High Risk Pregnancy · Pregnancy · Rainbow Pregnancy · Third Trimester

36 +4 We’ve Made It!

Apologies first for the shitty quality of this post as I’m using my phone…

I honestly did not think that we would make it to the full term mark and now we’ve done it! It’s shocking in some ways, in others it isn’t. Probably just because I’ve assumed this little boy will have his father’s stubbornness and his mother’s spite. I swear he’ll be late just to prove the doctor wrong.

At this point I wouldn’t mind. I’m not in so much pain I couldn’t hold out a few more weeks. I would love to meet him and I’m ready to be done work but if he wants to hold out that’s fine with me.

 I wonder if some of this mindset comes from worrying so long that he would come too soon, to the point where I didn’t enjoy my pregnancy like I could have. So now that I know he’s good and healthy I don’t mind enjoying these last few weeks of him being in the inside. 

How far along? 36 weeks and 4 days

Weight Gain: Down 4 or 5 pounds depending on which scale they use at the doctors. They clearly need to calibrate that shit. I may still be down but he is very clearly growing so we don’t have any worries there!

Sex: Stikk male!

Maternity Clothes: They’re the only thing I fit in and even then they’re starting to get small!

Stretch Marks: All over everywhere.

Sleep: Eh. I’ve pretty much given up on it. If I’m not getting up to pee I am getting excruciating pains from my right hip down to my foot when I lay on either side too long. I want to say I can’t wait to sleep like a normal person again but I know that isn’t going to happen with a newborn so I’m SOL for a few years I think. 

Movement: He still had a pretty tight schedule but his movements aren’t as jerky. Much more rolling type movements. He also wiggles around a lot more at night. Especially when I sleep on my right side and my belly pokes into S. I think he gets pissy because I’m fucking up his positioning. Haha I love his little attitude and I haven’t even met him yet. Of course this something I will very much regret in a few years when it is directed towards me. 

Food Cravings: Nothing as of right now.

Anything making you queasy?: No

Baby Bump?: Hahahahahaha 

   

Symptoms: Constant urination, constipation yet somehow also diarrhea, that horrible hip pain at night, inability to breathe (especially in the heat), Braxton hicks, occasional backaches, excruciating heartburn, and those are just the ones I can think of right now. 

Labor Signs?: Just the braxton hicks and I don’t feel like that really counts. The loose stools may also be a sign… 

Belly Button In or Out?: In still.

Wedding Rings on or off?: it has been so humid I’ve given up and taken them off. 

Happy or Moody?: Definitely a combo but I would say more happy than moody. Ok well maybe a little more moody when I’m at work. 

Miss Anything?: I’ve really been missing my wine these last couple weeks. I just want a glass during dinner! 

Also having normal sized feet that fit into my shoes. Everything is right lately. 

Looking forward to?: Meeting the baby!! We are so close! 

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