36 Week Bumpdate

Tuesday, December 27, 2016

Merry Christmas everyone! I know I'm a few days late but I hope that everyone enjoyed this Christmas holiday with family and friends. Andrew and I went home to Columbia and it was nice seeing our family since we don't get to see them too often. 

Well, we are one week closer to meeting this baby girl of ours, and I'm just getting so excited, anxious and nervous

How far along? 36 weeks, 5 days

Baby's size? Ripe Papaya

Gender: Sweet baby girl

Total weight gain/loss: I went to the doctor today and I'm at 12 pounds total. 

Maternity clothes? Still mixing and matching. I'm thinking that's not going to change. We are so close to the end! Today I wore all non-maternity, but I'm obviously showing a lot more!

Sleep: My back is what is starting to keep me up at night. I sleep with a heating pad most nights but I've just started tossing and turning a lot more here recently. Once I fall asleep, I'm pretty much asleep other than rotating a few times and an occasional bathroom break. 

Best moment this week: Celebrating Christmas with our families last weekend. This was a very bittersweet holiday for us as it was the first Christmas without my grandfather and my father-in-law. However, I just tried to remind myself of how much we have to be thankful for right now, but it was still very hard to get through. 

Miss Anything? Carbs and holiday cookies. 

Movement: Very active. Her feet are still pressing against my ribs so I'm having a hard time breathing at times! 

Food cravings: Diet Dr. Pepper (caffeine free) over ice, still. I've been pretty addicted to my Nature Valley Protein bars for breakfast but other than that, not too much.

Anything making you queasy or sick? No.

Symptoms: Pressure, hip pain and my back hurts. Also, this might be TMI but my OB checked my cervix today (completely closed so she'll be baking for a bit longer), and that is no joke. It is extremely uncomfortable so I have that to look forward to for the next few weeks...

Looking forward to: Spending NYE at home and watching the Tigers in the semi-finals this weekend!

Gestational Diabetes Check-In: Going well. Obviously it was difficult this weekend with Christmas, but I grazed and my sugars were great. I've noticed that in the past week or so, my sugars have seemed to come down. I'm not sure if that's just because I'm monitoring or if it's because I'm getting towards the end and it should be going away soon. Pricking my fingers 4x a day has become second nature. Still not comfortable, but not as bad as I once thought.

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  1. I can't believe how close you are!!!! eeeek!

  2. You look gorgeous in that last photo! I can't believe you're still able to wear non maternity clothes! I'm only 16 weeks and I'm going to have to say goodbye to all my normal pants verrrry soon. All the best in 2017!
    Evelina @ Fortunate House


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