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Sunday, September 9, 2012

36 Weeks

Thirty Six Weeks! One week away from full term! This pregnancy has flown by. It hasn't been as easy and discomfort free as my pregnancy with Grace, but it has been exciting!



This past week I have made some major progress getting ready for Sophia's arrival. We bought our entertainment center and were able to move Sophia's dresser/changing table into her room. I also washed all of our newborn gear and folded and put it away.

A theme and a color scheme was decided this week also. And I was able to work on some art work for her room! It felt good to  do something that was done specifically for her.

I laugh when I read other pregnant mom's posts about registering and buying furniture when they are in their first trimester- Sophia is still crib less, but hopefully that will be remedied in the next week or two.

Can I just say, my belly is HUGE. You know you are gigantically pregnant when you can't actually fit yourself in a pew at church. That's right.... When I stand with the back of my legs touching my seat, my belly is pressed up against the row of chairs in front of me!

I haven't had a doctor's appointment since 33 weeks, so I am not really sure of my stats but, according to my home scale, my weight is holding steady at +28 pounds. I gained about 35 pounds with Grace's pregnancy and leveled off around 35 weeks, so this is an improvement on the amount gained and it looks like I'm following the same pattern.

I have Braxton Hicks contractions every other night, around 3 am. Very strange. They aren't painful at all, just enough to wake me up and annoy me, ha! Sophia isn't head down yet, but I've been told (and read) that with second babies, that is pretty common.

I had one day of health "scare," where I had a horrible headache all night and all the next day, despite taking medicine, and then my hands and feet were swollen, even after sleeping all night. After a day of rest and taking it easy though, my headache cleared up and my hands and feet returned to normal.

Grace has been super sweet lately. She loves to lift up my shirt to kiss my belly, then says "bye-bye" before covering it back up. I try not to lift her too much, or carry her up the stairs, but sometimes, you do what you have to do. Luckily, she's petite. She loves to carry around her baby doll, wrap her up, put her hat on her, and feed it a bottle. She's going to make a great big sister!

All of that to say... if, after this week, Sophia wants to make her arrival- I'm okay with it! Sophia can come any time after we hit the full term mark! Grace came 8 days early and Sophia is welcome to follow in her footsteps- or even earlier if she wants!

12 comments:

Tami said...

It's so hard to believe that you are almost full term! I know you can't wait to snuggle that sweet little baby. And I agree- Grace will be a wonderful big sister!

Emily Powell said...

You are all belly! Good job! I'm sure keeping up with Grace helped too :) Georgia is is that phase too of starting to "mother". She loves to hold her babies and pat them. She tries to feed them her food and sippy cups. It's super sweet!

Lyndsey said...

I can't believe you are about to be a mom of two! You look great, and Grace sounds like she's ready to be a big sis!

The Presutti's said...

You look so adorable! Yay for a wonderful pregnancy!!!

Kelli said...

You look adorable! Hang in there these last few weeks! Can't wait to hear of Sophia's arrival!

Joeylee said...

You look great, almost there.

Alison said...

So cute!!! You look ADORABLE!!!

Rachel and John said...

I haven't done anything yet for our baby so you are further ahead than me! Then again it helps and we will both have 2 babies of the same gender so we have most of what we need already. You look awesome!

Rachel and John said...

I haven't done anything yet for our baby so you are further ahead than me! Then again it helps and we will both have 2 babies of the same gender so we have most of what we need already. You look awesome!

Rachel and John said...

I haven't done anything yet for our baby so you are further ahead than me! Then again it helps and we will both have 2 babies of the same gender so we have most of what we need already. You look awesome!

Amanda said...

i'm glad you are ok after your health issue! you look wonderful! i can't believe you are 36 weeks. it's fun to remember those little moments like not fitting in the pew at church! ha! so excited for you....almost there!

Emily said...

You are looking great!!! I am one of those people you laugh at, and that's totally okay! Maybe it's because this is my first...or maybe it's because I am a compulsive planner...who knows!! :)