*Each bumpdate is from the week before. I am currently 37 weeks 5 days pregnant!*
36 Weeks as of March 14, 2014
Getting out the green and gearing up for all the St.Patty’s day festivities to come! It was certainly be a quiet celebration of St.Patrick’s day in comparison to years past! Can’t help but look forward to celebrating next year and amazed to think that this baby will be almost a year old by then!
Baby This Week:
Baby this week is the size of Crenshaw (?) melon, is about 6 pounds and will gain about one half a pound a week from now until birth! Our baby’s cheeks are developing fat and muscle which will give the baby a lovely chubby appearance! The baby is probably sleeping about 90 percent of the time and there certainly isn’t any room for much moving around!
Some of my clothes are fitting a little funny now. I know the baby has dropped a lot so the pants are fitting kind of weird around my hips. Where I used to like wearing pants with a full panel, it seems this week I am folding that panel down because it doesn’t fit right. My favourite thing to do is go home and put on a pair of yoga pants and one of Ryan’s baggy t-shirts.
I didn’t even think once about weighing myself this week. I guess at this point I really don’t care? I’m not sure. I’d like to weight myself before the baby comes just so I know a total of how much I put on. But I guess at this point I just don’t care about the weekly. I have a hard time even guessing what it could be because on one hand I hardly eat large quantities anymore and on the other I think I am retaining water. So, who knows!
Stretch marks are there and actually might seem a little paler this week? It’s hard to tell. They aren’t as sore anymore so that is nice! Been looking online at Old Navy for summer tankini’s as my days in a bikini are over!
Had my first day where I sat back and thought, “Hmm…I haven’t felt the baby move much today.” The next day Baby W made up for it by going nuts! At 36 weeks and 5 days, I was lying in bed about to go to sleep. All the sudden I could feel this weird movement down really low on my belly. I put my hand there and felt the baby’s shoulders (I think) moving. Kind of weird.
Besides the normal things I don’t like there isn’t anything really new for aversions. I am loving apple juice for some reason right now. I take a glass and LOAD it with ice cubes and then pour the apple juice over top, yum! I think I could actually live on a liquid diet right now. Juice, milk, smoothies, frozen yogurt milkshakes, ice cold water…right now they are my top favourites!
Big ol’ belly is a giveaway! I have to sit way back from my desk at work to make sure it fits!
Kind of feeling energetic this week though, even in the afternoons!
My pelvic pain is pretty bad this week as I know the baby is putting much more pressure there. If I am sitting for an extended period of time and try to get up too quickly I get a surge of pain and feel very stiff! It takes a while now to move positions and to get comfortable again with the new position. Even if that is from sitting to walking (aka waddling).
Other then that I am feeling pretty good actually! Since the baby has dropped I don’t get heartburn anymore which is awesome! No back pain, leg cramps (occasional feel tingling though) or head aches! I just feel kind of normal at this point. Coasting along until we get to the finish line.
What I Miss:
This week I missed beer. SO weird for me because I don’t even really like beer. It was Ryan’s birthday on Monday and I had bought him a case. It just looked so cold and refreshing that I instantly started craving beer. I had a little sip of his and could have downed the whole thing (but obviously didn’t). It made me want summer even more. Sipping a cold beer outside at our pool…ahh….can’t wait!
Belly dropping like it’s hot! Ha ha! I knew “something” was going on last week but I wasn’t sure if it was actually the baby dropping or not. It was a sure sign on Friday morning when I woke up and my boobs no longer rested on the top of my belly. There is space there now! The baby use to move and kit up high by my ribs and now I can feel most of the movement by my upper belly button!
At 36 weeks 5 days, I had about an hours worth of contractions that were coming every 7 minutes apart. I was getting ready to let Ryan know what was going on when all the sudden they went away completely. So weird.
I had my first gender dream this week. No I am not going to tell you what gender was in my dream but I am curious to see if it is true or not!
Belly Button In or Out:
Now that the baby is lower and the movements are concentrated near my belly button I find it kind of sticks out on occasion. It’s also a little tender!
Wedding Rings On or Off:
Sad to say I didn’t make it 37 weeks. Had to take my rings off this week because by the end of the day they were making indents in my skin and were becoming a challenge to remove. I feel naked without them!
What I’m Looking Forward To This Week:
St.Patty’s day! I love holidays and celebrating them! Irish Tea, party at local bar and Ryan’s birthday!
Also looking forward to the end of the week. Not only do my parents come home from their trip to Nova Scotia but it will mark my last official day of work. I am looking forward to not getting up at 5, doing work in my pjs and taking a nap if I want! There are a few projects that I have been putting off till I was done work and I am so excited to get on them!
Daddy This Week:
Daddy turned 32 this week little one! His last birthday celebration before he becomes your father. Daddy was hoping you were going to arrive on his birthday but no such luck! I told him that was the only day before April that you are allowed to arrive on. Since you didn’t make your grand entrance, I want you to wait till April! Mommy wants an April baby!
We are having a hard time with work this week as there are some big trucking jobs coming up. Normally that wouldn’t be a problem but (worst case scenario) if he goes and I go into labour, it could be 6-8 hours before he can come home. We are keeping our fingers crossed that Daddy doesn’t have to go!
Sometimes it’s ok to kick your husband out of the bed so you can get a good night sleep! Trust me, you’ll BOTH get a good night sleep!
Best Moment Of The Week:
Knowing that the baby has dropped was a huge highlight and not having anymore heartburn! Woo Hoo!
Last full week of work sitting in this REALLY uncomfortable desk chair!
Had some visitors over this week to drop off Ryan’s birthday gift! When we were handed our nephew Everett to remove his snow suit we unzipped a special little sign that read, “Will you be my godparents?” We are the godparents to his older brother Clark and are OVERJOYED to be Everett’s as well! They are two very special boys to us and we look forward to helping and watching them grow both physically and spiritually.