Thursday, August 1, 2013

Bumpdate: 36 weeks

How big is baby? A honeydew melon. Oh man, she's getting big! I'm hoping she's on the smaller size right now. She's been measuring exactly on or a day behind every time I go to the doctor. So that's good!

Maternity ClothesYep...and still happy to have some regular dresses that fit. That will be super helpful when school starts in just 2.5 weeks!

Stretch Marks: A few more on my sides. :(

Sleep: I've been better at sleeping through most of the night. I usually wake up around 5 am to use the bathroom. Then sometimes I am up for an hour or so while other times I fall right back asleep. Then I wake up around 7:30 am when J leaves for work. I'm usually up for another hour or so. Sometimes I can fall back asleep after he leaves and sometimes I'm up for the day. I really try to go back to sleep though.

Best moment of the week? Getting the nursery put together! More on that under the nursery part.

Movement: Some days she's more active than others. Definitely hurts more but I think because she's running out of room...and we still have four weeks to go!

Food cravings: Nothing sounds good again. I eat when I'm hungry and try to eat small meals/snacks through out the day. I still plan dinner but it never sounds good. Still gotta eat!

Food aversions: Because nothing sounds good, almost all of it sounds not good. It's not terrible just... blah. My food cravings and aversions seriously change almost every week. It's nuts!

Belly button in or out? In...but getting smaller. Sometimes J will tell me, "oh my gosh, you're belly button popped out" and I will freak out! Thankfully he's always teasing me but I'm seriously scared.

What I miss: I can't say I miss anything...maybe worrying about my swollen feet (and not having swollen feet). I feel like I have had such a great pregnancy and wonderful support from family and friends. I've been trying to stay positive (although no promises when I start back at school at 39 weeks pregnant) and just enjoy this time.

What I'm looking forward to: We're officially in due date month (although I wouldn't be sad if she came in September), baby class next week, weekly doctor visits start next week.

Milestones:  We are in August. That means due date month!

Nursery: The nursery is painted! Wahoo!! The crib still needs put up but that is because they didn't give us the right hardware. It will be up this weekend! We are also still waiting on the chair but that's a whole other story. It should be here soon and hopefully I like it...if not, too bad! I start going back to school next week to get my classroom ready so the nursery must be done.

Classes: Baby care class next week!

Next appointment: August 6th

QUESTION OF THE WEEK: I've read and talked to a lot of people who bring snacks to the nurses on their floor. Well, we will have two floors. One for labor/delivery and another for recovery. Should I bring two separate baskets of snacks or just focus on one group? I've been told both and just was curious to see what others thought. Thanks!


  1. I just brought a huge bowl of fun size candy bars and told the nurses in both rooms to help themselves. They were a hit!