Sunday, June 17, 2012

Baby B - 36 Weeks

We’ve made it!!
DSC_0003*excuse me while I jump up and down because we’re FULL TERM!!*

This past week was jumpstarted by strawberry picking and finished off with a very relaxing weekend at home. During week 36 I actually got some things done and crossed off my list. Woo-Hoo! Lampshade and lamp purchased, hospital bag packed, name letter bought and project begun, rug pad laid down, car seat installed, curtains to be installed early this week, and bedroom is ready for Grandma when she comes.

Phew…it was quite the week!

There are of course still a list of things I would love to try and accomplish but at the same time I’m enjoying just putting my feet up and napping:) I told you all that I would let you know how the first check went this week…well my cervix is still really high so no progress noted. We’ll see what she says tomorrow! Has anyone tried evening primrose oil? I’ve been hearing good things but at the same time I’m happy to let her come when she wants!

I know I owe you all a nursery tour but the biggest problem is her room. It is so dark! It’s hard to find the right time of day to get good pictures but I’ll try this week after the curtains go up. I think that will help me think that everything looks close to being finished.

How big is baby?
She’s getting up there…she’s the size of a honeydew melon! Almost 6 pounds, though I’m thinking closer to 6.5 and around 18 inches long. Can I just say that I cannot wait for our pediatrician to track her height once she’s born and let us know her predicted height. They did that for me and I ended up just as they predicted. I keep wondering if she’ll be taller than me or a similar height. She’s *hopefully* still head down, though I’m not quite sure anymore. She has definitely not dropped because her limbs are still battling my rib cage!

How am I feeling?

Still pretty swollen and puffy…from the knee cap down. Nothing really works anymore so I’ve pretty much given up. I just keep thinking about how the end is near and how I’ve had it pretty easy this pregnancy. No morning sickness, no bed rest, heartburn has been pretty moderate, and no other major issues/problems. So all in all, I feel really good. And I’m still sleeping through the night! *knock on wood*

How am I changing?

Not many changes again this week. I’m thinking I will miss my belly once she’s here though. Most days it comes in really handy:) I’m still heading to the chiropractor twice a week and I’m anxious to see if his prediction of an easy labor will be true. I’m hoping he’s right. Also I’m clumsy as all get out…this week I happened to drop a light bulb, step on a shard of glass, and whack my head on the closet door while cleaning up the mess. It was quite comical even if I was the only one home!

Little Tidbits:

Days until Due Date: 20 !
# of scheduled Dr.’s visits left
: 3
Baby’s gestational age: 37 weeks 2 days
Total weight gain: I think right around 33 lbs. and I’m guessing from my pitted edema that includes quite a bit of water


  1. I've so loved tracking your progress and hope for a very smooth and easy delivery for you and the little one. Looking forward to keeping up with you all as we share the first year of motherhood!

  2. So exciting! I'm praying for a healthy body for you in this final stretch Andrea!! -Erica Bakker

  3. Woo hoo!

    Katie S.