As of Sunday, we are 36 weeks along on this ride!
9 months. Yikes.
I'm glad I didn't do a post about pregnancy last week because it may have been a really whiney (and annoying) one. That sinus infection compounded with all my other minor late in the game pregnancy symptoms (acid reflux, general achiness, baby movement pains) and just made me kind of miserable, something I have not been at all throughout this pregnancy. I was so sad and worried that I'd be like that throughout the next month but alas, a night or two of actual sleep and a pretty much cured sinus infection later, and I'm back to feeling really good and energetic and suprisingly comfortable- same as before!
Starting with today's appointment, I will see my doctor every week until baby comes, and have a physical exam, which today showed that I'm 1 cm dilated! hah
It's not such a big deal, as my doc says the first 3 cm are usually pretty darn slow, but the look of alarm on Anthony's face was pretty great. : ) And I guess it's good news that my body is showing signs of knowing what to do! (not that we're in any hurry for this to happen. feel free to hang out for a few more weeks baby girl, we don't mind you staying in there for a bit!)
Up a few more pounds, putting me around the 20 pound weight gain point. I was actually surprised it wasn't a little more as I can FEEL my size increasing by the day so it must be reflected on the scale.
As I mentioned, sleep is hopefully back on the up and up, although the acid reflux did make a return appearance last night. I just popped my tums and propped myself up with some pillows and went back to snoozing so it wasn't miserable like before. And my doctor told me this morning it's fine to take something else for it if I need to in order to get some sleep.
Needless to say, fitnessing did not take place last week. In addition to being sick, the weather kind of sucked most of the week so I didn't feel too guilty. I still stayed plenty active doing my spring cleaning over the weekend, cooking, organizing, etc. Even when sick and tired, couch potato just isn't my nature. (I did however learn that vacuuming baseboards and swiffer wet jetting the entire house while 9 months pregnant is a recipe for severe lower back pain by evening. yowza.)
Yesterday I was back to rocking out a quick outdoor 3 mile walk with my trusty Pandora station and it felt awesome.
Is my clothing all maternity? bahahahha. Umm yes. Yes it is. The same maxi dresses and skirts are on frequent rotation and even lounge clothes and pjs are pretty much limited to the maternity variety. Thank goodness for a few good Old Navy sales and promo codes.
Fortunately the feet/ankle swelling I experienced after my shower at Mom's house seems to still be an isolated incidence, and hands, feet, etc. have been fine ever since!
Baby movement has become a bit painful, as she is REALLY working those little legs and feet now. There is always a little bulge poking out of the left side of me these days, some form of knees/legs/feet. It's so funny (and weird!).
Our little nursery is just about DONE! We've leaving a little room for things we'll want to add once she's here, and my mom is working on something we've requested, but otherwise, that space is just ready to roll in all its preciousness! I promise pictures and a post are on my to do list, I'm excited to share our little project!