Thursday, August 25, 2011

36 Weeks

Pregnancy Highlights:

How Far Along: 36 Weeks

Size of baby: About 18.75 inches - the size of a crenshaw melon - and weighs around 5.75 lbs

Total Weight Gain/Loss: Gained 27 lbs

Maternity Clothes: Except for certain jammies (which are gettin' preeeety snug!) & some of Collin's t-shirts I am all maternity these days.

Gender: It's a GIRL!

Movement: She moves tons and I love it. I will miss it once I'm not pregnant.

Sleep: Not great but I cannot complain. Just so thankful to be pregnant with this sweet babe. The increased weight gain is putting pressure on my hips and between that and HORRIFIC heartburn and the nonstop trips to the bathroom I am constantly exhausted the next day. Well, that and the whole growing a person thing is pretty tiring too! :)

What I miss: Lots of things about not being pregnant but since I'm in the home stretch, I am trying to enjoy the things that I love about being pregnant. Especially since this may be my last time doing this.

Cravings: Not too much.

Symptoms: Just about every symptom in the book. My feet are really starting to swell and even my hands and fingers are getting in on the sausage like action.

Best Moment this week: Seeing our sweet little girl on ultrasound this morning at my 36 week check up.

My doc's appointment today went good. Baby girl looks great via ultrasound and I'm so grateful. The tech let me see her in 4D and it was so sweet. She has such a cute little face! I will post a couple pictures later. We also learned that she is head down, which is great. The tech also estimated her at about 6.5 lbs and that freaks me out! That means if I go 40 weeks, she'll most likely weigh about 8.5 lbs - aaghhh! I know in the big scheme of things that's really not that big but Cayden was 8 lbs, 3 oz and without going into detail, I had a RoUgH time. Sooo, my doc is looking at inducing once I hit 39 weeks if she hasn't come yet. We talked about a couple possible dates but it's still too early to talk very specific. She "checked" me and things are starting to progress so we'll see what the next few weeks hold. I was induced with Cayden the day before my due date and really don't want to be induced this time but I also don't want to deal with the issues I had last time so if inducing will help prevent that, I am all for it. Honestly, we're just praying over this all because the only one that knows the future is the good Lord and we're trusting Him to do the best thing for us all. The earliest date we're talking about inducing is 3 weeks from tomorrow so I need to get busy -- I have lots to do over the next 3 weeks!

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