36 weeks, and some change, pregnant, +-25 days to our due date! Although this is our 3rd child, I feel like I am starting over. LS #2 is 5 ½, we have been well beyond the baby stage for years. I can’t remember all of the little things about having an infant, but I know that when she is here it will all come back. I am truly amazed by all the baby related products that have hit the scene in the last 5 years. The variety and astronomical prices!!! With one income we have relied on generous friends/family, garage sales, consignment shops and hand-me-downs. Her closet is full and we have everything we need for the first stages of her life.
Right now I feel very ANXIOUS!! Not about giving birth, I have done that and will make it through, I am more fit than I was with the boys so I am tempted to try without an epidural, but I am also a big wimp so I am not ruling anything out. I am anxious about when she will come. I have a strange feeling that she will be early, how early? Who knows? Both boys were 5 days early, so possibly she will keep trend. Bags are packed, work processes are documented, I feel as prepared as I can be, but I am still on edge.
I am way behind on posting pictures.. Posts to come with Baby Shower, Rock N Roll Seattle spectating and general bump growth.
Pregnancy Week 36:
Miles Run Pregnant: 225 total, done running at about 30 weeks.
Miles Walked Pregnant: 158.3, I walk about 6-10 miles a week, I need new shoes!!
Weight Gained: 29 pounds
Current Craving: Mexican Food, Thai Food, Fruit and ice cream, this baby knows what she likes
Current Aversion: Any meat products. I was able to have turkey meatloaf the other night but anything with any texture to it still makes me gag.
Baby Likes: She likes doing laps and pushing my belly to its limits. She is lucky that I am big and she has room to move…and move she does!! But she does not perform, the second I have someone put their hand on my belly she stops, little bugger.
Baby Dislikes: I am not sure if she dislikes it but whenever I lay on my right side she squirms constantly until I move positions. I try to avoid it because it seems like she is in distress.
Excitement: Belly button is still an inny and my rings still fit. Soon I will be able to shop for NORMAL clothes again. 16 work days left if I make it to my due date, last work day will be July 19th! Most exciting of all is meeting our Baby Girl next month!!
Gripes: Braxton Hicks hit hard when I am on my feet too much and don’t drink enough water. Getting a little tired of people telling me not to lift things, I know my limits. Baby is lodged in my pelvis making walking more than 2 miles very uncomfortable and urine output constant.
Purchases: Lots of fun things using generous gift cards!! Baby monitor, score on a swing at a yard sale for $7, diaper bag and super cute clothes.