Week: 36 weeks
Weight gain total: 32 lbs…as of 36 weeks 1 day…So not happy with this, but I think part of it is that I’ve been eating crappy things and snacking a lot because I’m hungry (probably because the baby has dropped and my stomach has more room…and I also think Baby Fidget is packing on the ounces cause he’s had the hiccups constantly lately and from experience, every time Bug had the hiccups, he had a growth spurt.
Cravings/Aversions/What I’ve Been Enjoying This Week: I’ve been kinda in a funk this week, so my eating has been off. Lots of junk food…trying to be better today! I made some homemade banana bread Tuesday, so I’m eating a couple slices of that for breakfast, drinking more water (to ward off those pesky Braxton Hicks contractions that I seem to be getting a little more) and trying to not snack all day…
Sleep: My sleep has still been hit or miss. Monday night I couldn’t get comfortable no matter what. My lower back was killing me..pretty much everything below my waist was hurting. Even with the big body pillow, I just couldn’t settle down. I’m pretty sure that because of my lack of sleep my mood was pretty sour and I was snapping at everyone most of the day (so not loving those pregnancy hormones!) Tuesday night I actually got a decent amount of sleep, waking twice to go pee and once just to roll over. I woke up feeling refreshed and my mood is much lighter. Hopefully it stays that way. The body pillow really made a difference last night, too. Hopefully I’ll be able to get more sleep tonight.
Belly Button and Stretch Marks: Well, my belly button has started poking out a little more. I think there are the same amount of stretch marks…I haven’t really been paying attention to them…lol
Baby: Baby Fidget is still wiggling around like crazy and often has the hiccups. Add to the fact that he seems to have shifted lower into my pelvis, I’m in pain quite often, esp when standing/walking. I’m at the major waddling stage. I feel like I’m walking like a wounded penguin! lol
Nesting: This week seems to be my “nesting in full force” week. Saturday I scrubbed the entire upstairs bathroom…and by scrubbed, I mean got down on my hands and knees with a sponge and cleaned all the nooks and crannies. It took me pretty much all day to accomplish because I had to take frequent breaks, and I took an extended (7 hour) break when we went to a friends house to see about taking their old TV and TV stand for our living room since they want to get an new one, and so Bug and his best buddy, Little A could play. Since we decided to take the TV and stand this Saturday we’ve been doing some major rearranging of our living room and office. In order to put our old TV stand in the office we have to completely move everything around, including take out some wall shelves to accommodate taller pieces…this means I need to completely rework where things are, but the good news is, I’m dusting! lol
Appointments: I had my weekly appointment this past Monday. I was, once again, supposed to see Dr. Vu, but, once again, she was over at the hospital delivering. I saw Dr. Wallingford who I really like. He’s like the grandfatherly dr and just has a good bedside manner. He told me he thinks Baby Fidget is about 5.5lbs and probably by the time I deliver he’ll be in the 7lb range…anything below 8.5lbs and I’m happy! I have another appointment for next Monday with Dr. Vu (again). Hopefully the 3rd time will be the charm! lol I also get to be the recipient of the Group B Strep test…fun! I may also have her check me to see if there is anything going on that might give me the early delivery date. We’ll also schedule my weight check ultrasound for the following week (38 weeks). I’m getting excited that I’ll be full term next Wednesday. I’m still hoping for an early delivery, esp since Baby Fidget is sitting so low…fingers crossed.
Preparing for baby: I haven’t done much preparing for the baby specifically. There are things we still need to get…maybe this weekend we’ll go out and see about finishing up the last of the tasks. It is supposed to be a rainy weekend anyway. Why not go out looking for a touch lamp…lol
Other stuff on my mind: My raging hormones! I swear my family thinks I’m a homicidal maniac or something. I can go from perfectly fine and happy to royally pissed off to having a complete and total crying meltdown in seconds flat…and I know in the back of my mind what I’m getting worked up about is totally not worth getting worked up over…I just can’t help it. At least I’m not making jello for anyone this pregnancy (there’s a funny back story about me making jello for Darling Hubby when pregnant for Bug…) Anyway, I’m hoping that the next few days are better…I’m really not liking myself when I get like that and I’m sure my family is pretty sick of me, too…At least I laughed this morning when I dropped the tv remote and it busted in half…maybe that’s a good sign…
I was also getting a little worried about finding someone to watch Bug for us when we need it and thankfully our friends (Little A’s parents) have offered to watch Bug whenever necessary, even if it’s in the middle of the night. It’s actually a load off my mind and Bug would really be happy hanging out with his best bud.
Theoretically, my ideal delivery would go something like this. I go into labor in the morning (a Friday would be good), say around 7am. We get ready and drop Bug off at school by 7:45 and head over to the hospital. I labor for a few hours, deliver naturally (probably with an epidural and no tearing!) around lunchtime. Darling Hubby then goes out to pick Bug up from school at 2 and we have our first family of 4 gathering before dinner time! I know that’s not how it’s going to work, but a girl can hope, right! lol
Here’s this week’s picture, taken by Bug. Please pardon my hair…I’d been cleaning and rearranging the office most of the day and hadn’t hopped in the shower yet. Does Fidget look lower from the last 2 pictures? He does to me, but I’m having a hard time telling.