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Pregnancy Update:

How far along? 38 Weeks  (I’m actually 39 weeks now as I’ve been doing these updates a week in advance)

Baby is the size of a:  Watermelon!

Total weight gain: 24 lbs

Baby is a:  Girl!

Stretch marks? Yup, two little lines underneath the belly.  Totally fine with me.

Sleep:  I’m officially limited to one sleeping position now.  This little one does not like it when I sleep on my right, back or anything else.  She only lets me sleep on my left side.

Best moment this week: Being absolutely spoiled by my mom.  She’s been bringing me lunch every day this week and also cooking whatever meals I want to eat for dinner.  Some of the requests I made this week were:  ribs, baked potato with lots of sour cream, spinach salad, meat loaf, hashbrowns, to name a few.  She even surprised me one afternoon with my favourite cinnamon buns when I had only mentioned via text that I was craving something sweet.  Oh, how I love my mommy! 😉

Worst moment of the week:  There was this one night this week where she was moving around so much that I couldn’t go to sleep until 3-4AM in the morning!  I actually got up and ate a meal in hopes that she was simply hungry in there.  It seemed to have worked because I fell fast asleep right after that.  Thanks to my hubby for cooking for me at 3AM in the morning.  hehe.

Have you told family and friends:  Yes!

Miss Anything?  Being able to pick things off the ground with ease, sleeping in whatever position I want, and once again, sashimi.

Movement:  Yup!  Why do I have a feeling she’s going to be a light sleeper?

Food Cravings:  Ice-cream!!!!

Anything making you queasy or sick:  Nope.

Have you started to show yet?  Totally!  =)  Feeling big!

Belly Button in or out?  It’s definitely out now… especially after a big meal =)

Wedding rings on or off?  Off!

Happy or Moody most of the time: Happy!  Especially because of my Mom’s cooking. =)

Looking forward to:  meeting my little one.  =)

Full Term and Feeling Big!

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I can’t tell you how happy I am that so many of my original clothes in my closet still worked during my whole pregnancy.  Obviously, I had to pick up a few pairs of pregnancy pants but that’s really all I bought.  I knew I didn’t want to spend a fortune on maternity clothes and I’m glad I didn’t have to.  Yay to stretchy dresses and loose fitting blouses and shirts. =)

Pregnancy Update:

How far along? 37 Weeks  (I’m actually 38 weeks now as I’ve been doing these updates a week in advance)  I’m definitely feeling like I’m ready to pop!

Baby is the size of a:  Winter Melon!

Total weight gain: 23 lbs

Baby is a:  Girl!

Stretch marks? Yup, two little lines underneath the belly.  I’m cool with it though. =)

Sleep:  Sleep really sucks at the moment.  The heat + the big belly = no sleep.  Plus, for some reason, I can’t seem to fall asleep until 2 or 3 am in the morning and then wake up at around 11am only to take another long nap at around 4pm.  Needless to say, my sleep schedule is a bit bonkers at the moment.

Best moment this week: I know this sounds really simple but I was craving cinnamon buns one day and my Dad drove me to get them.  It’s not exactly a place that’s nearby.  It was actually out of the way for him but it really meant a lot to me that he offered to drive me to wherever I wanted to go on his last day off from his holidays.  I’m currently not driving myself around anymore as I feel like its a bit dangerous to especially when I get those braxton hicks here and there now.

Worst moment of the week:  I’d have to say my lack of sleep.  It’s been really hard to fall asleep at night and really hard to find a good position to sleep in.  I’ve been tossing and turning a lot and it’s just not a comfortable situation.  I also noticed that I’ve been more moody lately due to my lack of sleep.  I get annoyed so easily and if I get angry, I’m like the female version of the hulk.  yikes!  My poor hubby and my mom have seen that side of me this week….hopefully I’ll feel more like myself again soon.

Have you told family and friends:  Yes!

Miss Anything?  Sashimi, drinks, being able to walk up a flight of stairs without gasping for air when I reach the top.

Movement:  Yup!  She likes to push her head up on the top of my belly especially when I eat ice cream.   It’s true what sugar does to kids…I think. 😉

Food Cravings:  Popsicles, blueberries and a lot of milk!  I’ve been drinking milk like its water.  Perhaps it could have something to do with the hot weather we’ve had.  A cold glass of milk feels so good on a hot day.

Anything making you queasy or sick:  Nope.

Have you started to show yet?  Totally!  =)  Feeling big!

Belly Button in or out?  It’s definitely out now… especially after a big meal =)

Wedding rings on or off?  Off!  I finally took the time to put it in the safety deposit box. =)  I kept telling my hubby that I’m single again whenever we go out.  Right…like I’m such a great catch right now…pregnant and all. lol.

Happy or Moody most of the time: I’d have to say I’ve been pretty moody this week.  I now realize how much my sleep affects my mood.

Looking forward to:  Getting that hospital bag ready to go (I know, I’ve been procrastinating) and really just to try to relax as much as possible before her arrival.

36 weeks!

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Oh my goodness, I can’t believe it’s week 36 already!  I totally missed Week 35 as it has been two crazy weeks!!  My brother came to visit from Toronto, my Mom celebrated her big bday bash early since my brother was in town and I’m not due just yet, and just a lot of other awesome get together with friends and out of town guests.  I even had a couple of belated bday dinners with some of my girlfriends too as I was so busy on my actual bday week.  I think I’m starting to get a taste of the life of a busy mom, although I’m sure I’ve hardly scratched the surface of that.  😉  lol.

Pregnancy Update:

How far along? 36 Weeks  (I’m actually 37 weeks now as I’ve been doing these updates a week in advance)  I’m officially full term!

Baby is the size of a:  Honeydew!

Total weight gain: 23 lbs

Baby is a:  Girl!

Stretch marks? I think I saw  two little faint lines underneath my belly.  Not surprised…I’m totally stretched to the max right now. lol.

Sleep:  Those crazy dreams have made a reappearance.  I’m also sleep talking a lot  (as my husband told me)

Best moment this week:  We finally went to our prenatal class that we booked months back.  It was definitely very informative and I have to say I really enjoyed the massage techniques my hubby learned to ease my somewhat achy back.  😉

Worst moment of the week:  I had to cancel my massage appointment because my doctor said that it’s probably best to take it easy since the baby is still breech.  I guess she doesn’t want me to risk going into early labour prior to my caesarian date.  I was so looking forward to that massage…oh well, gotta do whats best for the bay bay!!

Have you told family and friends:  Yes!

Miss Anything?  Being able to wake up in the morning and not feel like I have a ton of pain down on my girly parts…lets just say everything is starting to feel heavier and more uncomfortable.

Movement:  Yup!  I enjoy balancing  items on my belly and watching her kick it off.  She seems to know when I have something on top of her.  haha.

Food Cravings:  My blood work came back and apparently I’m on the cusp of being a little low in iron.  Hence, I’ve been loading up on spinach salad, eggs and cherries this week.  I even had a little bit of beet salad the other day with my brother as he said its good for me.  Ugh!  I hate beets!!

Anything making you queasy or sick:  Nope.

Have you started to show yet?  Totally!  Random strangers ask me when I’m due.  =)

Belly Button in or out?  Still looks like a weirdly shaped cinnamon bun but I’m officially calling it an outie.

Wedding rings on or off?  On.  I keep forgetting to put it away for now.  I’m just glad my fingers haven’t swelled up yet.  I think wedding rings will officially be off next week though.

Happy or Moody most of the time: Happy!!

Looking forward to:  Buying the last minute items (*cough* I’ve avoided the breast pump until now…) and getting a hospital bag ready to go in case my water breaks at any time!