{Pregger Update: 36 Weeks}


How Far Along: I’ll be 37 weeks Thursday!
Size of Baby: She’s the size of a watermelon – 19-22 inches long and weighs about 6.5 pounds. Whoa.
Maternity Clothes: I’ve definitely bought my fair share of maternity clothes throughout this pregnancy! I just always felt like the maternity stuff fit better and was more flattering – considering it was made for a bump, I think that makes sense! I can still miraculously wear a few pre-pregnancy things, but the number of those items is dwindling by the day!
If you’re wondering, my favorite places for maternity clothes have been:
ASOS.com
Gap
Target
Paige Maternity Jeans via Pea in the Pod
Stretch Marks: Still slathering on the belly butter and still stretch mark free… Fingers crossed…
  
Sleep: Eh, it’s okay! I get up 3-4 times a night to pee, so that’s not exactly fun. But other than that, it’s actually not so bad. Trying to get all the rest I can get before little lady arrives 🙂
Best Moment of the Week:  Working on the nursery. We’re almost finished! Corey and I pulled it all together really quickly in the end. I am so proud of the room – it’s definitely my favorite space in the house. Just a few more details to add and then I’ll share pictures here!
 Movement:  Good grief this girl is always on the move. I thought by this point she was supposed to be a little more crammed for space, but judging by all the kicks and flips I feel all day long, I find that hard to believe! I do have to admit I really love it. And if I don’t feel her for even 30 minutes I start missing her rolling around in there (and, admittedly, get a little worried).
Cravings: I love eating cereal these days – Honey Nut Cheerios. And I could eat Thai food every single day (but that’s been the case this entire pregnancy). Not loving meat, which is kind of a new thing as of the last month or so…
Gender: Little Lady!
Belly Button In or Out: It goes back and forth. At this very moment it’s out!
Wedding Ring on or Off: On! Knock on wood, I haven’t dealt with a lot of swelling during this pregnancy, so I hope I can wear them until the end.
Anything Making You Queasy or Sick: Nausea started coming back for me pretty consistently as soon as the third trimester started. As long as I’m good about snacking and drinking lots of water I’m usually okay.
What I Miss: Being able to stand and walk for long periods of time without having intense back and pelvic pain, being more graceful (getting off the couch or out of bed ain’t pretty), and just generally feeling like “myself”. I want to do everything I used to do when I wasn’t pregnant and I get frustrated easily when I realize I need to slow down.
What I am Looking Forward to: Meeting our baby girl. I can’t believe it’s happening so soon. I just want to know what she looks like and stare into her eyes and finally meet this little lady that is consuming my thoughts and dreams! I cannot wait to see Corey holding her. I daydream about the moment we’ll meet her and it brings tears to my eyes. I just can’t wait.
Labor Signs: Tons and tons of Braxton Hicks contractions – and my body is definitely getting ready for this whole labor thing! My doctor doesn’t think I’ll go past my due date. I hope she didn’t jinx me!
Nursery: Almost done – need a couple picture frames, a side table for the rocking chair and a lamp!

Emotions:  Yeah, they’re all over the place as is to be expected when you’re nine months pregnant, right?! But overall, feeling really great and happy!

22 thoughts on “{Pregger Update: 36 Weeks}

  1. Hi Liz,

    It is good to see you again and you looks so happy with 37 weeks pregnancy. I hope everything going well and can't wait to see the little one.

    Honey.

  2. Nice to hear from you, Liz!

    You're so close to meeting that little lady – how exciting! I hope these last few weeks are as easy & calm as possible!

  3. How adorable are you!!! I've been trying to catch up on blogging and bloggers (under a new name now), but been busy with my own little girl. You look amazing! Congrats!

    xx Viv @ joiedeviv.blogspot.com

  4. Wow Liz! You look amazing and are absolutely glowing 🙂 Missed you over on your blog, welcome back hehe…
    Enjoy your last few weeks of being preggers… Cannot wait for you to share pics of the nursery and of Little Lady 🙂 Xxxx Robz (Sunny SA)

  5. Looking beautiful! I am 32 weeks now so it's great to see what lies ahead for me! I agree with you on missing being graceful. We recently purchased a memory foam mattress and there is just no pretty way of getting out of bed. It's honestly like when they roll the beached whales back into the ocean.

    Ever since the latter part of my 1st trimester, Honey Nut Cheerios have been a DAILY staple for me … I have a bowl daily!

  6. You are so stinking cute! Can't wait to see pictures of your babe when she is born. Glad the pregnancy is going so well for you.

  7. aw there is so many good answers here! happy to hear you aren't swelling and are stretch mark free! i hope to be the same when i am pregnant! other than that – you look great and relax these last few weeks!

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