Tuesday, November 19, 2013

Week 36: the nursery is DONE!

How far along? 36 weeks (I turned 37 weeks yesterday)
Baby’s size? Honeydew melon
Total weight gain/loss: 29 pounds as of Friday.

Stretch marks? None.
Sleep: Can I just share that I am a MASTER of getting up to go to the bathroom in the middle of the night now?  Seriously.  I've got skills.  We put the cradle in our room and I have to navigate around that and then Brady who likes to lay in the MOST inopportune places.  I do this all with my eyes half-closed.  I'm starting to get used to not sleeping very well, and I know that it's only going to get worse in the next month.  Bring it on!!
Best moment this week: I got a pedicure on Saturday which was AMAZING.  I also pretty much finished my Christmas shopping.  There are only 2 things left on my list!  I've got to be super pro-active this year since Miss Clara is due on the 10th.

Miss Anything? Same as usual... but I'm in the home stretch- less than a month left!!
Movement: She's an active little girl in there.  And she's head down, so now I can say that whatever I feel at the top of my belly is NOT a head.  It's probably a butt.  :)
Food cravings: Nothing in particular.
Anything making you queasy or sick: Coffee. The usual.
Gender: Baby girl!
Labor Signs: Braxton hicks contractions and cramping in my lower belly.  I had a doctor's appointment Friday and I'm 60% effaced and I've started dialating, so those are all signs that she's getting ready!
Symptoms: Stupid back pain.  Braxton hicks contractions.   
Belly Button in or out? A very tiny, almost insignificant pop.  A baby pop if you will. 
Wedding rings on or off? Ugh, wedding ring on, but engagement ring most DEFINITELY off.  I HATE not wearing my engagement ring (I love it, it's beautiful!), but I also don't want them to have to saw it off of my hand... My feet have been swelling too.  I drink water like a camel and try to stay somewhat active (ya know, walking around Target or the grocery store), but still the swelling.
Exercise: Christmas shopping on Friday?  I'm counting it.
Happy or Moody most of the time: It fluctuates.  Pretty happy most of the time, but then I'll get a little grumpy.  This week was better than the last week.  Mr. can probably attest to that!
Looking forward to: Meeting Clara. Seriously, Mr. and I are ready for her to make her debut!
Please pray for: Healthy baby and healthy mommy.

Below are a TON of pictures of Clara's nursery.  We'd still like to add something over her changing table (a mirror maybe?), but we are calling it done.  

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