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.