Sunday, July 8, 2012

Almost 36 weeks!


Far Along?  35 Weeks, 6 Days!  The countdown is almost under 4 weeks... not going to lie, I am starting to freak out!

Total weight gain/loss: Not sure- don't think a lot has changed, but this baby is definitely gaining weight, which means i am too.  I was still able to do my working out this week (although I only did it 3 nights instead of 4), so I shouldn't have too much of a gain this week. I am still eating good (no fast food/fried food for me!)  I am going to guess I am up 1 pound since my last doctor visit, so let's say +10.  I will have a better idea next weekend.
 
Maternity clothes? Its all I wear.  Even my pre-preggo shirts that were WAY to big are to tight right now, this belly is getting out of control!

Stretch marks? Skipping this.

Size of Baby (in produce)? - still a LARGE cantaloupe.  She now weighs at/around 6 pounds.

 
Sleep:  This is starting to suffer.  I had a couple nights this week of very little sleep, between pee break every couple hours, leg cramps, and just over all uncomfortable-ness.  Thank goodness for Pinterest at 4 am when I can't sleep (and re-runs of law and order!)

Best moment this week:  I saw Magic Mike this week.  Although this has absolutley nothing to do with my baby blog, that was my highlight.  And seriously... can you blame me?  Good lord!
 
Miss Anything? Lee.  But that is about to change VERY SOON!
 
Movement: All the time.  She's grooving around in there right now- she's been moving non stop since i woke up.  Maybe that means she is ready to be done cooking, which is FINE with me.  She just needs to make it to 37 weeks, and she can arrive.  Fingers crossed she decides thats what she wants to do!  I'm ready to be DONE-ZO!   You better believe once i hit 37 weeks, I will be a walking, spicy eating machine!  And you know i will be researching other ways to make this baby arrive pronto!
 
Food cravings: I am sure you will be shocked, but I can't get enough milk and cereal (lucky charms).  Gesh I don't know what it is about those fabulous little marshmallows!

New Additions? Nothing crazy- Lee and I will probably be going on a major shopping spree next weekend to get the last items we want to get- but I did get a couple little things on Etsy for her baby photoshoot!  My friend KelliAnn is going to take the pictures, and I have about 500 ideas.  So we are just going to do them all...beware: when Ledoux gets here, you might get 15 different baby announcements with 15 different pictures because I couldn't decide!   Here are some of my favorites that I plan on re-creating/doing variations of:
Freaking love this!

A variation of this
Little baby parts!


Olivia and duke!
Lee and Ledoux pic






Anything making you queasy or sick: Nope.
 
Have you started to show yet:  of course.
 
Gender: Still a lady!

Pregnancy related gripes? this list is starting to grow, which means I must be getting close to the end.  I am so tired ALL THE TIME!  It is worse than it was in the 1st trimester.  It takes all I have to get my butt working out...but I keep thinking about the end result: less weight to lose after doodle comes.  The leg cramps and pee breaks at night are probably partly to blame for me being so tired.  My belly is also aching so bad- it feels like I am carrying around a 10 pound bowling ball.  UGH!  No sudden movements for this girl, it hurts to move around a whole lot.  Especially after the treadmill, I think that gravity is starting to take effect.

Labor Signs: No

 
Belly Button in or out? Still in, but half of it is starting to stick out funny... very odd.
 
Wedding rings on or off? Still on!
 
Happy or Moody most of the time: Not to bad this week, I am all better from my flu/cold I had last week.  Other than the Military changing their timeframe for my honey a handful of times, I really can't be anything other than excited this week.  This past week was officially my last week ALONE!  Wahoo!  I did have a meltdown last night after reading one of my preggo books- about labor and delivery.  I haven't really freaked out about it yet, but I read about it last night, and then when I talked to Lee, I totally broke down.  I am starting to mildly freak out about it...

  Looking forward to: Seeing my honey.  I am going to be a WRECK when he gets off the airplane.  And since he is flying commercial once in the US, he will be landing at the airport rather than base... and will have his uniform on.  OMG I cannot even tell you how much of a crazy person I am going to be- just thinking about it makes me cry.  Seeing him come down the stairs and I will be waiting in the lobby... wow.  it will seriously be one of the best moments of my life!  We have been through 4 deployments now, and 4 homecomings, but this one will be unlike any other (for lots of reasons!)  So emotional.  You have NO IDEA how much of a relief it is knowing I will have him here for the end.  Being pregnant and alone is no joke and to be honest, I am surprised I have held it together this long.  I will def. take pictures..although I can't promise they will be very good since I will be so emotional!! 
Lee is waving bye to Afghanistan!! hello to us!

Other news?  Lee gets to go the doctor with me this week!! He hasn't been to a doctor appointment since our very first one at 8 weeks!! and its an ultrasound appointment!  I guess they check for position of the baby, weight estimate, sizing, etc.  And then we tour the hospital together this coming weekend.  Next week's post is going to be full of stuff!  Holy cow!