How far along: 36 Weeks
Total Weight Gain: My scale at home shows 22 and the one at the doctor says 25. She said theirs weighs heavier ;). I will go with mine!
Maternity Clothes: Maternity and flowy regular shirts
Movement: He has been a little more active at night! I also know exactly where his little foot is and, thankfully, it isn’t under my ribs! He also is RIGHT on my bladder as confirmed by ultrasound this week. This can make things a little precarious at times when I feel like I have to go NOW.
Sleep: I am up 2-4 times a night, but otherwise have been sleeping pretty heavily.
Cravings: Tootsie Rolls
Symptoms: Same as last time – Braxton Hicks (though not as many) and some back pain. I have also had some round ligament pain here and there that is pretty intense.
Looking forward to: Feeling ready. I am not at that stage yet. Not sure I will ever be. I think marking all of the items off my to-do list will help.
Best moments: Loved seeing him at the ultrasound this week. He is measuring at 5 pounds 14 ounces (4 weeks ago it was 4.4).
We are SUPER close to finishing his room. Just have curtains to hang and the letters to put on the wall. (I will disclose his name later this week! HA….assuming we don’t come up with something else in the meantime!)
Big sister: We have been talking a lot about being a big sister and how she can help with baby brother. We read her big sister books a lot and she is so excited to be a big sister. This helps with the mom guilt of taking away her only child status.
She also wants to hold her baby cousin, Luke, and is very gentle and sweet with him. I am sure she will love being a tiny mommy (if even only for a short time!)