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Week 36 Bumpdate


Well here we are, less than a month to go until we meet this little one.  I have seriously been pregnant for the last 18months (minus 1 month of waiting and 2 months of trying to get pregnant again), I am ready to finally hold this baby in my arms!  The anxiousness of having the baby hasn’t set in quite yet, probably because: I still love being pregnant, I know this is my last time being pregnant so I want to enjoy it as much as possible and because I know once I have the baby I won’t be going to the hospital to see my dad as much.  For now I am perfectly content being pregnant and carrying the baby inside instead of outside – it’s easier this way.  Having said all that, I am very excited to meet this little bundle finally.

This morning I had my first Non-Stress Test at the hospital.  A brand new baby was born there last night and I could hear it crying during it’s first bath, swoon!  That made me and the boys (yes, they came along – darn 2hr delay!) very excited!  As for the NST, it is standard for a preggo with Gestational to have one weekly for the last 4 weeks.  Not because Gestational increases the risk of complications with the baby (except for size) but because if you have real diabetes that does increase your risk, and they just lump the Gestational preggers in with that group.  So I went in at 8:30, got hooked up to the monitors and just laid there for 45 minutes.  If the boys hadn’t been there I think I would have taken a nap, it was so relaxing in there.  I love the hospital stay when you have a baby!  Baby passed the test so we’re good to go until next week when I have my second one.

As for my appointment yesterday (we’re at weekly appts. now!), my dr. did the Group B Strep Test and checked me for dilation.  I am dilated to a 1cm and not thinned out at all – no surprise there, still having 4 weeks to go, and I was happy to hear that because it gave me a little reassurance that I won’t be sneezing the baby out while walking the halls of Dad’s hospital any time soon.  Otherwise I’m doing good – Baby’s heartbeat is in the 130’s still. We scheduled a 38 week US so we’ll get one more look at Baby before it’s born.  Fingers crossed we don’t accidentally see anything we don’t want to!  Wouldn’t that be so upsetting?

Baby:  According to my app Baby should weigh about 6lbs right now – yea right!  IMG_0460This little one has to be hitting 7lbs already.  It has run out of room so not as many kicks and jabs, but still very active with rolls and pushes.  My belly gets pushed into all kinds of weird shapes these days!

Symptoms:  I feel a lot of pressure when I walk, like Baby is going to pop out and say hello as I’m walking down the halls of the hospital.  Sleep is different every night.  Some nights I sleep great, other’s I’m up quite a bit.  I’m extremely tired during the day, most days feel like I could take a nap at 8 in the morning.  Braxton Hicks here and there, but nothing too major.  I have Restless Leg Syndrome, which I did with the boys, too, and that has been rearing it’s ugly head.  I just started taking Magnesium to see if that helps, hoping that gives me some relief for these last few weeks.  I have had 2 severe leg cramps in the middle of the night so far, those are like hell on earth.  Super painful!  And Andy sleeps right through me gasping for air and panting from the pain.  Lucky guy! 

Weight Gain:  Since my visit 2 weeks ago when I’d lost 2 lbs, I’ve gained them back.  I’m at a total of 20lbs again.  I’ll take that.

Highs:  Hearing the heartbeat, always. And knowing that I’m so close to meeting this little one! 

Cravings/Aversions: Sweets.  All I want is sweets.  Chocolate Chip Cookies.  French Silk Pie (found some at the hospital cafeteria, yum!).  Peanut Butter M&M’s.  Peanut M&M’s.  Reese’s Peanut Butter Cups.  You get the idea.  So so hard to control myself and pass them up.  I’m trying, tho!

Excited for: These last 4 four weeks, they are going to fly by and then we’ll meet Baby!

Last week I found a diaper bag I could live with so got that and then Brennan and I came home and packed it.  My mom gave me the changing pad she made for it this morning, Brennan has already loaded that into the bag!  Clothes for Baby are packed for the hospital, diapers, wipes, ointment… I think we’re all set for the hospital.  It’ll be here before we know it!

Have a great day,



  1. It's sweet the boys helping you pack. And can I just say you are the cutest pregnant lady ever. For all the stress you've been under, you look amazing!!!

  2. Only 20 pounds and you are still glowing!! :)

  3. Looking good mama! So glad to hear your first stress test went well!

  4. You look fabulous!! I can't believe you're so close! I totally understand wanted to keep baby inside for longer, with all that is going on!! And I hope you don't see anything you don't any to either!!
    I've heard, sweet cravings mean a girl!! We will know soon enough!

  5. I absolutely love how involved the boys are in this entire pregnancy!
    And how gorgeous are you?

  6. Eek! So exciting!!!
    And u are so cute pregnant!! :)
    And not pregnant too... Lol
    Can't wait to see pics of this little one :)