It's been so miserable outside lately so today's bumpdate was forced inside. And yes, I totally copied that pregnancy silhouette photo floating around Pinterest. Ignore the double chin, will ya?
How far along: 36 Weeks (aka 9 months! Whoa!)
Size of Baby: A large cataloupe (19-22 in., 6 lbs)
Gender: sweet little baby boy
Best moment this week: Taking a breastfeeding class, installing the car seat, and seeing some of the crazy positions this big babe gets himself into. When I get up from laying on my side, my stomach is completely shifted to the left and it looks so wild!
Weight gain: +34lbs. Doc says this will slow down a bit so lets hope!
Maternity clothes: Living in leggings, big sweaters, and my husband's t-shirts. I basically feel like a sausage stuffed into all my maternity clothes these days.
Belly button in or out: Half in, half out
Wedding Rings on or off: Keeping both rings off just to be safe
Sleep: Sleep has been minimal because of the constant shifting from side to side, which requires so much effort. I don't know how my husband sleeps through it!
Miss anything: Not having water and/or snacks spilled on my shirt, wearing normal clothes, the gym
Movement: Shifting. Punches to the hip bone. Long stretches in all directions. Some movements can be pretty uncomfortable.
Cravings: Cold water, bananas, and just about any sweet I can get my hands on
Symptoms: Still the usual suspects: exhaustion, sore back, and aching feet. The heating pad has been my friend lately!
Labor Signs: Still nothing! My OB says its okay not to have Braxton Hicks so that made me feel better. I start my weekly appointments tomorrow so we'll see how long this babe decides to stay put!
Nursery: Hoping to have the full reveal in the next week or two... until then you get this little sneak peek!
|The drapes and pillow still need to be ironed... don't judge.|
Looking forward to: Holding my baby boy in my arms, followed closely by an over-sized glass of Pinot Noir.
Thoughts at 9 months:
- At the end of this week we'll officially be full term! I'm excited to hear any news of progress in the labor department (though I seriously doubt there will be any yet).
- We've officially finished all childbirth and breastfeeding classes so we're as prepared as we're going to be in that department. I definitely suggest taking classes if you're prego, they are free at the hospital and the breastfeeding class was really informative.
- Initially I predicted Rowan would be a January baby, despite his February 11th due date. But now I'm thinking he is going to stay put until February 7th and Steve says February 2nd... so we'll see! Anyone have any bets?