Sunday, August 18, 2013

36 Weeks

  • How Far Along:  36 weeks

  • Baby Size: Honeydew Melon

  • Total Weight Gain: 21 lbs. My appointments are weekly now so at the last one I was down 3 to 18 and then this week back up to 21.

  • Maternity Clothes: Maternity and non-maternity.

  • Stretch Marks: Nope.

  • Sleep:  I am sleeping well. I get sore and stiff when I’m sleeping though so it takes me a little longer to get up.

  • Best Moment of the week:  Hearing that the baby is head down and in the correct position.  One less thing to worry about J

  • Miss Anything?: The ability to move around.  I have good days and bad days now. Sometimes I can barely move and some days I’m totally fine.

  • Movement: She moves a lot but I don’t think she has much room anymore so not really flipping around.  Just punching me.

  • Food Cravings: I have been craving fruit again.  So lucky that I was pregnant over summer when the good stuff is in season.

  • Anything Making you queasy or sick: Just uncomfortable when I eat too much.

  • Gender: Girl.

  • Labor Signs:  No.

  • Symptoms:  Gigantic belly! J

  • Belly Button in or out: Flat.

  • Wedding Rings on or off: On.

  • Mood:  Happy, emotional, tired, excited, overwhelmed, anxious, etc, etc, etc.

  • Looking forward to: Meeting my baby girl!!

  • Exercise: Doctor told me to slow it down now because I was having a little bleeding and she doesn’t want me to go into labor early.  She recommended I stop working or slow down but it’s hard with my kind of job so I compromised with the exercise (I’ve taken it down to really low impact) and told her I would take it easier at work. I also quit my day job about 2 weeks earlier than I had planned so I can rest during the day since I have to work at night.
  • The Last Month: I have to say that this last month feels different.  I’m anxious and huge and uncomfortable.  I’m such a cliché now.  I walk around rubbing my lower back and when I get to the end of a long work shift I can’t help but waddle a little bit.  I still can’t believe I made it all the way to the end feeling absolutely great though.  I guess I got lucky.  I only have a very short time left so I’m trying to enjoy it, even though I’m dying to meet my baby and get my body back to feeling like myself again.

Tuesday, August 6, 2013

New Green Smoothie

  • Baby Kale
  • Baby Spinach
  • Lime Juice
  • Coconut Water
  • 1 Green Apple
  • 1 Banana
  • Ice
Mmmmm, healthy :)

Thursday, August 1, 2013

What I'm Reading

Amazing! Love it!  Anyone with any interest in children, disabilities, differences, humanity, tolerance, understanding should pick this book up.