Monday, September 22, 2014

36 weeks

Week: 36.
Baby is the size of:  A honeydew.
Weight gain: Let's not talk about this.
Cravings: Sandwiches. All things carbs. Rice Crispies treats.
Sleep:  Not great, but a little better than my last update.
Movement: Creepy. I saw what looked to be a chicken wing make its way across my stomach the other day. No joke, the thing protruded a good 2" from my normal bump.
Symptoms:  Still getting new stretch marks, although not at the magnitude they appeared with Elden. I'm pretty confident baby dropped about a week ago which means good things for my heartburn but bad things for my pelvic pain. Sore lower back. I've also had a headache for about 2 weeks now but we've basically ruled out pre-eclampsia and believe it's sinus-related. Braxton Hicks contractions still.
Happenings: 36-week appointment today for strep B test. I doubt my OB will check for any dilation at this point. We've started packing our bags and are working on the game plan for coordinating care for Elden when this kiddo arrives. Elden has been a lot clingier the past few days so it could be a fluke or perhaps he can sense the days of his only childhood are nearing their end. I'm on weekly appointments now and I'm hoping this kiddo arrives on his or her own around 38-39 weeks. Less than 1 month until my due date which is kind of surreal. Other than that it's mostly the waiting game at this point...


  1. EEEEEK! I'm so excited for you, mama. Seriously can't believe you're already 36 weeks!

  2. Hope you are well.