Thursday, May 19, 2016

36 Week Bumpdate


Or in other words... NINE months pregnant!  How crazy is that?  We are officially down to the home stretch and these final weeks can't go fast enough!

How far along: 36 weeks, 0 days.  Today starts my weekly doctors appointments!

Gender: Still a girl!  I was having all of these dreams that she was going to come out a boy (which would not necessarily be bad, just everything we have is very pink!), but our 3D ultrasound put those fears to rest.

Weight Gain: Somewhere around 30 pounds and I am feeling it.  This is the first week that I'm truly feeling large and in charge and it makes me a little nervous that there are still 4 weeks of growing left to do.  Also starting to feel anxious about how my body is going to look afterwards... not going to lie, may have had a couple breakdowns over that this week. 

Stretch Marks: I hesitate to answer this because I don't want to jinx anything... but so far, so good.  I have been using this cream RELIGIOUSLY.  I know they're more of a genetic thing, but it at least makes me feel like I'm proactively doing something to prevent them.

Movement: Lots of it although it's different now - less rolling around and more jabs/punches/kicks, especially to my ribs and bladder.  She's running out of room in there.

Sleep: Ehhh.  I was doing so well with sleeping up until this week.  It's just hard to get comfortable when you've got a basketball sized belly!  And the bathroom breaks, usually two or three of those a night.  Luckily I'm able to fall back to sleep pretty quickly (once I can find a comfortable position anyway).

Workouts: No way, haha.  Even walking Brady isn't happening that often anymore.  It just wipes out my body SO much.  A 15 minute walk around the neighborhood is equatable to an entire day of skiing, that's how tired it makes me feel.  Heck, walking up the stairs is enough to make me out of breath.  I miss being active! 

Cravings/Aversions: Still loving allll of the fruits.  Can't get enough oranges/orange juice, watermelon, applesauce, you name it.  And the last couple of weeks have brought on an unquenchable thirst, especially at night time.  I'm constantly drinking water and I can't get it cold enough.  Sweets have been happening a little too often lately, too.

No real aversions, although I did make roasted asparagus for a dinner side one night this week and couldn't eat it.  I took one bite and wanted to spit it right out - no idea why?  Also, this is random, but I was watching Southern Charm this week and it was clearly fall where they were in the mountains and just thinking about fall brought back all of the nausea/exhaustion feelings of my first trimester.  It was so weird.  Fall has always been one of my favorites, so I'm hoping it'll be enjoyable again next year.

Labor Signs: Nothing that I've noticed yet, but I have a doctors appointment this morning and will see if anything is happening!

Missing Most: My body and my clothes mainly.  I'm so over wearing my five outfit rotation.  Can I just tell you that I've worn these leggings (not maternity!) pretty much every day since November?  Not the same exact pair, I have three I rotate through haha, but they have been a God send.  I wish the weather would warm up so I could switch over to maxi dresses.

Symptoms: Hip pain (so. much. pain), tiredness, random belly pains, scatter brained, just a general uncomfortable-ness.  

Nursery: SO CLOSE!!  I'm just waiting for a couple more things to come in - this lamp is taking it's sweet time and driving me nuts - and to get Nick to hang everything up on the walls and then it's done!

Belly Button/Wedding Rings: I don't even recognize my belly button anymore, haha.  Please tell me it will go back in after this all said and done?!  And rings still on!  Thankfully I have had zero swelling. 

Mood: Excited/anxious/terrified/all of the feelings!

Best Moment This Week: My prenatal massage yesterday was heavenly.  How can I get one of those every single day??  And the amount of reading I've been doing.  Any free chance I get, I'm reading.  I just finished this book and it was so informative.  Next up is this one and this one.  I plan on doing a post full of book reviews in a couple months for any future moms to be.

Looking Forward To: Finishing up and sharing the nursery, having one of Nick's friends stay with us this weekend because I'll have two handymen to put to work, ha!, a girls night on Saturday and of course, my appointment today!  Wish me luck!
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32 comments

  1. You seriously look amazing and are way too hard on yourself! I want to see more of you pregnant! Please tell me you are doing maternity photos?! Your body will bounce back, and all will be good again! Massages will help with the hip pain, as will being in a pool, and a support belt.

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  2. You're almost there, Mama!! I remember the last few weeks were just so.freaking.exhausting. Give yourself all the breaks, eat all the fruit, drink all the drinks, and just rest! And your body? Girl, remind yourself you are doing an amazing thing growing that little babe. It'll all go back in time <3

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  3. Home stretch! You look fabulous! I think I'll go over 30 pounds soon and I'm not even 30 weeks along.. Uh oh! Haha I've been using an oil for the stretch marks (have none yet).. Fingers crossed! Can't wait to see the nursery! Xo

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  4. I am SO jealous -- you look like you're all belly! I'm twenty-three weeks pregnant and the first things to explode were my hips and thighs. I've had a few of those body-related breakdowns, too. I'm so scared that these hips are here to stay.

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  5. You look great girl! Almost there!!

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  6. look how cute you are! Yay for this final stretch. I know you all are so excited for her to get here!

    Zelle
    Southern Style

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  7. You are seriously only pregnant in your belly (how I hope it works out for me when that day comes!! haha). Can't believe it's already 36 weeks!

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  8. You look amazing! I am so excited for you!!

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  9. You look great! Your in the home stretch! Yay for a prenatal massage! Those are amazing!

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  10. You look fantastic! You are so close!

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  11. You look great! Yes, that hip pain is the worst! So close, hang in there!!

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  12. I can't believe it! You look amazing :)

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  13. You look great! My husband, mom and I all had dreams while I was pregnant that my girl was actually a boy haha. I asked every ultrasound if they were sure, and they just laughed at me.

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  14. Having a massage daily should be like a given especially when you're this close to the finish line ;)! You are seriously carrying all that weight in the belly, such a gorgeous preggers!! That would terrify the planner in me to find out the gender was different in the last minute!

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  15. I totally did a loud & vocal, "AHHHH" at your bump.

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  16. You look awesome!! Glad you are feeling as good as can be for a 36 weeker! I have been loving listening to The Birth Hour on itunes podcasts (nope not pregnant, haha) and the uplifting birth stories are awesome (mostly au naturale). At the end they talk about the resources they used to prepare for birth, in case you don't have enough reading to do the next 4 weeks! Keep it up, you're doing great!

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  17. Awe, I can't believe the 9-month mark is finally here for you! YAY! Again, I can't wait to see the nursery - you make sure you put those guys to work for you! And, hey - there are worst cravings you could have than fruit. Lucky you. :) Don't put too much pressure on yourself about your post-baby body. You just created and pushed out a human being, I think you're okay! Good luck at the appointment today!

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  18. Gah!! You are seriously so cute!! Hang in there mama! Not too long now!

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  19. WOW, nine months!?!?! Seriously?! You look so great, lady! 100% all belly!!!! <3

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  20. Ahhh!!! The home stretch, she can come any day!! So exciting. And yes girl, sleep those last few weeks SUCK! I think it's our bodies preparing themselves for NO sleep lol. You look awesome by the way!! Xx

    Amanda Kids and Cabernet

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  21. You look great and you're so close!! Miller was born at the end of June and I lived in maxi dresses that last month- they were a life saver for me so comfortable when your big and it's hot outside. Don't stress about your post baby body- it takes time but it will return!

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  22. The 9 month mark is finally here for you, and girl, you look fabulous! So exciting! Don't be so hard on yourself after she's here - your body goes through a ton and will need some time to get back. Dresses will be your best friend this summer! Good luck getting the nursery finished this weekend - can't wait to see what you've done! -xx Leah || Chasing Texas

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  23. You look so great girl!!! I have loved comparing "notes" during pregnancy with you hehe- I feel you on the sleep and just feeling big/uncomfortable in general. I am ready to be more active without losing my breath too!!

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  24. Girl, it is almost go time!!! Eek!! So exciting!

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  25. I gained 35 lbs with Sophie!!! >_< I cried every week about it towards the end but I lost it! My belly button mostly returned but Kyle says it's not as deep, like it's flatter ¯\_(ツ)_/¯ who knows!

    liz @ j for joiner

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  26. I've been thinking about you because you're getting so close. Yay! Don't worry about the weight, honestly. I was worried at the end because I gained like 38 pounds (haha). It took me a few months to lose it all, but you'll get back into your old habits and you'll be your normal weight again. Don't worry! I wish I could have just gotten out of my head and enjoyed it more. It's so hard to do! And, I CAN"T wait to see that sweet little baby once she gets here.

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  27. I know you're feeling it, but you are looking SO cute with that bump. SO soon until she's here!

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  28. You're so gorgeous! I hope everything goes well :)
    XO Ellen from Ask Away
    www.askawayblog.com

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  29. You look beautiful!

    Her Heartland Soul
    herheartlandsoul.com

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  30. Your in the home stretch! You look great! You're still so thin everywhere except for your belly!

    Ashley
    acutelifestyle.blogspot.com

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  31. oh my gosh, time flies! can't believe it is almost here. you look fabulous though i am sorry to hear about hip pain and getting exhausted easily. but i mean asparagus is gross anyway. haha. jk i like asparagus. and don't worry about your body after baby - i know it's easier said than done. i'm sure you will bounce back, might require a bit of work, but who cares! you made a human!

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  32. Girl, you are ALL belly! You look so great! Won't be long now! Can't wait to see the nursery!

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