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
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???”