36 Weeks

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baby #1 / bump / pregnancy

One more week! One more week! One more week! And then she can come anytime!!!! Oh my goodness!

How far along? 36 weeks

Weight Gained: 28 lbs

Symptoms: That dog pretty much has one good quality. He usually smells amazing (for a big dog) and has pretty good smelling breath. My nose no longer agrees. I can smell him in all his glory from across the room and it is not my favorite. All my joints are starting to feel really loose – especially my hips – which seems kinda official and exciting except it kinda hurts. And tightening and cramps are becoming more frequent. Eeeee! Still makes me super excited though :):) except I’m going back into denial mode and can’t even begin to wrap my head around any of this. Didn’t I just find out I was pregnant a month ago??

Movement: She’s been doing this fun new move called “make mom jump out of bed” where she runs her little foot along the bottom of my ribs and man! it tickles. I’m sure she’s in there laughing away.

Food cravings: Not really… I mean besides sweets sweets and more sweets.

Food aversions: I haven’t been a huge fan of eggs these days – mostly because I’m supposed to eat so very many of them every day. But if someone else makes them for me, I don’t seem to have a problem getting them down ;)

Sleep: Can’t complain – I’ve had better, I’ve had worse :)

Stretch marks? No

Belly button in or out? Same as ever – in and flat but now it’s getting a weird moat around it. Attractive.

Miss anything? My husband

Mood? Mooooooody! And very overwhelmed and unprepared feeling.

Maternity Clothes? I finally got another pair of pants! I figured (hopefully!) I’ll be pregnant again one day and will probably thank myself for getting them. There sure isn’t much of a selection in the store :/ And I got a couple new shirts that I’ve pretty much just been wearing day after day after day. Yes, I did wear this yesterday and the day before and the day before that. They are just so dang comfortable.

New baby items: So about that store in the city…. it had the cutest, weirdest toys ever (duh, my favorite) and adorable little outfits and I think I could have spent all day in there. But I picked up one bear in particular and couldn’t put him down, obviously indicating that he was mine (I mean my child’s…) and couldn’t resist bringing him home. Greg keeps finding me cuddled up with him and nervously asks, “You’re just doing that so that it smells like you, right? You did buy if for the baby, right?” I have a strange attachment. I’ve also come to terms that I really hate knitting.

Exercise: Walks walks and more walks! I’ve set out to each one with high hopes of making them longer but then something usually starts hurting and I have to turn back around ;)

Best moment of the week: Might be right now. I’m sitting in my cozy little room and it is RAGING outside! Wind is howling, rain is pouring, trees are crashing and I am praying they don’t fall on me ;) I just wish Greg could be here.

Looking forward to: Bubba coming home


  1. Taylor Welty says

    Hold on, little girl!! Your daddy has to see your beautiful little face first thing when you come into this world! And iiiii secretly (or not so secretly) hope your birthday comes between December 20th and January 4th so I can soak in as much of your sweet presence as I possibly can :) :) We love you, little Abbie and can’t wait to smother you with hugs and kisses!


    • I know! I was thinking the same thing! I haven’t felt anything that I’m aware of but there is more pressure down there so maybe? But the not being able to breath easily thing is still an issue so maybe not : ) Did you feel your baby drop the first time? It’s crazy how close it is now! :D:D:D


      • Not really a feeling of him dropping but a few days before he was born, it just looked so much lower! I don’t remember the breathlessness going away though either….


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