6'0 Tall wife to Muscle Man, mother of 3, full time career woman, with an addiction to running wherever her size 10's will take her.

Friday, June 28, 2013

36 Weeks Pregnant



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. 
 

3 comments:

Amy N. said...

I spotted you at the Rock 'n' Roll expo - but you were surrounded by people so I didn't come say hi.

My youngest is about the same age as yours. I didn't realize how out of the baby stage I was until I babysat my newborn niece. Wow! It did come back quickly though!

Tortuga_Runner said...

Great job staying active!

Lisa said...

Oh, wow. How have I missed out on all of this? I'm glad to hear you're feeling well! How exciting that you'll have a little girl! I bet she'll be running after her big brothers before she's walking! I hope these last few weeks before her arrival go smoothly!