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!