|36 weeks - my favorite dress that I am wearing most days|
Size of baby: crenshaw melon (approx. 18.75" and 5.75 lbs.)
Total Weight Gain: +33 lbs
Continuing symptoms: slight nose congestion, back ache if I stand too long, acid reflux, aches, pains, and discomforts (especially while sleeping), infrequent but increasing Braxton hicks (still not too many this week though), charlie horse leg cramps at night, really tired, frequent urination, stretch marks, snoring, skin tags
New symptoms this week: Well I thought I just had a small patch of stretch marks on my side. Turns out the whole underside of my belly is covered in them and I just couldn't see it! At least my view of my belly still looks clear, haha.
Maternity Clothes: It is nice and warm these days, and even if it's not very warm sometimes my body temperature seems to be running hot, so I am living in two maxi dresses. One is pictured above and I LOVE it and actually feel pretty in it. :) It is comfortable and non-maternity (I just got it a little bigger), so hopefully I can wear it post-baby, too.
Sleep: Not too bad this week. Only one night with a little acid reflux and another with a touch of insomnia. I do wake up very stiff and sore though.
What I'm Eating: My appetite feels relatively normal.
Cravings: Still loving ice cream but trying not to over indulge :)
Movement: I continue to feel him mostly under my right rib and left side. However, sometimes the movements feel like they are in a totally different place, and the hiccups seem to be all over! So I have no idea how he is positioned.
Special pregnancy moments: I am getting so excited to meet this little one! I always have heard pregnant women talk about being so ready to being done being pregnant, and in all the years I was trying to get pregnant I always thought I would want to be pregnant as long as possible to cherish every moment. I do feel like I have enjoyed being pregnant, but I think I am ready to be done just so I can meet this boy I have been so eagerly anticipating!!! (The end of the pregnancy discomforts will be nice, too, but that is very secondary).
The baby still feels very high and I keep waiting to "drop." Did anybody drop later with their first baby? (I know it's still not very "late" in terms of dropping...) I'm also rather paranoid about his position and hope he is not breech or facing the wrong way. I am really looking forward to my OB appointment on Monday - I think the 36 week one is a little more in depth and I might get an ultrasound!
Counting down: 1 week until full term, 4 weeks until my due date, and 6 weeks (at most) until this boy is in my arms!