How Far Along? 36 Weeks!! Just 4 (ish) weeks to go! I’m 9 “months” and just 28 days to go till due date…but who’s counting?!
Symptoms: Boy oh boy where do I begin? First off, my vagina is going to fall out any minute. I’m certain of this. My heartburn is ridiculous and I’m so emotional and so tired all the time. And everything makes me short of breath. Otherwise….I’m GREAT!
Total Weight Gain: 29 lbs so far!
Maternity Clothes: Sooo I have officially outgrown one of my maternity T shirts!!!
Stretch Marks: RIP pretty stomach. Nice knowing ya. Stretch marks have started to arrive. Got a lil patch on one side of my belly. I was gunna slit my wrists but decided I’ll be using this stuff as soon as I pop this child out instead.
Sleep: It’s an all day event. I’m a nap-a-holic. Nighttime is annoying because I have restless legs now, and I hate that heartburn kicks up a thousand notches once I get into bed, no matter how much zantac, mylanta and tums I’ve taken.
Food Cravings: mango flavored anything, ice cream and chex mix. Still.
Best Moment This Week: John’s been working doubles every bloody day and we have had zero time together so this week’s best moment was laying in bed just relaxing with John, talking, snuggling, playing with the belly….Oh wait…that’s the second best moment this week, the best moment of the week I’ll tell you about below.
Movement: He’s moving less than before but much stronger than before too! Best moment this week: I felt digits!! I dunno if it was toes, or fingers on a fist, but i felt lil individual digits during one of Embry’s long painful stretches. It was the coolest thing EVER. Sometimes I really feel like he’s trying to break out.
Labor Signs: Braxton Hicks, not painful though.
Belly Button In Or Out? Out, unless Embry goes to one side of my body in which case the bellybutton goes back in.
What I Miss: I miss sleeping through the night, a life without heartburn, stable emotions, an unstriped belly, feeling like myself.
What I Am Looking Forward To: Totally looking forward to meeting my lovely little lamb.
Milestones: 9 months is a milestone I guess. being under a month to due date is a big deal for me. Almost hitting the 30lbs gained milestone. Next week I’ll hit it for sure.
Weekly Wisdom: Nap. Nap. Nap.
Thoughts: I can’t wait to meet my little man!! I’m waiting for nesting to truly kick in….any day now….
Any advice for me at this stage in pregnancy?