That being said, I can finally say that I think I'm ready to have this baby. The little one will have clothes to wear, a place to sleep and I'm about as mentally prepared as I'm going to get. Is anyone really ever ready to have a baby? All the planning in the world doesn't mean I'll know how this life changing experience is going to effect us. We could have a perfect angel baby (like my sister!) or we could have a colicky, jaundice, screaming and squirming bundle of joy. Who knows?! We'll take him however he comes. :)
How far along? 36 weeks
Total weight gain/loss: Still a healthy amount!
How big is baby? The size of a honeydew melon, about 18 inches long and approximately 5 1/4 pounds.
Maternity clothes? Always and forever. I might never take them off.
Stretch Marks? Yes. 5,235 of them.
Best moment this week? Birthing class! I'm really glad we went, especially for the hubs. He got to learn things and see things that I just can't explain.
Oh, and when the cashier at Hardee's complimented me. I wanted to kiss her because the day before, I was told that I was "massive and my face was puffy" -- which personally, I think is rude to tell anyone. Especially a big, pregnant woman who is hormonal and feeling awful. But that's just me.
Movement? So much movement. He's a little kangaroo jumping around in there.
Food Cravings? Hmm, no real cravings. I tend to want hot meals rather than cold ones (salads etc.)
What I miss: Being able to tie my shoes, put socks on, put on tights, touch my toes, SEE my toes, get out of bed easily, roll over in bed easily, do anything easily. I could go on and on but you get my point. We're in the home stretch and I can tell baby boy is running out of room in there which makes getting around a bit harder for mommy.
What I am looking forward to: His arrival!! I'm hoping it's uneventful and easy but that's wishful thinking. I'm praying for the best but prepared for the worst. You never know what could happen.
Labor signs? Nope, I think I felt some Braxton Hicks a couple of times but nothing else. Since it's this late in the game, I'm starting to become paranoid when I pee -- "OMG, did my water just break?!" -- and every cramp scares me. I'm overreacting, I realize that. But one of these times... shit will be fo' real.
Gender? Baby boy!
Belly Button in or out? So close to being out.
Wedding rings on or off? Off. :(
Sleep? Still sleeping just fine and I get tired super early now. I'm usually asleep on the couch by 9-9:30 and in bed by 10. I'm sleeping through the night without getting up to pee which is great but still tossing and turning with more hip/back pain these days.
Weekly Wisdom: Enjoy these last few weeks of pregnancy. Whether they're good or bad, it's a once in a lifetime experience. Every kick and every hiccup are precious and that little life won't be inside for much longer. He'll soon be doing all of that on the outside in the real world. He'll be a living, breathing person.