How far along? I have just completed my 36th week of pregnancy. Baby is now full-term and can come anytime now. This is so crazy to think about--and just about impossible to wrap my mind around. I still feel great, so I don't mind if baby bit wants to hang out just a little longer. ;)
Total weight gain: I am now two pounds above my pre-pregnancy weight. I'm pretty sure this is due to the batch of brownies I ate by myself this weekend. ;)
I also want to add back the stretch mark category. I was so worried about these early on and kind of sad about it. However, I have really come to terms with them. I only have a few small ones on the bottom of my stomach that I didn't notice until a few weeks ago, so I can't complain. I just wanted to put that out there so I'm being completely honest. And, they're because of an amazing reason so I don't mind. :)
Maternity clothes: Of course! Yesterday I did wear a regular t-shirt and a pair of sweatpants after work. Even though the shirt was super tight, it made me happy to wear something normal again.
Sleep: I’ve been sleeping like a rockstar, still. I am so incredibly thankful that I haven't really had any problems sleeping during my pregnancy. I usually wake up once in the night and I can normally just roll over and go back to sleep. I'm glad I wake up though--it gives me a chance to lay on both sides and keeps my hips in check!
Best moment this week: I think our best moment is getting our maternity pictures back! I am still planning on posting a few on the blog, but it's just a matter of finding time. Hopefully that will happen this weekend! I am so thrilled with them and am excited about ordering a few for the nursery. :)
Miss anything? I think because my pregnancy is so close to being over that I am just really happy and living in the moment. There isn't really anything I miss and even the minor complaints I have aren't really that big of a deal. I am so thankful that LB has decided to make it until full term that I couldn't be happier. :)
Movement: Still lots of movement, which I love. This is absolutely one of the things I'll miss the most about being pregnant. It is such a sweet moment to share with your baby and I am so thankful for it. Over the weekend, Rob was talking to the baby and pretended like he was tickling his/her feet. Such a precious memory :)
Food cravings: I did get my gf donuts on Wednesday. They are amazing, just as I had hoped! The donut holes are the only ones I've had so far--the rest are in the freezer for donut emergencies. ;) I've also had some form of potato just about every single day for lunch. It doesn't really matter if it's a baked potato, potato chips, etc. I just feel like I need it in my life. Not for sure what's up with that--I even had a coworker comment on it!
Anything making you queasy or sick? I'm still feeling pretty good for the most part!
Gender: Just a few weeks until we know! I did refer to baby bit's hands this week as "her hands" which some of my friends think means I'm having a girl. It won't be long until we know now!
Labor signs: I haven't really had anything new happen in this department...which only serves to make me more anxious to have some progress! My doctor did check me this week and said I hadn't made any progress, which was a little bit upsetting/disheartening. However, one of my cousins said that progress doesn't really mean anything until you're at a 10. I just try to keep that in mind! :)
Symptoms: I would like to eat only chocolate and carbs....still. I'd also like more donuts. ;)
Belly button in or out? It's still an innie. I don't think I'm going to get the outie I have always wanted!
Wedding rings on or off? My rings are off and I'm a little bit more ok with it this week. I'm glad I have another meaningful ring to wear for these last few weeks. It sometimes leaves indents on my finger, but I am still rocking it out. :)
Happy or moody most of the time: I am pretty happy! I have to say that I haven't really had any hormonal swings lately...a few things have made me happy cry, but that also isn't really anything new. Someone was holding the door for me over the weekend when I was leaving a restaurant and said they'd be praying for our baby bit. That made me happy cry. :)
Looking forward to: The weekend, of course! I have a couple of things to do on Saturday, but overall it looks to be another calm weekend (before the storm, right?). Because I've worked so many weekends in the past, I really relish the time I have at home now. I know pretty soon I'll have cabin fever, but I still love spending time there.