Thursday, August 25, 2011

36 Weeks Pregnant

8 months. 36 weeks. I guess that means if I don't do another update asap, the baby might be born before then. Not that that would be a bad thing. 

Your baby is still packing on the pounds — at the rate of about an ounce a day. She now weighs almost 6 pounds (like a crenshaw melon) and is more than 18 1/2 inches long. At the end of this week, your baby will be considered full-term. (Full-term is 37 to 42 weeks) Most likely she's in a head-down position. But if she isn't, your practitioner may suggest scheduling an "external cephalic version," which is a fancy way of saying she'll try to coax your baby into a head-down position by manipulating her from the outside of your belly. [ BabyCenter ]
Baby may be packing on the pounds but because of the major toothache I've had for the past week and a half, I hadn't gained any weight in the two weeks since my last doctor's appointment. Probably not ideal at this point, but the doctor didn't say much. The tooth is gone now and I hope to get back to regular pigging out. 



Movement: She's been moving a LOT the past few days. I'm not sure why, but it's kind of cool. It's basically the kind of moving I expected her to do long ago, but she hasn't been much of a mover. No keeping me up at night. No kicking my ribs - nothing. Well, the no kicking in the ribs is probably because she's still head-up. So like BabyCenter says above, on my appointment on the 23rd the doctor said in two weeks if she hasn't turned, we will talk about schedule a section or turning her. 


Weight: I weighed 130lbs at both of my last two doctors appointments  - on the 9th and 23rd. Which is about 26lbs gained. Still can't see any stretch marks, thank God. 


Sleep: She's not interfering with my sleep at all. The toothache was for awhile but I'm starting to sleep better already. 


Naming: We finally decided on a name, I think it was around the 14th of this month, right before we took our maternity photos on the 15th. I haven't announced it on here (or to friends!) yet, but I'm almost 100% sure that it's going to be her name. 


I finally purchased her baby book on the 24th, something I wanted to get done in case she made an early appearance. I still love looking through mine so I couldn't imagine not having one by the time she got here. I actually bought one, had second thoughts, and exchanged it for another. I started filling it out already so this one is here to stay. 


I finally got all my maternity photos, so here they are (some of them, anyway.) I haven't taken any of my own this month, but I'd still like to.




One of me and Pepe




See a few other of the photos here

24 more days til due date.

Month 7 - 32 weeks
Month 6 - 27 weeks
Month 5 - 22 weeks

Month 4 - 17 weeks
Month 2-3 - 10 weeks
Month 1 - 6 weeks




* On a totally unrelated note, I opened an Etsy shop and listed my first item

7 comments:

Melissa said...

Wow, not much longer and she'll be here. Are you nervous?

Salt said...

I cannot believe you are 36 weeks...you're almost done! And you look fantastic. :) Congrats on the baby girl and I hope the rest of your pregnancy is amazing!

Connie said...

You have such a cute baby bump! You look great!

An Irish Italian Blessing said...

I love the pics! The last one is my absolute fav. Congratulations on picking a name...YAY!!

magnoliathoughts.com said...

oh wow - it's so close! thinking of you!

Sara said...

You look amazing for 36 weeks!!

Baby Sister said...

How fun. :) I love the hands on the belly shot. So cute!!

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