36 weeks

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How Far Along: 36 weeks

What is Baby G Up To?: Baby G is the size of a papaya. At our last appointment, Baby G was in the head down position and measuring a little small. Baby is still moving quite a bit, but I can tell it’s getting a little tight in there! From here on out, Baby G will putting on some weight, but is fully developed and ready for the world!

How I’m Feeling: Around the turn of the 35th week, I started feeling uncomfortable all the time. Prior, I was uncomfortable in certain positions, but now, even sitting on the couch feels like a job. Also around that time, I started feeling some Braxton Hicks contractions which is totally bizarre. The best way I can describe them to non-moms is a tightening and repositioning of your stomach with a side of menstrual cramps.

What I’m Wearing: Still hanging out in light dresses and oversized shirts. It’s about to get a little hot here in Virginia.

What’s On My Mind Lately: Hormones had me down and out most of the day yesterday. I watched Marley and Me and bawled my eyes out while Juneau sat loyally at my feet. I lost it last week when I realized David and I hadn’t had taco night in a while, something I promised to him in our wedding vows. I’ve been reading a ton about labor signs and feeling anxious that it literally could happen any day. When I passed the 35+5 mark, I realized that I would be pregnant longer than my sister was. Natalie was a bit early, which made me cry realizing that Baby G will probably be late. Basically, I’m not much fun these days. No sleep + discomfort + hormones = a snappy and emotional Erica.

What I’m Craving: Sweets. I finally have a sweet tooth with just four weeks left in the pregnancy. Guess it’s better late than never!

What I’m Looking Forward To: The month of May. I told Baby G that once May hits, we will be ready to have a baby here!

Best Moment of the Week: My mom came down to visit last week and we visited my cousins up in DC. Despite having to walk most of the day, I think my swollen feet held up pretty well. It was so nice to get out of town for a bit, see some family, and do something different other than prep our apartment for Baby G’s arrival. The next day, my mother-in-law through us a baby shower and Baby G was spoiled again! Yesterday, David, Juneau, and I met up with the same photographer who took our engagement photos for a maternity photo shoot. We went to the same place our engagement photos were taken just a little over a year ago.

2 Responses

  1. Anonymous

    Hang in there Erica, in a few months you won’t remember being pregnant!!! I await the news on the big day!

  2. I know it’s hard not to, but try not to compare yourself, your experience, and your babe to others’. Try to stay present and mindful and ignore the fact that Nat came so early and that you’re past that day! Our pregnancies are/were as different as you and I are, just like our children will be different. Your labor will be different as will your birth. Just think of it as being all yours, something you own – your pregnancy, labor, and birth – and when you think back on all of these things, you’ll be so proud of yourself and so excited to own something so special. Love you!

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