Monday, July 2, 2012

36 weeks

How far along: 36w. 4 weeks until his due date!!!!!
How big is Baby: Baby weighs approximately 6 - 6 1/2 lbs.
Maternity Clothes: Definitely.
Sleep: Sleep hurts. It hurts when I first lay down and it hurts when I get up in the morning. It feels like knives are stabbing me in my pelvic floor. I wake up at least three times every night to turn and/or use the bathroom. I did get one fabulous night of sleep on Saturday. We had the air turned way down and I didn't get up to go to the bathroom until 6 am!
Movement: All the time. He did fall asleep at my NST on Friday because they were running 30 minutes behind - very unusual for him. The nurse had to use the zapper to wake him up.
Food cravings: Anything sweet.
Food aversions: Everything except sweets.
Gender: It's a BOY!
Symptoms: Nausea returned today :( Lots of contractions. PUPPS. Sore pelvis. Swollen ankles and feet. Backaches. Exhaustion. Peeing every minute. 
Nursery Progress: We have been putting off hanging the gallery wall, but we finally did it last night. YAY! I still need to fill four of the frames - a giraffe photo we took, an elephant photo we took, Grayson's hospital bracelet and/or footprint on pretty paper, and a newborn photo. As for the others: the giraffe print I won in a giveaway from my favorite children's artist, I purchased the "good morning sunshine" print on Etsy, my Mom framed the dragon fabric {2012 is the Chinese year of the Dragon}, the dog photo is our Apollo and the G is for Grayson.  HUGE thanks to Nick for doing all of the hard work - love my husband :)

Best moment this week: Seeing his chubby cheeks at my fluid check on Friday. I can't wait to kiss them :) Sitting in the pool was a close second - so refreshing in this heat.
What I am looking forward to: We have a growth ultrasound on Friday because of my "high blood pressure." I am excited to see him again and find out a guesstimate on his size. 

I have been reading lots of birth stories to try and prepare myself. However, I am not sure if it's helping or scaring the crap out of me! Each story is different so I guess the main thing I am learning is to be ready for anything :)


  1. You're so close! I cannot wait to see the rest of the nursery. That little preview of it is beautiful!!

  2. Happy 36 weeks!! You look fabulous!

  3. You look great and you're SO CLOSE! I had my perfectly healthy little girl only 6 days further along than you! It's coming! And "Prepare for anything" is definitely the right mindset to have!!

  4. Love the nursery! It's beautiful and it's really special how each photo has so much thought behind it.

    For those of us awaiting our 36th week, what's the "zapper"? :)

    1. It's a little tool that has a very light tingling sensation that they place on your belly to wake baby up. They only use it at a non-stress test if baby keeps falling asleep.