bring our bundle of joy home.

Food cravings: Normal eating patterns, but I have definitely joined the batch lunch making bandwagon.  I’ve always been a creature of habit when it came to my breakfasts and lunches, so it shouldn’t have taken me so long to start packing for all five days.  It makes the work week evenings so much less stressful.

I will say that I have increased my water, not just liquid, intake by about 30 ounces per day.  I cannot seem to get enough water.

Labour signs: Truthfully, I think that I have had a few Braxton Hicks contractions.  I noticed Friday night that I had a very strong, crampy sensation that lasted about 10 seconds.  Then that was it.  Saturday, late morning, I had another but it lasted closer to 20-25 seconds.  I watched the clock to see if I would have another, but as of Sunday morning, notta.

Symptoms: Dry skin, rib soreness, some shortness of breath, and now swollen feet at the end of the day.

Belly button in or out? Still an innie despite the belly growth.

Wedding rings on or off: On.

Baby Stuff: Today is our baby shower!  #Blessed

Happy or moody most of the time: Happy and tired

Mom Advice

29 Meaningful Pieces of Advice for New Moms, From Parents Who Have Been There via Huffington Post

And so many more!


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