Tuesday, May 22, 2012

36 Weeks… 9 months!

Last weekend we were out for lunch and the waitress asked me how far along I was – I replied I was almost 9 months.  But now I can officially say I am 9 months…where did the time go?!

Yesterday I had my appointment to get tested for Strep B – hopefully the results come back negative.  Basically from what I know is if they do come back positive, then if your water breaks, you need to get to the hospital ASAP to start on antibiotics.  Not sure what happens if you’re positive and your water never ends up breaking – maybe you still need to go to the hospital sooner than normal?  Since my goal is to labor at home as much as possible, that wouldn’t go well with the “plan”.  Anyways they will tell me the results next week so I’m trying not to think about it until then.

I also got checked to see if Baby C’s head is down and it is!!!!  Wooooo!  Unfortunately my cervix hasn’t changed and I haven’t made any progress, though.  I go back weekly from here on out.

  • How far along?: 36 weeks
  • Baby is the size of a:  Honeydew.  Should be about 6 pounds at this point.
  • Total weight gain/loss:  +25-27…ugh I’m just trying to stay under 30 now, so much for 25.  
  • The Bump:  Large and in charge.  
  • Symptoms: Back pain off and on.  I think I’m going to try to schedule a massage in the next week or so.  Luckily my swelling has gone down since last week. 
  • Food Cravings:  Still salads.  And this week I’ve been loving anything with fruit – I made a huge fruit salad on Sunday and I’ve been taking containers to work each day.  I guess this is my body’s way of telling me to stop eating crap and eat more fruits and veggies.
  • Anything Making Me Queasy or Sick: Nope.
  • Sleep: Okay…usually waking up just once a night.  Thanking the Snoogle for no hip pain and very little back pain.
  • What I miss: The usual stuff. 
  • Weddings Rings On or Off: On…but they’re getting tight. 
  • Any Names Picked Out Yet:  I think we have picked THE one :)  It’s a secret until he’s born, though.
  • Movement: Haha check out my post yesterday for a couple videos I was able to get of him partying.  Or Hubby likes to say he’s “swimming”. 
  • Maternity Clothes: Just about all maternity. 
  • Labor Signs: Haven’t really felt any BH contractions this week – I’m assuming I’m still having them but they probably just don’t hurt at all. 
  • Best Moment of the Week: Knowing he’s head down!
  • What I’m excited about/looking forward to: need to finish stuff up this weekend – some nursery projects, hospital bags, etc.
  • 36 Week Pic:


    And what I wore today…maternity ribbed tank from Old Navy, shrug from Old Navy, and maternity jeans from Kohl’s (I actually wore black pants to work).  The tank top and shrug/cardigan has been my staple outfit almost every day now.  Luckily those tanks are pretty cheap!




    1. Looking adorable as usual! That baby is popping out to say HI! :D

    2. Woah belly :)

      And my advice, don't worry about weight, as long as you know you're eating right, your body is doing what it needs to in order to grow a healthy baby! I put my scale away months ago, and I feel so much better! I know I'm not eating perfectly healthy, but I know that weight can come off, and I'm enjoying myself now!


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