36 Weeks | Baby Raisin

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How big is baby: 19-22 inches, 6 pounds (we will get a more accurate estimate of her height and weight at our appointment on Friday), the size of a large cantaloupeh!

Weight gain/loss: Not paying attention anymore.  I will check when I go into labor, but otherwise, I’m not paying attention to it anymore!

Sleep: Horrible.  This carpal tunnel SUCKS!  I’m gong to look at getting some wrist braces, but part of me think it has more to do with blood flow than fluid retention because when I sit up, it typically goes away, but when I elevate my arms, it doesn’t, which makes me think that I’m not getting enough blood flow to my hands.  I am barely retaining any water so I’m not sure what the deal is!

Stretch Marks: I spotted just a few faint ones around my belly button.

Cravings: Nothing new.

Aversions: None!

Movement: Lots of huge movements!  I finally got her movements on video which was super exciting!

What I’m loving: I’m loving these last final weeks of soaking up life as just the two of us.  Obviously living with my parents makes this a little different than it was when we lived on our own, but it is still a sweet time for us.

Symptoms: Nothing new this week.

What I’m excited about: So many things!  This weekend, we will be buying a dresser at Ikea for all of Celia’s stuff, her packages have been coming in like crazy, our hospital bags are packed, we are taking maternity photos this weekend.  It’s so close!  In our Bradley Method classes, we learned that pregnancy typically lasts between 37 and 42 weeks, so she could come in less than a week and be fully developed, or we may have about 6 more weeks, but either way, we will be meeting our baby most likely by Valentine’s Day (or maybe on that day!).  Just so exciting.

What I’m nervous about: The only thing I am a little nervous about is the birth, but I’m not allowing myself to think about it too much because I have full confidence that I can do it, that God created my body to do this, and that it will be SO worth it.  There’s no point in having anxiety about it.

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