Bumpdate: 36 Weeks


How far along: 36 Weeks. Everyone is telling me I look ready. And I am ready.  We have 25 days left until his due date, same as counting down to Christmas! 

We are getting so close. It’s scary and so exciting. I called my mom the other night (a totally normal and daily thing) and she answered the phone saying, “Are you in labor?!?”

Due Date: September 15

Gender: Boy!

Baby Size: Baby is weighing in above 6 pounds now.  He’s almost all set for his debut, except for his still developing lungs. 

Weight gain: 30 pounds.  This was the max I was hoping to gain this pregnancy, and I still have about 3.5 weeks left! I’ve learned to honor what my body is doing, creating a human, and not get caught up in the numbers. 

Movement: Still feeling a lot of stretching and prodding. Mostly at night. Ryan likes to play games with him. He’ll poke his little foot, which is resting up in my ribs, and wait for Baby Mac to kick back. It hurts but I let them have their fun.

Best Moment of the Week: We got a lot of work done in the nursery this weekend. Finally hung up curtains and art work and organized all the clothing. In the living room we had to move two arm chairs into the basement to make room for his baby gear. Baby stuff has officially swallowed up our small house. Welcome to the next 18 or so years of our lives. 

Looking forward to:  This afternoon I go in for my last ultrasound and growth check. I can’t wait to see how big he’s gotten (my guess is 6 pounds 5 ounces) and see his little face on the screen one more time before meeting him in real life.

Also: getting everything else organized this weekend. I’ve seriously hit my wall and I’m so tired and uncomfortable. I want to get everything done (that is possible to get done) and then just relax until Baby Mac decides to make his appearance. 

Food Cravings: Not much. I’ve been feeling a little nauseous this week. With the baby taking up so much room, I don’t really feel like I have any extra room to eat, so I constantly feel full. Still gaining weight though!

Mood: Very tired. But happy and very excited. 

Symptoms: Tired, sore back, sore hips, carpal tunnel, cramps, Braxton hicks, nausea, thirsty all the time, hot. I’m officially waddling and if something falls on the floor, it’s staying there. Emotions are high

I’m at this stage where every little symptom I double think/google “Am I going into labor???”

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  • You look gorgeous!! Counting down to the due date really is like counting down to Christmas.. but better! I hope you get lots of rest in these next few weeks before you sweet little one makes his arrival!

    • kwalshmac

      Awe thank you, because I def feel tired and huge! 25 days til due date wohoo!! So so so excited.

  • Ahhh you are under the one month mark, that is so exciting!!! You are looking beautiful as always! Sounds like you got done a lot in the nursery. I hope you get some time to relax and relish in the last few weeks as a family of 2!

    • kwalshmac

      Yes! He’s coming so soon, I can’t believe it! My plan is to try to relax as much as I can in the next two or so weeks.

  • I love that you say you’re honoring what you’re body is doing. I think we can get so caught up with numbers and inches that we forget WHY our bodies are changing so rapidly..it’s amazing, really!

    • kwalshmac

      It’s so easy to obsess about the weight gain or the new double chin I’m sporting, but in the long run none of that will matter. I won’t remember any of that 10 – 20 years from now. There are too many good things going on!

  • You look amazing girl! You are so close, and I’m so glad he’s measuring perfectly! And trust me, you will totally know when you’re in labor!! 🙂

    • kwalshmac

      Haha thanks for the labor tip. No doubt. I just wish I knew more what to expect!! And thank you.

  • It’s so crazy your due date is almost already here! So exciting – you look great!

    • kwalshmac

      Thanks! It’s getting very real around here!