Thursday, June 27, 2013

36 weeks { bump }

So I'm a little late in posting my 36 week re-cap of this pregnancy... but honestly, at this point, I'm not sure what's new. I'm tired... hot... and still pregnant. Appointments with my midwife, are weekly now... and what's crazy, is that I actually thought she was going to make her grand appearance during the "Super Moon" that we had last weekend. No lie. I was having regular contractions and tons of abdominal/back cramping... it's just that they were about 10-15 minutes apart. According to my midwife, it's pretty normal. She actually made the comparison to a marathon... she questioned me, "Would you run a marathon without practicing/training?"... um, no. "Think of labor/delivery as a marathon, and braxton hicks as the training."... okay, got it.

Little girl has decided to continue baking, and we still have some time left, before I'm going to try my darndest to evict... something about going passed my due date, in this dead heat of Oklahoma, does NOT sound too fun... I guess I'll take it one day at a time... okay, and I'll try and be as patient as I possibly can.

Everything is looking great though. Blood pressure is low, weight gain is normal (I'm up 30lbs), baby dropped a lot since last week (boy I can feel it in my pelvic area), and I have an ultrasound scheduled to check fluid levels and her size on July 5th.... so I sit back, and just wait... and sitting I have done a lot... all I am is exhausted these days. Even taking a shower requires too much energy for me... oh, and lets not even get started on how I've exhausted certain pieces of my wardrobe (like my blue and white skirt in the pictures below). I SO don't want to go out and buy anything new, not when I'm so close... and this skirt has been matched with about 10 different tops that I have. It fits me the BEST, and is the comfiest, and I pretty much live in it.

All the complaining aside, I couldn't be more thankful for this opportunity for my body to experience this... I never thought it would actually happen... and it is actually happening... God is amazing. I have now carried this baby to "full term"... when I was never ever able to carry a little one further than the first trimester... and I'm in awe of how this little one has just planted herself, and grown... in me. God is amazing, I can't say that enough.

Cravings: ICEY anything... icey pops, icey water, icey tea... you get the picture.

Turn Offs: coffee still...

Daddy's thoughts on the pregnancy thus far: "You're so beautiful pregnant... but that doesn't mean we're doing this again..."

Charlotte's thoughts on the pregnancy thus far: We're walking around the "home goods" store on the Air Force Base, and Charlie sees bunk beds... she runs over to them, and states, "I'm going to sleep on the top, and baby is going to sleep on the bottom... we gonna buy these beds Mommy.".... We have a few years to go until that happens, but I will not say no to that dream little one.
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  1. Bunk beds can be so fun! I shared them with my younger brother when we lived in an apartment a looong time ago. It was annoying, but also fun to have someone else right there.

    You look so great! Your bump is still so adorable. I'll be sending good thoughts your way and keeping you all in my prayers as you get closer to welcoming that baby girl!

  2. Oh the waiting, isn't fun at all and I hear you on exhausting clothes. I am so tired of rotating three tanks and my comfiest pairs of pants. I was thrilled to discover a pair of shorts I'd overlooked in a pile of borrowed clothes last week. And you're right about a shower being exhausting. At 39 weeks, I shaved my legs today and was quite surprised but I think I'll need to spend that afternoon recuperating ;-)

    I'm so thankful God has let you experience this miracle of carrying a baby. It. is. amazing.

    1. I'm 38 weeks tomorrow.... And cannot get passed this exhaustion!!! I'm soooooo ready to have my body back and meet this little girl :) it's rough having a 5 year old to entertain while going through this.... But. So worth it!