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Friday, December 10, 2010

36 Weeks

I realized I haven't given a real pregnancy update since 29 weeks. Ooops! So here is a weekly picture from week 30-36 and then my 36 week update. Really things have been going so smoothly this whole time, there is not much of a change from week to week.
31 weeks

34 weeks

Pregnancy Highlights
How Far Along: 36 Weeks
Size of Baby: The books say he should be about 6 pounds and 20 inches long. I have a feeling he is bigger than that, but we will find out in just a few more weeks.
Gender: An active baby boy, Jack Ryan
Movement: Jack is moving quite a bit still. The movement has changed from mostly kicks to more what feels like rolls. He gets the hick-ups several times throughout the day. He also likes to poke me in the ribs on my right side with what I think is his little bottom. I love it! It is so much fun to feel and see him rolling around in my belly.
Sleep: I still have been able to sleep very well at night which I have been very thankful for! I get up 2-3 times to go to the restroom, I turn from my left side to my right side many times a night bringing my big body pillow with me with each flip. I really don't nap at all during the day (only on special occasions) since I am sleeping so well at night.
Symptoms: My feet and hands are swelling so I spend part of the day with my feet up on pillows trying to get the swelling to go down. I have lots of fun stretch marks on my tummy. Although the stretch marks don't look real pretty it will be a great reminder to me through the years that the Lord did give me the incredible blessing of being able to carry a child which I am soooo thankful for! One more symptom, I can still eat like there is no tomorrow!
Cravings: Um, food!!! Still love a cold bowl of cereal for breakfast each morning.
Aversions: Fish
Emotions: Super excited! Can't wait to meet my little man!
Best moment of the week: In the past week or so I packed Jack's diaper bag to take to the hospital with his going home outfit and a couple other various things...just in case. Today I even began the process of packing my hospital bag. Can it really already be time to do this? I guess so. He is due in less than 4 weeks now!
One other fun thing going on this week is getting the chance to be a part of the Christmas program at our church. This is now my 9th year to sing in the program. Originally I didn't think I would be a part of it this year since I would be 3 1/2 weeks away from my due date, but with things having gone so well throughout this pregnancy I decided to go for it. Jack just hangs out with me while we sing, often dancing to the music. So far we have had 2 performances and there are 4 more to go. So far, so good. My feet are a little extra swollen when I get home, but nothing a little foot massage won't help to cure (Hint, hint, Barrett.)
What I'm Looking Forward to: We are now going to the weekly doctor appointments. It is very routine stuff they do each week, but it is still exciting to go. Once Jack is here, I'm looking forward to playing dress up with him. :-) So many cute little clothes are here just waiting to be worn.

1 comment:

  1. i love playing dress up w/my newborns!
    kinda hope jack comes on christmas for ya!