Monday, February 06, 2017

36 Weeks

How far along? 36w2d
Gender: Girl
Weight Gain? I think about 35 pounds
Maternity Clothes?  90% maternity at all times.  I squeezed myself into my shower dress one more time for maternity pictures on Saturday too, I don't see that happening again!
Stretch Marks? None!
Belly button in or out?  Officially out!
Sleep:  Sleep is just something I take if I can get.  Some nights I get good sleep, some nights I am up 5 or 6 times to the bathroom because my bladder feels full like 99% of the time, some nights my cat agitates me for 4 hours, it really  just depends.  I know that soon we will have a baby in the house and sleep will probably be pretty out of whack for awhile anyway.  I am just trying to make sure I get good rest each day.  Joe is on seven 12's now and will be until baby girl comes.  His shift will be 6:30-6:30 and he probably won't be home until about 7 to 7:30 each night with no days off, I'm going to use that time to just relax as much as I can.  I'm making very little plans and commitments during the week except for prenatal massages, doctor visits, and maybe a dinner or two at my parents or something.  Other than that I will come home from work each day, maybe do a few small things around the house, and then get on the couch and just relax as much as I can.  I'd say we got everything done we need to for Georgia's arrival including packed bags, car seat installment, nursery completion, clothes washing, etc. we are pretty much ready.  I don't have many excuses NOT to rest.
Best moment this week:  Maternity photos!  Yes, we had our second round of maternity photos with our wedding photographers on Saturday and I cannot wait to see them!  I was able to see one and it was seriously STUNNING!  We did some really cute lifestyle shots in the nurser and our room and then we headed outside, it was blustery,windy, cold, and grey, but boy did my magenta dress pop!  We even ventured down by the river and took some shots that I know are going to just be so breath taking!  I also got a couple back from my shoot I did last weekend and I just love how the milk bath ones turned out especially!  
Symptoms:  Difficulty breathing, rib pain, back pain, swollen feet, carpel tunnel/tingling in hands, RLS at night, heartburn, exhaustion, congestion.  Luckily all things that are not serious!  Pretty much just totally uncomfortable most of the time.
Miss Anything?  Went for Mexican the other night and seriously started to crave a margarita, although I think a mimosa will be my first postpartum cocktail, I may need to ease back into alcohol, especially since I'm planning to nurse and I don't think tequila is a good place to start!
Movement?  Moves around in the morning and in the evening but I consider her to be relatively calm and I'm hoping she stays that way when she's here! HAH!
Cravings?  Did I mention margarita?
Queasy or sick?  Noting at all!
Looking forward to? I have a prenatal massage and a doctors appointment this week, both of which I'm looking forward to.  I'm also looking forward to being considered 37 weeks aka. FULL TERM on Saturday!


  1. I can't believe you're full term next week! So excited for you mama!!

  2. You look great :) I am 33 weeks and feel so big and am hurting... He is sitting on my nerve and my legs are killing :( We can make it

  3. The lack of sleep is just your body's way of prepping you for a least that's my thoughts on the matter lol. I can't wait to see your pictures.

  4. Hey Elena! I found you through the news trib article we are in. Just wanted to pop over and say hi! Congratulations on your baby girl! I remember this stage of pregnancy fondly, always a mix of nerves and excitement. You're doing right to savor this time to rest!

  5. I can't believe how close you are! This is the week that my little gal decided to come early at 36w5d! I basically had identical "uncomfortable" symptoms as you. I still have problems with the carpel tunnel, but not as bad. I'm so so excited for this moment for you!!


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