Saturday, February 9, 2013

36 weeks

How far along: 36 weeks
Total weight gain: ....prepare yourself....49 lbs
Stretch Marks: still looking good.
Sleep: I'm able to nap, but sleeping at night is almost impossible. 
Best moment this week: Hearing Baby G's heartbeat
Miss anything: MY LEGS, ANKLES AND FEET!!
sleeping on my stomach, not having heartburn, being able to go more than a hour without having to pee, being able to bend over and wearing my old clothes and SHOES
Movement: A TON 
Food cravings: Jimmy-Johns!!!
Anything making you sick/queasy: The heartburn is still KILLING me
Gender prediction: I'm thinking Pink
Labor pains: Contractions started Sunday afternoon and have been pretty sporadic all week
Wedding ring on or off: Ring is off :(
Belly button in or out: 1/2 in 1/2 out...and when I laugh it looks like it could completely pop out.
Mood most of the time: Nervous... I don't like surprises, and not knowing when this baby is coming or what labor/delivery will be like kind of freaks me out.
Looking forward to: Doing some last minute shopping for Baby G and me and getting a mani-pedi this weekend.
Next appointment: Feb 14....VALENTINES DAY!
Any new symptoms: Swollen feet, ankles and calf's.
Prego Moment of the week: I had a break down in the doctors office Thursday   When Dr. Chapman came in and saw my legs/ankles/feet you couldn't believe I was so swollen.  She double checked my BP and my urine sample ( both were negative).  I told her I how miserable I was, I can barely walk, sit, lay down or breath.  She said that she still feels very strongly that I'm going to go early on my own, but if I don't she'd like to go ahead and schedule me to be induced on my 39 week (Feb 25).  She said there is no medical reason to do it sooner, unless somethings changes in the next week.  She said she knows I'm running out of belly isn't very big (her words...I feel otherwise) and Baby G is a good sized baby.  She then said that she'd like me to talk to Alston about taking my maternity leave earlier than planned and do decide on the induce date.  We decided that next Friday will start my leave...Feb 15.

***HERE IS A PIC OF HOW SWOLLEN I AM BY THE TIME I GET TO WORK***  gross.... please forgive the nail polish...time for a pedi. 


  1. so close!! You have got to be getting so excited :) My feet were just as swollen, hang in there! You are just a few weeks away from holding your little angel :)

    1. How soon did your swelling go down after you had Harper?