Hello 9 Months!
How Far Along: 36 Weeks (Officially 9 months pregnant!)
Size of Baby: Big! ;) I won't have another growth Ultrasound for another week, so I don't know how big baby boy is. I would assume close to 7lbs since he was almost 6lbs a couple of weeks ago. They say about the size of a head of romaine lettuce.
Weight Gain: I put on another pound, so 14lbs maybe even 15lbs overall!
Maternity Clothes: Maxi dresses and maxi skirts are still my go-to's when I actually get dressed for the day! ;) I can't wait to be able to walk into my closet again and pick whatever I want out and it fits!
Sleep: Thankfully the past week I feel like I am getting good sleep. I still get very uncomfortable and I feel like it takes me forever just to roll from one side to the other or to get out of bed. It is still uncomfortable at times to breath and get to sleep, but once I am asleep I am good.
Movement: Baby boy is still in there kicking. I love that Charli has finally felt her bubba move and she loved it! She has felt him move a couple of more times and now she thinks that when he moves it is called "hittups" (because he had the hiccups when she felt him for the first time!)
Any Pains: Yes, all over. Baby boy is extremely low and still causing a lot of pain and pressure and tremendous back pains. Thankfully I have been getting prenatal massages a few times a month which really help. The past week though, his head has been hitting nerves that have caused excruciating pain shooting down my inner thigh (not a fun feeling, let me tell ya). The only thing to make it stop is to lay down on my other side that isn't being affected and to wait until he moves off.
Food Cravings: Chocolate milk, I still want fruits; watermelon has been big this week, and again just whatever I am feeling for the day. I haven't had huge cravings for either of my pregnancies.
What I Miss: Oh you know... breathing normal, sleeping normal, being able to sit without having to stretch out so I can breath, not having pain shooting in my back or down my leg, and of course adult beverages... Ohhhh I can't wait! ;)
What I am looking forward to: I am looking forward to an amazing, relaxing weekend as a family of 3, as it may be our last! And my appointment on Monday! My Doctor has planned to go ahead and sweep my membranes on Monday to get things started and see if I can go into labor next week on my own! And with that comes no more bed rest... He said I can do anything and everything I want to starting next week! If baby boy is like his sister and does not budge, I will be going back in the following week for a full growth ultrasound and scheduling an induction for that week! So needless to say, this will be our last week or 2 before we welcome our son into the world! Craziness!
We are getting so close and I can't even believe it!
Part of me feels like we were just announcing that our family was growing, but part of me feels like I have been pregnant forever.
We are so excited to meet you little man!
We love you!