11 April 2017

36 Week Bumpdate-we're in the home stretch!

Here is a random Tuesday post for you because it's late Monday night and I can't sleep and so a bumpdate just felt right ;) I'm not sure how many more of these i'll get out before our tiny tot arrives, but now that i'm in month or less territory, I thought I should record it!

How far along? Almost 36 weeks. (on Thursday!) We actually just have our best guess as far as due date since little lady was a bit of a surprise, a few ultrasounds had my week changing on Sundays, a few had it on Thursdays, so we'll just stick with the latter.

Total weight gain: 20 pounds. About 10 less than this point with Sawyer! Although at my last doctor appointment I had gained 5 of those 20 pounds within 2 weeks. Jake has been bringing me home banana splits every night. Stop judging.

Maternity clothes? This is the dumbest question in the bunch. Obviously. 

Stretch marks? So, if you recall my bumpdates with Sawyer, I was absolutely wrecked with stretch marks from my pregnancy with him. When you start out at 120 pounds and grow an almost 9 pound baby, it's bound to happen. I really thought because I stretched so much with him i'd be safe from more stretch marks this time around, but it turns out genetics are genetics. I only got them on my hips and thighs with Sawyer, and baby girl has added to my art work and I have them all over my lower stomach now as well. The joys of bringing life into the world.

Sleep: I've had a cold practically my entire pregnancy, and my stuffed up nose makes it difficult to sleep. Also, a new development is the worst hip and lower back ever, so I wake up pretty darn sore every morning. I'm starting to hit the wall, ya'll.

Best moment this week: Well, baby lady has dropped and I am in pain but with that comes the realization that we have a month or less until we meet her and that is darn exciting. 

Miss Anything? Beer. I'm not even that much of a drinker, but now that the weather is warming up i'm dying for a cold one on the patio with my hubs. Literally the best part of summer!

Movement: She is wild! I know she for sure dropped just looking at my belly, but I think I actually felt it happening the other night. She is getting bigger and bigger, though, so I know the days of the wild movements are limited. This could be our last baby, but it will definitely be our last baby for 3-4 years, so I know i'm going to miss that part of pregnancy.

Food cravings: Not really! I just eat everything in sight if we're being honest. I don't like to go to bed without something sweet, and Jake made me a quesadilla for dinner 4 nights last week because I could.not.get.enough, but I can't say I really crave anything. 

Anything making you queasy or sick: I was so sick the first 24 weeks of this pregnancy. 100 times more sick than I was with Sawyer and it was completely miserable, but it's been great since and other than a brush with a tummy bug, i've felt generally pretty good. Sawyer gave me some pretty serious food aversions too, and i'm glad to report I haven't had any of that with her.

Gender: Baby Sister!

Labor Signs: I have really strong, painful Braxton Hicks (or maybe even real?) contractions all of the time. Because I was induced with Sawyer, i'm convinced I will be induced with her also, so I really don't expect to see much until we're cruising into the hospital. I'm going to pass on dilation check this week and let her check me next, so i'll know if we're getting closer after that appointment. The thing is, it doesn't really mean anything. I was 4 cm dilated 100% effaced when we walked into the hospital to be induced with Sawyer and I walked around 3 cm dilated for THREE WEEKS. So it's mostly just a giant "get my hopes up" moment and I don't want to know! I also think i'll go into an eternal depression if i'm not progressed at all, I might be the first case in history of being pregnant forever.

Symptoms: She has totally dropped down, which is exciting! I know that she is preparing for her exit. I also have a lot of joint pain in my fingers and wrists, but I know that is all that relaxin hormone stretchin' out my body to push out a watermelon. She made me suffer the first 6 months of this pregnancy, but I have to say, other than the usual "the end is hard" complaints, it's been uneventful and pretty comfortable the last few months and i'm very grateful. The hardest thing has been my never ending cold and wicked acid reflux, but it seems tame in comparison to how horrid I felt at the end with Sawyer.

Belly Button in or out? Umbilical Hernia means out like a turkey timer!

Wedding rings on or off? Still on! I'm not as swollen as my last pregnancy and I think we have the mild weather to thank for that. I'm hoping I can keep it on the next 4 weeks-but if not I have a mighty cute fake band from Walmart that will do the trick ;)

Happy or Moody most of the time: I think i'm somewhere in the middle. I've spent the majority of this pregnancy moody AF, but now that we're nearing the end i'm just darn excited. My darling son has been a little rotten lately (entering the terrible twos!) and my patience is a little thin sometimes, but then he will do something so darn sweet that melts me into a puddle and I become so incredibly grateful for my 2 healthy babies. Jake and I are ridiculously blessed and when I start to think about it I can't help but get a little weepy.

Looking forward to: Being done with work, getting into the lake the first time, finishing our kitchen remodel, going to bed tonight, oh and meeting our baby girl we've waited a long, hard, 10 months to meet!!

I wish I was as good about taking bump photos as I was with Sawyer, but I am not. Not even close. So I will leave you with this comparison photo of both my babies at 36 weeks. I think we have another 8 + pounder on our hands ;)

Until Next Time,


  1. Love her already!! Praying she isn't as big as Sawyer, ha! Can't believvvveee it's getting so close. I swear you just told me YESTERDAY that you'd gotten a positive pregnancy test!!!

    1. I feel like this entire pregnancy FLEW until now and it is just inching by at a snail pace now!

  2. I just found your blog and love it! You look so cute, hang in there :)

    1. Thank you, Christina! I'm so glad you found it. My son starts Montessori this Fall and I absolutely love the model of education! Looks like you feel the same. :)

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