Hand In Hand

Hand In Hand

Tuesday, July 13, 2010

36 Weeks 6 Days Update

How far along: 36 weeks 6 days
Symptoms: *Heartburn (ugh...I thought it was getting better, but in the past week, it has made an appearance in the middle of the night, so sleeping is not the BEST thing ever right now), *frequent potty trips (I'm back to getting up in the middle of the night again), *stretch marks, *tiredness (I ♥ my naps), *lots of baby movement, *random nausea

Total weight gain: 25 lbs as of my last OB appointment. Next appointment is Thursday.

Maternity clothes: I'm still loving my dresses. But since I've been in basic bed rest, I don't wear them unless I'm going on. I just sit around in a nursing sleep bra, tank top, and maternity workout capris. I'm comfy, so I can't complain. But when I go out, I do make myself look much cuter.

Stretch marks: Oddly enough, they run a circle around my belly button. They are nowhere else other than the center of my belly. And they itch like crazy!

Sleep: Sleep hasn't been the best thing ever as of late. It is quite a task to roll over in the middle of the night. Whenever Isabella is breech, my back hurts, even in the middle of the night. I've been up to pee at least once, usually twice in the middle of the night. And my heartburn is out of control, so I have to sleep with my head propped up a bit, which is not comfortable. Not much longer, though...
Best moment this week: Knowing that tomorrow will be the 37-week mark, which makes Isabella "full term!" Nothing is better than that, especially with all the adventures in the past few weeks. Of course, still not having pre-eclampsia (when all the doctors swore I would end up with it) definitely helped me reach that milestone.

Movement: Tons. The problem is that she is still a bit small and I have a lot of amniotic fluid. So she has PLENTY of space to move around. She was head down on Friday (which she should be by now!) and now she's head UP. Yep. She kicks me a lot and punches me, too. And as she gets bigger, I can't say that it's always enjoyable.

Food cravings: Salads, fruit, and cereal. Oh, and oddly enough, mozzarella sticks with yummy marinara sauce. Yum! Still nothing sweet, I have no sweet tooth. It randomly died when I got pregnant.

Belly Button in or out: It's still mostly an inny, but it changes whenever Izzy repositions herself. It was starting to pop out when she was head down for the weekend and then she flipped. So now it's back to trying to pop out. Hubby still thinks that it will pop just in time for the baby to come.

What I miss: Being able to do things around the apartment like clean, cook, and play with the dog. Since I'm on bed rest, I'm not allowed to do any of that. It can get very frustrating.

What I am looking forward to: Isabella's arrival sometime within the next few weeks.
Milestones: Reaching the 37-week mark tomorrow.
How is daddy?He's really excited, but he's also very nervous.These past few weeks have proven that you just never know what is going to happen. This child has a mind of her own and she brings the drama. But somehow, he stays calm through all the stressful moments.

How are the grandparents? They are SOOOO excited. There's not much longer left until they get to hold her, so they are thrilled.

Here are my latest pictures for you to enjoy. These are from 36 weeks 4 days.


  1. You look great. I'm glad you are coping with the bed rest. I would go insane.

  2. Great update and I LOVE the belly pics!! Woo Hoo...FULL TERM!!!!!!!! Can you believe it!?!?!?!? :)

  3. It's been a while since I've said Hello ~ But I have been keeping up w/ your blog & so happy that you're doing pretty well. Praying for a healthy delivery!