Tuesday, May 10, 2011

36 Weeks

Well, the developmental specialist did end up canceling, and my errands didn't take as long as I thought they would.  I managed to go buy stamps, mail all my thank you cards, drop off the water bill, and preregister at the hospital all in a little over an hour.  Whew!  Good thing too, because it tried to rain this morning.  So we came home, and I got to work on the house.  I really am glad I got all of the house cleaning done, because now not only do I not have to do it tomorrow or the next day, but when I got home tonight the house was clean!  After getting pampered at the pedicure and having dinner at Mom and Dad's, it was so nice to come home to a house that was still clean.  I mean, is there any better feeling than when all that work you put in lasts for more than 10 minutes?!  Hmm.  I guess only if you weren't actually the one to have to clean it yourself.  Ha!  And cleaning is no small feat these days.  I mean, when was the last time you scrubbed the tub with a 20 lb bowling ball straped to your middle?

Don't laugh at my picture.  It was 10 at night, I'd just come in from the rain, struggled against a boy who didn't want to take medicine, then rocked him while we did breathing treatments, and put him to bed. 

How Far Along: 36 weeks- 28 days left. Ah!  That's why I went ahead and registered today!  And I'm wondering when I should pack my bag.  I want to have it done, but I also don't want it sitting there mocking me from the corner if she decides to hang out a little extra and I go over. 

Size of baby: the weight of a crenshaw melon  (I have never heard of this one.  Apparently once the baby gets so big, there is nothing else to compare it to but melons.  Which should be ironic considering what my picture looks like)..... almost 6 lbs and over 18 1/2 inches long

Total Weight Gain/Loss: 32 lbs total.  :(

Maternity Clothes: Oh, I'm so past maternity clothes.  I put on that turquoise maternity dress, which I've worn several times, and when I looked in the mirror I saw something slightly horrific.  My belly goes out so far off the front that it didn't leave enough material to be flow-y in the back, causing the dress to get hung up under my butt cheeks.  Thank you Jesus for giving me the prompting to look back there.  I think I may have to ride out the rest of this pregnancy in a robe. 

Gender: I am getting very ready to meet my little girl. Just wanna see what that little face that's been brewing in there looks like!

Movement: She's slowed down a bit this week.  I can tell she's run out of room.  She doesn't do the gymnastics like she used to, it's back to just little body parts sliding around, which looks like your feet do when they are under the sheets in bed.  Just a lump that glides around.

Sleep: Painful.

What I miss: Walking normally.  Standing up normally.  

Cravings: Peach tea

Symptoms: Oh, I hurt everywhere, all the time.  I talked about it yesterday, how the bottoms of my feet to my hips hurt all the time.  And the skin around my belly button feels like it's going to tear away from my body.  And I'm hot.  The temps around here are already holding at 90+ with some wicked humidity, so I feel sticky most of the time.

Best Moment this week: I'm also having trouble remembering things.

3 comments:

Lucy Marie said...

Ok .. the dress and your buttcheeks? Hilarious. Sorry, but I'm laughing at you :)

Kendra and Nick said...

Lindsey!!!!!!!! I have to say, you look beautiful! You are getting closer! You have been on my mind this past month and I'm going to call you this weekend :)

Sarah Smith said...

In my opinion, you look super cute in the weekly photo. Love the shirt. Such a cute prego lady!