Sunday, June 5, 2016

Pregnancy Update: 36 Weeks

It's a milestone this week in that we're close enough to term if he came right now (and were otherwise well) he could go to the regular nursery and not the NICU or transitional nursery, so that's pretty exciting. Other highlights this week include installing the car seat and making an online order that includes everything we'll need before he arrives. Hard to believe we're only 4 weeks from the due date.

Bump: This week I'm wearing an H&M shirt and some regular pre-pregnancy leggings. I just wear them under the bump and find them much more comfortable than the pregnancy kind with a panel since it's so hot outside. 

1. How far along are you? 

36 weeks

2. How big is baby? 

The size of a papaya. Estimated weight on my app is 5.73 pounds. 

3. Total weight gain/loss

As of my 34 week appointment I had gained 21 pounds total. At my appointment this week I was the same weight as at 34 weeks, so it's still 21 pounds total, though only 1 pound in the past 4 weeks. I was having some more trouble with appetite and heartburn in the past couple weeks, but I bet I'll see a gain this week. 

4. Purchases

We made rather a large purchase from Target and a couple things from Amazon in order to get everything we need for his arrival. There are several items we do eventually want, but have chosen not to buy now because we're going to be moving so quickly after delivery. These include a crib and a glider. We'll just be using a Pack and Play until we get to our new home. Most things are still being shipped, but I'm starting to feel pretty ready from a supply standpoint.

5. Sleep

I was awake a lot in the middle of the night this week. Oh well, it's still probably more sleep than I'll get once he's here.

6. Symptoms

I haven't had any really bad heartburn episodes, just smaller ones, since my last post. I'm starting to really feel the Braxton-Hicks contractions this week. I had noticed the occasional one in the past few weeks, but nothing very notable until recently. 

7. Rings on or off?

Off. I'm still wearing my substitute ring that's a little bigger in place of my wedding band.

8. Belly button in or out?


9. Food cravings

It's either super sweet or super healthy. I made some cookies this week but also really enjoyed this salad:

Cabbage, romaine, carrot, peanuts, edamame, cilantro, dry crumbled ramen noodles and sesame ginger dressing.

10. Fitness

I don't think I'm going to be taking up any new activities at this point. I'm still doing yoga at home, and trying to do plenty of walking. It's in the 90s outside now during the day now though so I have to plan it in the morning or go to the gym, otherwise it's a little too hot. 

11. Feelings and Mood

I'm doing well. With our big purchase this week and the car seat installed I feel like I'm getting ready and that's allowing me to just feel excited. I still want him to stay in there for at least a couple more weeks - for both our sakes - but it's starting to feel really close. 

12. Pregnancy Perks and Snarks

I hope to write a separate post about this once I'm done with the pregnancy so I can give a complete update, but I've actually really enjoyed having a varied but limited wardrobe. A pregnancy capsule wardrobe if you will. If you look back through update posts, you've probably seen me in pretty much every pregnancy outfit I have. It's plenty of items and combinations, but actually only 25 items in my regular wardrobe, plus 4 more in activewear. I guess you could count a couple non-pregnancy dresses that I could wear in the second trimester if you wanted and bring the total up to 30, but they don't fit anymore. I've been toying with the idea of trying a capsule wardrobe once I'm back in regular clothes, and it's only convincing me more. It's just so easy to get dressed.

13. Best moment this week

John and I went on a date to Farina this week. It's a nice atmosphere, pizzas and pastas/wine bar kind of place. We hadn't been on a date just because in quite a while and it was really nice. We're also aware that our time for that kind of thing may be pretty limited very soon, so that made it even more special.

And that's it - thanks for reading my 36 week update, see you soon.

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