Apr 26, 2017

Thirty-Six Weeks

How far along? Thirty-six weeks and six days. 

Baby's size? Baby is the size of a ripe papaya this week. 

Baby's nickname? We call her baby, baby girl and Acacia. 

Maternity clothes? Yes, mostly wearing all maternity clothes. A few pre-pregnancy tops still fit but not many.

Exercise? Walking. I'm much more active now that I'm on maternity leave. Going, going, going every day. 

Sleep: Sleep is still lacking. I thought once I was on maternity leave that I'd take naps every day. I try but I can't seem to fall asleep. So much on my mind. I am convinced that pregnant women struggle with sleep so that their bodies and minds can get used to having a newborn. 

Best moment this week: We took our maternity photos on Sunday and I'm so excited to see them! I also had an appointment with my OB and I was able to see Acacia. She is head down and her heart beat is very strong. My OB said I probably have another three to four weeks to go. No signs of going into labor any earlier. I was measuring right on track so she's probably about seven pounds at this point. 

Miss anything? Being able to wear real shoes. I've only been wearing flip flops, even during our maternity photos. 

Movement: Acacia is moving so much! More now than ever. I thought the movement would slow down since she's running out of room in there but that hasn't been the case. She is extremely active. 

Food Cravings: Salad with poppy seed dressing. We went over to my in-laws house this weekend and my mother-in-law made my favorite salad. I ended up going home and making it all week long. One day I ate it for breakfast, lunch and dinner. 

Anything making you queasy or sick: No. 

Gender: GIRL! 

Symptoms: Acid reflux is getting stronger and stronger. I also discovered a few stretch marks on my lower belly this week. 

Wedding rings on or off? I wore my engagement ring for our maternity photos and I struggled to get it off so I will not be wearing it again until after the baby is here. 

Happy or moody most of the time? Happy! 

Looking forward to: Meeting my baby girl! I just want her to be here so I can hold her and kiss her and smell her. 

Baby girls profile this week. She was moving so much during the ultrasound.

The famous salad. Mixed baby greens, strawberries, raspberries, blueberries, feta cheese, almonds, wontons and homemade poppy seed dressing.

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