How far along: 36 weeks...9 months pregnant!! HOLY FREAKIN' COW!!
Baby Size: He should be around 6 lbs now and over 19" long...crazy, huh?! I had a doctor's appointment on Monday at 35 weeks 5 days and I was measuring at 33 weeks, which is totally fine and nothing to be concerned about. I just hope it doesn't mean I'm gonna be pregnant for even longer!!!!!!!!
Maternity clothes: The same - definitely rockin' the maternity shirts more often than not these days. Luckily I still have one pair of non-maternity dress pants that still fit and of course grateful the weather has been holding out so I can still wear dresses, skirts, and flip flops.
Stretch marks: Some days I think I see some...then the next I don't. So I dunno...we'll see.
Sleep: what's that?! Definitely not great at all. But I think at this point I'm used to it. Don't get me wrong - I feel exhausted - but not nearly as exhausted as I feel like I should feel.
Gender: got me a momma's boy growin' in ma belly!!
Movement: Lots of jabs going on and, with very little room available, they are painful!!
Looking forward to: not being pregnant anymore, let me tell ya ha-ha
Food cravings: donuts, chocolate milk, and coffee!!
Weirdest food I ate this week: Nothing I'd consider weird. I haven't been the greatest the last few days with this whole clean eating thing...but I'm back at it today.
Anything making you queasy or sick: I still don't feel the greatest in the mornings - but it goes away by noon-ish.
Labor Signs: super low and possible braxton hicks contractions going on - even though 37 weeks is technically considered full term he can come out any time he wants now!!!!
What I miss: So much at this point in the game...obviously running, and just being comfortable in general. I miss sleeping well. And going up stairs without getting out of breath. And having free time. And working just 8 hours a day. And yeah...the list goes on and on...
Symptoms: a VERY large belly...back and pelvic soreness...immense bladder pressure...nerve pain that starts in my groin and goes down my leg. Basically just overall uncomfortable - feeling very large and stretched and not myself at all.
Nursery: We finally got the curtains(I don't love 'em but they're good enough.) They have to be washed and one set needs to be hemmed. I still need to order the prints and get them printed off and hung. Then there's still a little bit of organizing/putting away that needs to get done. After that though I think it'll be all set.
Belly Button in or out?: mostly an outtie these days.
Wedding rings on or off?: On
Workouts: Still working out 5-6 times a week. I think I'm at the point where I may need to cut back on this though. Between working 10+ hour days, working out that often, being 36 weeks pregnant, and doing everything else we're doing it's wearing me down!!
Things that suck: Realizing that I may need to slow down these next few weeks and really give myself a break. I'm not very good at that and it makes me feel like I'm failing somehow...but I also know I need to listen to my body and try to rest and feel as good as possible so I'm ready for this whole delivery/newborn thing!!
Things that don't suck: my husband. He's amazing. Supportive. Kind. Patient. Loving. He's been my rock...my voice of reason...my everything throughout all this. I couldn't do any of this without him and he's going to be the most amazing daddy EVER!!!
Hey ~ I'm Renée...just your ordinary, 30-something Accountant, new mommy, wife, runner, foodie, & Pinterest addict! Welcome to my newest adventure...stay awhile...look around...and keep comin' back!