Thursday, February 16, 2012

36 Weeks

Woof.  I'm going to do my hair for one of these pictures eventually, I promise. :)  There is just NO energy these days!

Size of Baby: According to Baby Center, about the size of a crenshaw melon? Around 18 1/2 inches and almost 6 pounds.

Total Weight Gain/Loss: Up 23 pounds as of today.

Maternity Clothes: Even the maternity stuff is a little snug.  I'm having the hardest time with finding shirts that are long enough...I feel like my belly is hanging out the bottom!

Gender: It's a GIRL!  Emma Ramey

Belly Button In/Out: Always flat, sticking out a little bit more...

Stretch Marks: Besides the belly button scar, nothing!
Labor Signs: I've had a lot of Braxton Hicks, and a few contractions that were just a little painful.  They haven't done hardly anything though...still 0 cm dilated and about 25% effaced.

Movement: Still moving like crazy.  We've had more activity in the mornings in the past few days, but that changes periodically.

Sleep: Not great, not bad either...I wake up a few times to use the bathroom or change positions (which is a task in and of itself these days).

What I miss: Moving/functioning...I have loved being pregnant, but moving at all is pretty uncomfortable these days!

What I am looking forward to: Being done with maternity plans, and we have a shower this weekend and Tuesday!

Cravings/Aversions: Just food...I've been really hungry.  And thirsty!

Symptoms: Braxton Hicks, some very minor contractions, waddling, a little bit of swelling, just being generally uncomfortable...I make pregnancy sound fun, don't I? :)

Best Moment This Week: Just making it through!  As much as I'm ready to be done, I'd like to keep it up until my due date!