How far along: 36 weeks
How big is baby? Papaya
Symptoms: Sciatica & tailbone pain after sitting/laying too long in the same position. Swollen hands/feet - my hands HURT when I wake up in the middle of the night - luckily they don’t bother me too much during the day. Braxton hicks, elevated heart rate. Almost no heartburn this week - YAY! He dropped, meaning more frequent bathroom trips
Maternity clothes: Yes - wearing some of my long sleeve shirts in this COLD weather - but also sleeping in shorts/tank top/t-shirt because none of my long sleeve stuff is comfortable at night ha
Sleep: Waking up multiple times per night either on my back - or with asleep/hurting hands - and of course several bathroom trips. Sooo sleep is not my BFF right now but I know it won’t be any better with a newborn.
Miss anything: Being able to bend over, being able to easily put on/tie shoes. Being able to walk short distances without getting winded. Being able to easily pick up Eli (or I guess as easy it is to pick up an almost 40lb toddler)
Movement: I feel like the rolling motions have decreased some in the last week and it’s turned into more jabbing movements - I think he’s running out of room.
Anything making you queasy or sick: No
Have you started to show yet: I guess you could say that
Labor signs: Braxton hicks, some cramps
Belly button in or out: In - almost non-existent
Wedding rings on or off: Off
Mood? Good! Ready to meet this baby!
Looking forward to: Getting our last minute baby prep things done next weekend (pack hospital bag, clean cars, install car seats, build bassinet, etc.)! I’M HAVING A BABY THIS MONTH!!
Best moment of this week: Christmas was SO MUCH FUN with Eli this year! He was so into all things Christmas & I’m so glad we have these sweet memories as our last Christmas as a family of 3. We had a great week of vacation that included a lot of down time since it was so cold/misty all week. We had a fun visit with Lauren & the triplets this weekend. Eli’s life is going to be “boring” for the next few weeks in comparison to this last week...that is until it’s turned upside down when baby brother gets here!