Bumpdate: 36 Weeks
So what’s been going on? At this point I’m getting ready for this little guy to make his arrival. I definitely have the pregnant waddle going on. I also have had some pretty terrible cases of round ligament pain. Last weekend I was in pain for 24 hours and on Monday I had the same issue. I had round ligament pain in the second trimester that would come and go but this was constant making it hard to even walk. I think I just need to take it easier. I have never been one to sit around so it’s hard not to get things done around the house or run errands before Christmas!
How far along? 36 weeks and 3 days. 3 weeks and 4 days to go!
Baby Size: Baby is packing on the pounds at the rate of about an ounce a day. He should now weigh almost 6 pounds and is more than 18 1/2 inches long- about the size of a romaine lettuce ( Found this info from a helpful app- Baby Center).
Maternity Clothes: I’ve actually grown out of some of my maternity clothes already. I don’t have many options to wear right now so I’m wearing the same thing a lot! Which is a big reason why my outfit posts have been lacking lately.
Movement: A ton! This little guy has been quite the mover throughout my entire pregnancy and he’s only gotten more active. There is much less space for him to move around now as he is growing so much but he still manages to keep busy in there. I’ve also got to feel a lot of his hiccups recently!
Food cravings/aversions: No aversions. I’m pretty much into all the food
Nausea, vomiting, or sickness? None of those 3, just general pregnancy tiredness & aches and pains.
What I miss: I’m ready to have my old body back so I can be more active. I feel like I’m at the point where I can’t be super active anymore. When I am really active I usually end up paying for it the next day with major round ligament pains or bad leg aches.
Symptoms? Round ligament pain, back pain, leg aches.
Best moment this week: I was feeling pretty terrible on Monday. Round ligament pain got the best of me and I was working from bed most of the day. My sister stopped by on her way home from work to drop me off pink roses and a couple of my favorite snacks from Whole Foods. She is the best!
Gender: Boy. I won an Instagram giveaway yesterday and the prize was different baby items from a few Etsy shops. I got to pick out a few adorable boy things and it got me really excited for this little man’s style. I remember thinking that it wouldn’t be as much fun to dress a boy, but I’ve changed my mind about that after discovering some adorable items on Etsy!
Sleep: Well I actually only slept 4 hours last night. Woke up at 4 am and started my work early for the day. Hopefully I will get a nap in at some point today. It’s extra hard to get comfortable lately and I’ve had really bad aches and pains in my legs that are keeping me up.
What I’m looking forward to: Everyday life as a new mom. I know I will be tired and delirious, but I cannot wait for those crazy first few weeks.