As I mentioned
, it’s been hot, I’ve been tired and have been a major blogging slacker. I want to remember this pregnancy so since AJH is taking an extra long nap today, I decided to try to catch up!
How Far Along: 36Â weeks (9 months)
Maternity Clothes? Dresses are definitely way more comfy than pants, so I wear a lot of long dresses (the short ones are harder since the bump is sticking straight out), and long skirts with maternity tank tops.
Stretch Marks:Â Not yet!
Sleep: The sleeping issues have finally hit me…I am still able to get pretty comfortable except for some hip pain (from sleeping on my side), though I’m having a much harder time falling back to sleep after my 550th bathroom break of the night! Since I typically wake every two hours to “go potty” I think this baby is definitely trying to prepare me for the night feedings!
Best Moment this Week: Having AJH lay on my stomach and talk to her baby sister.
Miss Anything: Getting a full night’s sleep, which I know won’t be happening for a while!
Movement:Â I was feeling a lot more movement for a while, and now I think she is so crammed in there she has run out of room! She moves around a lot but I can tell she’s kind of stuck in one place with not much room to really kick or swim around.
Food Cravings:Â I am still craving cold things…ice cream, sherbert, and popsicles.
Anything Making You Queasy or Sick:Â Nope!
Gender:Â A girl
Labor Signs: At my 35 week appt. I was 70% effaced and 1 cm dilated. I feel a lot of pressure and pushing from her (esp. on my bladder!).
Symptoms:Â Besides going to the bathroom every five minutes, I’m still pretty short of breath, even when sitting completely still! I have heartburn from time to time and other yucky things you prob. don’t want to hear about! My feet also get pretty swollen while out in the heat and I’m getting pretty tired.
Belly Button in or out?Â It’s technically in and completely flat, but it’s so stretched out that it’s kind of protruding now!
Wedding rings on or off?Â I had to take them off last week because it was over 100 degrees and they were feeling pretty tight. I’ll prob. be on the safe side and keep them off until after the baby so they don’t get stuck.
Happy or Moody most of the time:Â Starting to get a little grumpy..more tired, more pain, and this heat isn’t the best combination!
Looking forward to:Â Our last ultrasound today!
Here are some pictures from some events in the past few weeks.
They’re not great shots, but they’ll be good to look back on next time around!
I hope to make some more updates in the next few weeks if all goes well!