Wednesday, June 12, 2013

36 Weeks!

  Another week down, and now there's only one week left until I'm officially full-term!  Woohoo!  I also started weekly OB appointments this week.  It's insane that we are going to have our little girl here within the next month or so!
How far along?: 36 weeks, 28 days to go!
How big is baby?: Baby is about 20 inches and about 6 lbs.  She's shedding most of the downy covering of hair that covered her body as well as the vernix caseosa, the waxy substance that covered and protected her skin during her nine-month amniotic bath. Your baby swallows both of these substances, along with other secretions, resulting in a blackish mixture, called meconium, will form the contents of her first bowel movement. 
Any appointments or updates this week?: Monday night was our first childbirth class and it turns out that a friend from college and her husband are also in our class.  She and I chatted and caught up and we are going to a prenatal yoga class together tomorrow!  So fun to be going through this together, she is due with a girl in September.  The class was pretty good, it walked us through the stages of labor and we did some breathing exercises and we ladies all got massages from our hubbies!  I'm looking forward to the next one next week.  I also had my 36 week appointment today and the OB said everything is looking great and she is definitely head down and in a posterior position, which I am so happy about.  They also tested me for Group B strep and I asked about getting the pertussis vaccine (they recommend it but I have to go to the regular doctor's office to get it done).
Body changes?: My feet and ankles have blown up the past few days, they are HUGE.  The doctor says they are within normal range though so nothing to worry about.
Maternity clothes?: I wish I had more dresses because dress pants are so uncomfortable (plus I only have one pair that fit me now) but I refuse to buy any more maternity clothes at this point.
Best moment last week?: Going on a date night with Art to a really yummy restaurant and going to the childbirth class.
Food cravings?:  Sweets...I have kind of fallen off the bandwagon on that one.  I need to get myself motivated again to avoid them for the next few weeks.  Some of it is stress-related eating though, which is really tough to curb.
Symptoms?:  Cankles, swollen feet, back aches from sitting too long, not sleeping too well
Exercise?: Walking, stretching and yoga tomorrow!
What I miss?:  Nothing
What I'm looking forward to?: Getting to full term next week and then holding our little girl pretty soon!


  1. Just an FYI if you didnt know, one of the side effects of the pertussis vaccine is pain in the arm the shot was given. I got it two years ago and it hurt pretty bad for a day. So watch out for that, no one told me and I was SO not expecting it lol!

  2. You're getting so close! And sorry to hear about the swollen feet and ankles, that must suck. But just think, only another month of this and then you'll have your little girl in your arms. :D

  3. I just got my pertussis booster (actually, a Tdap) last week. My arm is still a little sore. Boo.

  4. I CAN NOT believe it!!!!!!36 weeks... What the heck?

  5. Can't believe we are so close!!! With these weekly appointments, time will really start flying!

  6. Leigh-Ann and dspence - Thanks for the warnings about the shot, at least I will know what to expect!

    Jenn - the swelling is definitely worth it :)

    Weaslewam and Gemini - I can't believe how close we are all getting too! Craziness!

  7. Every week it's the same comment "omg! you are already XX weeks!!" But it's serious! I can not believe how fast your pg has gone. Baby girl is really going to be here before we know it. Just think you could "technically" go any day now! I'm so glad that your doctor's appointment went well and baby girl is in the right position. I keep watching your bump pictures, but I don't think you've quite dropped yet. That'll happen soon! Sorry for the novel, we really need to catch up! :)