Friday, April 19, 2013

Full-term Update!

I will officially be full-term on Sunday. 


I feel like just yesterday I was dry-heaving into the toilet and gagging over the smell of Indian food. 

But now reality has set in, and I am just in awe.

My BFF said it best in an email from yesterday. 

"Do you realize that in a month from now, your life is going to be vastly different?"

 And she's right. New house. New baby. I'm going to have CHILDREN. Not just a baby, but a toddler and a baby. And I'm going to bring these children home to a new house in a new city. You'd think I'd be panicked, but I'm not. I'm actually really excited. (Okay, maybe a little panicked, but still). It's chaotic, it's crazy, and I honestly can't complain. Things are going to be crazy and complicated at first, no doubt, but the day I complain about having two healthy children, a loving husband, 12 weeks off in the summer to spend with my new baby, and a brand new house is the day you can bitch-slap me and tell me to shape up. 

So before life gets really crazy, here's my full-term pregnancy update:

How far along? 36 weeks, 5 days 

Maternity clothes? Now that the weather has been a little warmer, my uniform is a maternity dress, or maternity pants with a longer shirt and a cardigan. I will be honest, I miss regular clothes.

Stretch marks? I thought I was home free, but alas, there are two under my belly that appeared sometime in the last 2 weeks. I named them Norman and Herman, because they are lame.
Symptoms: Generally feel pretty good. Starting to get really tired, but that's to be expected when you look like you're smuggling a basketball under your shirt. At this point with Em I had terrible back pain and had to wear a belly brace, but I feel basically normal until I look at myself from the side and then go "Whoa! Who is that whale in the mirror?!?!" 

Sleep: Pretty good. I feel pretty energized in the morning, but I get really tired around 3 PM everyday, and then get my second wind when I get home and get to play with Emerson. It's like I have a separate energy pocket reserved just for her.

Best moments this week: Celebrating our baby girl at my sprinkle; getting to see her sweet face on the ultrasound and finding out she weighs almost 7lbs!

  Miss Anything? Not having to pee in the middle of the night.
Movement: Girlfriend is just so busy in there! She moves constantly, and loves sticking her butt (or back?) on to my right side. 

Food cravings: Oreo ice cream (when it doesn't give me acid reflux)

Anything making you queasy or sick: Not really. I am so ready to have coffee again though it's not even funny.

Have you started to show yet: Haha. You're funny.

Wedding Rings On or Off?: Still on! I can't believe it. By 30 weeks last time, I could only wear my wedding band. I can still wear both rings comfortably, so I must not be quite as bloated as I was back then. 

Have a lovely weekend! :)


  1. YAY! Prayers to you for a safe and healthy delivery for this sweet lil blessing in your belly!

  2. ahh! so close! I'll be thinking of you, waiting to see when you pop! so wait 37 weeks is full term?

  3. Wow, you have so many things going on in your life!! Sounds like you are pretty stress free, which is the way to be. Glad you are feeling well!