36 Weeks, 3 Days

Taken on 4/22

How far along: 36 Weeks, 3 Days! Well sheesh! I’m over 9 months pregnant… To say that this milestone has hit hard would be an understatement. I’m all sorts of anxious and feeling a lot of pressure to get things squared away from a lot of angles: work, home, nursery, bris, general new baby stuff, labor/hospital stuff, etc. I feel like my to do list is miles upon miles long and I’m just feeling a lot of pressure.

While I don’t anticipate this little guy arriving early, I’d like to be prepared just in case. That means I’ve got a LOT of shit to do and pretty darn quickly. Oy.

With all of that said, I’m sure we’d be fine without a hospital bag or without the nursery finished or the house cleaned out… but it’s just not ideal. At all.

Total weight gain: As of last week, my weight gain was at 29 lbs. I think I’m starting to get used to my big, giant belly, because it doesn’t seem that shockingly large to me lately. However, I definitely still feel clunky and feel like the little man would like a bit more space. Or maybe I’d just like him to have a bit more space.

Maternity clothes: I’m done buying maternity clothes. However, there are a few postpartum items I need to buy (pair of fold over shorts from Old Navy – mine have a hole in them, fold over yoga pants, and a couple more nursing tanks.)

Stretch marks: The bod is still holding on strong. We can do this!!

Sleep: Ugh. So. Much. Tossing. And. Turning. I hate sleeping on my side. It’s just not good for you. I mean, I don’t know that for sure, but my shoulder seems to think it’s pretty terrible. My whole body feels crushed and my shoulder gets soooo achy. I’ve been trying to sleep on my back or in a weird side/belly position, but it all just leads me to toss and turn and get up to pee all night. I’m tired.

Best moment of this week: Mark made some good progress on the nursery wood working projects, which is always good. And baby hugs.

Changing table topper

Board that will hang over the crib with the first letter of the tiny dude’s name on it (metal patina letter)

Oh! We got all the baby clothes from my sis and ugh I just love, love, love them! So cute. I want to hug our little man.

And this past weekend we had two really nice Passover celebrations (technically not in my 36th week of Pregnancy, but whatever). Mark’s sis and her fam is in town… it’s been really silly watching Charlotte interact with her cousins. We’ve also discovered that her voice is SO SIMILAR to her cousin Audrey.

Best moment by far: my bestie had her sweet baby girl, Miss Josephine (Josie) 💕

Did I mention the C and I wore matching outfits?


Miss anything: Just general comfort.

Movement: This little guy is a cutie. No, I can’t see him, but his little pokes and movements are silly and cute. He does a lot of poking. IE: foot poking out of my side, knee jutting out of my belly, arms pushing on my pelvic bone, etc. Unfortunately, when he finds a “comfy spot” and just rests his little leg or knee on my innards, I get a tingly, numbing pain in my belly, which typically leads me to pushing him to a different spot. But I love feeling his tiny pokes.

Food cravings: I don’t think this week has been a big craving week…

Anything making you queasy or sick: Still struggling with the acid reflux this week, which is lovely. And my back and belly are sore.

Have you started to show yet: I think I might be showing…

Gender: Mister man.

Labor signs: Continued Braxton Hicks contractions. Hopefully they’re doing their job.

Belly button in or out: Oy. It just keeps getting weirder and weirder. I need to get the courage to take a picture, because it’s a strange little disappearing act.

Wedding rings on or off: Still on! For the most part, I feel pretty good. Every so often, towards the end of the day, things get a bit tight.

Happy or moody most of the time: I would probably say crabby; although, I do think it’s been more of a split. I lean towards crabby because those moments have definitely been more memorable.

I’m stressed and anxious and anyone who’s adding to that and/or not helping is in my war path. I think that’s a legit position to have, so I’m standing by it.

Looking forward to: I’m looking forward to making some VERY GOOD progress on my to do lists this week and weekend. I’m determined to check things off the list, so I’ll be working hard to do so. Wish me luck!

Oh! And this weekend, we’re taking C to her first baseball game!

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