How far along? 36 weeks (tomorrow)! I haven't posted since 32 weeks...oops! And let me just say this...holy basketball belly!
Maternity clothes? Yep, basically everything is maternity these days. I'm in the maxi dress all day every day stage...so glad that it's finally warm enough!
Stretch marks? Not that I can tell? I can't see everything at this point, so if they are there I'm unaware....and my husband hasn't said anything so I guess I'm good!
Sleep: I've mentioned it in passing but I've had some serious back and hip pain these past three weeks, which has made sleeping pretty uncomfortable. I'm up every hour or so to roll over (which sends shooting pains down my back) so I'm not getting much sleep. Add a few bathroom trips in there too. Amazingly last night I only woke up 3 times....so it's getting a bit better!
Best moment this week: Mother's Day celebrations for sure! I've been a little down in the dumps these past couple weeks due to my hip and back pain, but on Mother's Day I felt better than I had in weeks. And my boys spoiled me with lots of hugs and kisses, my favorite bagels, flowers, maternity photos printed and framed, rest time for me, and my husband doing the grocery shopping (which is my least favorite chore!) and picking up dinner....it's the little things that make me happy.
Miss Anything? I miss being able to walk without pain. I'm going to the chiropractor and my OB each week and both have said it's probably not going to get better until this baby comes out. I've been in tears at the chiropractor's office because it is just so frustrating to have all these things I want to do plus a toddler to chase around and I just can't do it. I cannot walk or stand up without wincing or feeling like my hips might snap, and I can't carry Hudson around any more. All of my other muscles are super tight because I've been overusing them in an effort to support my back and hips. It's been heartbreaking and depressing. I don' know how women on bed rest do it. HOWEVER....I'm on day three of feeling a little better, so I'm in much higher spirits! I'm still in pain, but it's so much more manageable this week than it has been for the past 3 weeks, and for that I am thankful.
Movement: Lots and lots of movement up in here! And a few times the movement was so low that it felt like I would either pee my pants or the baby was going to pop out. I didn't have that sensation when I was pregnant with Hudson because he was butt down instead of head down. It's crazy how different a breech vs. non-breech baby feels!
Food cravings: Give me all the fruit! And juice! And lemonade/ice tea!
Anything making you queasy or sick: Sadly, yes....my morning sickness is back. Tossing my cookies once again. This baby is trying to send me a message that it would prefer to remain the baby of the family and that I shouldn't have any more!
Gender: Less than a month to go before we know this. I seriously can't wait! But not knowing has made everything harder.....names still aren't picked out and the nursery still isn't ready. The name is going to be a game day decision, I just know it. We just can't agree!
Labor Signs: Nope, zero. I have my 36 week appointment today for the b-strep test and to get "checked"...lucky me! I need a refresher course in all labor terminology because it's been over 2 years since we took a labor class, and then we found out we had a breech baby so I didn't get to use any of what I learned. Plus then I became a mom and it rendered my brain useless....so I need to read up on some of this stuff!
Symptoms: Hip and back pain that is the worst ever, heartburn, queasiness, and bloody noses. I'm a HOT mess....but seriously, now that my pain is getting better, it's so much easier to deal with all the other symptoms. These discomforts I can handle!
Belly Button in or out? Oh no, it's starting to pop out and is the WEIRDEST THING EVER.
Wedding rings on or off? On...I'm actually not sure if I can take them off at this point.
Mood: Much improved over the past few weeks!
Looking forward to: Popping this baby out. Stick a fork in me, I'm done!
View me at 36 weeks (and finding out Hudson was breech) here.