What an amazing week! Brian and I had our second wedding anniversary (10 years together) and celebrated with one final mini-getaway. We took a quick overnight trip to Sedona and stayed in the most romantic beautiful cabin. We had to drive across a river in our little baby car to get there because of the hurricane in Mexico. It was the most perfect day, one of those days that sticks with you forever.
The funny/magic parts:
- 10,000 mega daddy long legs covering the outside of the cabin.
- Deer watching our movie with us, chomping on apples.
- Driving across the river.
- Spiders right by Brian’s face right before we fell asleep.
- The BEST vegetarian meal of all time.
- The sound of the creek rushing while we read.
- Our fireplace.
- The apple orchard we had to ourselves.
I’m so lucky and happy that I get to be in love and spend all my time with my best friend. I love Brian more every day and watching him be the best daddy of all time has only made those feelings more intense. I’m so just incredibly grateful to have him in my life.
How far along? 36 Weeks (really 37.5).
Trimester? 3rd!!! Wooo final phase.
Total weight gain/loss: So far I’ve gained 23 lbs.
Baby size: Bunch of grapes, 18.66 inches from head to toe, 5.73 lbs.
Maternity clothes? Yes please. My gourd of a belly likes to pop out below all my tops now.
Stretch marks? No new ones, a few have slightly expanded from last time. They are mostly all still faded and not growing.
Sleep: I am so uncomfortable all night, but I do get some sleep. I flop around every half hour to ease the spine or hip pains I get, but I fall back asleep. This phase is so hard physically. Baby is so big and slides and moves so much.
Best moment this week: Our 2nd anniversary getaway to Sedona. It was a perfect day, so needed, and the weather was nice for once! Brian and I have been together officially for 10 years, which is incredibly cool, and I am so lucky and in love.
Have you told family and friends: Yes! We told everyone right when we found out at 8 weeks.
Movement: Baby boy is a wild child. He stretches and kicks and slides stuff around 24/7.
Food cravings: Meh. Not a pregnant person that really gets cravings. I’m hungry all the time and like sweets more than normal.
Anything making you queasy or sick: No.
Have you started to show yet: Yes! Feeling enormous!!!!! I officially waddle.
Leakage: Yes, the boobs are ready. Crazy I only stopped breastfeeding Hazel 3.5 months ago.
Gender prediction: We are having a boy, confirmed via anatomy scan at 20 weeks. We also did a Sneak Peek blood test at 9 weeks.
Labor Signs: No, lots of Braxton Hicks contractions though.
Belly Button in or out? I have a full flatty. My inny wasn’t super deep so it’s as “out” as it’s going to get.
Wedding rings on or off? Off, at the end of 35 weeks swelling started. It’s fairly mild, I just don’t like the feel of my ring anymore.
Happy or Moody most of the time: Happy, but it varies. I’m definitely nervous, excited, scared, and can’t believe I’m about to birth again. I get a little irritable occassionally at the end.
Weekly Wisdom: Whatever happens just roll with it. You can’t control what goes on in your womb-sack so just be happy, calm, and hope for the best!
Milestones: I officially had my last 2 week appointment, all will be weekly from now on. I also had my Strep-B test and am waiting for those results. Baby is head down, but facing posterior again, hence the spine pain. 18 days left!