Thursday, May 1, 2014

36 Weeks

Kind of sad how I've gone from having Den take the photos every week, to taking them myself in the bathroom, to snapping a quick selfie in the elevator between meetings. You can definitely tell we're at the end of the road!

How far along?  36 weeks.

How big is the baby this week?  Baby Center says he is is the size of a head of romaine.  So about 18 1/2 inches long and roughly 6 pounds.

Total Weight Gain?  29 pounds.

Maternity Clothes?  Yes. I noticed a small tear in one of my pairs of maternity pants. Apparently I'm even starting to outgrow the super stretchy elastic panels.

Best Moment of the Week?  We had our second shower and I was able to meet a lot of my MIL's friends that have known Den since he was little.  Lots of good stories and Baby G was hooked up once again. This kid could go through three outfits a day for his first three months of life and not repeat anything. I also used our registry completion discount to wrap up all the loose ends so I think I can say with confidence that after this week, we have everything we need!

Trouble Sleeping?  Yes, yes, yes. My right hand is constantly going numb and waking me up (weird??) and I have to get up 1-2x a night to go the bathroom. Why mother nature makes it so hard to sleep during the last month before a tiny, screaming, nocturnal human arrives is beyond me. Cruel.

Miss Anything?  My back not hurting.

Movement?  All the time. I just got a swift jab to the ribs as I was typing that.

Food Cravings?  I was really craving a cheeseburger the other day. I'm not a huge burger girl, so that was a little odd. Odd but so delicious. 

Belly Button - In or Out?  Outie and then some. 

Symptoms?  Achey back. No sleep. Full on waddling at this point.

Wedding Ring - Off or on?  On for the time being, but snug.

Happy or Moody?  Probably a little on the moody side this week. I'm having a hard time with the whole to do list vs. social interaction thing. I know we need to be responsible and get things done, but I also know we're going to be home-bound for awhile so it's really hard to manage our time accordingly. And I'm having to force myself to slow down a little bit which is hard for me as well with this ticking time bomb in my body. I fell down the steps in front of our house yesterday because I was rushing out of the house carrying a box of baby returns. Not good. Luckily, I caught myself with my hands and was only a little scraped up, but I need to realize that I'm carrying a bowling ball with me and am not as mobile as I'm used to being. 

Looking Forward to?  My brother and his crew are coming in town this weekend and my old roomie is getting married which means all my college friends are in town as well! It should be a busy but great weekend. Please pray that my bridesmaid dress still fits come Saturday. I may bring a black sheet as a back up plan- maybe we could fashion a maternity toga out of it? Seems fitting since I'll be with my Tech girls... 

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