Friday, January 3, 2014

36 Weeks!!

(30 sonogram taken around 30 weeks)

How far along: 36 weeks! 

Due Date: Jan. 31, 2014

Total Weight Gain/Loss: I've gained about 25 lbs BUT I also started out at least 35 lbs overweight. I'm not one to worry about weight during pregnancy but I have some major weight loss goals once the baby arrives. 

Maternity clothes: Heck yeah and I'm outgrowing half of them! 

Stretch marks: I got a few during my second pregnancy but haven't gotten any more with this one.

Sleep: Pretty good even though I get up to pee like 5 times a night. Ha! 

Symptoms: Not too bad considering. Tired, achy, hormonal, moody but overall pretty good. I don't remember feeling this *good* with my other too.. 

Food cravings: I crave ice and ice water like crazy! This is typical for me in pregnancy.. especially late pregnancy. A good craving to have, I guess. :) 

Food aversions: Sweets don't sound as good as they normally do. I've had chocolate sitting around the house for DAYS now which is normally unheard of. Usually it disappears in no time. 

Labor signs: I was dilated to 1-2 and 75% effaced at my appointment Thursday. Lots of cramping and weird little pains too. 

Belly button - in or out? Neither.  

What I miss: I miss walking normally, not getting tired so easily, being able to breathe well and not having heartburn.

What I am looking forward to: Meeting our sweet baby girl!!! :) 

Movement: She moves quite a bit. 

Milestones: I'm down to the last few weeks!!! 

How big is baby: (According to Baby Center)Your baby is still packing on the pounds — at the rate of about an ounce a day. She now weighs almost 6 pounds and is more than 18 1/2 inches long (about the size of a head of romaine lettuce).

Gender: It's a GIRL!!! :) 

Names: This name thing is driving me crazzzzy!! We have a name that we're probably going to use (and it's really pretty and a nice name) but I don't feel like I'm in love with it. I wish there was a name that I just loved. So, I'm still considering other names but haven't found anything in 9 months so it's really doubtful that I'll find something else. The kids and my husband LOVE the name we have picked out so we probably will go with it.. 

Best moment(s) last week: Having a great appointment! Feeling the baby kick and move around. Hearing her heartbeat. :) 

And... here are some things that we still need to do and buy before the baby arrives. 


- Have car detailed

- Re install baby carseat & base

- Wash baby's going home outfit

- Wash newborn and 0-3 clothes 

- Wash towels and blankets

- Wash Rock N Play cover

- Wash boppy cover

- Pack diaper bag

- Pack my hospital bag

- Pack big kids' bags for night at grandma's

- Wash and wrap "Big Brother" and "Big Sister" shirts


- Diapers

- Health kit

- Wash rags

- Bottles

- Formula

- Bottle drying rack & accessory 

- Pacifiers

- Snap N Go stroller

- Swing or Mamaroo

- Baby book

- Figure out "big brother" and "big sister" gifts, buy them, wrap them

And.. I think that's it! I feel SO unprepared right now. Ha! With my other two I was more than ready for the baby to arrive by 36 weeks but with this one I'm kind of hoping she waits a while (not too long though!) so I can get all these things ready. With Christmas, Christmas shopping and Christmas preparations then getting really sick I just haven't had the time or energy to get all this stuff done the last month or so. I'm finally feeling better so I need to get moving! 


  1. You're almost there! What a cutie! Best of luck on the name thing. I'm stuck for a girls name as well...

  2. I can't believe your going to have your sweet baby girl soon. It seems like you had just announced your pregnancy :)