HOW FAR ALONG ARE YOU? 36 weeks and 1 day – can you believe we’ll be technically full-term next week?!
GENERALLY FEELING: Truth? Y’all…I am so tired. So stinking exhausted, all the time. Maybe not the first few hours in the morning, but for most of the day you can pretty much bet I’m ready to fall asleep at any given moment. And it’s not that I’m in a bad mood – the opposite actually – but momma is TIRED. Did I mention tired?
SHOWING? HA! Don’t make me laugh. I’m so much bigger this time around than I was with Wes, almost to the point of my super-deep belly button popping out. And I feel it!
CRAVINGS? Not really, although I love peanut butter and it’s one of the things that gives me heartburn these days. I’ll eat pineapple all day long though!
WEIGHT GAIN: Not tracking it, but my doctor has said I’m completely in the normal range and doing well. I’m trying to eat well, although a desire for exercise has severely waned. The ice/snow on the ground for the past month has certainly helped with that, as has the fact that I’m exhausted all the time. But soon. We’ll be there soon!
FEARS: I’m worried about the healing process after having this little man. With Wes I was able to be lazy and sit and rest and get back to moving at my own pace; having a toddler this time around will definitely make that a little more difficult.
LOOKING FORWARD TO: I say this every time, but I just can’t wait to meet him. I can’t wait to see what he looks like, what he sounds like, to smell that sweet baby smell, to watch him (hopefully) nurse. I can’t wait to see Wes be a big brother. I’m so excited to add this little man to our family!
WHAT I’VE BEEN LOVING: I’ve been able to feel this little guy move and kick a whole lot more than I did with Wes (my placenta was anterior the first time around), which has been such a blessing. I won’t be posting any videos, but I love the alien elbow movement, and even though it hurts like crazy I love that I can feel his heels digging into my ab muscles. I love to just lay in bed and feel him turning and kicking and hiccuping!
SLEEP: This is still hit or miss. Last night I was dead tired but couldn’t fall asleep, but naps? Friends, I can ROCK the naps right now. Some nights I sleep like a baby, and others I end up sitting on the couch and watching infomercials till I zonk out again.
MATERNITY CLOTHES: There are approximately 4 things that fit me anymore, but we’re so close that I just can’t justify spending more on maternity wear. I will be getting some new underwear, nursing bras, and a new robe…but otherwise I’ll just rely on my maternity clothes until the fat day clothes fit again, and then move on to wearing regular stuff eventually!
BOY OR GIRL? BOY! We are so blessed, and I can’t wait!