Tuesday, May 1, 2012

36 Weeks! How can it already be soo close?!

Wooden blocks I ordered to have as a prop for our maternity pics!

How far along? 36 Weeks!  Only 4 to go!!!  We can officially say we're due THIS month!
Trimester: 3rd!!  Almost through!
Days to Go: 28 (as of Monday)
Baby size: 18.75 inches, the size of a crenshaw melon, whatever that is!!!
Baby weight: 5.75 pounds!!! Holy Moly!!!!
Stretch marks? more and more... :( 
Sleep: hot, sweaty, up every 3 hours or so to pee.  Getting harder and harder to move around and roll over!  Scooting to the edge of the bed, while having to pee super bad is virtually impossible now!  It's like my brain is telling my muscles what to do, but my muscles are physically incapable now!
Best moment this week:  Getting the Carseat, Stroller and all our Home Birth Supplies!  I think we're officially "READY"!!!

Miss anything?  Laying on my tummy and drinking diet cokes!!!  I've really been wanting one lately! But I'm avoiding them successfully!!!
Movement: still LOTS!  Some more painful than others!!!  Her head is really far down, already "engaged" Carol said yesterday!  She's putting a lot of pressure on my bladder and sometimes it's really painful, especially when I cough!  But I haven't had any rib pain to my knowledge.
Food cravings:  Snow Cones!  That's really just about it!
Anything making you queasy or sick:  not too much at this point!  Just brushing my teeth still sometimes.
Labor Signs:  I think I've been having some Braxton Hicks and I've definitely been feeling more pressure and pains.  My movement is becoming impaired, some days more than others.  I can tell we're getting there! Feel like I'm walking around like an old lady sometimes!!!
Belly Button in or out? Still in!!  
Wedding rings on or off? Off.  Even my size 8 fake big ring is getting snug, but mostly b/c my hands have started swelling the past few days!
Happy or Moody most of the time:  Depends on who you ask, I'm sure!  I say Happy, but my students would probly say "moody!"  Hahahah I don't know if it's solely my fault--- they're losing their minds these last 6 weeks of school!!!   I had one pee her pants yesterday, one get sent to the office during naptime, and today those same two kids got caught doing something that seemed awfully sexual in nature inside one of the little houses on the playground!   Losing.  Their.  Minds.   and I'm losing my patience!!!
Weekly Wisdom:  Research research research!  Many people do more research before buying a big appliance than for having a baby!  Whatever choice you make is great, as long as you know WHY you're making it, and you have an educated opinion on the subject.   Birth choices, feeding options, vaccinations, pediatricians...  We interviewed 4 before finding the right one, but I am so glad we were patient and didn't settle!!!   Lots of people just pick one out of the theoretical "phonebook"... But you should DEFINITELY interview!  I highly recommend it!
Current Reads: toooo many books to even list and growing by the minute!  I still haven't gotten around to the stack I posted last week, plus now I ALSO have these:

And let me tell you, those bottom two are GINORMIC!  Thick and large.

OH PLUS I bought "50 Shades of Grey" on iBooks...  can't wait to have time to dive in to that!

Looking forward to:  Our last shower on Friday, given by the band kids during 1st period at the HS, getting a pedicure, my makeup and hair done, and our maternity pics done later on Friday night, a pool party with my fabulous coworkers on Saturday, my last week of teaching next week, my prenatal massage on the 12th followed by Band Banquet, (hope I can find something to wear!) and my 1st Mother's day, complete with the arrival of my best lil sis and my awesome grandma!  After that, the arrival of my mom, dad and BFF... And of course, the baby coming!!!!
On the "Honey Do" list:  Hmmm not too much for the Honey.  Biggest thing on his list is "Take total care of me so I can try to rest and keep my feet up!"  That's hard for both of us b/c I'm such a control freak....  I feel guilty asking him to do things while I sit on the couch, and he just isn't bothered by mess the way I am....  And there are just NOT enough hours in the day!!!  So much to do!

On my list is:
"rest and put my feet up" haha yeah right!
Read a bajillion books
Find outfits for our maternity pics
Buy a new couch
Shampoo carpets
Hang cute little shelves in Tenley's closet
Cut tags off all her clothes and blankets
Wash all her clothes and blankets
Pack a "just in case" hospital bag
Make a shutterfly book for Tenley of her in-belly pics
Cross stitch cute little bibs

So much to do and not all that much time to do it!  eeeeee!  Getting so excited!


  1. PLEASE do rest and put your feet up!!! I didn't listen, and the protein in my urine indicated I was close to preeclampsia after just two weeks of not listening. Don't wanna preach too much, but please, please, please (I'll beg instead of preach) let Luke do stuff for you and do NOT worry about "the mess". You and Tenley are far too important to compromise yourself! Watch that blood pressure!!! Sit on the couch and keep posting these- I love reading them!

  2. oh man i love her blocks and her stroller/carseat! so cute!
    take care of yourself!

  3. Hi busy momma! You look great! Praying for all three of you. :)