How far along: 36 weeks
How big is baby: About the size of a honeydew melon.
Gender: It’s a BOY
Movement: Yes lots of movement. Many more jabs to my ribs this week. He’s definitely running out of space in there. He gets the hiccups at least once a day (adorable) and Mike can almost always feel his legs/feet/knees from the outside.
Sleep: Still sleeping good. I really don’t know how that’s happening. I am more uncomfortable at night now than I’ve ever been but I sleep and I sleep for long stretches so I’m not complaining about that one bit. I could sleep all day (not joking) and this last weekend I didn’t get out of bed before 10:30. I feel good when I’m sleeping so I do it as much as possible.
Symptoms: Exhaustion. Occasional swelling – I had to take my wedding band off for good yesterday (it’s half a size smaller than my engagement ring). Rib pain. Just overall discomfort – but I suppose that’s just how it gets towards the end.
Pelvic Pain: The pain comes and goes as expected. Some days are manageable and others are more difficult. I have noticed that if I stay up too late or get overly exhausted the pain is significantly worse the next day. Another reason why sleep is my best friend.
Labor signs: Lots of braxton hicks this week. They never hurt, but it does get uncomfortable after awhile.
Cravings/Aversions: Nothing particular. Still love fruit and ice cold water.
Maternity clothes: Yep! Either maternity or Mike’s shirts. It’s usually Mike’s shirts and sweatpants though if I’m being honest. I’d rather be comfortable than cute.
Workouts: No workouts due to pain.
Nursery: Not much progress this week. Mike’s high school leaders surprised him with lots of little baby gifts at work on Sunday so that was fun to sort through and “put away”. We LOVE the crib we picked out but it still needs a mattress. I might order one today.. maybe.
Mike: He is busy but doing good. He did get clearance last week to start weaning off the crutches (!!!) so he is down to just one crutch and gets around the house without any. He still has a long way to go with recovery and lots of physical therapy ahead, but progress! Work, tennis, and his current hobby of building an acoustic guitar are keeping him busy.
Missing anything: Missing lots of things. Mobility. Being able to easily put on my shoes. Feeling like myself.
Best part of the week: March Madness! I love this time of year – it’s perfect for my non-mobile pregnant self to just set up on the couch and watch basketball all day long.
Looking forward to most: My dad’s family is throwing us a shower this weekend! It’s all girl cousins on my dads side (except for the first 3 boys) and the majority of the gals have babies already. There will be so much mom experience in one room! I can’t wait.
Worries/Concerns: We are so thankful that the baby is healthy and the doctor says everything looks great. I am weary and sick of being pregnant, but we’ll get there. Please pray with me. Pray that the Lord will carry me through these last long weeks of waiting for this baby.