12.07.2010

Okay I'm Back, 36 weeks 1 day

I haven't been posting my weekly updates like I should...so here we go. Complete with some TERRIBLE pictures of my Baby K belly!


36 weeks 1 day

I suddenly have guts to post my bare tummy, whoa...huge. 


"Your baby is gaining about an ounce a day. She now weighs almost 6 pounds (like a crenshaw melon) and is more than 18 1/2 inches long. She's shedding most of the downy hair that covered her body, as well as the vernix caseosa, the waxy substance that protected her skin during her nine-month amniotic bath. Next week, your baby will be considered full-term. Most likely she's in a head-down position, but if she isn't, your practitioner may suggest scheduling an external cephalic version, where she'll try to turn your baby by manipulating her from the outside of your belly."


How far along? 36 weeks.
Baby’s Size: He was 5lbs 13oz a couple of weeks ago so I'm sure he is well over 6lbs now. 
Total Weight Gain: About 22lbs so far, HALF of what I gained with Nolan. My OB is really proud of me. I of course feel huge though. 
Bellybutton: Uhm it's somewhat an outtie lately. Kaleb has been hitting it when he is dancing around and it sticks out for a few seconds at a time completely...but now it's more so out than in I guess. 
Stretchmarks: ALL OVER THE PLACE, dammit!
Maternity Clothes: They don't fit anymore and I'm NOT about to buy anymore (even though it's cold here in Florida now and I have no warm maternity clothes)
Gender: He is always showing off his junk during ultrasounds. 
Movement: He's a mover and shaker. My OB is amazed during my twice weekly NST's at all the movement. You can look at my stomach at any time of day and see his butt sticking out above my belly button and limbs moving all over the place. One of my co-workers was walking towards me across a room the other day and said "WHOA....did you feel that? He just kicked" Of course I felt it but holy cow...you were pretty far away. 
Sleep: Not happening. For the past week and a half I've had TERRIBLE acid reflux to the point of nearly throwing up nightly. I finally got some Prevacid which I just started yesterday...but I finally got to sleep easily last night but because I had a minor cold my throat was killing me and kept me up most of the night. I'm exhausted. 
Symptoms: Acid reflux - minor swelling - minor back pain- braxton hicks - headaches - itching - stretchmarks - restless legs
Food Aversions: mostly meat still
Food Cravings: ice chips
Best Moments this week: Waiting for my bestest girlfriends from Texas to come this weekend, this past Friday our fetal cardiologist said everything was still great with Baby K's heart!!
What I miss: Maternity clothes actually fitting me, being able to bend over, going up the stairs without stopping to get breath, not having BH all of the time, and most of all...SLEEP!!!!
What I am Looking forward to: meeting baby K in 20 days...WHOA!
Milestones: Entering into my 37th week...full term!!!! 

3 thoughts:

michelle k

SNOWGLOBE! I can't BELIEVE you are almost done. Your belly is so beautiful. I don't see any stretchmarks, so I dunno what you're talking about :) I know you are gonna be soooo busy and so tired after you have Baby K, but I hope you at least keep FB-ing. I can't wait to see his sweet face!

Erin

oh they are there, but my iphone pictures are so blurry you cant see them...so im actually happy about the blurry-ness!!! :) SNOWGLOBE...lol.

Jess

Hi!
I can't believe how far along you are now.
You haven't updated in awhile {and I've been busy with the birth of Elliot!} so I just thought I'd check in and see how things were going. Hopefully your pregnancy is still going well if Kaleb isn't here yet. I wish you the best of luck. We've met so many different babies at the NICU with all different types of conditions and defects- it gives me hope for Kaleb. He'll be a fighter, I think he's already proven that.

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