36 week update

Total weight gain: 17lbs
Maternity clothes? Broke down and bought a few more maxi dresses! I can wear them post prego, obvs. Plus I haven’t done any real shopping lately and all the cute spring stuff out was KILLING me. I see all of these cute girls in their sorbet colored jeans and little tanks…. Anyways, it was good to pick up a few new pieces and I’ve already worn one this week and the diff it made in my mood was beyond worth it. Yay for new purchos.
Stretch marks? Praying I can keep them away for just a few more weeks…..Frosting my bumpcake like WHOA, every chance I get.
Sleep: Still not really sleeping, but now that I’m 36 weeks really TRYING HARD to stay on my left side to keep the baby in the right position and open up my pelvis for labor. Even with the pain and numbness I get, I can make it a few hours before having to flip back to the right side for say 20 minutes of relief.
Best moment this week: Its been baby focused this week, lots of DR’s appts, a 4.5 hour child birth class, and our 36 week Doula meeting. Its definitely getting Kev and I in baby mode and we are fantasizing about having this little guy home with us soon….so exciting! Oh, and had my Group B strep test. NEGATIVE–yipppeee!
Miss Anything? Glass is half full this week people.
Movement: He’s super low, my doctor could feel his head!!! He’s dropped and in my pelvis which has made walking and getting around more and less comfortable at the same time. More, in that he’s not up in my ribs anymore which is nice. I CAN BREATHE! But now he’s RIGHT on my cervix it feels like, I get shooting sharp pains there when I walk and do stairs etc.
Food cravings: More of the same, GRAPEFRUIT till the end! Also adding on, blueberries and watermelon.
Anything making you queasy or sick: Nah.
Gender: boy
Labor Signs:
I actually get to update this section now! YIPPPEEE! Ok, so as I mentioned at my appt DR could feel his head, and confirmed 1cm dilated (doesn’t really mean anything labor wise but its something to report, you can be dilated for weeks and weeks before real labor sets in) Also,  last night I passed part of my mucous plug, (if that’s TMI, sorry peeps!) Again, still could be weeks but its something, it means my body is prepping for baby boy’s exit. This is happening!!! So excited 🙂
Symptoms: More hot flashes, and some swelling. I had to take off my engagement ring (wedding band was OK) the other night when it was SOO hot and humid here.
Belly Button in or out?Still flat and hanging on for dear life. Oh belly button, hang in there little guy!
Wedding rings on or off? on. Took off my engagement ring for one day bc I was swollen, but once the humidly went down so did the swelling.
Happy or Moody most of the time: Cloud 9 and ready for baby!
Looking forward to: Everything, labor, the baby, being home with our new family.



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