We're in the home stretch! If I felt huge ten weeks ago (which I did), now I feel whale-like. It's the reality of the final month. And boy, has this third trimester lived up to all the achy, uncomfortable expectations.
That said, I feel moderately good most days and am still loving the baby kicks and rolls. Sweet Ada clearly has more room to move than sister did because she takes full advantage of the accommodations in there (especially when mama is trying to nap).
Week 36 Pregnancy Update
Total weight gain: I think around 15-20 lbs, but I'm not lying when I say that I haven't weighed myself. And when my midwife weighs me I'm usually still trying to keep an eye on an escape artist—I mean a toddler—so I only have a vague idea of what I currently weigh.
Maternity clothes: Well, it's official. I've graduated from maternity clothes to my husband's gym shorts and oversized t-shirts. When I have to look presentable, my loose fall dresses are my go-to.
Stretch marks: No new ones so far.
Sleep: Mmmm sleep... I miss sleep. When I sleep well, I sleep long and hard. Many nights, though, I'm in some kind of pain and lose out on a good night's rest.
Best moment of this week: Special time snuggling and playing with Charlie, remembering these moments of having only one are almost over.
Miss anything: Moving easily, beer, wine, and not feeling so heavy.
Movement: Ada kicks and rolls all day and night long and I love it! She feels so strong.
Food cravings: Spicy foods, all the carbs. And beer. :)
Anything making you queasy or sick: A little bit of the pregnancy nausea has revisited me this week, but I'm hoping it will pass again soon.
Labor signs: If I'm on my feet too much these days, I end up with some painful Braxton Hicks that I have to let calm down with water and rest. Since I'm hoping to keep this little gal in utero up to her due date (more time to get this new home ready!) I take any signs of labor seriously and try to rest.
Belly button in or out: It's a sad little flat pancake now!
Wedding rings on or off: Off
Happy or moody most of the time: Happy when I get to fold tiny baby onesies, moody when my nesting instincts are foiled by the slow march of construction.
Looking forward to: Moving into our house within the next two weeks!