What to say about week 36? Well, first of all -- I'm absolutely thrilled to be nearing the finish. I'm not quite sure if it's the beginning or end of the 37th week when I'll be considered term. Either way, we're getting close.
And I'm definitely feeling AND LOOKING 9 months pregnant.
I find it hilarious how I felt I was growing out of all my clothes at week 26. Because now I SERIOUSLY am having trouble finding anything -- at all -- to wear. Thankfully, I only have two full weeks of work left before I start leave.
Then, I plan to lounge around in PJs all day.
We're crossing off items from our to-do list, but it's getting harder and harder to find the energy. This weekend, for example, we did the following . . .
- Prepped the cloth diapers and the rest of the 0-3 month clothes
- (And with them did a total of 11 loads of laundry!)
- Deep cleaned the kitchen, living room, and family room
- (No, really. I was on hands and knees wiping dust out of every crevice for hours!)
- Nearly finished the nursery
- (By hanging a mural and making some book slings.)
- Finished moving around our bedroom to accommodate the pack 'n play/etc.
- (It's a disaster -- we had to push our bed to one wall to make it fit!)
- Ran a variety of errands
- (Also went grocery shopping and prepped lunches for the week.)
The belt to our treadmill is somewhat loose, so we need to get a tool to tighten it up again. So, for the last week, I tried taking my runs outdoors. Thing is, a slow pace is harder to keep when I'm outside. In fact, Stephen ran an "easy" mile with me at the end of a 3-mile run . . . that ended up being at 9:30 pace (much, much, much faster than I've been doing barefoot & indoors these past couple weeks -- which surprised me tremendously). Cardiovascular-ly it felt just fine . . . but the extra pounding on the pavement did a number on my joints. Ick. Not worth it.
I ran another solo run later in the week where I tried going more slowly -- only to come home to TONS of braxton hicks contractions. Going slow on sidewalks is even more jarring on the belly. I don't get the BH when I run on our treadmill, which has great shock absorption. Verdict? I'm done running outside. It doesn't feel good. Hoping we can get our treadmill working again soon. In the meantime, I've been doing a bit of walk/jogging in a mile loop around our house -- totaling around 40-45 minutes (about 3 miles).
Can you say lopsided? You can definitely tell where Baby A likes to hang out in my uterus. She's been there for weeks. Now that she's big, it's ridiculous!
My next appointment is on Thursday where I'll get another ultrasound. Besides being pretty uncomfortable (back aches when I sit or stand for too long), some increasing insomnia (for the past week, I've had a lot of trouble staying asleep -- including last night, so it's going to be a lllong day!), and h.o.r.r.i.b.l.e heart burn (that stops me in my tracks, at times), I'm doing alright. Hoping we have fewer than four weeks left, but I guess we'll see what she wants to do.
Either way, we don't want her to come before November 8th. My midwife is on vacation until then. Yikes! Be kind to us, Baby A! Love, mom and dad.
NEED TO CATCH UP?
35 Weeks: Return of the First Trimester?
33 Weeks By The Numbers
32 Weeks: Maternity Shots
31-Week Belly Shots
31-Week Video Post
Almost 30 Weeks!
27 Weeks: The Third Trimester
26 Weeks and My Ever-Dwindling Wardrobe
25 Weeks and Running
22 Weeks: I Gave In
21 Weeks & Nursery Progress
20 Down, 20 More/Less To Go
19 Weeks and Babymoon
Week 18 -- It's a GIRL!
17-Week Video Post
17 Weeks and Preggo Brain
16-Week Belly Shots
15-Week Video Post
15 Weeks and Counting . . .
14-Week Video Post
13 Weeks and Cravings . . .
How We Found Out
So long, 1st Trimester!
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