Wednesday, September 21, 2011

36 Weeks

Pregnancy Highlights

How Far Along: 36 Weeks

Size of Baby: He weighs around 6 lbs. now (the weight of a crenshaw melon) and is a little over 18 1/2 inches long from head to heal.

Total Weight Gain/Loss: 32 lbs total.

Maternity Clothes: Yes, all maternity clothes, and I'm even growing out of most of the maternity clothes I have! I will be so happy to wear regular clothes again.

Gender: Its a BOY!! Jackson Thomas Smith

Movement: Yes!! He is moving a lot these days! Much bigger and stronger movements now.

Food Cravings: Ice Cream!! :-)

What I miss: I miss a lot of things, like just feeling normal again. Of course its all worth it and at least I don't have much longer to go! :-)

Sleep: Still not sleeping great. Just can't seem to get comfortable and I am having to get up a lot to use the restroom.

Symptoms: Feeling REALLY tired lately and just down right uncomfortable. My feet and hands are swelling now too. :-( I also, occasionally, have a stabbing pain in my pelvis, which the Dr. said is just the pelvis widening to get ready for birth.

Best Moment this week: Using some of the gift cards that I got from my shower last Saturday to buy a few things for Jackson.

What I am looking forward to: My Dr. appt. on Monday where she'll start checking to see if I've dialated at all and to see if he's head down now, which I think he may be because when I feel him have the hiccups, they are always real low.  A shower here at work next Tuesday. And getting to meet baby Jackson in just 4 +/- more weeks.