Thursday, August 6, 2015

36 Weeks Pregnant!

How far along: 36 weeks pregnant...Due September 3rd!

Gender: Baby BOY!!

Total weight gain: Up 19.5 lb (Not sure if I'm losing some water weight as labor nears, or if it's a fluke, but I'll take it)

Exercise: For the last few weeks my workout routine has been the same. I do my HIIT class 3-4 days a week and then the other 2 days I walk 4 miles in the morning and another 3 miles in the afternoon. I am definitely slowing down some. I can feel my extra weight I'm carrying in a lot of the leg exercises, and my belly is starting to get in the way. But I've decided that I'll just keep it up and deal with it...after all, I will have 6 weeks off soon!

Maternity clothes: I mainly live in workout clothes, dresses, and the pair of normal shorts I bought a couple sizes up. I did buy a black, maternity dress last week that is SO comfy, so that's been a go to as well.

Miss anything: My body being able to do anything I want in my class at the gym...and with some level of grace. For example, I still do burpees, but at this point it looks, well, very unattractive!

Movement: All the time...I absolutely love it. I could sit and watch/feel it forever. A lot of the day I can see his little feet sticking out on my right side. I adore it! Yesterday he decided to strum my ribs like a guitar with his feet. It's not always comfortable, but it's always beautiful!

Have you started to show: I think I'm getting bigger by the day!

Stretch marks: This is a tricky one. I never got stretch marks on my belly with Mckenna. But ever since puberty I've had stretch marks on my thighs, tush, and hips. They are very fine and you only really see them when the light hits them right. So there's a good chance that I got more with Mckenna, I just have no idea. My guess is I may be getting more as we speak, I just can't see them in comparison to what is already there!

Belly button in or out: It's out...kind of. Sometimes it's out, sometimes it's in...depending on where he's positioned. But more often than not, it's flush with the rest of my belly.

Wedding rings on or off: On, when I actually wear them! I take them off for exercise, showers, and sleeping...and between my mommy brain and pregnancy brain, I often forget to put them back on!

Sleep: Sleep is starting to get a little worse. I think I tweaked my back at the gym on Friday morning (see "exercise" above...grace isn't my middle name these days), and ever since then it will wake me up a few times in the night.

Labor signs: This is tough to say. I've continued to lose pieces of my mucus plug, and to have a lot of braxton hicks. Last night I was thinking maybe he was thinking about making his entrance as I was having very strong braxton hicks, that I could feel radiating from my lower belly to my back, every 1-6 minutes for several hours...paired with nausea. I laid in the tub and in bed and they just didn't let up...until they did around 11PM.

Best moment of this week: The best moment of the week was getting our family pictures done. We did them at home, pretty relaxed, and had a friend do them. She is so ridiculously talented and fun to hang out with, so it was an enjoyable time documenting this time in our lives.