Friday, July 4, 2014

36 Weeks

How far along: 36 Weeks
Maternity clothes: Finally bought my first pairs of nursing bras - Kinda weird
Stretch marks: No - hoping to make it 4 more weeks!!
Sleep: Sleep remains rough - most nights I'm able to fall asleep pretty quickly, but I continue to toss and turn all night and make frequent trips to the bathroom
Best moment of the week: Hearing that I'm already 1 CM dilated! It might not be much, but it's  certainly a good place to start!
Worst moment of the week: None
Running/Workouts: Still running - still lots of pelvic pressure and hip pain throughout the day. Continuing to take it day by day, workout by workout
Missing anything: I really do miss laying or sleeping on my back
Movement: Finally felt and saw her have the hiccups! We even listened with the doppler and could hear them! It was hilarious! The next day I noticed it again as I was laying in the pool.
Cravings: Sour gummy worms - don't even know where that came from
Things that make me queasy: Gagging and queasiness has been pretty minimal this week
Energy level: Still pretty low
Labor signs: No changes in the amount of pressure or contractions I feel. But like I mentioned above, so excited to be 1cm!
Belly button in or out: Just barely in
Wedding ring on or off: On
Mood: Happy, a little emotional and anxious
Looking forward to: Maternity pictures (today actually) and celebrating my nephews 11th birthday!
Something surprising about being pregnant: I've reached the point where getting kicked hurts. Within the last three or so days, she has set up shop under my right rib and holy hell does it hurt. Most times I am forced to sit straight up or slanted to avoid pain. Or even better, I sit with my hand pressing down on her body out of my ribs. It's a constant reminder that there seriously is a real live, little person living inside me! The closer I get to delivery, the more torn I feel - I'm ready for the back pain and pelvic pressure to be over with, BUT I am so gonna miss just being pregnant. Feeling her move. Watching my tummy move with her movements. Indulging every once in a while without guilt. Feeling cute with a huge tummy. All the fun things associated with being pregnant. I will be doing my best to embrace both the good and the bad for the next FOUR weeks!

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