36 Weeks

     I'm exactly a week late posting this, but here it is, my 36 week post! This pic was at 36 weeks 3 days, just after painting my cool fleur de lis pumpkin, at Leigh Ann's. I wish I had gotten a picture of all of the pumpkins because they were all so cute!

Total weight gain/loss: +28
Baby’s Size: size of a honeydew
Maternity clothes? Still in ‘em
Stretch marks? Nope
Sleep: Off and on…Sometimes I can’t fall asleep, yet I am tired ALL day
Best moment this week: Finishing the nursery, my dr. appointment, and getting my new hairdo
Miss Anything?  No heartburn and energy
Movement: All the time. He kicked the dr.’s hand when he was trying to get a heartbeat.
Food cravings: Cannot decide what I want and most things just give me heartburn. I just want fresh fruit.
Anything making you queasy or sick:  Every morning when I wake up
Have you started to show yet:  I got my first, “you look like you are about to pop” this week.
Gender prediction: BOY!
Labor Signs: OMG…like the flip of a switch YES! I started getting sharp pain in my lower spine the night before my dr. appointment which I thought was the baby hitting it {still don’t know but I still get it at night}. I also felt practice contractions that night while trying to sleep. Now I have contractions randomly throughout the day. It freaks me out!
Belly Button in or out?  Same as the week before
Wedding rings on or off?  On
Happy or Moody most of the time: Happy and freaked!

Looking forward to:  Packing my bags {still} and seeing what he looks like 

       I now apparently look like I am “about to pop” to others. I also still have MAJOR balloon feet…this pregnancy swollen feet thing is no joke. I would post a pic, but I am afraid I would scare everyone away from reading my blog.
       Wednesday night, while eating out for our 10 years, I started to get sharp pains in my lower spine every time the baby would move. I thought it was just from him hitting my spine, but am not sure because I still get it at night {only at night}. While trying to sleep that night I also started to feel some tightening in my stomach…I don’t know how women deal with this for weeks!
       My first weekly check-up was the next morning and while trying to find the heartbeat the dr. kept getting moved by our feisty little guy. He looked at me with wide-open eyes and I just shook my head. We agreed that I should just leave him in the yard with Bijou to wear each other out…when he can walk of course ;)! Much to my surprise I had made progress towards labor. It wasn’t enough that we are thinking, “Oh my it is happening tomorrow”, but it was enough that we realized he may decide to come BEFORE the 41 week induction deadline I had already established in my head due to a family history of late babies.
Holy moly! I am NOT READY!
       As my mom put it during my freak out, “You can’t lock him in there until your check list is done…things may not be perfect, but he won’t stand there refusing to walk into your house!” Gotta love her honesty!
        Since my appointment I have started to have random contractions throughout the day that try and remind me to pack my bags and get stuff done, but then my exhaustion and balloon feet scream NO! Whatever…my checklist is stagnant and I may have unvacuumed floors and dirty counters when he gets here.
       With Matt’s upcoming exam and a baby that is trying to scare the hell out of us, this may be an interesting couple of weeks, to say the least. Knowing my family he’ll leave me hanging and show up fashionably late…or he may be just as impatient as his momma. Who knows!? At least this appointment gave us the kick in the pants we needed to install the infant seat!

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