The baby’s still in the belly, which means I’m back with another bumpdate. As Kevin says, we’re in “uncharted waters” these days since Ethan didn’t stay in the belly this long. Lemme’ tell ya – things are getting a little rough. All in all, I still find pregnancy relatively enjoyable, so I guess I shouldn’t complain… but I might a little bit anyway.
How far along? 36 weeks
Baby’s size? About 6 lbs and 18 1/2 inches long
Total Weight Gain: I forgot to weigh-in this week, but I’d guess 23 or 24 lbs?
Stretch marks? Nope
Sleep: Sleep? What is this “sleep” of which you speak?
Best moment this week: Singing “The Itsy Bitsy Spider” with Ethan – I got a video of him trying to sing it with me, but it’s a little too long for an Instagram post. Just trust me – it’s cute!
Miss Anything? Sleeeeeeep
Movement: Yes, and I think he has “dropped,” or so they say. He’s definitely lower than two weeks ago, and while I’m happy he’s not kicking my ribs as much, there’s a lot more low pressure to deal with. That can make walking uncomfortable sometimes. Hmmm… I wonder if I waddle???
Food cravings: Lemonade and chocolate chip cookies – but not together
Anything making you queasy or sick: Nope
Labor Signs: I’ve been having some Braxton Hicks, which have gotten a little stronger and more frequent this week. Friday was pretty bad though. I couldn’t hardly get off the couch in the evening before bed. Luckily those let up by morning.
Symptoms: the aforementioned lethargy, pelvic pain, acne, and such
Belly Button in or out? depends
Wedding rings on or off? off until the eczema lets up, which hasn’t happened yet
Happy or moody most of the time: Happy
Looking forward to: My birthday this weekend!!
Speaking of my birthday, mama’s getting out tonight! What whaaat?! Don’t let me fool ya though. I’m just headed out to a breastfeeding class, so it’s not exactly party city over here. My mom is going to babysit Ethan while I go after dinner.
Luckily, she and my dad are going to babysit Friday night too so that Kevin and I can celebrate my birthday a little early. I don’t actually hit 29 until Sunday, but I’m not sure if I’ll do anything on Sunday or not.
I wanted to go to the Riverbanks Zoo in Columbia, but perhaps walking that much in the heat so far from home isn’t the best idea for me right now (just 1.5 hours from home). I’m still mulling it over…
- What are you most looking forward to this weekend?
- Where should Kevin take me Friday?